Do not let the fear of pain and discomfort keep you from getting the help you need. Dr. Catherine Vanderloos is proud to use Nitronox for pain management assistance in non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures for women. From GYN pain management to menopausal symptom treatment, Nitronox is now an option in Shreveport, LA!
As pain management comes in a wide variety of forms and functions, Nitronox may not be appropriate for every situation. While it is a popular option for many treatments, some procedures are not suitable for Nitronox use. Find out more about this powerful treatment option, what to expect, and how Dr. Catherine Vanderloos can provide individualized pain management with the help of Nitronox. Dr. Vanderloos is the only medspa and GYN provider offering Nitronox in Shreveport, LA.
What Is Nitronox?
Used in many procedures to work as an analgesic, Nitronox is specifically designed to help reduce pain and anxiety. This advanced system uses 50% O₂ and 50% N₂O to help keep you calm and comfortable. Many patients report feeling less pain and increased satisfaction for a variety of procedures with the help of Nitronox. Our office is pleased to enhance patient comfort with Nitronox, the premier nitrous oxide and oxygen analgesia system.
What Is It Used For?
Because Nitronox can help reduce pain and anxiety, there are many ways to utilize it as a possible treatment option. From Gynecology services to Medspa treatments, many of Dr. Vanderloos clients have found relief and relaxation from Nitronox. Nitronox can be used for many procedures, including:
- Pelleve Laser – laser cellulite and wrinkle treatment for skin revitalization
- SculpSure Laser – laser fat removal treatment for your thighs, hips, and more
- Votiva Radiofrequency – vaginal strengthening and tightening procedure
Is Nitronox Safe? What are the Side Effects?
Overall, Nitronox is a safe option for many uses. It is used as a labor analgesia during birthing delivery and is also used in some dental and pediatric offices. With over 100 years of use and a well-established history of safety, Nitronox is considered to be a safe choice for many procedures that are non-invasive but can still cause pain. Nitronox, however, uses nitrous oxide, which can have contraindications. Be sure to discuss any other medications you are taking, as some may have potential risks when combined with Nitronox.
Some patients report side effects, such as nausea or dizziness. However, these symptoms are rare and can usually be easily reversed by removing the Nitronox mask temporarily.
How Does Nitronox Work?
Nitronox is designed to be used as a pain management tool. Because of this, it will not cause you to become unconscious. While many patients may experience less pain and discomfort because of it, the pain may not be completely eliminated. The inability to completely remove pain is a primary reason it not used in invasive surgeries. However, it is a helpful tool to assist non-invasive or minimally-invasive procedures.
The Nitronox system uses a comfortable mouthpiece to deliver the gas mixture. The pain-relieving system requires a few deep breaths before the feeling starts to take effect, but the process is relatively quick. Your body should experience a rush of endorphins and dopamine which can help take the edge off any discomfort or pain.
After the procedure, many patients lose the feeling of the Nitronox treatment within 10 minutes. Because you will not be put to sleep, you will not have the side effects related to becoming unconscious.
How Will I Feel After?
Patients typically respond well to Nitronox, with many reporting a variation of the following feelings:
- Tingling hands and feet
- Feeling of floating
- Feeling of sinking
- Lightness in hands arms and legs
While these feelings are typical of patients using Nitronox, be sure to talk to your doctor about any unusual or uncomfortable feelings during treatment. Depending on the treatment you are undergoing, you may still have discomfort related to the procedure.
If you are undergoing major surgery, Nitronox may not be an appropriate option. Some patients are able to drive and function normally within 10 minutes of Nitronox use, but always ask your doctor after any procedure.
Learn More About Nitronox With Dr. Catherine Vanderloos
Schedule a visit with Dr. Catherine Vanderloos today to learn more about our medspa treatment and analgesic options. Having provided excellent medical service for over 25 years, our gynecology and medspa treatments use the latest technology and the greatest care to serve women.
Contact Shreveport’s Top MedSpa
When choosing what medical spa in Shreveport to visit, make sure to consider Dr. Catherine Vanderloos! Dr. Vanderloos is an expert who is trained and experienced in photofacial and other medspa services. Contact our office at 318-865-4333 or schedule an appointment online to set up a consultation to see how we can help.