With the Fotona laser, we are able to assist patients who suffer from sleep apnea symptoms with a procedure called NightLase®. NightLase® is a minimally invasive treatment that reduces the effects of sleep apnea and causes less snoring without the need for surgery inside the mouth. In order to open the airways, the Fotona laser gently heats up the collagen within the soft tissues of the mouth. These tissues are known to collapse and block the airways. Through the use of NightLase®, the collagen in the mouth is tightened, resulting in the expansion of the airway. As a result, more air can flow freely and snoring is reduced. The majority of patients experience positive effects and better sleep the same day they undergo NightLase® treatment. If NightLase® is combined with another form of sleep apnea treatment, such as CPAP or an oral appliance, it can be most effective in providing a healthy, restful night’s sleep.
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LipLase® treatment uses laser energy to stimulate collagen regeneration and plump the lips.
Through the process of collagen regeneration, LipLase® enhances the lips, giving them a fuller, more natural appearance. The results are similar to lip fillers, but this is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that involves no puncturing or cutting of the skin. It is suitable for all skin types without downtime and is a needleless option for clients who don’t like needles.
By boosting your body’s own collagen production and synthesis, this procedure gradually gives you naturally plump, pouty lips.
What is LipLase®?
The LipLase® procedure provides patients with immediate results. In contrast to injectable fillers, LipLase® is non-invasive and patients produce their own collagen in their lips. The attributes of “ideal lips,” such as volume, fullness, perfect balance between the upper and lower lips, and a well-defined vermilion border, can be achieved through numerous carefully customized passes.
Using a laser, in 6-7 pulses, the optical energy is transmitted in a single sub-second sequence to prevent any heat buildup in the surface tissue, improving the elasticity and texture of the lips. The treatment is also performed intra-orally on the mucosal lining of the lips (on the inside). It reaches the deepest underlying skin tissues that help produce collagen from the inside and is completely painless.
Two 4D lasers will then comfortably heat deeper layers of skin between 42°C and 45°C. It can be explained that the long-lasting tightening effect is caused by neocollagenesis, which is the process in which collagen fibers are formed as a result of heat shock proteins (HSP) expression. By maintaining the temperature for a few minutes, the skin also improves in thickness and elasticity. There may be a slight sensation of heat on the upper lips with minimal pain.
Lips that are hydrated and plumper
Collagen production is stimulated.
Lightens smoker’s lips and natural lip color.
Smoothes wrinkles around the mouth.
Defining the cupid’s bow
Lips are plumped up.
Results that are natural
There are no needles, downtime, or bruising.
After the first session, you will see results.
What is the difference between LipLase® and Lip Fillers?
As an alternative to injectables, LipLase® is a non-invasive procedure that gives patients plumper, velvety lips. As the collagen in your lips is stimulated and revived, you will see results that are more natural and softer.
Fillers work by injecting a solution into your lips, which instantly plumps and fills the lips. Fillers, however, tend to break down over time and are metabolized by the body. Therefore, the results
Only last up to four to six months, and maintenance sessions are required. Patients rave about their fillers’ results, but find maintenance tedious and expensive.
LipLase®, on the other hand, takes a different approach. Rather than injecting a solution into the skin, the laser encourages and boosts the body’s natural collagen production. The results of a laser treatment session can be seen, but they are not as pronounced as those obtained from a lip filler session. Patients will notice that their lips have become softer, lighter, and plumper over the course of four to six months.
While some patients love fillers and the immediate results they provide, LipLase® is a safer, non-invasive, natural alternative for those who want fuller, smoother lips without needles.