How not to feel a thing during your Cosmetic Treatment in Manhattan
Feeling apprehensive or anxious toward going to the doctor isn’t anything new. For some people, just the thought of needing to go to the doctor’s office strikes up feelings of fear, even if the procedure is relatively simple. This is a catch-22 situation for patients wanting to look their best, but aren’t able to muster up the courage to go through with a procedure from their Manhattan area dermatologists. Now, you don’t have to find yourself in this predicament. NY Skin RX offers Pro-Nox, which is a pneumatically driven nitrous oxide delivery system that allows patients to feel relaxed and calm throughout their treatment. Find out how this highly effective pain management system works, and why it may be right for you.
How does Pro-Nox work?
Pro-Nox produces the same age-old effects as when used in dentistry. This self-administered system allows patients to breathe in a safe, low dose mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen at our office before their procedure. It takes only minutes to kick in as the nitrous oxide dulls the brain’s pain receptors, which is calming, relaxing, and stress-free. The best part about Pro-Nox is its pain management capabilities. You can remain comfortable throughout your procedure. Since the effects of the mixed gas will last only about 10-15 minutes, the patient can resume use of Pro-Nox during the procedure if any discomfort is felt at that time.
What is the recovery like?
Regarding Pro-Nox, recovery is a breeze. Within about 15 minutes of your procedure, you should feel yourself again, although we will have you wait in our office during this time for your safety. Following this timeframe, you will be able to drive yourself back home or to work. While your brain and cognitive abilities are restored back to normal function within minutes of your procedures, your body may need to rest as a result of your treatment. We will provide you with specific recovery instructions pertaining to the procedure that you received.
Is Pro-Nox right for me?
While there are certain pre-existing conditions that may preclude some patients from receiving Pro-Nox pain management in Manhattan, it is safe for most healthy individuals. In fact, it is much safer than general anesthesia or heavy narcotics, which is what makes Pro-Nox so popular among dermatologists in New York City. Pro-Nox is ideal for patients receiving short procedures that may be accompanied by discomfort or pain. Although we use a numbing agent prior to many of our procedures, patients may still experience some level of discomfort, or may even be anxious about receiving the injectable numbing agent.
Procedures in which Pro-Nox may be beneficial may include:
- Soft tissue fillers
- Laser therapies
- Excising of moles, or pre-cancerous spots
- Other procedures in which you are concerned about feeling discomfort at any level
Pain-free dermatology in NYC
At NY Skin RX, our board-certified dermatologists Dr. Debra Wattenberg and Dr. Ilyse Lefkowicz want each patient to feel relaxed and comfortable during their treatment, which is why we are proud to offer Pro-Nox. To learn more about this non-addictive pain management system, or to find out if it is the right option for you, just call (212) 288-3200 to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients of Manhattan and the Upper East Side of New York City.