NightLase – Snoring treatment

Snoring- it is much more than just an irritation for your loved ones. It may be an alarming signal of a far more serious problem and a real threat to your health. Loud snoring is one of the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. These pauses in breathing, called “apneas” (“without breath”), typically last 20 to 40 seconds.

The individual with OSA is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening. It is recognized as a problem by others witnessing the individual during episodes or is suspected because of its effects on the body. OSA is commonly accompanied by snoring.

As the muscle tone of the body ordinarily relaxes during sleep, and the airway at the throat is composed of walls of soft tissue, which can collapse, it is not surprising that breathing can be obstructed during sleep. Although a very minor degree of OSA is considered to be within the bounds of normal sleep, and many individuals experience episodes of OSA at some point in life.

Signs and symptoms of OSA:

Common signs of OSA include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring .Less common symptoms are morning headaches ,insomnia, trouble concentrating, mood changes such as irritability, anxiety and depression; forgetfulness, increased heart rate and/or blood pressure, decreased sex drive, unexplained weight gain, increased urination, frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and heavy night sweats.

Pathophysiology:

The normal sleep/wake cycle in adults is divided into REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, non-REM (NREM) sleep, and consciousness. NREM sleep is further divided into Stages 1, 2 and 3 NREM sleep. The deepest stage (stage 3 of NREM) is required for the physically restorative effects of sleep, and in pre-adolescents this is the period of release of human growth hormone. NREM stage 2 and REM, which combined are 70% of an average person’s total sleep time, are more associated with mental recovery and maintenance. During REM sleep in particular, muscle tone of the throat and neck, as well as the vast majority of all skeletal muscles, is almost completely attenuated, allowing the tongue and soft palate/oropharynx to relax, and in the case of sleep apnea, to impede the flow of air to a degree ranging from light snoring to complete collapse.

In the cases where airflow is reduced to a degree where blood oxygen levels fall, or the physical exertion to breathe is too great, neurological mechanisms trigger a sudden interruption of sleep, called a neurological arousal. These arousals rarely result in complete awakening, but can have a significant negative effect on the restorative quality of sleep. In significant cases of OSA, one consequence is sleep deprivation due to the repetitive disruption and recovery of sleep activity. This sleep interruption in stage 3 (also called slow-wave sleep), and in REM sleep, can interfere with normal growth patterns, healing, and immune response, especially in children and young adults.

Common signs of OSA include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring .Less common symptoms are morning headaches ,insomnia, trouble concentrating, mood changes such as irritability, anxiety and depression; forgetfulness, increased heart rate and/or blood pressure, decreased sex drive, unexplained weight gain, increased urination, frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and heavy night sweats.

Prognosis:

Many studies indicate the effect of a “fight or flight” response on the body that happens with each apneic event is what increases health risks and consequences in OSA. The fight or flight response causes many hormonal changes in the body; those changes, coupled with the low oxygen saturation level of the blood, cause damage to the body over time.

Without treatment, the sleep deprivation and lack of oxygen caused by sleep apnea increases health risks such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, clinical depression, weight gain and obesity.

The most serious consequence of untreated OSA is to the heart. Persons with sleep apnea have a 30% higher risk of heart attack or death than those unaffected. In severe and prolonged cases, increased in pulmonary pressures are transmitted to the right side of the heart. This can result in a severe form of congestive heart failure known as pulmonary heart disease. Dyastolic function of the heart also becomes affected.

Elevated arterial pressure can be a consequence of OSA syndrome. When hypertension is caused by OSA, it is distinctive in that, unlike most cases, the readings do not drop significantly when the individual is sleeping or even increase. Stroke is also known to be associated with OSA.

The most serious consequence of untreated OSA is to the heart. Persons with sleep apnea have a 30% higher risk of heart attack or death than those unaffected. In severe and prolonged cases, increased in pulmonary pressures are transmitted to the right side of the heart. This can result in a severe form of congestive heart failure known as pulmonary heart disease. Dyastolic function of the heart also becomes affected.

Many patients already have chosen Fotona Laser and regained Harmonic Sleep without snoring.

  • Fotona’s NightLase therapy is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep.
  • NightLase therapy reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.
  • NightLase therapy do not requires any patient preparation us Anesthetic and is not painful procedure.
  • The procedure is performed quickly and do not requires any hospitalization at all.
  • A high percentage of patients are very satisfied of the treatment.
  • The NightLase procedure from Fotona Company to getting rid of snoring unique and patent protected!
  • Dead Sea Clinic- the only clinic that have permit from Fotona Company to perform the NightLase therapy.

