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Nasal Obstruction

Not Getting Enough Air Through Your Nose?

Always struggling to get air through your nose? Nasal airway obstruction feels like you have a congested or blocked nose, and it can significantly affect the quantity of air you can inhale.

Want to Breathe and Sleep Better?

Chronic sinusitis and nasal airway obstruction can leave you feeling tired during the day! You probably also feel miserable from recurring facial pain and pressure. Why do you keep putting off a treatment solution? Many of our new patients tell us they wanted to avoid sinus surgery. We understand how you feel, which is why we offer these effective, non-surgical, treatment solutions, covered by most insurance plans.

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VIVAER®: A Better Non-Invasive Nasal Obstruction Solution!

Until now, finding a long-term solution for nasal congestion often meant surgery. Now, you can have long-lasting relief without nasal surgery (or incisions) with the VivAer® treatment.

VIVAER® gives you a treatment for nasal airway obstruction that offers significant benefits without disadvantages.

It's Convenient, Fast, Straightforward

  • Performed in the comfort of an office setting
  • Requires only local anesthetic
  • Total procedure time is less than 15 minutes
  • You can return to your normal activities right away

Simple, Non-Invasive, Unique

  • No incisions or cutting
  • No destruction or removal of tissue
  • No implants, no exterior change
  • Uses a proven, proprietary technology that gently reshapes your nasal airway with radiofrequency

It's Effective, Proven, and Documented

Clinical studies in Europe and the US have shown significant improvement in nasal obstruction symptoms, previously seen only in invasive surgical treatment, with 94% response to treatment, 88% overall patient satisfaction, and 0% device-related serious adverse effects.

VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling - goes beyond traditional treatment options, and delivers results beyond expectations.

RhinAer® & Clarifix®: Simple Treatments for Chronic Runny Nose and Post-Nasal Drip

Embarrassed that your nose drips throughout the day? Frustrated that you have to always have a tissue with you?
A runny nose can be such a nuisance! If you suffer from excessive nasal drainage or have to frequently blow or wipe your nose, you may benefit from a minimally invasive in-office procedure designed to calm the nerves responsible for the excessive nasal drip. Dr. Ryan Vaughn, of Exhale Sinus, TMJ, Headache & Sleep, was the first physician to offer this procedure in Illinois following FDA approval.
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Balloon Sinuplasty Provides Long-Lasting Relief from Sinus Pain!

Are you suffering from frequent or severe sinus infections? Are you frustrated by the constant struggle to breathe free? Have you given up hope that safe, effective, and affordable solutions can give you lasting relief? You don’t have to live with the suffering. There is a modern, minimally-invasive solution that will give you the relief that you need without the discomfort associated with hospital sinus surgery procedures.
Since 2005, more than half a million patients have received lasting relief with an astounding Balloon Sinuplasty success rate of 95%. Unlike medications, this FDA-cleared procedure directly addresses the underlying cause of infection. Unlike hospital sinus surgery procedures, this solution could be comfortably performed in the doctor’s office without the need for permanent removal of bone and tissue. Balloon Sinuplasty patient reviews from across the country have shown the exceptional life-changing benefits of this technological advancement in sinus infection treatment.
Do you chronically suffer from some or all of the following symptoms?
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Sinus Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Congestion
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Bad Breath
Then Balloon Sinuplasty may be the right treatment option for you!
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Incisionless/No-Scalpel Septoplasty: A Simple Deviated Septum Treatment

Self-conscious over your slightly crooked nose or nostrils? A deviated septum actually impacts your breathing. Some people even say they notice a slight whistle from their nostrils. Are you frustrated with frequent sinus infections just on one side of your face? A deviated septum could be a contributing cause.

Improve Nasal Breathing Without an Incision

This incisionless technique uses pressurized inflatable dilators to remodel the nasal septal spurs and deflection that lead to nasal blockage.
Fast and Convenient Treatment to Correct a Deviated Septum
  • Performed in the comfort of an office setting
  • Requires only local anesthetic
  • You can return to your normal activities right away
Exhale Sinus, TMJ, Headache & Sleep may perform this procedure alongside other nasal procedures, such as Balloon Sinuplasty, turbinate reduction, or nasal valve collapse repair. Correction of nasal septal deformities is often critical for patients with nasal blockage and chronic congestion.

Sinuva® & Propel® Eliminate the Need for Those Nasty Tasting Nasal Sprays

Nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis often respond to steroids such as prednisone or Medrol. Sinuva and Propel are products designed to slowly and safely deliver anti-inflammatory medication, often allowing patients the ability to avoid taking oral (or systemic) prednisone or Medrol. Dr. Ryan Vaughn was the first provider in Illinois to place Sinuva following FDA approval.


We recognize that many people suffer from a disabling fear of needles. While some of the procedures we do at Exhale involve hypodermic needles and sometimes anesthesia, we have developed practices that help us work successfully with people that suffer from this condition. Please do not avoid or delay a necessary procedure if you suffer from Trypanophobia.
If you suffer from Trypanophobia, please let us know. Our regular office visits do not involve hypodermic needles. But if you are recommended for a procedure, we will most likely need to use them. If we know that this is a struggle for you, we have special procedures we adopt, including:
  • Mindful scheduling
  • Prescriptions for medications that may be helpful
  • Relaxing pre-operative procedures including acupressure
  • Sensory deprivation techniques that limit the stimulation of your nervous system
Please make sure to mention that you would like these services when we begin scheduling your procedure.
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Miserable, because you can’t breathe through your nose?

Stop Suffering and Breathe Better Today!

You probably have experienced frustration and confusion regarding the carousel of prescription medications or over the counter (OTC) medications; they help but do not fix your problem.
  • Looking for more permanent relief without surgery? You have come to the right practice! Most of our patients are just like you and we have helped them. We would like to help you too!
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