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Snoring & Sleep Apnea Laser Treatment in Sydney

SleepTight also known as Nitelase®

Fotona’s NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue. Simple, Safe and Effective.

Sydney's #1 Destination for Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment

1000 +
Treatments Performed
Success rate
50 %
Sydney Clinics

Sydney's #1 Destination for Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment

1000 +
Treatments Performed
Success rate
50 %
Sydney Clinics
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How it works?

Fotona NightLase® Snoring Treatment

Fotona NightLase® Snoring Treatment offers a non-invasive and highly effective solution for addressing snoring issues. Utilising advanced laser technology, this treatment gently heats the tissues in the throat, stimulating collagen production and tightening the airway passage. As a result, airflow obstruction is reduced, leading to decreased snoring and improved sleep quality. The procedure is comfortable and pain-free, with no downtime required.

The number of sessions required typically ranges from two to six or more, with treatments spaced two to four weeks apart, allowing for gradual and lasting results. With Fotona NightLase® Snoring Treatment, individuals can experience significant relief from snoring, resulting in better sleep for themselves and their loved ones.

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea Laser Treatment by Dr Garry Cussell

SleepTight works by tightening the lax tissue in your throat. The treatment program involves multiple painless laser treatments. You will feel your airways are more open after the first session. A definite change and improvement to your breathing and snoring will come into full effect six months after your first SleepTight session.

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Why do we snore?

Both snoring and sleep apnoea occur when the soft tissue at the back of the throat relaxes during sleep, it falls into the airway, narrowing it. As a consequence of the reduction of oxygen to the brain, the brain sends a signal enforcing a deeper inhalation to get more air in. The more forceful breath through the narrowed airway causes a vibration of the soft tissues at the back of the pallet. This is what causes the snoring sound.

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For snoring and sleep apnea, a specialist doctor needs to evaluate each case individually. Results and length of treatment may vary, as we are all different. Consulting with a snoring specialist is crucial for accurate diagnosis, tailored treatment, risk assessment, and ongoing monitoring. Specialists can identify underlying conditions, provide personalized treatment options, assess health risks, and ensure effective management for improved sleep quality and overall well-being.

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What is SleepTight LASER?

SleepTight is a revolutionary, non-surgical laser treatment that works to treat the root cause of snoring and sleep apnoea. There are many alternatives such as mouth guards, nasal strips, chin straps and other devices, which all claim to stop snoring. However few of them address the root issue and often compliance with their use is poor.

How does it work?

SleepTight works by tightening the lax tissue in your throat. The treatment program involves seven painless, twenty minute laser treatments over one year. You will feel your airways are more open after the first session.

Dr Garry Cussell

MBBS (Medicine & Surgery) Sydney University

Dr. Cussell is the founder of Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia. He is a member of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine and has been a qualified cosmetic practitioner for over 38 years. He is a leading cosmetic medicine expert in a wide range of non-surgical skin procedures such as skin tightening and strengthening, stem cell and growth factor skin, skin repair lasers.

Garry Cussell Clinic Barangaroo

38+ Years of Experience

Dr. Garry Cussell is an esteemed and highly experienced medical professional specialising in the field of cosmetic medicine. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise spanning 38 years, Dr. Cussell has earned a stellar reputation as a leading authority in his field.


Diamond Allergan Partner Privileges Allergan - Recognising ongoing commitment to patient care and medical aesthetics. And, also 'Clinic Of The Year' for Advanced Skin Technology in 2014.

Industry Expert

Dr. Garry Cussell's wealth of knowledge in the cosmetic medical industry is highly sought after, making him a prominent figure featured across various mainstream media channels and publications for over 20+ years.

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FAQ Snoring Laser Treatment

Laser treatments can help to reduce snoring, but they are most effective when a holistic approach is taken to treat the patient. SleepTight is our unique program that includes consultation, lifestyle adjustment, training to sleep in a better position, laser treatments and objective tracking of results.

