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4083 De Zavala Rd
Shavano Park, TX 78249
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Baumholtz Plastic Surgery offers Pro-Nox for patients who are anxious about their procedure. From injectable treatments to minor surgery – Pro-Nox is a powerful tool in helping patients have a safe, comfortable procedure.

Q: What is Pro-Nox?

A: Pro-Nox is a nitrous oxide (laughing gas) delivery system that is used as a pain management tool during medical procedures. It’s designed to provide patients with fast-acting, self-administered pain relief during procedures such as dental work, cosmetic procedures, and other medical treatments.

Q: How does Pro-Nox work?

A: Pro-Nox is a self-administered system that patients use by breathing in nitrous oxide through a mask. The nitrous oxide helps to reduce pain and anxiety, creating a sense of relaxation and well-being. The patient has control over the amount of nitrous oxide they receive and can stop the flow of gas at any time.

Q: Is Pro-Nox safe?

A: Pro-Nox is considered safe for use in medical procedures and has been used for many years. However, as with any medical treatment, there are potential side effects, such as dizziness and nausea. The risk of side effects is generally low, and the benefits of using Pro-Nox can greatly outweigh any potential risks for many patients.

Q: Can Pro-Nox be used with other forms of pain management?

A: Yes, Pro-Nox can be used in combination with other forms of pain management, such as local anesthesia or conscious sedation. This can help to enhance the overall effectiveness of the pain management and provide additional comfort to the patient during the procedure.

Q: Who can use Pro-Nox?

A: Pro-Nox is suitable for most healthy adults. However, it is not recommended for individuals who have a history of respiratory problems or those who have an allergy to nitrous oxide. It is important to talk to your doctor or the medical professional performing the procedure to determine if Pro-Nox is right for you.

Q: How long does the effect of Pro-Nox last?

A: The effects of Pro-Nox typically wear off within a few minutes after stopping the flow of nitrous oxide. This allows patients to return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Q: Is Pro-Nox a form of sedation?

A: Pro-Nox is not considered a form of sedation as it does not induce sleep or unconsciousness. It is a form of conscious pain relief that helps to reduce pain and anxiety, allowing patients to stay awake and alert during the procedure.

Q: Does Pro-Nox have any long-term effects?

A: Pro-Nox is considered safe for short-term use, and there is no evidence of any long-term effects from its use. However, as with any medical treatment, it is important to talk to your doctor about any potential risks and benefits, especially if you are pregnant or have a pre-existing medical condition.

In conclusion, Pro-Nox can be a highly effective tool for managing pain and anxiety during medical procedures. It is safe, fast-acting, and provides patients with the ability to control their own level of pain relief. If you are considering using Pro-Nox for a medical procedure, it is important to talk to your doctor to determine if it is right for you.

Q: Is Pro-Nox covered by insurance?

A: The coverage of Pro-Nox by insurance depends on the insurance plan and the medical procedure for which it is being used. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of Pro-Nox, while others may not. It is best to check with your insurance provider to determine the specific coverage for your situation.

Q: Are there any alternatives to Pro-Nox?

A: There are several alternatives to Pro-Nox, including local anesthesia, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia. The type of pain management that is right for you will depend on the medical procedure being performed and your personal preferences. Your doctor can help you determine which option is best for you.

Q: Can Pro-Nox be used for patients with a fear of needles or injections?

A: Yes, Pro-Nox can be a good option for patients with a fear of needles or injections, as it does not involve injections or needles. Instead, it uses a mask that the patient breathes through, making it a non-invasive form of pain management.

Q: What should I expect during the use of Pro-Nox?

A: During the use of Pro-Nox, you will be asked to breathe in the nitrous oxide through a mask. You will experience a sense of relaxation and well-being as the nitrous oxide helps to reduce pain and anxiety. You will be able to communicate with the medical professional performing the procedure, and you will be able to stop the flow of gas at any time if needed.

In summary, Pro-Nox is a fast-acting, self-administered pain management tool that can help to reduce pain and anxiety during medical procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about using Pro-Nox, it is important to discuss them with your doctor or the medical professional performing the procedure.

