Our office is home to two state-of-the-art Fotona LightWalker® combined Erbium and Neodymium laser with clinical applications for both periodontal procedures and facial esthetics. The Fotona LightWalker® lasers can offer speed, precision, and effectiveness with both hard and soft tissue applications. Postoperative pain can be minimized with many application of the Fotona LightWalker®.

The Fotona LightWalker® can offer a minimally invasive treatment of periodontal disease with the TwinLight® protocol. TwinLight® periodontal surgery is fast, simple, highly effective, and can result in fast healing and excellent results in treating certain cases of periodontal disease. TwinLight® is an FDA-cleared protocol for laser-assisted new attachment procedure resulting in periodontal regeneration of the cementum (root surface), periodontal ligament, and bone.

During TwinLight® periodontal surgery, a thin laser fiber will be inserted in the pocket between the tooth and gums. The pulsed Nd:YAG laser light removes diseased tissues while simultaneously improving access to the root surface. The Er:YAG laser is used to kill bacteria and remove microbial biofilm and calculus from the root surface. Finally, the Nd:YAG laser is. Used again to coagulate and promote the formation of a stable fibrin clot to promote healing of the soft tissue.

The use of both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths in one treatment harnesses the optimum wavelength of each laser. In combination, TwinLight® therapy can maximize laser-assisted surgical treatments with maximum safety and efficacy without scalpels or stitches.

You will be re-evaluated for improvements in your pocketing in 4-6 weeks after completion of your TwinLight® periodontal surgery. Typically, patients improve significantly with pocket reduction of 2-3 mm. Many patients find laser-assisted periodontal therapy to be more comfortable than traditional periodontal treatments, however, not all patients will be candidates.

SmoothLase™ is a remarkable treatment that treats wrinkles from the neck to the lower eyelid from inside of the mouth using both the Nd:YAG and Er;YAG lasers offered by the LightWalker®. It is a natural, non-surgical method to regain facial youthfulness. SmoothLase™ utilizes the concept of neocollagenesis in which laser light energy is converted to heat energy to stimulate natural development of collagen in the mid- and lower face. Collagen production takes a sharp downturn after age 30 and SmoothLase™ can help restore collagen loss and combat facial aging. SmoothLase™ tightens, tones, and lifts sagging skin and restore elasticity and can smooth wrinkles, all without a surgical face lift or injectable dermal fillers.

SmoothLase™ treatment is dependent on a patient’s age. As a good rule of thumb, a patient needs at least one SmoothLase™ treatment for every decade they are old. For example, a 50-year-old patient requires at least five treatments to achieve optimum results. Each treatment typically lasts thirty minutes with each treatment spaced out three weeks. The spacing of each treatments allows neocollagenesis to take place. Afterwards, maintenance visits are recommended every six months.

With SmoothLase™, natural facial rejuvenation can be achieved without downtime. No local anesthetic is necessary, and patients typically only experience transient tingling, warmth, and slight swelling of the tissues during and immediately after treatment.

LipLase™ is a non-invasive laser plumping treatment resulting in fuller lips without traditional injectable lip filler. Results can be appreciated immediately, with patients reporting fuller, smoother lips. LipLase™ stimulates collagen remodeling and initiates new collagen synthesis with the Fotona SMOOTH® modality with the Er:YAG laser.

With only a few adjusted passes with the Er:YAG laser, ideal lips can be achieved with balanced fullness and volume between the upper and lower lips and defined, crisp vermillion borders, all without needles!

If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex virus 1), you will need to take a prophylactic antiviral (usually Valtrex) prior to treatment.

NightLase® is a powerful laser treatment combining both the Nd:YAG and Er:YAG lasers to improve the airway, reducing and attenuating snoring, offering an effective and non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea. NightLase® warms and tightens tissues in the back of the mouth and throat and in some patients, can help avoid traditional, nighttime appliance wear for patients (and their partners) to get a good night’s rest.

NightLase® works by shrinking and tightening the soft palate, which is at the back of the mouth. The laser-induced thermal energy creates microinjury to the soft palate, stimulating healing and shrinking the tissue. No local anesthesia is required, and many patients report that effects from NightLase® are almost immediate.

Each NightLase® treatment takes approximately thirty minutes, with typically three treatments spaced out one month apart. Typically, these results last up to a year. One study from 2015 found patients experienced 85% reduction in their snoring with results stable up to three years (Sippus 2015). Maintenance visits may be necessary to maximize results.