Do you struggle with congestion or have difficulty breathing through your nose? If other treatments haven’t helped, you may be a suitable candidate for a treatment called RhinAer, now offered at Chicago ENT.
What is RhinAer?
RhinAer is a non-surgical treatment for patients with difficulty breathing through their nose. RhinAer can treat both runny noses and congestion.
It’s designed for patients with chronic rhinitis. Chronic rhinitis is a common condition that millions have but are often undiagnosed. Chronic rhinitis symptoms include a constantly runny nose, persistent post-nasal drip, always feeling stuffed up, and excessive sneezing.
How Does RhinAer Work?
Before your RhinAer treatment, your ENT specialist at Chicago ENT will apply local anesthesia to numb the inside of your nose to ensure you don’t feel any pain and are comfortable. Then, they will insert the small RhinAer wand into your nostril.
The wand uses low-temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy from the tip. The radiofrequency energy targets and calms down overactive nerves in your nose, which helps reduce the production and flow of unwanted mucus being created.
In addition to calming down overactive nerves, RhinAer can also shrink any inflamed soft tissue in the nose. Doing this helps relieve congestion, making you feel more comfortable.
Once your RhinAer treatment is complete, you can return to your usual activities since there’s minimal downtime. However, each patient is different, so your results may vary.
RhinAer’s console can also be used with the VivAer Stylus for patients with nasal airway obstruction. Combining RhinAer and VivAer provides lasting relief to these patients by treating the entire nasal valve.
Who is a Good Candidate for RhinAer?
RhinAer is best suited for patients suffering from chronic rhinitis symptoms. You may be a good candidate for RhinAer if:
- You suffer from a moderate to severe chronically runny nose
- You have post-nasal drip
- You’re always congested
- You suffer from chronic clearing of your throat
- You have had Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FSS) but still suffer from uncontrolled rhinitis
- Medications and nasal sprays aren’t providing you with the relief you need from your frustrating symptoms
- You have allergies that cause constant drainage
RhinAer is only for use by adults who are at least 22 years of age and older.
If this sounds like you, you may be a good candidate for RhinAer. However, the only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with your ENT specialist at Chicago ENT!
How Long Do the Results of RhinAer Last?
From a clinical study, 96% of RhinAer patients reported improved or eliminated symptoms a year after treatment. 88% of patients had improved chronic rhinitis symptoms in a two-year follow-up.
This demonstrates that results from RhinAer are long-lasting and are helping patients get the relief they need from chronic rhinitis. However, results may vary by patient.
Most RhinAer patients will see the full effect of the treatment within four weeks of undergoing RhinAer. You may experience temporary congestion, increased sensitivity, and crusting where you receive treatment for 2 to 6 weeks after treatment.
These are signs that your nasal passage is healing. For the best results, avoid blowing your nose for the first week after your RhinAer treatment, and use any recommended nasal sprays and rinses as directed by your ENT specialist.
Are you ready to find out if you could be a good candidate for RhinAer? Schedule your consultation at Chicago ENT at one of our five convenient locations today!