VivAer Procedure

Get Relief from Nasal CongestionVivAer is a simple, non-invasive, and in-office procedure that takes less than 30-minutes to complete. We use low-energy radiofrequency to gently reshape your internal nasal valves to help you breathe better. It’s easy, inexpensive, and covered by most insurances. 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing.

patients being treated with VivAer

How it works

With VivAer, your ENT physician will first apply local anesthesia to numb the inside of your nose and then insert a small wand into your nostril to precisely target and treat the blockage. The tip of the wand uses low-temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy to gently remodel your nasal passage to improve airflow. The treatment has minimal discomfort, and once it’s finished, you can typically get right back to your normal daily activities.

Conditions treated with VivAer

Nasal Obstruction Conditions:

  • Stuffy nose / Nasal congestion
  • Snoring
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Difficulty breathing during physical exertion
  • Blocked sinuses

VivAer Procedure Video from our Office

Will VivAer work for me?

diagram of finger pulling on the face in a outward direction from the nosePerform the Cottle Maneuver to find out
Step One:
Place two fingertips on your cheeks and on each side of your nose

Step Two:
Gently press and pull outward

Step Three:
Breathe through your nose

Our VivAer Experts

Dr. Palmer and Stefan Kuipers are highly trained experts in this non-invasive, in-office procedure to help patients beat nasal congestion and nasal drainage.

Overview Video

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