 

How the NightLase therapy preformed?

During the NightLase procedure the therapist manually aims the laser been to the target area and release an impulse to the soft tissue inside the oral cavity. The laser radiation by that special patented method Causes to tissue contraction in the area of the soft palate and the uvula, this cusses to significant snoring and sleep apnea reduce. The NightLase procedure has a very high rate of success in improvement of sleep quality.

Results:

More than 80% of patients that preformed the NightLase therapy, reports on significant improvement, the snoring was reduced or completely stopped. Starting from the first procedure patients report till 50% reduce of the OSA symptoms, for full treatment it is Necessary to Perform the complete curse of the therapy that includes 2/3 treatments.

NightLase therapy it is the easy, painless and the fastest way for you and for your close ones to regain good night sleep!

Fotona 4D – rejuvenation and facelift

The latest laser technology for rejuvenation and facelift

As a result of aging the skin loses its elasticity and firmness, becomes flabby and dull and wrinkles begins to appear. There are numerous methods to control the age-related changes, one of the most recognized, safe and an efficient method today is the laser rejuvenation. Everyone well knows such methods as laser resurfacing, hot and cold laser peels, fractional laser rejuvenation.

Today we bring you a new revolutionary method of laser rejuvenation: the Fotona 4D procedure, a unique technology for reconstruction of the facial skin. This treatment is performed only once and does not require any recovery period. Fotona 4D is a sequential combination of four external and intraoral patented procedures

1. SmoothLiftin – Intraoral Tightening

SmoothLiftin is a revolutionary non-ablative intraoral treatment for controlled and gentle bulk-heating to stimulate collagen contraction. In addition to an immediate effect resulting in the shrinkage of collagen fibers, the initiation of collagenases, or new collagen formation, occurs. The effects result in an overall improvement of tightness and elasticity in the treated tissue as well as a plumping effect to the nasolabial folds from the inside, much like filler.

2. FRAC3 – Rejuvenation

FRAC3 is a three-dimensional treatment effect that seeks out minuscule, age-related imperfections in skin tissue. With FRAC3 more surrounding tissue remains unaffected, ensuring faster healing and less patient downtime compared to conventional fractional treatments.

3. PIANO- Skin Tightening

PIANO mode is a new bulk heating approach based on super-long pulse durations (0.3 – 60 s) which are longer than the thermal relaxation time of the epidermis and other skin structures such as hair follicles or blood vessels. Since PIANO mode does not cause high initial temperature peaks in the epidermis, it is the safest mode for reaching deeper lying skin tissues.

4. SupErficial – Light Peel

SupErficial is a light cold ablation that gives a pearl finish to the skin. SupErficial additionally improves the appearance of the skin and reduces imperfections by using Fotona’s propriety VSP technology, enabling the operator to easily adjust the laser to an extremely controlled light peel without thermal effects, for a no-downtime, highly precise treatment.

Laser peeling

5 effective rejuvenating results for 1 procedure:

  • Alignment skin relief.
  • Reduction of porosity of the skin.
  • Smoothing of small and medium wrinkles.
  • Radiance skin lightening pigmentation.
  • Increased production of collagen skin.

The Laser peeling treatment is one of the most effective and safe treatments in modern laser cosmetology. The main purpose of the cold laser peeling is instantaneous alignment of skin relief and achieving the effect of “velvet skin”.

The recovery period after laser peeling is only a few days, without feeling any discomfort.

laser peeling

Perioral Resurfacing Treatment Cortesy of: Franco Paciolla, M.D.

Testing for allergic reactions

Allergic reactions blood test – detection of allergic reaction to various types of food, dust allergens, antibiotics and others.

The Panel of food allergens includes the following foods and their derivatives: egg white, milk, fish, wheat, rye, oats, rice, sesame, buckwheat, peanuts, soybeans, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, tomatoes, beef, oranges, potatoes , yeast, garlic, onion, apple, egg yolk, chicken, celery, cocoa, mushrooms, pumpkin.

Tests tor patients with diabetes and early forms of diabetes

Blood tests for glycohemoglobin, which reflects the average blood sugar level over a long period (up to three months). Usually used for the early and high-quality diabetes diagnosis.

A blood test for C-peptide is used for the differential diagnosis of diabetes types 1 and 2, assessment of residual beta cell function in diabetic patients on insulin therapy and prognosis of the disease.

