If you are considering a cosmetic procedure such as liposuction, surgical vaginal rejuvenation, double chin reduction via fat removal, or cellulite treatment with Cellfina®, you might be putting off your appointment because you are nervous about the discomfort you may feel during the procedure. You may also have general anxiety about being in a doctor’s office, even if the treatment you are undergoing is a relatively minor one. If you have been postponing a procedure due to these reasons, there’s good news. ProNox, available at Dr. Diehl’s medical office, will help make your treatment pain and stress-free experience.

What is ProNox?

ProNox is a system of sedation that gives patients a 50/50 mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide. This mixture provides both pain relief and relief from the anxiety that many feel when undergoing cosmetic or surgical procedures. The ProNox system is patient-controlled, which means they can administer the amount of sedation they want when they want it. The effects of ProNox are felt within seconds so patients can quickly and effectively respond to any discomfort or anxiety that occurs during their procedure. Those who use ProNox do not fall asleep during their treatment. Instead, they simply feel more relaxed and comfortable.

What Procedures Can Be Improved by Using ProNox?

ProNox can be used by itself during minor to minimally invasive surgical procedures to provide relief from discomfort and/or anxiety. Essentially, ProNox can be used with any procedure that may cause pain, discomfort, or worry.

How is ProNox Different?

ProNox is different than general anesthesia as it is out of the patient’s system ten minutes after inhalation of the medication has stopped. This means that patients who receive ProNox during their appointment do not have to worry about any lingering effects, such as exaggerated grogginess. ProNox is also self-administered. Patients can determine for themselves what level of pain relief they want based on their unique experience. ProNox is non-addictive, takes effect quickly, and has no long-term side effects. While some patients may experience a bit of a headache after using ProNox, this is uncommon and usually very short-lived.

Who is a Good Candidate for ProNox?

Those who have been putting off cosmetic treatments because they fear being in pain or who have anxiety about going to a doctor’s office are good candidates for ProNox. It is also a good option for those who are afraid of shots or needles. ProNox can also be a viable alternative for those who are allergic to or cannot tolerate general anesthesia.

Why Should You Consider ProNox?

If you do not want to or cannot use general anesthesia, you may have thought that some cosmetic procedures are beyond your reach. ProNox now makes them a possibility. In addition to being a viable alternative to for some general anesthesia procedures, it also is a perfect choice for those who have been considering a cosmetic treatment but are fearful of the pain or discomfort they may feel during the procedure or those who have a general fear of the doctor’s office. ProNox puts you in control because it is self-administered and takes effect quickly to provide immediate relief of anxiety and pain. With its short duration and lack of side effects, you can use ProNox during your minimally invasive, outpatient procedure and resume your daily activities as soon as you walk out of the office. ProNox is also an affordable option and usually adds no more than $150-$200 $125 onto the price of your procedure.

Learning More About ProNox

Do you want to find out if ProNox is right for you? During your consultation with Dr. Diehl for any type of aesthetic or surgical cosmetic procedure, you can ask her if ProNox could be used to make your treatment more comfortable and free of anxiety. Dr. Diehl will go over the benefits of ProNox, how it may enhance your procedure, and find out if there are any reasons why you could not use it. With her commitment to patient care, Dr. Diehl will always make the recommendation that is best for her patient.