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What Is Vivaer? All You Need to Know

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from congestion as the result of nasal blockage or obstruction? If so, then this post is for you, because today we are discussing a relatively new procedure, called Vivaer. We are going to share what circumstances Vivaer treats, as well as why it might be the best option to provide you with long-term relief via its state-of-the-art nasal airway remodeling technology.

Nasal Airway Obstructions

Nasal airway obstructions (NAO) have a variety of potential causes and symptoms. NAOs refer to some form of blockage that occurs within the nasal or paranasal structures of the face. NAO can both cause and be caused by a lot of problems. NAO causes are generally separated into two categories: temporary and anatomical. The following are some examples of those two types of causes:

Temporary

  • Chronic sinusitis or recurrent sinus infections
  • Cold or flu
  • Air pollutants
  • Allergies
  • Rhinitis

Anatomical

  • Deviated septum
  • Enlarged turbinates 
  • Nasal tumors
  • Nasal polyps

Whatever the cause, nasal airway obstructions can result in the following symptoms:

The Vivaer Procedure

Historically, those battling chronic congestion symptoms due to nasal obstruction have had to consider intensive and complicated surgeries to experience prolonged relief. With the advent of Vivaer, patients can now receive a long-lasting solution that features a miraculously short recovery time. Moreover, Dr. Mandel can perform this treatment within the medical facility at the South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center.

So, you might be asking, how does it work? Well, rather than lasers to reform the nasal canal, Vivaer is a stylus that uses radiofrequency ablation (meaning extreme heat and cold are applied in succession) to shrink the swelling of the mucous membranes in the nose. Vivaer is more effective overall because ablated tissue heals much quicker than tissue modulated with lasers or surgical tools.

Some of the many perks of the Vivaer treatment include:

  • It durably and gently reforms soft tissue, including cartilage, in the nasal valve.
  • It increases the radius of the nasal valve to improve breathing.
  • It shrinks the submucosal tissue of the inferior turbinate.
  • It reduces soft tissue obstruction on the septum.
  • It can be performed in an out-patient facility. 
  • Patients can often resume routines within the same day.

The overall outcome of a Vivaer procedure is effective, long-term relief with an unprecedentedly short recovery period, and the data proves it. With Vivaer, 97% of patients experienced significant improvements in nasal breathing. Up to 89% of patients reported sleeping better post-procedure, and 94% stated that they were able to get adequate air through their nose during exercise. 

See If You Are a Candidate for a Vivaer Treatment by Visiting South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center

Are you looking for relief from chronic nasal obstruction? If so, you need the help of Dr. Mandel and his team of expert practitioners at South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center. They will evaluate your situation and create a custom-tailored plan to address your nasal issues.
 More and more people are becoming candidates for Vivaer, and you could be one of them. So, why wait? Call us today at 954-448-7216 or book your appointment online to start breathing easier and enjoying life more.