INTRODUCING: LATERA™ Absorbable Nasal Implant Revolutionary Nasal Obstruction Treatment
Dr. Raja and the CLEAR Sinus® team are proud to offer the amazing comfort and convenience of the LATERA™ Absorbable Nasal Implant. The LATERA™ Absorbable Nasal Implant is a safe, effective, easy treatment to remedy nasal valve collapse.
What is Nasal Airway Obstruction?
Over 20 million Americans suffer from nasal airway obstruction (NAO), which limits airflow through the nose. This can significantly impact the quality of life of NAO sufferers.
Symptoms of Nasal Air Obstruction may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Reduced sleep time or quality
- Reduced productivity
Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Dr. Raja and the CLEAR Sinus® team can determine whether the lateral nasal wall is contributing to a patient’s nasal airway obstruction. Patients with weak lateral cartilage may benefit from support for the lateral wall. The LATERA™ implant is a minimally invasive option for supporting upper and lower lateral wall cartilage, and can provide patients with lasting relief.
LATERA™: Safe, Convenient, Effective
Dr. Raja and his team of dedicated sinus care specialists want you to breathe easy!
The LATERA™ Absorbable Nasal Implant utilizes minimally-invasive technology is used to support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose. This added support may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and allow patients to breathe better. The LATERA™ implant is absorbed over a period of approximately 18 months, so no follow-up removal procedure is required.
LATERA™: Clinically-Proven Patient Success
Nasal obstruction patients with lateral wall or nasal valve collapse experience notable improvement in the following areas after treatment with LATERA™:
- Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
- Less difficulty breathing through the nose
- Improved ability to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion
- Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
- Less trouble sleeping
Patients showed a reduction in nasal obstruction symptoms of 56% at 6 months, as measured by the NOSE survey. These results were achieved without negative cosmetic effects. Risks included temporary symptoms such as:
- Mild bruising and inflammation
- Awareness of the implant
- Mild pain or irritation
Other risks related to the LATERA™ implant included: discomfort, infection, reaction to material, and device retrieval.