NightLase: Treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
NightLase therapy is a laser treatment that is patient-friendly, non-surgical, and non-invasive. It has the ability to improve a patient’s quality of sleep. Developed by Fontana, NightLase helps to minimize the impact of sleep apnea while decreasing the amplitude of snoring via the means of a laser-induced firming effect that is caused by collagen contracting in the oral tissue.
Safe, Simple, and Effective
The Er:YAG laser is patented under the Fontana company. The laser modality optimizes the length of the pulses that the laser makes, which allows for the safe heat penetration into the oral tissue. The laser is gentle and safe enough to be used on the tissue within the mouth, which is extremely sensitive, but it is also strong enough that it can offer clinically effective heating.
NightLase is simple for any dentist or doctor to use and has an incredibly high success rate for producing an encouraging change in a patient’s sleep patterns. Scientific research has shown that this treatment can minimize and attenuate snoring while also providing a non-invasive and effective way to reduce the effects of sleep apnea.
A Solution That’s Patient-Friendly
A full course of the NightLase therapy will take place over six weeks and consist of three individual treatment sessions. The final results can last up to 12 months, and it is possible to come back in for the therapy again.
NightLase has been found to be incredibly satisfying and comfortable. The treatment does not require any kind of device to be worn at night and doesn’t involve any kind of chemicals. It’s gentle and an easy way for patients to get that good night of rest that they’ve dying for.
These two dual-wavelength Fontana lasers work for the NightLase therapy in addition to other facial aesthetic procedures:
- LightWalker – This is a unique laser system that provides the power of the industry’s top performing Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers and can be used for a variety of treatment options that include the proprietary TwinLight Periodontal and Endodontic Treatments. The state-of-the-art LightWalker AT model has top-of-the-line features when it comes to ergonomic comfort and convenience, and it is considered the only available dental laser system available that has scanner-ready technology built-in.
- SP Spectro and Dynamis – These laser systems have the same dental lasers as the LightWalker and are ideal for an assortment of treatments in dermatology and aesthetics. This particular model features a supplementary surgical laser (QCW Nd:YAG) for hyperhidrosis, liplysis, and a variety of other surgical processes.
The LightWalker and SP laser systems are fully equipped with high-performing Er:YAG lasers that help to maximize ablation efficiency with proprietary Variable Square Pulse (VSP) technology, which is able to be tuned accurately to fluctuating “cold” non-ablative and ablating thermal ratios. These systems are also fully customizable, allowing you to get the medical results that your patients truly desire.
Each system also come equipped with the Nd:YAG laser, complementing the Er:YAG laser’s ablative action since it can penetrate deep into the skin for thermal impact without causing damage to the surface of the skin. Compared to traditional technologies, the VSP pulses from the lasers create almost instant increases in temperature that are restricted to the intended structures only. Therefore, no needless energy is sent into the skin.
Handpieces and Accessories
The handpiece technology that is specially designed by Fontana ensures precisely controlled, safe, and best possible delivery of the pulses to the designated treatment area.
If you are interested in learning more, you can contact us at Fountain of Youth Dental.