VivAer® in Denver, CO

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What Is Nasal Obstruction?


Many people with nasal obstruction experience difficulty breathing through their nose, habitual snoring, interrupted sleep and fatigue.

Nasal obstruction is often caused by anatomical blockage in the nose, hindering airflow. As a result, you may feel congested or “stuffy.” Home remedies and medications may offer temporary relief. It’s only when your nasal airway is opened that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.

Common symptoms of nasal obstruction include:

  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty breathing during physical exertion

How Can VivAer Help?

Lasting relief is possible. Until now, finding a long-term solution often meant surgery. Now, Dr. Raj TerKonda and the team at Cherry Creek may be able to offer you lasting relief by performing a noninvasive VivAer treatment to open your nasal airway. 

After confirming that you are a suitable candidate for VivAer, we will apply local anesthesia to the inside of your nose, and then use the VivAer wand to delicately remodel your nasal passage and improve airflow. The VivAer wand works by applying radiofrequency (RF) energy to the nasal airway.

The VivAer treatment is clinically shown to provide high satisfaction and lasting relief. Patients typically return to normal daily activities the same day.

Clinical findings show that:

  • 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing
  • 94% of patients improved their ability to get enough air through their nose during exercise or exertion
  • 89% of patients reported getting a better night’s sleep

Am I A Candidate For the VivAer Treatment?

To find out, take these two simple tests.Procedure

Cottle’s Maneuver
Step 1. Place two fingertips on your cheeks, on each side of your nose.
Step 2. Gently press and pull outward to open your nasal passage further. While holding, breathe through your nose.

Did the Cottle’s maneuver help you breathe better? If so, you may be a candidate.

NOSE Score
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