It’s not uncommon to feel slight pain or discomfort during certain cosmetic treatments, such as tattoo removal, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections, and skin revitalization procedures. While you might expect to feel some pain, just knowing that you’ll experience any level of discomfort can cause your anxiety levels to skyrocket.
A growing number of medical offices and health care facilities now offer the Nitronox™ analgesia system as a way to effectively manage pain and relieve any anxiety you may feel before and during cosmetic procedures. Because you control this noninvasive pain management system while your doctor works, you can stay comfortable throughout your procedure.
What Is Nitronox™ Analgesia?
This pain-managing medication is a combination of two different gasses: nitrous oxide and oxygen. You’re probably already familiar with nitrous oxide, which is also called laughing gas. Dentists and other health care providers use nitrous oxide to help patients relax and stay comfortable during all kinds of minor, minimally invasive or noninvasive procedures. When combined with oxygen, nitrous oxide helps manage pain and anxiety while allowing you to stay awake and aware.
How Do Doctors Use the Nitronox™ System?
The Nitronox™ system benefits people who are undergoing a variety of cosmetic and medical procedures. The system is intended for use during short, minimally invasive or noninvasive procedures and treatments, such as:
- Dermal fillers
- Laser hair removal
- Botox injections
- Tattoo removal
- Skin revitalization
- Noninvasive body contouring
- Laser liposuction
How Does It Manage Pain During Your Procedure?
The system uses a face mask or breathing mouthpiece to deliver the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen to you during cosmetic procedures. When using this system, you remain awake during your procedure and are able to respond to your doctor and follow any instructions given to you. Because the system features on-demand delivery, you only receive a dose of nitrous oxide when you breathe in through the mask or mouthpiece. Many people enjoy this self-administration feature because it allows them to control exactly how much pain medication they receive.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
It’s important to be able to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible after cosmetic procedures, and that’s what makes the Nitronox™ system such a good choice for managing pain and anxiety. Unlike other pain medications, your body doesn’t alter or change the nitrous oxide compound after it enters your bloodstream. As a result, the nitrous oxide is quickly and easily exhaled through your lungs. The effects wear off within minutes after you stop using the system. This helps you get back to your life quickly and without further disruption.
Nitrous oxide has been as a safe, effective analgesic for decades, and it’s helped people around the world get through minor medical procedures in greater comfort. If you think the Nitronox™ system can help with your pain and anxiety during your cosmetic procedure, talk to your doctor to find out if they offer this therapy, then discuss whether it might be right for you.