Sciton Halo Laser (HFL)

Virginia ENT has a new aesthetic laser, Sciton’s Halo™ - Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL). It’s a fantastic new addition to our list of non-surgical aesthetic offerings. With the Halo HFL, we have a new option for maximizing results and minimizing downtime!

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Facts

What is eustachian tube dysfunction and what does the eustachian tube do?

The eustachian tube is a connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose. It opens and closes when we swallow to let small amounts of air into our middle ear. When it isn’t working well, the pressure next to our eardrum isn’t equalized, and the eardrum retracts, much like ear pressure on an airplane when your ears don’t equalize.

The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), but you may not actually know much about it. What is PRP used for? Who can be a candidate for PRP? What should you do if you're interested in PRP?

Skin Cancer Treatment Options

One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. There are different types of skin cancers with different treatment options.  

Virginia ENT: May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, over five million cases of skin cancer are treated in the United States alone.

Skin cancer is more common than breast, lung, and colon cancer combined.  One in five Americans will develop it at some point.

The Hard Facts on Sunscreen: What to Look For, What to Avoid

“Always use sunscreen.” No doubt you will hear this advice sometime over the summer, and for good reason. Using sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do for your health, skin-related or otherwise. But did you know that not all sunscreen is created equal, or that “sunscreen” does not always mean an application of lotion or cream? Here are some sunscreen facts that could make a huge difference in your health.

How Can a Deviated Septum Interfere With My Sinuses?

Patients diagnosed with a deviated septum may not understand what this diagnosis entails and how a deviated septum may impact their lives. Whether a deviated septum can impact the sinuses is just one of the potential questions patients may have.

Here’s a look at how a deviated septum affects the function of other parts of the nose. We'll also discuss when and how we can fix a deviated septum.

Winter & Sinusitis

Sinus problems are usually considered seasonal, more prevalent in Spring and Summer.  Winter also causes sinus problems due to cold weather and closed, damp houses without proper ventilation.

At first there is a cold or flu.  This causes the skin inside your nose and sinuses to swell. The swollen sinuses cannot drain properly and mucus starts building up. This trapped mucus becomes the perfect place for bacteria to breed resulting in a sinus infection. You then start to feel stuffed up with persistent headaches, slight fever and other awful symptoms of sinusitis. Winter sinusitis may also be due to nasal polyps or even allergies.