Tongue Radiofrequency Surgery
Minimally Invasive Tongue Coblation
Is your tongue affecting your sleep?
Your tongue may be causing snoring and airway obstruction. When some people relax during sleep, the tongue falls back against the throat and blocks the airway. Tongue Radiofrequency Surgery is an office-based treatment that uses gentle radiofrequency energy to address this problem. Also known as as Radio Frequency Tongue (RFT) Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Somnoplasty, tongue coblation, or VOAT. These in-office minimally invasive procedures use low power, temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy to treat snoring related to:
How RF Tongue coblation works
During radiofrequency ablation, a specially designed needle tip wand delivers low power, low temperature radiofrequency energy to the muscle at the back or base of the tongue. This energy causes the target tissue to scar and eventually contract, allowing the airway to open, which alleviates snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
What to expect from Radiofrequency tongue coblation
Depending on the size of your tongue, you’ll see improvement within 4-6 weeks of treatment, as scar tissue tightens the base of the tongue, opening your airway. Though some people experience mild discomfort after treatment, it can typically be treated with over-the-counter medication, and resolves rapidly.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for Tongue Radiofrequency snoring treatment.