Nasal Obstruction Problems
This lower volume of air may lead to:
- Chronic nasal congestion, or stuffiness
- Persistent nasal blockage or obstruction
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Difficulty sleeping, snoring, and fatigue
- Inability to get enough air during activities
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.
Nasal Obstruction Treatment
Nasal Airway obstruction has traditionally been treated by Ongoing Home Remedies or Traditional Nasal Surgery.
VIVAER® is a non-invasive procedure performed in the office for those with nasal obstruction issues. Experience a treatment for nasal airway obstruction that offers significant benefits without disadvantages. The VIVAER® procedure will permanently reshape your nasal valve area using radiofrequency energy. Total procedure time is about 15 minutes, and patients will notice improvement with breathing immediately after treatment.Learn more