Laser Snore Therapy and Sleep Apnea Treatment
At Dr. Bowen’s Colorado Springs office, we understand how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Many of our patients struggle with mild snoring or even sleep apnea, but don’t want to use a CPap sleep apnea machine.
Dr. Bowen treats these issues through a Fotona® NightLase laser technology. This procedure is a safe, gentle, non-invasive laser treatment that tightens the tissues in the throat to help open a patient’s airway.
By using this laser to tighten the collagen in the tissue at the back of the throat, we reduce breathing obstructions and enable the airway to remain open throughout the night. Dr. Bowen utilizes NightLase® laser technology to control the length of each “pulse” of “light” that is emitted by the laser. This laser “light” then heats targeted areas of the throat tissue to tighten and strengthen it.
What are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
The most common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring. In many cases, the snoring is followed by silent or quiet breathing and then a gasp of air. The most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
– Pauses in breathing
– Choking or gasping sounds as you take a breath
– Fatigue throughout the day
– Headaches in the morning
– Waking during the night to go to the bathroom
– Difficulty concentrating
– Memory loss
– Decreased sexual desire
Am I a candidate for Laser Snore Therapy or Sleep Apnea Treatment?
If you snore or experience a combination of the symptoms outlined above, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. Dr. Bowen will consult with you to identify your symptoms and concerns, and assess your overall health, before making a recommendation for treatment.