You may notice some changes after your first treatment as the heat causes the tissues at the back of your throat to contract. However, the maximum effect of the SleepTight treatment program and the real results on your snoring and sleep apnoea symptoms will be most noticeable six months after your third treatment as your collagen production strengthens and tightens the tissue.
How long will my result last?
For the majority of patients, the improvements from the initial three laser treatments last around six months, and maintenance treatments will be required to prolong these results. As we age, the density of our collagen fibres reduces, so over time, the strength and elasticity of our tissues can sag. In this case, the soft palate tissue we have tightened to reduce your snoring or sleep apnoea will most likely lose its laxity over time.
We advise you to have repeated maintenance treatments, which consist of a single procedure, so new collagen growth production will occur and maintain the strength of the skin. For the first year after your initial treatments, it is normally recommended to have a maintenance treatment every 3 months. After the first year, maintenance treatments may only be required every 3-6 months, depending on the person’s age and skin laxity.
Please note that SleepTight laser treatment for snoring is an extremely effective method of reducing your snoring – but this is not the case for all people. Also, the longer you leave this treatment, the more severe the condition may become. For some people, the SleepTight treatment may not be suitable for their needs. This will be assessed during your initial consultation to see if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. If you’re not suitable for the SleepTight treatment, other alternative treatments may be discussed.