Hormon female panel

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) – is an important element in the diagnosis of certain endocrine disorders, such as ovarian failure syndrome or premature menopause.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) – is an important criterion for the diagnosis of menstrual disorders and amenorrhea, infertility and ovarian failure.

Estradiol (E2) – is the main steroid hormone- estrogen. The indications for the definition of Estradiol are: assessment of ovarian function, menstrual disorders, tumors that produce estrogen and osteoporosis.

Progesterone – is a major steroid hormone. Indications for Progesterone are ovulation disorders, the precise definition of ovulation and its confirmation.

Prolactin – is a polypeptide indications to the determination of which are: menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea, infertility, lactation disorders, pituitary hyper function syndrome.

Hormonal blood test

Hormonal blood on Testosterone and Free Testosterone– carried out at an early diagnosis and tackle libido and potency, as well as for the diagnosis of male infertility and other disorders of sexual function.

Onkomarkers- Female

The panel of tumor markers for women consists of several indicators that are markers of the following ‎types of pathologies: ‎
The marker CA 19-9 – shows the pathology of the pancreas, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract.
The marker CEA – indicates the development of tumor in the body.
The marker CA125 (cancer antigen 125) – indications: suspicion of serous ovarian carcinoma, tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, bronchial carcinoma, breast carcinoma
The marker CA 15-3 (cancer antigen 15-3) – Indications for: suspected carcinoma of the breast, as well as monitoring of the disease and the effectiveness of therapy for breast carcinoma.
The marker Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) – used to determine primary liver cancer as well as in monitoring the course of disease, preclinical diagnosis of metastasis.

 

Onkomarkers- Male

The panel of tumor markers for men consists of several indicators that are markers of the following types of pathologies:

The marker CA 19-9 – shows the pathology of the pancreas, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract.

The marker CEA – indicates the development of tumor in the body.

The marker PSA –helps with early detection of prostate cancer.

The marker Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) – used to determine primary liver cancer as well as in monitoring the course of disease, preclinical diagnosis of metastasis.

Stress test

(Homocysteine test + CRP) – A blood test to evaluate risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association recommends that you check the level of homocysteine and CRP in people with risk factors in the prevention of heart disease or those who have cardiovascular disease have a family history, but there are no other standard risk factors.

CBC

Blood count – laboratory testing of blood, which includes determination of total hemoglobin, number of erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets per unit volume, hematocrit value and erythrocyte indices (MCV, MCH, MCHC) and other indicators, 42 parameter.

The test includes also:

Extended biochemical analysis – to evaluate the metabolism and function of internal organs: liver, kidney, pancreas, etc…

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) – a figure that is used in the screening examinations, as well as in monitoring the flow and control the effectiveness of treatment of inflammatory and infectious diseases.

Urinalysis – includes evaluating the physical and chemical characteristics and urine sediment microscopy. This study allows to evaluate the function of kidneys and other internal organs, as well as to identify inflammation in the urinary tract. Also including Laboratory research, which aims to identify and identification of microorganisms are in the urine.

Check-up

Examination includes an overall package of medical tests, counseling specialists in the multidisciplinary Consultative and Diagnostic Centre of Israel.

These medical tests and consultations are carried out within 1-2 days. In the whole period of inspections and tests, and discussions with physicians, the patient is given (at no extra charge) medical consultant to assist in simultaneous translation into Russian /English (if necessary).

  • Primary consultation and general physical examination by the therapist, including the study of the history of the disease and the patient’s complaints.
  • Conducting ECG ergometry- Measurement of cardiac function at rest and under stress.
  • Computerized pulmonary function tests (spirometry).
  • Consultation with an ophthalmologist. Verification of visual acuity, intraocular pressure, fundus and the anterior segment of the eye.
  • Laboratory blood tests on 46 parameters.
  • Tumor markers specific and common for women and men.
  • Extended analysis of urine (include urine biochemistry).
  • Feces analysis on Occult Blood.
  • X-ray of the lungs in direct and lateral projections with explanations by the doctor.
  • For women: gynecological examination (gynecologist), including ultrasound and Pap-Smear test.
  • Consultation with a nutritionist, the selection of diet recommendations (on the request of the patient).
  • Final consultation of a doctor who carries out the analysis, on the results of laboratory tests and consultations. Setting diagnose, treatment recommendations, prescription of drugs.
  • Medical report (Russian/English).

Additional research and consultations: are for additional cost.

