LASER TISSUE REMODELING
HARNESSING THE POWER OF CO2 LASERS, OUR LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN LASER RESEARCH UNVEILS PROMISING POSSIBILITIES FOR THE PRECISE & EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF SOFT PALATE TISSUE.
Soft Palate Elongation
Reduce Effects of Sleep Apnea
Soft Tissue Remodeling
for Intra-Oral Applications
The soft palate, a flexible part of the mouth, is essential in swallowing, acting to separate the nasal and oral cavities. An elongated soft palate can lead to obstructions in the airway, contributing to conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Recent discoveries regarding the structure and function of the soft palate open up potential new approaches to treating these issues. By understanding the intricate mechanics of the soft palate, particularly its elongation, medical professionals are exploring innovative and non-invasive methods, such as non-ablative tissue remodeling, to address and possibly alleviate the problems associated with airway obstructions, such as OSA. This emerging understanding holds promise for both patients and healthcare providers seeking more effective and less invasive treatments.
These elongated tissues eventually become very loose and floppy (ie: compliant), and when the inherent tissue resistance to movement is overcome by the ongoing kinetic energy, vibration results. This vibration is what is perceived as snoring and can be measured in terms of both frequency and intensity. People are not born with long soft palates (primary elongation); instead, palates become stretched-out over many years of rapid airflow (secondary elongation).
It is important to realize, however, that the primary source of airway narrowing in these cases is typically NOT at the level of the soft palate. Instead, in the vast majority of patients, it is the tongue-base region in which the primary site of narrowing often occurs (in other words, the elongated and unsupported soft palate vibrates as a result of high velocity airflow produced by airway narrowing at another site within the airway).
Harnessing the power of CO2 lasers,
our latest advancements in laser research unveil promising possibilities
for the precise and effective treatment of soft palate tissue.