Nasal congestion is a sensation of decreased airflow through the nose. It is often the result of inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages. Structural changes in the nose may also contribute, including a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates and nasal valve collapse. Nasal congestion is commonly treated with medication or surgery, depending on the underlying cause. A new option now available to our patients is Vivaer. This in office procedure, performed under local anesthesia, uses low energy radiofrequency to remodel the nasal tissues and improve your breathing. For some patients, Vivaer is a reasonable alternative to surgery. Ask your doctor if Vivaer is right for you. Relevant links: