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Vivaer – Nasal Airway Obstruction Treatment

Vivaer – Nasal Airway Obstruction Treatment

Vivaer – Nasal Airway Obstruction Treatment | Pasadena | GlendaleMillions of people in the United States live with conditions that can obstruct their nasal airways. This can make it challenging to breathe properly through the nose. The treatment of this condition usually involves invasive surgery necessitating general anesthesia. 

The only non-surgical options available to patients until now were drugs and breathing strips that provide temporary relief and surgeries that are painful, invasive, and usually, have a prolonged recovery period. However, a new technology, one that is non-invasive and virtually painless, is now emerging as a viable replacement for surgery.

Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling is a treatment that can be undertaken in the ENT doctor’s office or clinic to enable patients to breathe more easily. 

Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides Vivaer to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

 

No Incisions

This procedure delivers controlled energy to constrict and reduce tissue within the nose to enhance breathing. It does not involve any cuts or extended recovery. The nasal valve region is gently and permanently reshaped using RF energy. The patient will experience a noticeable improvement in nasal breathing instantly after the treatment. 

 

In-Office Procedure

Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling can be undertaken in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia. The procedure takes around 30 minutes or less to complete with minimal disruption of the patient’s routine.

  • Quick, convenient, and straightforward
  • Undertaken in a comfortable office setting
  • Necessitates only local anesthesia
  • It takes less than 30 minutes to complete the procedure
  • A patient can resume their routine almost immediately after the treatment

 

Clinically Proven Outcomes

According to clinical studies, 94 percent of patients experience better breathing with significant associated improvements in nasal airflow, NOSE scores (Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation), and quality of life. Studies also indicate 88 percent overall patient satisfaction as well as zero percent device related poor effects.

Patients report that Vivaer addressed their lifelong breathing problem in a matter of minutes. The procedure does not take even 30 minutes, from beginning to completion, including the numbing and the treatment. After the healing is complete, patients can breathe much better. 

 

How the Device Works

This procedure uses the Vivaer Nasal Airway Remodeling device, which was developed by Aerin Medical, the company that sponsored the clinical trial. This device effectively uses precise energy to reshape nasal passages enabling better airflow. 

However, to understand which regions need to be reshaped for particular patients, the company partnered with specialists at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Division of Otolaryngology.

The company was specifically interested in the work researchers had undertaken in the area of computational fluid dynamics. It is a computer-based algorithm that essentially enables one to view how air flows through a tube, through a cavity, or over the top of something. 

 

Easier than Typical Surgery

In this procedure, a CT scan of the patient’s nasal cavity is taken. After that, and otolaryngologist establishes how specific areas could be reshaped for optimal airflow. Subsequently, the patient’s nose is numbed for surgery, and RF energy is used to reshape the nasal airway. 

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for Vivaer.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Morpheus8 – Anti-Aging For Aging For The Face or Body

Morpheus8 – Anti-Aging For Aging For The Face or Body | PasadenaMorpheus8 refers to an innovative, sub-dermal, adipose remodeling, radio-frequency (RF) device. This system fractionally remodels and sculpts the face and body. The device delivers instant outcomes for patients. 

It offers more even, symmetrical, long-lasting, and consistent results by treating both the subcutaneous fatty layers and superficial skin layers. 

Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides Morpheus8 to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Fractionated RF Energy

Morpheus8 is a stand-out innovation that delivers fractionated RF energy into sub-dermal tissue. In general, similar bipolar RF technologies that are available to patients work only on the superficial skin layers. Patients may not be open to considering a surgical procedure to address the sub-dermal tissue for moderate and severe cases of wrinkles and sagginess. 

But Morpheus8 safely passes the epidermis to deliver bi-polar RF energy to the sub-dermal and deeper sub-cutaneous layers. This offers beautiful and sustainable outcomes. 

