Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder with frequent awakenings and breathing disruptions of 10 seconds or longer, that occur when the patient’s airway becomes blocked.
Sleep apnea lowers blood-oxygen levels, puts a strain on the heart, and is associated with high blood pressure, headaches, depression and daytime sleepiness. If left untreated, severe and fatal health problems can occur, such as stroke, heart attack, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
What is NightLase®
Fotona’s NightLase therapy is a non-invasive, laser treatment to improve sleep. NightLase reduces sleep apnea and decreases snoring by application of gentle, laser-induced heat to contract collagen and tighten oral mucosa tissue. Fotona’s patented Er:YAG laser modality optimizes the length of laser pulses, allowing the heat to safely penetrate tissue. A course of NightLase consists of three treatments over a six-week period. Results of treatment last up to a year, and the therapy can be repeated.
Patients find NightLase to be a highly comfortable and satisfying alternative to devices worn during sleep or chemical treatments. It’s a gentle and easy way to regain a good night’s rest. For further information, visit www.fotona.com/en/treatments/1627/nightlase.
Hawaii Center for Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry
1520 Liliha Street, #703, Honolulu HI 96817
808-526-0670 | www.nightlasehawaii.com