Greater than 20 million Americans suffer from chronic nasal obstruction. More than just a stuffy nose from a cold that may last a few days, nasal obstruction makes it difficult to breathe air through your nose on a daily basis. It can be hard to catch your breath when exercising, you might feel congested all the time, and the trouble breathing can even lead to trouble sleeping and a constant fatigue that follows you in your daily life.

For years, the two avenues to treatment for chronic nasal obstruction have been medications or breathing strips, or invasive surgeries. Now there is a new avenue for treating chronic nasal obstruction: Vivaer, developed by Aerin Medical. Vivaer uses a radio frequency device programmed with proprietary algorithms to deliver controlled energy to target areas within the front of the nose. That energy changes the temperature of the cartilage just enough to reshape the airway and provide a clear passage for breathing, without causing injury to tissue.

Benefits of Vivaer
– Non-invasive procedure, no incisions.
– The procedure can be done in a physician’s office under local anesthetic, so it’s convenient for you.
– There’s no change to your appearance after the procedure.
– You can return immediately to normal activities.

Vivaer is an option for anyone who suffers from nasal valve dysfunction. Nasal valve dysfunction should be diagnosed by your doctor. If you’re suffering from nasal obstruction due to valve dysfunction and are looking to breathe easy again, call for a consultation with Piedmont Ear, Nose & Throat Associates today. We can go over all of your options and explain Vivaer in more detail, to help you make the best decisions for your health.

Questions? Contact us, or call (336) 768-3361 today to schedule your appointment.

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