From the company’s website:

Perfect 50/50 Mixture

Safety First

Using an ideal combination of 50/50 Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen, Pro-Nox™ is the analgesia of choice for over 6,000+ practices across the United States and Canada. Unlike other systems that deliver variable mixtures, Pro-Nox™ provides just the right amount of pain-relieving analgesia without the risk of sending patients into unconsciousness. Plus, with Pro-Nox™, practitioners can have peace of mind as they work, while patients feel more at ease during treatments.

Analgesics, often referred to as “pain relievers,” include common drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. Pro-Nox™ is a 100% self-administered N2O and O2 gas delivery system, producing effects which most practitioners and patients describe as “similar to laughing gas.” 

Unlike anesthesia (which halts the brain and body’s nerve signals), analgesia temporarily blocks the body’s pain signals from reaching the brain, and disassociates the brain’s ability to even process pain signals.

irma gamboa
irma gamboa
My tummy tuck journey began about 3 1/2 months ago when I had my 1st office visit with Dr. Baumholtz. Dr. Baumholtz listened to what I wanted had done, he gave me his professional opinion and his recommendations and said “yes we can do it”, never pressured me to move forward with procedure, he told me when your ready you let me know. Dr. Baumholtz is an amazing Plastic Surgeon. I’m exactly 10 weeks post op - tummy tuck today, 3/18/22, I could not had asked for more, my results are amazing and could not be any happier. Dr. Baumholtz and his staff to date have gone above and beyond with my after care, they are always their for you and you are not left alone. Renee works with Dr. Baumholtz, she is very knowledgeable and always has an answer for you. Also, where I had my surgery was at emerge plastic surgery specialty center, awesome nurses and staff, always very attentive to me before and after surgery, facility was amazing. Thank you Dr. Baumholtz, you are awesome and thank for all you have done for me, I feel like I’m on top of the world. Anyone trying to get any plastic surgery procedure, go see Dr. Baumholtz, He WILL take care of you, he is awesome. 10 weeks ago today, 3/18/22, I’m amazed and beyond thankful, I’m just so happy with my tummy tuck.
Krystal Ausmus
Krystal Ausmus
The entire staff is amazing and everyone at the surgical center is attentive, kind, and very professional. Such a great experience!
Merlinda Valdez
Merlinda Valdez
There are so many reasons why I am extremely happy with Dr. B's work; one word keeps popping up is AMAZING. Dr. B performed a breast reduction and it's been several years that I have not felt this AMAZING physically and mentally. Dr. B thank you and your staff (especially Renee) for providing the most AMAZING service with honesty, availability, and making me feel safe. I would recommend all day everyday. TOP NOTCH SERVICE.
Kriezl Gutierrez
Kriezl Gutierrez
Dr. B and his team made my experience very comfortable. I was well informed even with my own research and they are available to you pretty much 24/7. Anytime I had a question , I was able to get an answer within the same day. I’m very happy and pleased with my results!
Valerie Zamora
Valerie Zamora
Super happy with my results! Doc was super nice & loved the 3D imaging to see what my possible results could be! 10/10
veronica duran
veronica duran
I couldn’t be any happier with my results!! The entire process was such an amazing & positive experience and one I will never forget. I was treated like a person rather than a number. Everyone, from the staff at Dr. Baumholtz’s office to the staff at the surgical center were so comforting and reassuring. Renee and Katherine at the office have been more than great, and the surgical center staff were so professional and caring. All my questions & concerns were addressed and I felt like part of a family. Thank you to all who were involved on my journey!!
Emma Cantu
Emma Cantu
Mommy Make-Over. Tummy Tuck/Breast Lift Best Plastic Surgeon! Dr. Baumholtz is highly regarded as an excellent surgeon among his peers in the medical community. Every expectation of my procedure was met and exceeded. After meeting different surgeons , I chose Dr. Baumholtz because he was the MOST honest about managing my expectations, and of course because of the fact that he is a highly skilled board certified surgeon! Trust your surgeon - Thank you Dr. Baumholtz and staff !
Lisa Rivera
Lisa Rivera
Dr.B is amazing. He will answer any questions you have, he will not pressure you to make a decision your not ready to make. Going to Dr B was the best decision I made! My results are beyond what I ever imagined! Dr B has the best bedside manner! I was nervous about my breast augmentation but he put me at ease and made me feel comfortable! I would recommend him to anyone! (Which I already have) Staff is also very professional and friendly! I love Dr B and his staff!