Laser Surgery for Allergic and Vasomotor rhinitis
Co2 laser vaporization of the inferior turbinate has recently become accepted as a common treatment for allergic and vasomotor rhinitis. Usually, only a single procedure is needed to get symptomatic relief.
CO2 laser with its longer wavelength (10.6 m) scatters less on tissues, is less harmful than the other surgical lasers, minimizes local edema with very little damage to the nearby mucosa, and achieves excellent haemostasis.
The laser vaporized tissues formed scar tissue, reduced turbinate bulk, restored nasal flow, and improved other symptoms: rhinorrhoea, sneezing, headache and nasal blockage.
This laser surgery can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, with no pain or bleeding.
All things considered, laser surgery is an effective treatment for perennial allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis.
Laser treatment is not a cure for allergic rhinitis, but it can make your life a lot better.