We offer Pro-nox!
Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group is excited to offer a Pro-nox as a way to help our patients more comfortable during our procedures. Pro-nox is the brand name for a medication called nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas. It is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas that has been used as an inhaled anesthetic for over 150 years.
Pro-nox is often used in dentistry and surgery as a mild anesthetic to help reduce anxiety and discomfort during procedures. It is typically administered through a mask or a nasal cannula, and the patient remains conscious and able to respond to commands throughout the procedure.
One of the main benefits of Pro-nox is that it works quickly, typically taking effect within a few minutes of inhaling the gas. It is also relatively safe, with few serious side effects when used as directed. However, like any anesthetic, there are potential risks associated with its use, including nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Pro-nox is not recommended for everyone. It should not be used in people who have a history of substance abuse, as it can be addictive. It is also not recommended for people who have certain medical conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or certain heart conditions.
In conclusion, Pro-nox is a safe and effective anesthetic that is often used in dentistry and surgery to help reduce anxiety and discomfort during procedures. While it is generally well-tolerated, there are potential risks and side effects associated with its use, and it is not recommended for everyone. If you have questions about whether Pro-nox is right for you, be sure to discuss them with your dermatologist at Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care and comfort!