Although nitrous oxide (N2O) on its own can safely be used for short periods of time, it’s safer to mix it with oxygen (O2) for longer periods of use. Many dental offices utilize N2O-O2 with a mix of about 70% oxygen to 30% nitrous oxide. At Renew MediSpa we use a lower percentage – 50%/50%- which you administer yourself during the course of your treatment, according to your needs and discomfort level.
The levels of sedation which can be experienced (after an initial feeling of light-headedness) are:
The actual mechanism of action of N2O is still unknown- in fact there are quite a few different mechanisms at work! However, it’s been observed that N2O depresses almost all forms of sensation – especially hearing, touch and pain, and that it seems to disinhibit some emotional centers in the brain. The ability to concentrate or perform intelligent acts is only minimally affected, as is memory.
Regardless of how many puffs you take, the Nitrous will leave your system rapidly and you will feel back to normal by the time you leave the treatment room.
There aren’t any major contraindications to relative analgesia, except for M.S., emphysema and some exotic chest problems. It hasn’t been proven to be safe during the first trimester of pregnancy, so you can’t use it then.
You can’t be allergic to N2O. It’s also safe to use if you suffer from epilepsy, liver disease, heart disease, diabetes, or cerebrovascular disease. It is also used quite successfully in many people with respiratory disease – but it depends on the exact nature of the disease.
Many of our procedures now include the Pro Nox option at no additional charge. You will, however, need to request it in advance for some procedures if you want to be sure the system will be available at the time of your procedure.
There is no additional charge for ProNox for clients undergoing Ultherapy, Profound RF, SculpSure laser, TruSculpt 3D, Thread Lifting, and Kybella®.
An administration fee of $20 (covers cost of gas and single use tubing) will be added for ProNox administered at your request for other procedures, such as microneedling/Vampire facials, permanent makeup, filler injection, botox injection, etc…
We are excited to now offer this technology at Renew MediSpa, to further enhance your comfort during procedures.