People with chronic nasal congestion spend their whole lives using nasal sprays and medicines unless they opt for surgery. A new device has been invented to put an end to the problem without a surgery. Medicines and breathing strips can solve the problem temporarily but do not help in the long run.
Aerin Medical’s non-invasive Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling device claims to fix the problem permanently without the need for a surgery. It only requires a quick procedure in the doctor’s office where radiofrequency energy is applied to the cartilage using a wand that is inserted up the nose
“What this technology does is reshape the internal nasal valve region, which is a region where cartilage on the side of your nose meets your septum,” says The Ohio State University’s Dr. Brad Otto, leader of an ongoing clinical trial. “Basically what it causes the cartilage to do is barely denature and change its shape just a little bit in order to open up that valve and improve airflow to that region.”
CT scans are taken both before and after the procedure to ensure the air flow through the nasal cavity has improved. If you suffer from chronic nasal congestion and would like to take part in the clinical trial you can contact the organization here. You can learn more in the video below: