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Palate radiofrequency is a procedure in which a needle-like instrument is inserted into the soft palate and energy is transmitted to the tissue to cause a controlled damage, so by the time healing process occurs, the area will be stiffened and reduced, decreasing snoring and mild upper airway resistance.
It is an office procedure, performed under local anesthesia, and it takes about 10 minutes. More than one session might be necessary for satisfactory results.