What is Pro-Nox?

Pro-Nox is commonly known as “laughing gas.” It is a combination of half oxygen and half nitrous oxide. Inhaling Pro-Nox during aesthetic procedures reduces pain and eliminates treatment anxiety. It is administered via a mouth piece and the patient holds the device and inhales when they would like analgesia. There are no IVs or pills to swallow. Pro-Nox works by targeting the central nervous system, the GABA receptors in the brain, and releases serotonin, dopamine, and neurotransmitters of well-being and happiness. It works in minutes and wears off just as quickly. Patients are awake and interactive during procedures but are dissociated to pain and anxiety.

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FAQ

What is Pro-Nox?

Pro-Nox is a pre-set mixture of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen that can be inhaled by the patient during medical procedures. Pro-Nox analgesia is ideal for patients seeking decreased sensation of pain, a disconnection from the pain, and/or an anti-anxiety effect. 

Is it painful?

Pro-Nox is not painful. It is patient administered analgesia which allows the patient a sense of control; the patient hold the device in their hands and self-administer inhalations as needed.

How long is the recovery?

Pro-Nox is a fast on, fast off analgesia. It is not an anesthetic. The onset of action is immediate after ~2-5 inhalations. For the majority of patients 5-7 inhalations provides relief for ~5-7 minutes. Pro-Nox is not addictive. Patients may drive themselves home at the end of the of procedures.  

What results can I expect?

Patients will remain awake and conscious during the procedure when inhaling nitrous oxide. The gas provides a laissez-faire effect. 

Do I need more than one treatment?

Dizziness, light-headedness, nausea/vomiting, dry mouth, numbness.

Am I a good candidate?

The following are contraindications to Pro-Nox analgesia: Pregnancy/breastfeeding, B12 deficiency, decompression sickness or recent scuba diving, lung diseases such as COPD/emphysema, patients who require >50% supplemental oxygen, pulmonary or air embolism, pneumothorax, recent eye surgery, and a few other rare medical conditions.