Snoring may be directly caused by the soft palate hanging into the airway during sleep and vibrating in the wind, but multiple factors contribute to this. Excess weight, for example, puts additional pressure on the airway. Poor sleep husbandry can also contribute to snoring.

In a SleepTight clinical study involving over  5,000 treatments, there was a 93% success rate for clients who complied with the program, meaning that they followed their nurse’s advice, wore a small tracking device when needed and had laser treatments at the recommended intervals.

This article reviews how the upper airway anatomy influences the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the pertinent anatomy.
Anatomy and physiology of obstructive sleep apnoea

The Journal of the Laser and Health Academy published a clinical study which showed the Er:YAG laser snoring treatment was a safe method to reduce the severity of snoring and sleep apnoea, with 74% of people in the trial stating their snoring improved after the treatment.
Nonsurgical Minimally Invasive Er:YAG Laser Snoring Treatment

A clinical study conducted by the University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases in Slovenia showed that the Er:YAG laser treatment reduces the amplitude of snoring by 30%.
New Laser Treatment Method for the Reduction of Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Patients found the severity of their snoring had been reduced by 62% after completing two sessions of the Er:YAG laser treatment.
Laser-Assisted Snoring and Apnoea Reduction, 9 Months of Experience

An often-overlooked side effect of secondhand snoring is hearing loss. Snoring can be as loud as 50-100 decibels. The average vacuum cleaner is about 80 decibels. Imagine sleeping with a vacuum cleaner running steadily next to your ear every night. Even if your partner is accustomed enough to your snoring to sleep through it, the noise levels can certainly affect their hearing over time.

Many couples end up sleeping in separate rooms to solve the issues involved with secondhand snoring, but this can have a long term effect on your relationship and intimacy.

A CPAP Machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machine) is a device used to treat snoring and sleep apnoea. It comes with a mask that you wear over your nose (and sometimes your mouth) during sleep, and the mask connects to the machine with a hose.

Snoring and sleep apnoea occur when the soft palate at the back of your throat hangs down and blocks the airway. A CPAP Machine ensures a steady, continuous flow of air into the nasal passage with just enough pressure to keep your airway open and free from obstruction.

CPAP Machines are so common because they work, and they’ve been known to work for a long time. The CPAP Machine for snoring and sleep apnoea was developed, researched and brought into practice in the 1970s and 1980s. At the time, surgery was the main alternative to using a CPAP Machine, and any surgery comes with risks.

Non-surgical alternatives have been developed since then, such as non-invasive laser treatments.

Laser treatments can help overcome issues associated with CPAP Machines. The laser is used to treat the soft palate at the back of the throat. It uses controlled heat energy to stimulate collagen in the deeper tissues of the soft palate. The collagen fibres start to regenerate and tighten the soft palate so that it no longer hangs down into the throat during the sleep.

The benefit of a laser treatment for snoring is that you don’t have to wear an uncomfortable device or keep any equipment around. Most patients who have the laser treatment say that the discomfort level during treatment is similar to a sore throat from a cold. This feeling normally subsides within a couple of days. It is important that you have the treatment done by a qualified professional in a safe and reputable clinic.

Like the CPAP Machine, laser snoring treatments are a treatment for snoring, not a cure. This means that most patients require an initial course of three treatments, after which you’ll likely require maintenance treatments every 3-6 months, depending on the nature of your condition.

Some patients find the CPAP Machine uncomfortable or difficult to sleep with. If any air is leaking through the mask, the machine beeps to wake you up and adjust it. You can turn this setting off, but then you won’t be alerted to air leaking, which could mean that your CPAP Machine won’t work as effectively.

You can travel with your CPAP Machine, but you have to consider the voltage of the location you’re going to, and you may need to get a converter or a battery pack.

A CPAP Machine is also not a cure for snoring and sleep apnoea, it’s a treatment. Though it is effective, a CPAP Machine only works while you wear it. Some patients see the CPAP as a bit of a life sentence, but you have to weigh this against the other health risks of long term snoring and sl

7 non-surgical laser treatments over 12 months

A change and improvement to your breathing and snoring will come into full effect 6 months after your first SleepTight session.​

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