Device goes up the nose to permanently improve breathing

While medication and breathing strips or stents can help to temporarily open up problematic nasal valves, surgery is typically the only long-term solution. Aerin Medical’s non-invasive Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling device, however, is now also claimed to do the job permanently. It does so via a quick outpatient procedure performed in a doctor’s office, in which radiofrequency energy is applied to cartilage using a wand that is inserted up the nose.

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