Laser Snoring Treatment

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Stop Snoring or Sleep Apnea Naturally Without Surgery

Snoring is a common problem that can cause physical and emotional issues for the snorer and others in their lives. Sleep apnea is even worse and can have very serious consequences on a sufferers’ health.

Up until now, treatments for snoring and sleep apnea have involved general anesthetic, invasive surgery, pain, a long recovery time, or wearing an uncomfortable and restrictive face mask every single night. However, About Face Brisbane’s solution is non-surgical, and effective and safe, and targets the cause of snoring and sleep apnea.

What is snoring and sleep apnea?

Snoring is a sound caused by vibrations of the soft tissue at the back of the throat. This vibration is caused by negative air pressure which results in an obstruction or interruption of the air at the back of the nose and mouth.

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Snoring can be embarrassing and can cause issues such as tiredness throughout the day, relationship stress at home, headaches in the morning, a dry mouth, irritability, and a range of other unpleasant symptoms.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea (obstructive or central) is a far more serious sleep disorder and can be life-threatening, especially Obstructive Sleep Apnea. During an Obstructive Sleep Apnea episode, the airway is temporarily blocked during sleep causing oxygen levels in the blood to drop. In response, the brain triggers the body to wake up and breathe to recharge oxygen levels. As a result, sufferers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea sleep badly and have low daytime energy levels. While snoring may be seen as more of a nuisance, there are very serious health risks associated with sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart conditions and more.

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is a rare sleeping disorder caused by a failure of the brain’s respiratory centre, which is responsible for breathing. This failure is caused by a defect in the central nervous system.

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Dr Campey Talks Publically About Snoring and Sleep Apnea

ABC Radio recently invited Dr Campey to provide his expert advice on snoring and sleep apnea. Click on the link below to listen to what he had to say:

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/drive/is-snoring-ruining-your-life/8647616

What causes snoring and sleep apnea?

There are several contributing factors for snoring, including:

  • nasal congestion
  • the anatomy of the mouth
  • sedatives
  • obesity
  • alcohol consumption

In regards to sleep apnea, excess body weight is the major risk factor. You are far more likely to suffer from sleep apnea if you don’t maintain a healthy weight. However, even slim people can develop sleep apnea, as there are other risk factors, including:

  • A large neck – the larger your neck, the more soft tissue there is in that area. This soft tissue can block your airway while you sleep and increase your sleep apnea risk.
  • Middle age – people of any age (even babies) can have sleep apnea. However, sleep apnea is more common in adults between the ages 25 – 60.
  • Male gender – more men than women suffer from sleep apnea. Women that have gone through menopause are more likely to develop sleep apnea than pre-menopausal women.
  • High blood pressure – hypertension is very common in people who experience sleep apnea.
  • A family history of sleep apnea  – if one of your family members has or had sleep apnea, you will have a higher chance of developing sleep apnea.
  • Recessed jaw – if you have a recessed jaw, there is a higher chance you will suffer from sleep apnea.

How does Laser Snoring treatment work?

The NightLase procedure for snoring and sleep apnea harnesses the power of heat and light to gently tighten the back of the throat. This heating with a precisely controlled and safe laser beam triggers the body’s natural collagen production process called neocollagenesis. The production of collagen results in a firmer throat and soft palate tissue, which in turn reduces the likelihood of the throat collapsing and vibrating during sleep.

To see the procedure in action, watch the video:

What are the benefits of NightLase?

There are many benefits to the NightLase laser snoring treatment, including:

  • NightLase is safe.
  • NightLase is painless.
  • NightLase requires no aftercare or antibiotics.
  • Patients can continue their daily routine immediately after the treatment, including driving a car or operating heavy machinery.
  • No anesthesia is required.
  • No invasive surgery is required and no needles.
  • No downtime is involved.
  • NightLase solves the cause of the problem – it doesn’t mask the symptoms.
  • And most important of all, restored relationships and restful night for all.
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How much does NightLase cost?

One session of NightLase® Laser snoring or sleep apnea therapy is $700 including GST. A package of three sessions is available for $1640 including GST (which means a saving of $460). Pensioners and Health Care card holders are offered an extra $100 discount.

Rebates through Medicare are available.

zipPay – Payment plans are now available

NightLase is more affordable than ever before, as About Face now offers patients zipPay.

Start your Laser Snoring Treatment today

The sooner you talk to Dr Campey, the sooner you can start your journey to a better night’s sleep and improved health. To book an obligation-free consultation, call our friendly staff today on (07) 3482 2999 or contact us online by clicking here.

Other Information

  • Why should I trust About Face for my laser snoring treatment?

    About Face was the first clinic in Queensland to offer the revolutionary NightLase laser technology for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. As an ex-snorer, Dr Colin Campey was treated with NightLase himself while on an in-depth Fotona NightLase training course in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr Campey and his wife Karen were so impressed with the features and abilities of the NightLase machine that they decided to offer NightLase snoring treatments to their clients.
  • Is Fotona A Good Laser Manufacturer?

    About Face uses cutting edge technology. Fotona is a world leader in the medical laser field. Fotona is recognised for its award-winning and innovative medical laser systems, including NightLase.  Fotona has one of the best-educated workforces in the industry, with a high number of PhDs specialising in medical and laser technology.
  • Do you accept payment methods other than credit or debit cards?

    Yes, we accept zipPay.

    ZipPay allows people to sign up for an account at home before treatment (or at the clinic after treatment). ZipPay lets you apply for up to $1000 credit. There is no interest on payments.

    Here is how zipPay works. When it’s time to pay for your treatment, let our reception staff know you’d like to pay using zipPay. You’ll need to have your smartphone with you. Next, either sign-up for zipPay or if you already have an account, sign in. After that, select ‘shop in-store’ from the menu. You’ll receive a 6-digit code, which you need to share with our reception staff. ZipPay then pays About Face on your behalf, and you pay zipPay back over time with flexible, interest-free terms. It’s simple, convenient, and helps you afford to look after your health.

    When considering payment plans it is important to remember that we only accept zipPay, not zipMoney. While both payment plans have similar names they are not the same.