Pro-Nox™ in Santa Barbara | Dr. Sara Yegiyants
We offer an array of non-surgical treatments in our office. While many of these are completely painless, some can cause a bit of discomfort. Whether you are particularly sensitive to pain or anxious about your treatment, we are now offering Pro-Nox™, a self-administered analgesia that takes effect almost immediately, reducing pain and anxiety for the duration of your treatment.
What is Pro-Nox™?
Pro-Nox™ is a medical device that administers a half-and-half mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide through a breathing tube or mask. Like “laughing gas” that may be administered at a dentist’s office, the effects of the gaseous mix are to help you relax and lessen pain. It is a highly-effective alternative to other methods of sedation and pain relief. In fact, this form of pain and anxiety relief has been in use for decades and has been proven safe and effective over years of use all over the world.
Pro-Nox™ is self-administered; this means that the patient has the machine in hand throughout the procedure and is able to use it whenever and as much as they feel is necessary. Once the gas is inhaled, you experience relief of your tension within seconds; similarly, your brain function returns to normal within minutes of ceasing to use the machine.
Patients may choose to use Pro-Nox™ for a variety of reasons. Some of the Medical Spa treatments that we offer might be somewhat uncomfortable, and the use of the oxygen and nitrous oxide blend allows for temporary relief of the pain associated with injections, minor procedures, and laser or skin resurfacing treatments, for instance. Other patients may have high levels of anxiety from the procedure itself or from the medical setting or the use of needles; either way, using Pro-Nox™ can help patients to calm their nerves. Because it is not harmful and is quickly cleared from the body, the gas can be used for the entire duration of the procedure and as much as needed.
Meet Dr. Yegiyants
Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and non-invasive procedures. Learn more about Dr. Yegiyants and why you should choose her for your next procedure.
When Would I Use Pro-Nox™?
Dr. Yegiyants offers an array of treatments in the Medical Spa that can help reshape your body, restore youthfulness to your face and neck, and enhance the texture and tone of your skin. Some of these procedures involve the use of injections or instruments that may produce some discomfort or may simply make you nervous. With the use of Pro-Nox™, however, you can expect a comfortable, enjoyable experience during your treatment. Below are some of the treatments we offer that you may choose to use the Pro-Nox™ analgesic with:
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What Are the Benefits of Using Pro-Nox™?
One advantage of Pro-Nox™ is that it provides instantaneous relief of pain and anxiety without needles or narcotics. This shortens the total procedure time and the time it takes for you to be ready to leave the office.
The effects of Pro-Nox™ are stopped almost as quickly as they begin; the effects cease within minutes as your body clears away the nitrous oxide. Because of this, patients can have a highly-effective option for relief that doesn’t require recovery. In fact, it is perfectly safe for you to drive yourself home, for instance, after using Pro-Nox™ during a Medical Spa treatment. And, it has been shown to be completely non-addictive.
As a patient-administered analgesic, Pro-Nox™ puts the control in your hands. You can use it when you need it and choose not to use it when you don’t. This is important, as you are the person best able to gauge when pain or anxiety relief would be helpful. It will be available to you throughout the duration of your treatment, so you can use it as necessary.