 

Minimally Invasive 

A key benefit is that it can be undertaken in combination with other surgical and non-surgical treatments, for instance, dermal fillers. Morpheus8 is increasingly becoming popular among patients who seek minimal downtime and subtle outcomes. 

The programmable penetration, depth, and energy delivery allow Morpheus8 to be ideal for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, and general skin tone. 

The device comprises 24 silicone-coated pins to penetrate into the sub-dermal tissue, tightening fat, and constricting connective tissue. It has been scientifically proven that fractionated RF energy reduces wrinkles while restoring collagen and fat. 

 

Safety

Morpheus8 can deliver energy at depths of 200, 300, and 400 microns with a very even effect. There is little to no thermal damage to the surface of the skin. Bi-polar technology is arguably safer than mono-polar because of the manner in which the energy passes through the poles. 

On top of this, the combination of its silicone-insulated shafts and long needles make the device safer for use on all types of skin with negligible risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which commonly occurs with other resurfacing procedures. 

Morpheus8 can be used in any area that can benefit from sub-dermal rejuvenation. The most commonly treated sites are the neck and lower face.

If Morpheus8 and Facetite (which is a minimally-invasive face and neck contouring device that has received FDA-clearance for its safety and efficacy profile) are used in combination, it effectively treats skin laxity through differential tissue and 3-dimensional remodeling, which is the next best thing after traditional facelift surgery.  

 

Benefits of Morpheus8

  • Promotes collagen production
  • Extremely consistent effect
  • Safe on all skin types
  • Deep and safe fractional treatment
  • Little risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which commonly occurs with other resurfacing techniques
  • Penetrating 4000 microns with an additional thermal profile of 1000+ microns
  • Little to no thermal damage to the dermis

While the most commonly treated sites include the neck and lower face, Morpheus8 is an effective procedure for any area that exhibits discoloration, wrinkles, acne scarring, and stretch marks. 

The results may differ between patients, and contraindications may be applicable. The patient may require two to three treatment sessions for optimal outcomes.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for Morpheus8.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

BodyTite – Minimally-Invasive Body Contouring

BodyTite - Minimally-Invasive Body Contouring | Pasadena | GlendaleBodyTite is an advanced body contouring procedure that is the least harmful for the body. This procedure is capable of creating desirable outcomes which are as effective as liposuction cosmetic surgery, but with no complications and scarring. 

BodyTite is powered by RFAL (Radio Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) that results in 3-dimensional remodeling of the treated areas.  

At the outset of the consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about all the BodyTite procedures and how they can address the patient’s aesthetic needs. 

This procedure is ideal for treating troublesome areas such as the stomach, thighs, and love handles. An exclusive feature of this medical procedure is its capability to heat the targeted fatty tissue in a precise and safe manner.

Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides BodyTite to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. 

 

RF Energy Based Lipolysis

BodyTite is liposuction that uses energy and works on the principles of liposuction. However, the BodyTite procedure makes use of Radio Frequency (RF) energy to melt the stubborn fat deposits, which can then be readily removed. 

The melted fat is removed using a narrow cannula. This procedure involves much less trauma, discomfort, post-op inflammation, and downtime in comparison to conventional liposuction. 

Besides the reduction of fat, BodyTite also performs another function. The deep heating of the tissues with RF energy helps in tightening the tissues and skin. The skin and body temperatures are controlled by an automated system. Controlled heating ensures that large volume contraction is uniform to avoid undertreating or over treating the targeted body areas. 

BodyTite also offers real-time temperature monitoring undertaken in the different areas of the patient’s body that include the deeply embedded fat. Laser temperature readers cannot reach these areas. This treatment approach is more targeted, and deep fat tissue layers of up to two inches can be addressed easily.   

 

How Does it Work?

Fat is eliminated with BodyTite, and there will be no loose and wrinkling skin. The outcomes are similar to cosmetic surgery, and there is no scarring or downtime. This procedure is based on a principle that is similar to liposuction as the fat deposits get reduced with BodyTite as well. It melts the fat to causes less trauma to the tissues and enabling easy removal by aspiration. 

