At AesthetiSpa, patient comfort is a priority. While we don’t perform surgery, some procedures can be a little uncomfortable. We offer topical numbing creams for certain laser and radiofrequency treatments, but some patients need a little more help with anxiety and pain management.
As an additional measure of comfort, AesthetiSpa offers PRO-NOX.
What is PRO-NOX?
PRO-NOX is a non-invasive, quick onset anxiety and pain management system with a short duration of effect. The PRO-NOX system uses nitrous oxide to safely and effectively eliminate anxiety and discomfort. The system is patient controlled so you control the degree of relief you need, when you need it.
PRO-NOX can be used with any treatment where the patient is anxious or does not like the sensation of the treatment.
AesthetiSpa patients have used PRO-NOX for many procedures such as, Thermage, Infini RF, Fraxel DUAL and truSculpt iD with considerable reduction in discomfort and overall enhanced experience.
How is PRO-NOX administered?
PRO-NOX is self-administered under the supervision of medically trained staff. The patient holds a disposable mouthpiece and slowly breathes in a mixture of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen through the mouthpiece and hose when feeling any anxiety or discomfort. You control the frequency and depth of the inhalations, thus the degree of relief.
What are the benefits of PRO-NOX?
PRO-NOX has various benefits for the easy relief of anxiety and pain:
- Non-invasive – no oral or IV sedatives
- Patient administers and controls the delivery
- Quick onset – takes effect in seconds for immediate relief
- Takes the edge off some procedures, particularly for patients who are uneasy or have a lower pain threshold
- Short duration – clears the body within minutes
- Patients can drive home afterwards
- FDA cleared
Can anyone use PRO-NOX?
Anyone receiving treatment at AesthetiSpa can use PRO-NOX. Nitrous oxide has been used to calm children in pediatric dentistry for 50 years and in obstetrics to ease the laboring process. More recently, it has successfully expanded into medical aesthetics to help patients manage anxiety and pain. If you have questions or concerns, please speak with your provider prior to using the system.
Is PRO-NOX safe? Are there side effects?
PRO–NOX has been safely used throughout the world for anxiety and pain management for decades.
Each patient receives a disposable hose and mouthpiece system for their treatment and each system has an internal on-demand value as an additional infection control measure.
Side effects are rare but can include: dizziness, nausea, light-headedness and unsteadiness. However, nitrous oxide is metabolized and out of your system within minutes of discontinuing. Therefore, you return to normal activities quickly, including driving.