Nightlase Treatment for Airway Enhancement
Laser Snore Therapy and Sleep Apnea Treatment
At Sleep Better South Carolina, we understand how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Many of our patients struggle with snoring and sleep apnea.
Dr. Blalock can treat these issues utilizing the Fotona® NightLase laser technology. This procedure is a safe, gentle, non-invasive laser treatment that tightens and strengthens the tissues in the soft palate and throat to help open a patient’s airway.
By using this laser to tighten the collagen in the tissue at the back of the throat, we reduce breathing obstructions and enable the airway to remain open throughout the night. Many times, snoring is the result of a floppy soft palate, so this treatment will reduce the vibration of the tissues and minimize the snoring. What makes NightLase such a notable treatment for snoring is the fact that unlike surgery, there is no downtime. So you can walk into the office, have the procedure done, and return to your normal routine immediately afterwards. We do offer tips for improving your results before and after the procedure. We are finding that this can be used for mild snoring and mild sleep apnea. Or, it can be a great enhancement to improve the results of either your CPAP or your oral device. It is a gentle and easy way for our patients to regain a good night’s rest.