Throughout the years, many patients have expressed their desire for injectables, laser treatments, or peels, but are concerned with pain or anxiety. Some patients may have high tolerance levels for undergoing treatments, while others may need help feeling more comfortable. At Infinity MedSpa, we aim to provide each patient with a pain-free experience to achieve their goals. That is why we are proud to offer Pro-Nox, a patient-controlled analgesia for pain and stress management.
What Is Pro-Nox?
Pro-Nox is an FDA-cleared blend of 50/50 nitrous oxide and oxygen. Through self-administration, patients have full control over their treatment. The fixed mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen uses a specially designed on-demand value that delivers only medical gases when inhaled through the disposable mouthpiece. Since the patient is in charge, they can determine the amount and frequency of doses to calm their anxiety. It is that simple to enjoy a comfortable rejuvenation treatment!
Benefits Of Using Pro-Nox
There are many benefits of using Pro-Nox during treatments. Patient-administered Pro-Nox simply involves breathing through a mouthpiece until you achieve the desired level of pain relief. You will stay awake, but the discomfort will drop dramatically. The relief from Pro-Nox is instantaneous.
Nitrous oxide is a naturally occurring gas that acts as an anesthetic when inhaled. The gas quickly enters your bloodstream and gives a sedative effect. After several breaths of normal air, it completely clears from your body within minutes. It is non-addictive and you are able to drive yourself home after a brief waiting period. Other forms of medication require observation even after treatment is complete, such as IV or oral medications. With Pro-Nox, once the nitrous oxide has left your body, you are free to safely operate a car and resume your day.
Is This Similar To Laughing Gas At The Dentist?
This is not similar to laughing gas at the dentist. The concentration of nitrous oxide that is typically used for dental procedures is up to 70%, compared to the 50/50 mixture utilized by the Pro-Nox system. Unlike oral health procedures where patients have little to no control over the dosage administered, Pro-Nox gives patients full control at all times.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
The proven safety and effectiveness of Pro-Nox make it a great choice for almost anyone. During your consultation, you should discuss any pre-existing conditions, illness, or injuries with an expert at Infinity MedSpa to ensure Pro-Nox is right for you and your treatment.
When Does It Take Effect?
The 50/50 blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen takes effect within seconds of inhaling. The mixture provides benefits of increased comfort and reduced anxiety. The effects of this combination last for a few minutes at a time and is easily extended by self-administering the blend as needed.
How Long Does Pro-Nox Last?
Pro-Nox effects dissipate within 5-10 minutes of self administration, leaving no trace of the blend within the body. This 50/50 nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture allows patients to reap the benefits of an analgesic, while being able to carry on with their daily activities after. With Pro-Nox, patients can respond to pain or discomfort on their own terms, without disrupting the rest of their day. This makes it ideal for use during rejuvenation treatments, which are typically quick and do not produce lasting discomfort.
Which Rejuvenation Treatments Can Utilize Pro-Nox?
Pro-Nox is used for several of our procedures, and is appropriate for virtually any procedure that patients may find painful. As a result of Pro-Nox, the treatment itself will be much more comfortable for the patient, and can be used with either topical or injection lidocaine in order to provide additional comfort. Ask us to add Pro-Nox to the following rejuvenation treatments:
- Dermal Fillers
- Laser Treatments
- Hair Rejuvenation
- Joint Therapy
- And more!
Why Would I Need Pro-Nox? Do The Treatments Hurt?
Comfort varies by patient, and certain patients find that some treatments are more tolerable than others. Each patient has reasons for desiring sedation or local anesthetic, but most patients desire maximum comfort. The patient controls Pro-Nox, which alone has a calming effect on patients who may be nervous. Patient comfort is high priority to us, and Pro-Nox is a way to complement effects of local anesthetic such as lidocaine for treatments.
Is It Safe?
Nitrous oxide is one of the oldest and safest forms of sedation. Pro-Nox is based on a long history of success using nitrous oxide as a analgesic. The 50/50 mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen has been used around the world for decades. This pain management alternative has been used in over 6,000 practices, including medical aesthetics, labor and delivery, regenerative medicine, ambulatory services, and more. In comparison of other sedatives, the advantage of the 50/50 nitrous oxide and oxygen mix is the calming effects that occur rapidly, and dissipate within minutes after completion of treatment. Pro-Nox gives the patients full control, and internal safety mechanisms automatically shut-off if either nitrous oxide or oxygen levels in the machine get too low. Patients do not need to arrange for transportation to and from appointments, and can resume normal activities once the effects wear off.
What Are The Side Effects of Pro-Nox?
During Pro-Nox use, patients describe feeling extremely relaxed and buzzed. You will experience a reduction, if not complete alleviation, of anxiety, pain, and tension. After a treatment with the nitrous oxide system, patients may experience brief side effects, including headache, dizziness, or nausea. Nausea usually subsides after a few minutes of breathing, while all side effects are often reduced or eliminated by eating and drinking before the treatment.
Ask Us About Pro-Nox At Your Next Visit
At Infinity MedSpa, located in Sudbury, Massachusetts, we care deeply about our patients’ safety, comfort, and satisfaction. If you have a sense of anxiety coinciding with your excitement about an upcoming rejuvenation treatment, or you have been procrastinating in taking that final step, Pro-Nox may be the catalyst that helps you make your move. Let us know if you would like to try Pro-Nox at your next appointment. For more information, contact us today at 978-579-4092.