Dr. Stacey Silvers recently conducted a study testing the effectiveness of a temperature-controlled radiofrequency device in treating a nasal valve collapse. Her findings were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. The background, objectives, and conclusion of the study were as follows, per the article:
Nasal valve collapse is one of several causes of nasal obstruction. The safety and efficacy of a temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) device for the treatment of the nasal valve for nasal airway obstruction (NAO) has been established in single-arm studies. The objective of this trial was to compare active device treatment against a sham procedure (control).
This RCT shows temperature-controlled RF treatment of the nasal valve is safe and effective in reducing symptoms of NAO in short-term follow-up.
You can read Dr. Silvers’ entire article by following the link below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (212) 213-3339.