Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnoea – a harmful condition that affects breathing during sleep.
Snoring can also occur in the absence of sleep apnoea, but in either case it can impact your relationship and your quality of sleep.
NightLase is a clinically proven laser treatment for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnoea, providing an alternative to surgery and oral appliances. Laser effectively tightens the loose tissue that vibrates and causes snoring.
Even chronic snoring can be treated with the NightLase laser procedure for snoring.
This treatment is a simple and gentle way to start enjoying a good night’s sleep, with high success rates in improving sleep patterns affected by snoring and sleep apnoea.
Typically, snoring occurs when the airway is obstructed. This treatment opens up your airway by tightening the oral mucosa tissue responsible for your snoring. When laser light is applied to targeted tissue, it causes collagen and elastin stimulation to contract and tighten the tissue.
NightLase treatment strikes the ideal balance: it is gentle enough for sensitive tissue in the mouth and throat, yet powerful enough to provide clinically effective results.
Learn if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment by booking a free consultation.
How NightLase laser treatment for snoring works
A full course of NightLase consists of 3 separate treatment sessions over 6–12 weeks. Each session follows the same procedure.
The procedure works in two parts. First, the laser preheats the delicate tissue blocking the airway. Then our Er:YAG laser light strengthens this tissue.
Our patients report that NightLase is relatively comfortable and tolerable – both during and after the procedure.
Treatment is a viable alternative to surgery and the use of CPAP machines. In instances where a CPAP machine doesn’t provide enough relief, NightLase treatment can be performed to make the use of a CPAP machine more effective.
Prior to treatment, Dr Guy Kinsella performs an assessment to determine if you’re a suitable candidate. Book a consultation to see if NightLase could help to alleviate your snoring.
A total of 3 treatments are required at 4-week intervals.
While effective at reducing snoring, NightLase treatment is not a permanent solution. The ageing process will cause a decline in collagen and elastin over time, and therefore symptoms may return. Optimal results may last for a number of years. If/when symptoms return, the procedure can be repeated.
Yes it does. Treatment lessens the effects of mild to moderate sleep apnoea and decreases the intensity or amplitude of snoring.
Unfortunately there are no rebates available for this treatment.
Yes, this treatment has been extensively studied. It is a safe and successful treatment for reducing snoring and sleep apnoea. Unlike other treatments, it does not have any pre-therapy requirements or require anaesthesia.
A referral is not necessary, however an assessment is required by Dr Kinsella prior to treatment. This is to determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment and to ensure the best outcome.
Our difference is the level of care, precision and knowledge we provide (see our difference here).
We perform a thorough assessment prior to treatment, and assure your comfort by giving you individual attention, custom treatment plans and long consultations.
Book your free consultation at our laser clinic
The first step is to book a consultation with Dr Guy Kinsella to discuss the cause of your snoring and suitability for treatment. Lock in your consultation to learn more and get started.
Is treatment right for you?
Sleep apnoea has many symptoms. If you experience any of the following, you may be a suitable candidate for treatment.