Sleep Apnea sufferers can rest easy with our Sleep Apnea laser treatments
Brisbane Snoring’s Sleep Apnea laser treatment gets results with non-invasive procedures
Brisbane Snoring is Queensland’s leading sleep apnea specialists using new non-invasive cutting-edge technology with effective, long-term results. Our Brisbane clinic offers anaesthetic free laser treatment (Nightlase®), allowing people to continue with their everyday life after treatment without the need for recovery time.
Sleep Apnea facts and how our treatments work
What is Nightlase® Sleep Apnea Laser treatment?
Developed in 2010 by Fotona Medical Laser in Europe, Nightlase ® sleep apnea treatment is a highly effective, safe and non–invasive laser treatment. Nightlase has a clinically proven record and requires no surgery or anaesthesia. Nightlase produces a positive change in sleeping patterns by opening up the air passage, effectively targeting the main cause of sleep apnea.
How does Nightlase work?
Sleep apnea occurs when the tissues of the walls in the upper airway including the tongue relax and either completely or partially restricts the airway of the nose and mouth. Just like most tissue in the body, the soft tissue in the back of throat weakens with age and other lifestyle factors such as smoking. Nightlase® sleep apnea laser treatment enhances the production of collagen (neocollagenesis) which results in new, firmer tissue in the throat, uvula and soft palette. This makes the throat less likely to collapse by becoming larger and firmer, helping to prevent one of the causes of sleep apnea.
Are there any risks involved?
Nightlase® uses only the latest laser technology and with no surgery performed, the treatment is extremely safe. There is no damage, permanent scarring or removal of tissues. With Nightlase there are no anaesthetic injections or any other injections meaning our patients can walk in and walk out on the same day without any recovery period.
Does the treatment hurt?
Nightlase is a non-invasive treatment with most patients reporting no pain during the procedure. There can be a mild sensation of discomfort which is very tolerable.
Are there side effects?
There are no serious side effects. Some patients feel a mild soreness or tightening of the throat which fades very quickly.
What happens before, during and after treatment?
Dr Campey will provide a 30-minute free assessment where he will recommend some lifestyle changes depending on your health and lifestyle which may reduce the symptoms of your sleep apnea. This is to help increase the quality of your sleep between your initial consultation and your first laser treatment session and reduce the number of sessions you will need.
Dr Campey will thoroughly examine the upper section of your throat, tonsils, uvula and soft palate looking for any signs of inflammation, swelling or abnormalities that reduce or obstruct the size of your airways. After a complete examination and understanding of your lifestyle habits, Dr Campey will tailor a specific sleep apnea procedure plan to suit your needs and provide the best outcome for your sleep apnea.
The treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. You do not need to prepare anything before the session but if you have been keeping a sleep diary or sleeping log then please bring this with you. It is not essential but useful for Dr Campey’s follow-up appointments. To start you will lie on a comfortable table while Dr Campey uses a hand-held laser device to gently heat the soft palate and throat. You will feel only a mild heating sensation.
Nightlase® is surgery and chemical free meaning there are no side effects, and no need to wear a mouthguard or mask at night. After the session, you can simply continue on with your day, including driving to work. There is no recovery time you simply walk in and out the same day.
How many sessions will I need?
Patients require three or sometimes four sessions on average to stop their sleep apnea completely depending on the severity of their condition. However, a yearly follow-up is recommended should tissue at the back of the throat begin to break down again due to the normal ageing process. Several of our patients have achieved the results they were hoping for (no more sleep apnea!) after only one session, but this is not typical.
How much does it cost?
The price for one session of Nightlase® Laser sleep apnea therapy is $700 including GST. For three sessions the cost is $1640 including GST (saving $460). Rebates for Medicare are also available. Pensioners and Health Care card holders will receive an extra $100 discount.
We also offer our patients zipPay where you sign up for an account at home before treatment or at the clinic after your treatment. ZipPay allows you to apply for up to $1000 credit with no interest on payments, making sleep apnea laser treatments more affordable for everyone.
With the expertise of Dr Campey and treatment taking less than 30 minutes and no downtime, you should contact our staff at Brisbane’s Snoring North Brisbane clinic on (07) 3482 2999 or by visiting our contact page to discuss how laser sleep apnea treatment can improve your well-being and quality of life today.
Why choose Brisbane Snoring for your sleep apnea treatment?
- Dr Campey is highly experienced. With over 400 Nightlase® procedures performed, his experience and training are amongst the best in the industry.
- We use the latest and most advanced technology.
- No downtime – walk in and out on the same day with no side effects.
- We pride ourselves on providing honest advice with professional and friendly service.
- We are a locally owned and managed company with competitive prices.
- We offer zipPay, making treatments more affordable for everyone.