Office-Based Cryotherapy of the Nose for Nasal Congestion and Post-Nasal Drip

What is Cryotherapy of the Nose?

Office-based cryotherapy of the Posterior Nasal Nerve is a safe and well tolerated new office
based procedure to treat Vasomotor Rhinitis, nasal drip, and nasal congestion.

ClariFix® is the breakthrough cooling technology for treating frequent runny or stuffy nose, a condition called Chronic Rhinitis.

ClariFix treatment goes to the root of the problem: the inflamed nasal tissue and underlying nerves.

  • Minimally invasive under topical or local anesthesia
  • Efficient procedure for in-office or surgical setting
  • Utilizes cryotherapy with well-established safety profile

Does ClariFix cryotherapy hurt?

In a clinical study of 27 patients, the cryotherapy was well-tolerated with minimal discomfort.

How Long does the procedure take?

Office-Based Cryotherapy of the Nose takes about 5-10 minutes with minimal discomfort or bleeding.

Can I drive myself back home from the appointment?

Talk to your physician about preparing for the procedure and what to expect afterward. In most cases, only topical or local anesthesia are necessary and patients can drive themselves back home.

Hand held device freezes the Posterior Nasal Nerve in the nose after topical local anesthesia is sprayed into the nose sometimes an anesthetic gel and an injection of lidocaine is
used to numb the inside of the nose.

Is there downtime or recovery?

Your physician can provide you with post-treatment instructions. In general, there is minimal downtime and recovery. As with any nasal procedure, you may experience increased sensitivity, congestion and/or pain during the healing process.

What are the side effects?

In a clinical study, side effects were those usually associated with cryosurgery in the nasal passageway and included: pain/discomfort, headache, facial pain, bleeding, dry nose, and ear blockage. These symptoms had either resolved or were rated as mild within 3 months of the procedure.

How long until I see an improvement?

Most patients begin to see improvement between 7 days and 30 days post-treatment.

The Statistics on Chronic Rhinitus

  • 24+M patients (U.S.)
  • 10M patients w/perennial symptoms
  • 2.5M patients resistant to medical therapy
  • Many patients unsatisfied with medical therapy

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