What Exactly Is Pillar?
The Pillar® Procedure is a simple, safe and effective treatment designed to help you stop snoring. In many cases, it also helps people suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Pillar Procedure stiffens the soft palate, which is believed to be a significant contributor for at least 80% of people who can’t stop snoring. Best of all, Pillar can be performed in about 20 minutes, using only local anesthetic—so you can quickly be on your way to better sleep.
We know you can’t be the person you want to be when snoring interferes with your sleep or your intimacy. And wearing a cumbersome mask to bed for the rest of your life isn’t your first choice. Pillar may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.
How does it work?
A specially trained doctor places tiny woven implants into the soft palate using a sterile delivery tool. Over time, the implants – together with the body’s natural fibrotic response – add structural support to stiffen the soft palate and reduce the tissue vibration that causes snoring. The implants also help reduce the tissue collapse that obstructs the upper airway and causes sleep apnea.
Key Reasons to Choose Pillar
- MINIMALLY INVASIVE. Pillar is done in one brief office visit, while other procedures may require multiple treatments or an operating room procedure.
- MINIMAL DISCOMFORT. Pillar doesn’t involve surgical removal of tissue, or require lasers, radio-frequency energy or chemicals. Most patients resume normal activities the same day.
- LASTING IMPROVEMENT. Some patients report a noticeable improvement in snoring within weeks, while others may take up to three months to realize the full benefit of Pillar, which is designed to have a lasting effect.