VIVAER® – Solving Nasal Valve Obstruction

Do You Have Symptoms of Nasal Obstruction?

Obstructed nasal breathing lowers the volume of air you can take in through your nose and can dramatically affect your quality of life with a variety of symptoms such as

  • A chronic nasal congestion or stuffiness
  • The feeling of persistent nasal blockage or obstruction
  • Problems breathing through nose
  • Restless and interrupted sleep, snoring
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to get enough air when exerting yourself

If you recognize yourself in this list, you are among millions1 who suffer from a condition called Nasal Airway Obstruction. You know just how annoying it is to struggle to get air when you want to participate in an event.  And you know how difficulty breathing can interfere with a good night’s sleep and leave you sluggish the next day.  Being unable to inhale at complete capacity can leave you fatigued and frustrated.

What Causes Nasal Obstruction?

There are a variety of things that can cause nasal obstruction.  One of the most common contributors is enlargement of tissues within the Nasal Valve.  This area is located just inside your nose with a triangular shape bordered by three primary nasal structures:

  • The Septum is the narrow ridge of bone and tissue between the two nostrils.
  • The Turbinates are finger shaped tissues that direct and warm air as it enters the nasal cavity.
  • The Lateral Wall is the tissue and cartilage that forms the outer wall of the nose.

Any enlargement of any of these three structures decreases the overall area in the nasal airway and reduces your ability to take air in through the nose.

What Treatment is Available for Nasal Obstruction?

In addition to traditional medical and surgical types of treatment, there is now a new, minimally-invasive treatment that can be performed in our office to help you breathe more fully through your nose.  It’s called VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling and was designed and created specifically to treat obstructions within the nasal valve. 2

The nasal valve area, the most common site of nasal obstruction, accounts for over two thirds of total nasal resistance. Changes to the valve area result in large improvements to airflow and nasal breathing.

VIVAER® Non-Invasive Nasal Airway Remodeling goes beyond traditional treatment options to solve nasal valve obstruction.  It uses a proprietary treatment technology that is non-invasive, requires no incisions, and gently shrinks submucosal tissue and cartilage without changing the exterior appearance of your nose.  And because we perform this brief procedure in the office under local anesthesia, you can return to normal activities right away. 3

VIVAER® Offers You Real Benefits

Immediately after treatment, you’ll begin to experience a noticeable improvement in nasal breathing. 1

Safe, Effective, Quick

  • Treatment designed specifically to treat nasal valve obstruction
  • In-office procedure that requires only local anesthetic
  • Effectively and permanently reshapes the nasal airway 3
  • Does not destroy tissue or cartilage 3
  • The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes 1
  • You can immediately return to normal activities
Safe, Effective, Treatment for Nasal Obstruction

Proven Success

Clinical studies showed significant improvements in nasal airflow, Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scores, and quality of life, similar to surgical intervention and outcomes. 3

VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling
A Positive Solution for Nasal Valve Obstruction

Watch this informational video from Aerin Medical, the makers of VIVAER®

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VIVAER® can offer you the ability to breathe better, sleep better, and enjoy more of life.

Are you a Candidate for VIVAER®?

Perform this simple test for assessing nasal obstruction/congestion to find out if you could benefit from Nasal Airway Remodeling.

Cottle’s Maneuver

Place one or two fingertips on your cheeks on either side of your nose. Gently, press and pull outward. This temporarily opens the nasal valve. If doing this helps you inhale more easily through your nose, your nasal obstruction may be in your nasal valve, and you may be a candidate for VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling. 2

Cottle's Maneuver

VIVAER® can help you breathe easier!
Contact us today to schedule an evaluation for this advanced treatment for Nasal Valve Obstruction.