UltraShape

Liposuction is cosmetic surgery performed to remove unwanted deposits of fat from under the skin. The doctor sculpts and recontours the patient’s body by removing excess fatdeposits that have been resistant to reduction by diet or exercise. The fat is permanently removed from under the skin with a suction device.

Simply put, liposuction – is to get rid of excess weight, ugly fatty folds in the skin.One operation will solve all the problems! But …  really?

During liposuction surgery is the destruction of subcutaneous adipose tissue with nerve endings and blood vessels and then it is removed through an incision on the body.

After the surgical liposuction it will take about two weeks for the patient to return to his daily routine, not included: sports, swimming pool, and solarium – those you cannot do more than 30 days after the surgery. In addition, about the same time after the operation it is necessary to wear a special supportive, or as it is otherwise called, compression underwear; it is quite uncomfortable. .A lack of opportunities to play sports can easily lead to the fact that fat is gone come again…

So, liposuction – is not an option? You interested to get rid of excess fat without spending long days in the hospital, without pain, without dropping out of public life and limiting the intimate life…

Simply, the fat is removed and immediately you get out of bed and go home, to work, or to friends and loved ones!  Is it really possible?

This is real and accessible to everyone – now in Israel! One has only to want to resort to the method of liposuction without surgery, or, in other words, to the security of the system correction based on evidence-based ultrasound technology developed by Israeli experts. The name of this method is UltraShape ™.

The main difference between surgical liposuction and UltraShape ™ is that there are no cuts on the body, and the rehabilitation period is reduced in the worst case, to half an hour of rest in the lobby of Dead Sea Clinic.  Because only in the Dead Sea Clinic, located at the shores of the Dead Sea will make it possible to make liposuction without surgery during your vacation.

The Contour I system Developed by UltraShape, transmits the ultrasound energy into the fat cells, thereby destroying them. This energy is easily focused on the relevant body areas, and only affects the fat cells without causing any harm to the surrounding tissue. The Ultrasound fires a pulse at the desired point throughout the three seconds marked area on the computer screen. During this time, you might feel a slight prick, and get a little hot. Patients say that after such a procedure they suffer no pain or discomfort and the skin surface is smooth and homogeneous. The highest efficiency of the treatment is to reduce the volume of adipose tissue to 500ml (average of 2-5cm.).

The Dead Sea Clinic relies on worldwide studies and research showing the efficacy and safety of this procedure. And it takes only couple of hours of yore time. The patient together with the physicians will choose and mark the problem areas of the body, and lie down on a comfortable couch for short and painless treatment.

During the time of the treatment while the system operator Contour I will move on problem areas of the body sensor (the conductor of ultrasonic energy), you can daydream, or simply doze off, because the on professionals at the Dead Sea Clinic you can rely on with your eyes closed!

If you want to experience the technology of liposuction without surgery UltraShape ™, to improve your figure, or would like to receive a consultation on this issue – please contact us!

Sonoforez

The procedure is using the most modern technologies in aesthetic medicine .showing Effects in a single procedure: weight loss, cellulite cleavage in the most hopeless of its manifestations and stages , stretching (after childbirth) and scars, skin tightening due to enhanced collagen. Simultaneous exposure to several areas – abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms.

The uniqueness of the procedure is that during a 20 – 30 minute program impact simultaneously performed on different layers of the skin:

  • the epidermis – increases its firmness and elasticity;
  • in the dermis – defibrosing observed effect;
  • to subcutaneous fat – there a fat burn effect that activates metabolic processes.
    The device generates ultrasonic waves in the range of 30 kHz, providing them with high penetrating power. Reaching the level of fat cells at a depth of 3-8 cm, ultrasonic waves generate a number of important physiological effects:
  • Ultrasonic sonophorez vigorously lyse adipose tissue;
  • internal micro tissue occurring under the influence of sound vibrations smoothed fibrous tissue and keloids;
  • Thermal: skin contact ultrasound mechanical energy is transformed into heat, increasing the metabolism of free radicals and the withdrawal of all the layers of the skin.

The recommended course consists of 5 treatments.

Dermalife capsule

Health capsule

The Dermalife spa jet capsule allowing us to offer you ancient known treatments to the modern world problems and illnesses. The variety of the capsule features makes it possible to provide each of our patient’s individualized care, taking into account your wishes and personal features.

