Nasal Obstruction

Nasal Airway obstruction, also known as a congested or blocked nose, can dramatically impact the quantity and quality of the air you breathe in.

Nasal Obstruction Problems

This lower volume of air may lead to:

  • Chronic nasal congestion, or stuffiness
  • Persistent nasal blockage or obstruction
  • Difficulty breathing through nose
  • Difficulty sleeping, snoring, and fatigue
  • Inability to get enough air during activities
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Nasal Obstruction Causes

Narrowing of the nasal valve may be caused by an enlargement of any of the three primary structures, decreasing the overall nasal airway area.

Nasal Airway Obstruction

The Septum, Lateral Wall, and Turbinates form a triangular area known as the Nasal Valve. If any of these tissues enlarge, nasal airway size is reduced, causing lower airflow.

  • The Septum is the narrow ridge of bone and tissue between the two nostrils.
  • The Turbinates are fingers of tissue that direct and warm air as it enters the nasal cavity.
  • The Lateral Wall is the side tissue that forms the outer wall of the nose.
normal nasal valve image
narrow nasal valve image

Nasal Obstruction Treatment

Nasal Airway obstruction has traditionally been treated by Ongoing Home Remedies or Traditional Nasal Surgery. Today there is a third option: VIVAER® Non-Invasive Nasal Airway Remodeling.

Ongoing Home Remedies

Nightly breathing strips, nasal dilators, and sprays that never quite fix the problem are some of the ongoing home remedies you might have tried. And tried. And tried. Home Remedies are never a permanent solution.

Traditional Nasal Surgery

Traditional Surgery, involving pain, recovery time, and less-than-spectacular results has been the only course of treatment for advanced nasal problems. While it may be effective in many cases, it does not always address the problems of nasal blockage caused by narrow nasal valves.

VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling

The VIVAER treatment, performed in your doctor’s office, is a non-invasive procedure with no cutting. Your nasal valve area is gently and permanently reshaped using low-temperature radiofrequency energy. Immediately after treatment, you’ll begin to experience a noticeable improvement in nasal breathing.

nasal obstruction breathing machine

Millions of people suffer from nasal airway obstruction, which limits airflow through the nose. Until now, your only options were medications or breathing strips that offer temporary relief, and surgeries that are invasive, painful, and often have a long recovery period. Vivaer Airway Remodeling is a new, non-invasive treatment that can be performed in your ENT Physician’s office or clinic to help you breathe more easily.

Non-Invasive

Proven technology effectively treats your nasal obstruction by gently reshaping your nasal tissues.

In-Office

Simple in-office treatment is completed using only local anesthetic allowing you to return to normal activity right away.

Clinically Proven

Clinical studies have shown significant improvements in nasal obstruction symptoms, similar to more invasive surgical treatments.