After the targeted fat cells are eliminated, the surgeon delivers focal RF energy beneath the skin to generate controlled heat. This is a delicate heating process which promotes the production of elastin and fresh collagen for tauter, firmer skin. 

The results achieved with BodyTite are natural and long-lasting as the skin volumizing and tightening occurs slowly from within. 

 

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

People who are unhappy with the appearance of fat bulges, saggy, or loose skin in specific areas but want to avoid excisional surgery may consider this procedure. BodyTite will provide excellent results to candidates with fat deposits in the thighs, butt, hips, knees, arms, and abdomen.  

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for BodyTite.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

FaceTite – Minimally-Invasive Contouring Solution For The Face

FaceTite - Minimally-Invasive Contouring Solution For The Face | GlendaleVarious factors, such as sun exposure, smoking, genetics, and the aging process, can greatly impact the skin, particularly in the face, neck, and jowls. The FaceTite procedure is an effective non-surgical solution for people who want to appear as young as they feel. 

Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides FaceTite to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

 

FaceTite Overview

FaceTite refers to a minimally-invasive contouring treatment for the face and other small areas of the body. It is a safe, predictable, and innovative treatment that offers significant aesthetic improvements to patients. The RFAL (Radio Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) technology, which involves the three-dimensional re-contouring of the tissue, forms the basis of FaceTite. 

After a facelift, FaceTite is the next best thing. The treatment has built-in safeguards, such as power cut-off, impedance monitoring, real-time measurements of fat and skin temperature, and audible feedback to ensure the safety of the patient. 

FaceTite by InMode provides patients with a rejuvenated and youthful appearance without significant scarring or a prolonged recovery period. Peer-reviewed clinical studies indicate that patients experience up to 36 percent tissue contraction after FaceTite treatment, creating a well-sculpted facial appearance. 

FaceTite can effectively be used in any area above the shoulders. However, it is recommended for the skin in around the following areas: 

  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Mouth
  • Forehead
  • Brow
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jawline
  • Eyes
  • Cheeks

 

Advantages

  • Directional thermal field assists in fat coagulation and tissue remodeling. 
  • Dual temperature technologies offer more safety and control compared to other technologies.
  • 100 percent concentration of energy in the treatment site.

 

Technology

FaceTite is based on technology that consists of a non-aspirating cannula with a plastic end tip. This allows the procedure to be done safely in the sub-dermal plane. 

Computer-controlled RF energy heats the skin. This technology has been used in MRI machines and other medical equipment for over 75 years. 

A major advantage of FaceTite is that most patients need only one treatment session to accomplish their desired outcomes. FaceTite is an outpatient procedure and does not involve general anesthesia. For this reason, it can be performed and completed in a single day. 

 

Expected Results

These procedures are transformational for facial skin, making it tighter, smoother, and more youthful looking. Patients experience a dramatic reduction in signs of aging on the face almost immediately. 

They will experience a significant reduction in fat as well as a dramatic improvement in the tautness of the skin. In addition, this procedure does not lead to the irregular, lumpy appearance that is sometimes associated with liposuction.

The results of the procedure will last for up to five years. Subsequently, the skin will continue to age in a natural way. The genetics of the patient and their lifestyle choices will also affect the longevity of the procedure. 

 

Recovery 

Recovering from FaceTite is very low-impact with no involvement of an overnight hospital stay, and sutures as well as almost no post-treatment bruising or scarring. 

The treatment only involves local anesthesia. Therefore, many risks and prolonged recovery associated with traditional invasive surgery are completely eliminated. Instead, patients usually undergo minimal pain and a short recovery period. 

FaceTite is meant to treat fragile skin without causing any cellular tissue damage. The applicator device comprises in-built thermal controls for complete safety of the patient. 

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for FaceTite. 

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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