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NightLase Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
NIGHTLASE SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT.
*laser-assisted snoring and sleep apnea treatment
Benefits of Nightlase:
- Increases the quality of your sleep
- Lessen the effects of snoring and sleep apnea
What is Nightlase?
NightLase is a fast, non-invasive, and safe way for sufferers of snoring and sleep apnea to increase the quality of sleep. It has a high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.
Nightlase requires no device to be worn during sleep, involves no chemical treatment, and no anesthesia. There are no postoperative restrictions. If you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, NightLase offers a gentle and easy way for you and your loved ones to regain a good night’s rest.
NightLase is a procedure developed in Europe that has been used safely and effectively there for over four years. The treatment includes three sessions of 20 minutes each scheduled three weeks apart. In every study of NightLase so far patients report no to very mild discomfort after the procedure.
The procedure works through a phenomenon known as "neocollagenesis" which literally means "making new collagen". Collagen is the protein in your body that is the basic building block of many of your tissues. The laser gently heats the tissue with rapid, comfortable pulses that cause the collagen to reorganize into a firmer and younger form. This technique has been used for a number of years in medical disciplines such as cosmetic surgery. When used on the face, for example, wrinkles are smoothed and facial muscles tighten. When this procedure is performed on the soft palate and throat it causes the muscles to become firmer and less prone to collapse. This instability of the pharyngeal muscles is a common cause of both snoring and sleep apnea. Over time snoring intensity , frequency, and duration lessens noticeably in over 80 percent of patients. NightLase is NOT a laser surgery as no tissue is removed at all.
Dr. Dat Nguyen’s office, Upland Laser Dental Center, is one of the first in California certified to perform the NightLase procedure at this time.