A local anaesthetic is injected in the areas to be treated. A bipolar applicator probe is introduced to the soft palate tissue that is causing the problem. A low radio frequency current is generated via the probe for just a few seconds at selected points. This heats the soft tissue which will then harden and shrink over a period of time, thus eliminating the problems that cause snoring.
When the treatment is finished, the patient can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol to counteract any slight discomfort and can resume normal activities after a short recovery period of around thirty minutes. We will then arrange a follow-up appointment to check that the treatment was satisfactory and successful.