Distinctive feature is the Hydrofusion therapy, which is represented by a combination of hydrotherapy techniques, such as steam, fog, spa therapy (Vichy shower with a radius of 360 °), underwater massage and hyperthermia – due to vaporization of infrared radiation. Dermalife capsule significantly increases the effectiveness of any skin care products. Gives Excellent results in weight regulation, anti-cellulite and lymphatic drainage. Integrated therapy significantly increases the effectiveness of any beauty tools, increases the effectiveness of masks, body wraps, etc. Vitamin and mineral supplements can be added to the system as hydro-fog , in this case the nutrients are dissolved in the treatment fog effect on the skin and the whole body.

Hydrofusion 
Hydrofusion is an exceptional technological breakthrough that creates a single blended energy from infrared heat and steam. Hydrofusion optimizes skin cleansing and detoxification, resulting in more balanced, hydrated skin and increased nutrient absorption from skin care products. The secret behind Hydrofusion: infrared heats the body causing the skin to perspire. The moisture cannot vaporize in the moist steam environment, thus forming a protective layer on the body surface. This condensation layer is absorbed back into the skin, increasing oxygen supply to the blood stream and tissues leaving skin soft, supple and rejuvenated.

Steam
• deeply hydrates the skin
• Facilitates detoxification
• Facilitates product absorption

Infrared 
Spa-Jet features comforting infrared heat that is the same frequency level as our own body heat. The infrared waves are invisible to the eye and penetrate deep into skin layers, creating 2-3 times more perspiration at lower temperatures than hot air.

Infrared general effects
• Increases blood and lymphatic circulations
• Increases metabolism
• Facilitates cellulite reduction programs
• Soothes muscle aches and pains
• Facilitates detoxification

Water System

Built Vichy shower is equipped with 10 Vichy shower jets from the exceptional 360-degree water system. An important element of the system is thermostat-regulated mixer that allows you to manually install and maintain a comfortable water temperature. Built Vichy shower can be used as one of the procedures during the spa care, and independently, which significantly extends the capabilities of the capsule as a basic element of the wellness center or spa salon.

Tropical Rain 

Two mist diffusers provide complete, even dispersal of liquid vitamins or other ingredients that sprayed in the capsule us mist. The envelope of minerals will nourish clients’ skin as they savor the pampering treatment.

Hot/Cold Water Programs
Sebastian Kneipp, the infamous inventor and passionate hydrotherapy pioneer, promoted and taught hot and cold water use known as the Scottish shower. Benefits of this innovative water program included improved blood circulation, skin and body detoxification, as well as soothing and invigorating the body. These procedures have become a favorite hydrotherapy choice at many exclusive and high-end spas.

Spa-Jet programs transform this simple hydrotherapy experience into an exhilarating, sophisticated indulgence. Combine the alternating hot and cold water program with body wraps or other skin care products to stimulate, invigorate and soothe clients with various ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis, or accelerating injury healing.

Vibratory Massage 
The ergonomically designed bed features a patented vibratory system with adjustable rhythms. Vibration can be delicate or intense for relaxing or stimulating programs. Vibratory massage provides muscle relaxation, relief of minor aches and pains, and improves local blood circulation.

Aromatherapy 
Spa-Jets herbal aromatherapy ensures optimal, deep relaxation while stimulating the sense of smell and herbal extract absorption into the skin. Soothing essential oils and herbs can be combined for a unique, customized experience.

Chromotherapy 
Dreamlife Spa- Jet uses ColuorBath digital lighting technology (LED). These strategically placed Chromotherapy LED blanket the whole body in atmospheric colored light. The Chromotherapy generates a rich variety of mood enhancing programs, leaving patients in a state of harmony and balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nail fungus treatment

It’s about time to get rid of the fungus without harming the rest of the body!

Onychomycosis Treatment Courtesy of Robin Sult, R.N
Onychomycosis Treatment Courtesy of Robin Sult, R.N

Various anti-fungal ointments showed low efficiency, because they cannot penetrate deeply into the thickness of the horny layer of the nail plate where concentrated fungal colonies. Pharmacological anti-fungal drugs often have a strong toxic effect on the whole body.

When the treatments  as anti-fungal ointments or some “natural treatments” do not help ,or they do , but the fungus keeps coming back it is the time to get professional help from the leading clinic at the dead sea , and the only one here who permitted to preform this treatment.

 

What is makes our treatment so different than others?

Dead Sea Clinic offers laser destruction of nail fungus with the most modern way –  the new generation laser .

No side effects!

Healthy tissues and organs are not affected!

The new laser Affect directly on the fungus and completely destroy its colony.

To fully get rid of the fungus you will need just a few treatments.

Eliminates the nail fungus – FOREVER!