ClariFix® Cryotherapy

ClariFix is a cryotherapy treatment used to address chronic rhinitis.

ClariFix® Cryotherapy is a minimally-invasive cryotherapy procedure used to treat chronic rhinitis (constantly stuffy, runny, itching nose, and sneezing). Chronic rhinitis is a set of nasal symptoms that persists for months, and may be associated with allergies, but not always.

ClariFix Cryotherapy With Clearpoint Health Network

At Clearpoint Health Network, we treat patients from across Canada and all over the world who are suffering from chronic rhinitis. Our surgeons have years of experience with ENT treatments and in treating this chronic condition. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient-centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

#103B – 20 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4

What Is ClariFix® Cryotherapy?

ClariFix is a cryotherapy (freezing) treatment for chronic rhinitis. It is used to freeze the nerve that is responsible for sending too many signals to your nose that lead to congestion, mucous production, and sneezing.

The ClariFix device is a balloon that is placed in your nose during an in-office procedure at our Toronto location. The procedure is performed under a light level of sedation.

The ClariFix balloon is gently placed in the posterior part of your nose near the posterior nasal nerve (PNN). After placement, the balloon is filled with nitrogen gas that freezes the PNN nerve, the region that is the source of your symptoms. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes and is non-invasive.  No tissue is cut or removed, and nothing is left in your nasal cavity after treatment.

How Effective Is ClariFix Cryotherapy?

Recent medical literature published in September 2021 in the Laryngoscope medical journal has shown that greater than 80% of patients have shown significant improvement in validated Nasal Symptom Scores (runny nose/rhinorrhea, congestion, sneezing, and itchiness) at their 2-year follow-up appointments.

Is Cryotherapy Safe?

Yes. Cryotherapy has shown an excellent safety profile in the medical studies that have been published to date.  Most side effects are temporary and resolve with little to no medical intervention.  The most commonly reported but rare side effects include headaches, nose bleeds and sinusitis.

When Can I Expect Results?

ClariFix Cryotherapy patients often experience some increased congestion in the first few weeks after the procedure, but these symptoms should resolve quickly. After 4-6 weeks, you will start to notice an improvement in your nasal symptoms; decreased congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchiness. After a ClariFix Cryotherapy procedure, 1 in 3 patients are able to discontinue all intranasal medications.

Next steps: Book your ClariFix Cryotherapy consultation

If you are ready to discuss your chronic rhinitis needs with our surgeons in Toronto, contact us to learn more about ClariFix Cryotherapy and request a consultation today. You have options for private healthcare and ENT surgery in Canada.

Please note that our healthcare team will require your basic medical history in order to appropriately prepare for your consultation. You will be required to travel out of province for surgery. During the consultation, your patient care coordinator will discuss potential risks and complications. The consultation can take place via telephone or video conference.