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Pre-treatment advice

We recommend you abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to laser treatment.

What happens during the procedure ?

A small laser handpiece is inserted into the mouth and the soft palate is gently treated . Every 1-3 laser shots is followed by a brief pause providing a short relaxation break for patient comfort.

How long does the procedure last ?

The laser treatment takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

Is the treatment painful ?

The procedure is virtually pain free and anaesthesia is not required. Occasionally patients report a mild stinging or heat sensation in the throat.

What happens after the treatment ?

We recommend only pure water at room temperature for the first 2 hours post procedure. No cold drinks, carbonated drinks, ice cream, alcohol or cigarettes are advised for the next 24 hours. You may experience a mild sore throat for 24-48 hours following the procedure and snoring may be increased for the first 2 nights due to slight swelling (oedema) of the soft palate. After 1 week snoring should start to reduce and optimal results will be evident at 2-4 weeks.

How many treatment are needed ?

We recommend 3 treatments at monthly intervals. A top up treatment may be required every 6 months to 1 year.

Our expert medical team has in excess of 25 years experience and have completed more than 120,000 successful laser treatments. Rest assured you are in safe hands.

All snoring procedures at our Cambridge Laser Clinic are performed personally by Dr S N Holt.

Although medical laser clinics are no longer regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), we continue to adhere to the strict standards that were in the past mandatory under government legislation. This is the best indicator currently available that our Cambridge Laser Clinic is trustworthy.

 Consultations with Dr S N Holt are free of charge with no obligation to undergo treatment, so why not call our team of experts today?

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