Dealing with anxiety leading up to your in-office procedure? Don’t be. The team at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery is committed to providing our patients with a positive experience from the moment they walk through our door. To help ease our patient’s anxiety and discomfort during minimally invasive treatments in-office, we are happy to offer the Pro-Nox nitrous oxide system; an innovative analgesic (pain relieving) technology that helps to make your in-office procedure much more tolerable.
What is Pro-Nox?
Pro-Nox is a self-administered, valve inhalation system that combines equal amounts of oxygen and nitrous, commonly referred to as laughing gas. This combination slows down the central nervous system’s response time. After just a few breaths, patients experience immediate relief from their pre-operative anxiety. The best part about Pro-Nox is that it is self-administered, putting you, the patient, in full control.
How do I use Pro-Nox?
When you arrive at our office, a member of our medical staff will escort you to your procedure room to begin preparation for your procedure. Once all necessary tasks are completed and you are seated comfortably, you will be given a mouthpiece to begin your Pro-Nox inhalation. When you feel that you need Pro-Nox, simply breathe through the mouthpiece until you reach your desired level of comfort. You will be awake during your in-office procedure, making it simple to administer Pro-Nox when you need it.
What does Pro-Nox feel like?
Commonly, patients compare the feeling of Pro-Nox to the feeling one gets after a few glasses of wine. Although alert, patients are relaxed and content, but still fully aware of their surroundings. Once the procedure is complete and Pro-Nox is no longer being administered, the effects begin to wear off almost immediately. There is no need to arrange a ride home after using Pro-Nox. We recommend that patients wait just ten minutes before they get behind the wheel.
What procedures is Pro-Nox used for?
Pro-Nox is a great option for patients undergoing minimally invasive procedures and/or services in our medical spa. These procedures and treatments include:
- Upper Eyelift
- Scar revision
You can add on Pro-Nox to your procedure for just $50 at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery, located in Glen Carbon, IL just a few minutes outside of St. Louis, MO. Pro-Nox is cost-efficient and will make your procedure experience much more enjoyable. If you are feeling anxious about your procedure and are interested in Pro-Nox to help minimize any pain or discomfort, be sure to ask about adding Pro-Nox to your upcoming procedure at MidAmerica. A member of our medical staff can be reached at 618-288-7855.