A New Laser Treatment for Snoring
A New Laser Treatment for Snoring Is Now Available
Would you ever consider a new laser treatment for snoring? Snoring is definitely no fun. It can inhibit sleeping patterns and diminish the quality of rest for both the person snoring and any partners who happen to be in close proximity. According to statistics, men tend to snore more frequently than women – but they aren’t the only ones who suffer from it.
According to Wikipedia, at least 30% of adults suffer from snoring. In some demographics, as many as half of all humans have to deal with the problem. Of course, there are a lot of factors that can contribute to it – such as obesity. People who are overweight may be more prone to snoring because they will tend to have more fatty tissue in the back of the throat than people who aren’t.
But as it turns out, there might be a new treatment that can help.
What is it?
It’s called the Fotona Nightlase, and it’s technically a laser treatment that was designed to tighten the tissues in common snoring problem-areas, such as the Uvula and the Soft Palate.
The treatment was unveiled by a company called Belo Medical Group, and utilizes a laser that, prior to 2014, was only used in dental professionals.
The technology was apparently brought to Europe from the Philippines by a doctor named Jernej Jukovich. The treatment is said to be ‘safe and efficacious’, though it is a bit on the expensive side.
Information! According to an article published by lifestyle.inquirier.net, the procedure costs about $35,000 per session, and last for about 12 to 18 months.
The treatment basically works by stimulated the formation of collagen in the problem areas. This helps to tighten up the soft tissues, which will open up the airway and help to diminish the odds of snoring.
From what the article says, the procedure is minimally-invasive and pain free. No anesthesia is required, and it seems to do a good job of ‘reducing’ snoring in patients by as much as 20 to 80 percent.
Is it worth the money?
Unfortunately, the procedure does seem to be on the expensive side – which is why other anti-snoring devices, like mandibular advancement devices and tongue stabilizers, will surely continue to sell and see use. You can buy a LOT of MAD devices for $35,000 – which is probably the biggest downside to this procedure.
Plus, it’s not permanent – which is actually a bit surprising. It does sound like it can help, and seems to do a good job of it, but there’s also no guarantee.
And therein lie the major problems with surgical procedures when it comes to snoring. Yes, they tend to last a long time, and once you get them done you don’t really have to worry about it. But if they don’t work, you may be out of luck. Plus, they tend to be on the expensive side.
Whether or not such a solution might be a good fit for you is up to you and your doctor – but if you have the money to spend and would like to try something that will allow you to forget about your snoring problems for a year or two, then this new laser treatment just might be for you.