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Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling

Trouble Breathing
Through Your Nose?

Ever feel like your nose just won't let you breathe comfortably? Perhaps it’s disrupting your sleep or making exercise a challenge? This might be due to nasal airway obstruction, also known as NAO, a frequently under-considered condition that can ruin quality of life.

A new simple and minimally invasive treatment is now available which can open your nasal passages and improve your breathing. Performed in the office without surgery, vivaer® nasal airway remodeling uses radiofrequency energy to heat and gently reshape obstructing elements in the nose to enable you to breathe better right away.

5 Typical Signs of Nasal Obstruction:

1) Feeling of a “stuffy” nose or difficulty breathing through your nose

2) Nasal blockage or congestion

3) Problems sleeping, which may lead to tiredness

4) Issues with nasal breathing during physical activity

5) Often breathing through the mouth

Root Causes of Nasal Airway Obstruction

NAO occurs when the nasal passages narrow or become blocked, restricting airflow and making nasal breathing challenging or even seem impossible. Those affected by nasal airway obstruction often describe a perpetual feeling of being “stuffy,” congested, or blocked. While over-the-counter remedies and medications provide short-term relief, long-term solutions for chronic sufferers usually involve altering the nasal airway structure for enduring comfort. 

Can VivAer Help Treat Chronic NAO? 

Patients frequently achieve great relief with VivAer. While some individuals see improvements with medication, and others might consider surgery, not all options work for everyone. VivAer offers a non-surgical, clinic-based solution for significant and lasting relief.

VivAer nasal airway remodeling treatment involves your ENT specialist using a local anesthetic to numb your nose before inserting a slender device into your nostril to address the blockage directly. This device emits a low-heat radiofrequency (RF) energy to reshape your nasal passage, enhancing airflow with minimal discomfort. Patients can usually resume their day-to-day activities immediately after the procedure.

Lasting Treatment and Proven Results

In a comprehensive four-year study, VivAer treatments yielded consistently positive feedback:

96% reported improvements in sleep quality

96% of participants noted a significant boost in nasal airflow

93% found an increase in their ability to breathe through their nose during physical activity

Frequently Asked Questions

  • VivAer treatment is a minimally invasive approach designed to enhance breathing by rectifying nasal airway obstruction. It's performed in a clinic, focusing on reshaping the nasal passage to improve airflow without requiring surgery.

  • During the procedure, a healthcare professional uses a small, slender device to apply controlled radiofrequency energy to specific areas within the nose. This gentle application remodels the nasal structures, clearing the pathway for better airflow.

  • Patients typically experience minimal discomfort thanks to local anesthesia applied to the nasal area before the procedure. This ensures a comfortable experience while the physician works to improve nasal airflow.

  • Many patients report feeling a notable improvement in their ability to breathe through the nose immediately after the treatment. However, the full benefits of the procedure become even more apparent as the nasal tissues heal over time.

  • The VivAer procedure offers lasting improvements in nasal breathing for most patients. Its effectiveness in enhancing airflow has been demonstrated to persist over time, providing a long-term solution to nasal airway obstruction.

  • Ideal candidates for VivAer are those experiencing symptoms of nasal airway obstruction, such as difficulty breathing through the nose, congestion, or the need to breathe through the mouth, especially if these issues impact their quality of life.

  • Yes, the VivAer procedure is covered by Medicare and many insurance plans. To understand your coverage, it's recommended to consult with your insurance provider and healthcare professional.

Say Goodbye to Chronic Nasal Blockage with Dr. Scott Robertson and VivAer

Imagine a life where every breath is easy, where nights are restful, and mornings are met with vitality, not fatigue. VivAer offers a non-invasive route to that reality, proven to provide lasting relief from NAO without the need for complex surgery.

Dr. Scott Robertson and his sympathetic staff offer a pragmatic solution for those seeking to reclaim their lives from the clutches of chronic stuffiness. With a track record of successful treatments and satisfied patients, your journey toward clear, unobstructed breathing is in the safest hands.

Why let another day go by feeling suffocated and constrained by nasal blockages? Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment! 

Dr. Scott Robertson

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