You’re not alone if you find yourself feeling a little anxious about receiving a cosmetic treatment. When you visit Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ, we believe you should feel comfortable and at ease at all times. The modern medical spa is about improving your life, after all! That’s just one reason we offer Pro-Nox nitrous oxide to our valued patients.
How Can Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide Help Me During Treatment?
Nitrous oxide sedation will help you in two key ways: by making you comfortable and by making you less anxious.
Making You Comfortable
Nitrous oxide gas goes to the opioid receptors in your brain and partially blocks them. When they’re blocked, they’re not able to pick up any signals your body might send that would normally cause discomfort. The good news is that this effect goes to work in just three to five minutes. The even better news is that, unlike powerful opioid drugs used during or after invasive procedures like surgeries, nitrous oxide gas isn’t metabolized by your body, so there are no lingering effects. It’s simply inhaled and almost immediately exhaled back out, unchanged. And don’t worry about your treatment specialist being affected. You exhale the gas into a mask that vacuums it away immediately.
Making You Less Anxious
Most cosmetic treatments aren’t painful like invasive procedures can be, so the real benefit of Pro-Nox lies in the way it takes your anxiety away. We realize that lots of people are anxious in medical offices of any kind, whether it’s a hospital, a dentist’s office, or even a comfortable medspa like Moderne Medical! Nitrous oxide gives you a feeling of ease, well-being, and relaxation. It does this without impairing your ability to concentrate or causing you to forget everything later.
The Advantages of Pro-Nox
It Works Quickly
Unlike pain-relieving or anti-anxiety drugs you might take orally, it only takes about 20 seconds for the first effects to reach your brain. You can step things up gradually from there until you reach your peak level of comfort, which usually takes just a few minutes.
Because it works so quickly. it’s possible to deepen or lighten your level of sedation almost instantly. With other forms of sedation, it might be possible to deepen it, but there’s no way to lighten it until your body metabolizes the sedative, which can take hours. With nitrous oxide, you simply stop breathing it in and feel fewer effects almost instantly. Nitrous oxide treatment is also adjustable in the sense that it’s a good fit for any kind of cosmetic treatment no matter how long or short. Other types of sedation have a fixed duration because the pills or drugs last for a specific amount of time and there’s no way to change that. Pro-Nox can be given for exactly the amount of time you need it.
There are no injections or IVs necessary to get the benefits of nitrous oxide. If you have a phobia of needles already, this is the perfect way to enhance your comfort and relaxation. In fact, even if you do have a needle phobia, you might be pleased to hear that nitrous oxide can ease those fears so much that you’ll be able to comfortably sit through a cosmetic treatment that involves needles!
It’s Over Quickly
Don’t worry about a hangover effect from nitrous oxide. Unlike some other types of sedation, nitrous oxide will completely clear your body just a few minutes after you stop breathing it. You can drive yourself home, return to work, or go about your day just as you normally would.
It’s Very Safe
Nitrous oxide might be the safest sedation method out there, with virtually no effect on any of the body’s major organs, like the lungs, liver, or heart, and no side effects at normal doses. It’s so safe that there are almost no contraindications, or conditions that can stop you from using it, which is virtually unheard of when you’re talking about pills or IV sedation drugs! It’s safe to use even if you have liver or heart disease, diabetes, or epilepsy. The only thing that could keep you from using this method of sedation is a serious vitamin B12 deficiency. Talk to us if you’ve been diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency and we’ll consider where you are in your treatment and determine the best path forward for you.
What’s It Like to Use Pro-Nox?
One of the best things about this system is that you are able to control it yourself. Only you really know how much anxiety you’re feeling during treatment, so you stay in control of the nitrous oxide delivery for the best possible experience. You’ll have a mouthpiece to use that gives you access to the 50% oxygen, 50% nitrous oxide gas. There’s an easy-to-use control system that we’ll explain to you before you start, and if you have any questions, we’ll be happy to explain thoroughly how the machine works when you come to see us.
Is It the Right Choice?
Cosmetic treatments are about nurturing ourselves, and you should always leave our office feeling uplifted, empowered, comfortable, and ready to put your best face to the world. If you feel anxious over a treatment, that anxiety can compromise your feeling of well-being. Nitrous oxide is a safe, simple way to combat anxiety.
We want your experience with us to be amazing. Anxiety should never stop you from reaching your aesthetic goals. If you’re ready to get started, visit Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ and let us help you enjoy all the benefits of cosmetic treatment! This laughing gas system that is available at no additional charge to help ease pain and anxiety during treatments. This is a patient-administered, on-demand system and patients may drive themselves home 10 minutes after use. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!