VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling

An Explanation of Nasal Airway Obstruction

Nasal Airway Obstruction is a condition that affects millions of people and restricts their ability to breathe through the nose. 2 Sometimes called a “congested or blocked nose,” it’s more than just a casual annoyance.  Nasal airway obstruction can seriously affect airflow and air quality as you try to inhale.  And it can be a life-long problem, interrupting your sleep and limiting your ability to get enough air when you are physically active. 1

Nasal Obstruction Causes

An area called the Nasal Valve is frequently the site of nasal airway obstruction.  The nasal valve is just inside your nose and is made up of three main structures that form a triangular opening.

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

Enlargement of any of these structures narrows the nasal valve, decreasing the overall airway area and hampering airflow.

Explaining Nasal Airway Obstruction

Nasal Obstruction Treatment

One classic approach that patients use to treat nasal airway obstruction is with Ongoing Home Remedies like nightly breathing strips, nasal dilators, and nasal sprays.  These methods may or may not be effective and are never a permanent solution.

Another, more drastic approach to treatment is Traditional Nasal Surgery. This invasive method involves cutting and removal of tissue, an extended period of recovery, and pain. While it is permanent and may help in many cases, it does not always solve nasal blockage caused by a narrowed nasal valve.

Something new now allows you to go beyond these traditional options.  It’s called VIVAER® Non-Invasive Nasal Airway Remodeling and is a brief and effective treatment that can be performed in our office to help you breathe more easily.  VIVAER® was specifically designed and created to address blockage of the nasal valve.

Benefits of VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling 2,3

It’s a simple in-office treatment using only a local anesthetic that will allow you to return to normal activity right away.

VIVAER® requires no incisions.  Proven, proprietary technology gently and effectively reshapes your nasal airway without destroying tissues and without exterior changes to the appearance of your nose.

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

30 seconds treatment time per site, 3 sites per nostrilTotal procedure time under 15 minutes, including anesthesia

Clinically Proven
Clinical studies have shown patients have significant improvements in nasal airflow, in Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scores, and in quality of life, similar to nasal surgery results.

Non-Invasive VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling

A better solution to nasal airway obstruction without invasive surgery, permanent implants, or an uncomfortable recovery.

Are you a candidate for VIVAER®?

Try this little diagnostic procedure to see if you could benefit from VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling.

Cottle's Maneuver

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.® 2

Add a breath of fresh air to your life with VIVAER®

Call us today for an evaluation of your nasal obstruction symptoms.