Medical conditions and Laser Treatments

Laser treatment is effective in ending the chronic cycle of nasal problems. A trained physician can properly diagnose and treat the hyper-reactive turbinates and cause a significant and immediate shrinkage in the swollen areas.

Lasers, which are essentially a form of pure light, have been used to treat skin problems for over twenty years. They continue to improve and become more specialized and they do not cause cancer. The table below list examples of the conditions that can be treated:

Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Nasal Obstruction


Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring, a problem which afflicts millions of people and their partners, occurs when there is obstruction of the free flow of air through the passages of the back of the mouth and nose. This is most often caused by excessive tissue in the uvula and soft palate. All patients who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea snore but the majority of snorers do not have apnea. Since snoring can be a sign of a more serious condition such as sleep apnea, patients should be fully evaluated by a qualified physician prior to any treatment.

Chronic Nasal Obstruction

Chronic Nasal Obstruction can be due to swelling of the membranes in the nose. Medically this is referred to as Chronic Rhinitis. Generally patients complain of "sinus congestion". There are baffle-like structures in our noses on the side walls called the turbinates. By treating the turbinates with laser it causes the membranes to shrink and thereby open up the airway. This relieves the nasal obstruction to airflow and the sensation of congestion.