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.
This treatment is an alternative procedure for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP and or Mandibular Advancement Devices. Or, has been recommended as a co-therapy/adjunct therapy. NightLase® has been found to be a therapy that is beneficial in reducing snoring and OSA or its side effects by opening the airway. Studies show that NightLase® can reduce snoring by 50% on average. 95.2% of people state improvement in snoring and 57.1% reported significant improvement in snoring after treatment. (Journal of the Laser and Health Academy ISSN 1855-9913 Vol 2013, No.1). CBCT analysis shows an average of 20-22% increase in airway volume. (Evaluation of a non-ablative Er:YAG laser procedure to increase the oropharyngeal airway volume: A pilot study. ISSN: 205B-5314.)
Erbium: Yag Laser non ablative (non-cutting) treatment of the soft palate and surrounding area.
Treatment will consist of three+, 30-60 min sessions 21 days apart.
There are no risks other than that you may not perceive an improvement in your symptoms.
Improved Sleep Quality
Increase in Airway Volume
Reduction in Sleep Apnea
Improved Nasal Breathing
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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.
The 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.
When will I be able to see the results? What is the number of sessions required?
In most cases, patients can see results immediately after their first session. The treatment lasts 15 minutes per session. In order to achieve the best results, we recommend 6 sessions, with the first 3 sessions spaced 2 weeks apart, and the remaining 3 sessions at a month’s interval. The results can last for up to 12 months.
Post-Procedure Care & Recovery Time
As a result of the laser treatment, the lips will appear swollen immediately after the treatment. Within a couple of hours, this usually goes away. On the second or third day, there will be a slight superficial peeling. There is no downtime after the treatment, so patients can resume their daily activities immediately. Aftercare recommendations include using SPF 50 lip balm or skin moisturizer and not wearing lipstick for 24 hours. For three days, do not consume spicy foods or extremely hot liquids. Immediately following the procedure, avoid sports activities, swimming pools, and exposure to the sun. If you have always wanted fuller, more attractive lips but avoided treatment due to traditional lip filler procedures, LipLase® may be the best choice for you. Find out how this revolutionary procedure can benefit you by scheduling a consultation with Bedrock Laser Periodontics and Implants today.
Photobiomodulation and Pain Management – The ideal solution for wound healing and pain reduction
Photobiomodulation (PBM) provides a clinically proven, non-invasive solution for a wide variety of wound healing and pain management applications, offering procedures that are:
PBM utilizes low-level, visible-red to near-infrared light energy, which stimulates cells to naturally heal, relieve pain and reduce inﬂammation. Additionally, the process results in accelerated tissue regeneration, stimulation of cell metabolism, increased lymphatic flow and stimulation of micro-circulation.
Highly effective at pain reduction
Non-invasive with improved healing
Fast & simple
By using the Fotona laser, we can enhance facial esthetics by reducing wrinkles around the face and shrinking deep lines with SmoothLase®. SmoothLase® treatments can produce results that can make patients look up to ten years younger. By heating up the collagen inside of the mouth, the Fotona laser causes it to shrink and form new collagen. As a result, wrinkles, sagging skin, and deep facial marks are less noticeable. Unlike other anti-wrinkle treatments, SmoothLase®does not require the use of an anesthetic. It is common for patients to see improvements in their facial esthetics shortly after their first treatment.
Facial enhancement and rejuvenation in a non-surgical manner
Elective Neodymium:YAG and Erbium: YAG Laser non ablative (non cutting) treatment of the intra-oral mucosa , lips and peri-oral area.
No injections / needles
No toxins (Botox ™)
No facial redness or scabbing
No down time or pain
Fuller , plumper and rejuvenated lips
Natural smoothing of lines and wrinkles
Improvement in tissue tone for a more youthful appearance with enhanced facial collagen development .