“Other recent technologies make use of an implant to support the nasal valve and reduce collapse, [which carries] a risk of implant extrusion,” said Michael J. Sillers, MD, an otolaryngologist at Alabama Nasal and Sinus Center in Birmingham. “Vivaer does not employ an implant.”
Instead, the device uses controlled energy that is applied intranasally to the internal nasal valve region to induce tissue shrinkage and tightening. This leads to “changing the shape and position of the caudal edge of the upper lateral cartilage without any incisions and within minutes,” said Dr. Sillers.
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