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How Does Laser Treatment for Solea Sleep Work?

Approximately 80% of individuals who snore experience what's known as "palatal" or mouth snoring. This type of snoring arises from the vibration of relaxed soft palate tissue. The Solea Sleep laser technology employs a specific wavelength to delicately and swiftly tighten the collagen fibers within the soft palate tissue during a single session lasting 30 minutes. Tightening this tissue helps to diminish the vibrations responsible for snoring, thus improving sleep quality for patients.

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Does Solea Sleep Laser Treatment Cure Sleep Apnea?

No. Solea Sleep Laser Treatment is not a treatment or cure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a serious health condition that involves partial or complete obstruction of the airway and reduced blood oxygenation levels. However, snoring is a major symptom in undiagnosed or diagnosed sleep apnea patients, and Palatal Snoring Laser Treatment can provide significant relief from snoring and improvements in their quality of sleep. Click here to answer a two-minute Sleep Apnea screening to find out if you are high risk for Sleep Apnea.

How Long Do the Results Last?

On average, the effects of Solea Sleep Laser Treatment typically last for 12 to 18 months. Since the procedure involves tightening elastic tissue, it's important to note that these effects aren't permanent, as collagen naturally relaxes or loosens over time. For sustained, long-term results, we recommend scheduling your procedure within 1-2 years depending on the snoring coming back.

Is it Painful?

Most patients typically do not experience any sensations during the procedure, with some noting only a mild warmth. Prior to the procedure, we administer a topical anesthetic spray to the soft palate to ensure comfort and prevent any potential discomfort or gag reflex. Following the treatment, there may be minor tissue soreness or irritation lasting approximately 24-72 hours.

Does My Insurance Cover it?

No, Solea Sleep is classified as an "elective" procedure by both dental and medical insurance providers. However, you can utilize pre-tax funds from your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to pay for the treatment. Click here for payment options

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