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Painless FUE hair transplant procedures with Pro-Nox

June 14, 2019

If you’re all set to undergo a FUE hair transplant at SpaMedica in Toronto, rest assured: our team is skilled at orchestrating efficient, painless procedures. In addition to the injection of local anaesthesia to the scalp area, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and oral relaxation medication are typically given prior to the procedure to induce a relaxed state.  This is one of the reasons you come early! But now SpaMedica also proudly offers patients Pronox, a trusted nitrous oxide anaesthetic (aka laughing gas) for pain reduction and anxiety control during aesthetic procedures. Breathing the nitrous oxide while local anaesthesia is being administered renders even its initial injection barely noticeable!


The Pronox painless hair transplant


Nitrous oxide is a specialized gas system specially designed to deliver a 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide mixture to patients for effective pain relief and anxiety reduction when undergoing virtually any nonsurgical procedure—FUE hair transplants included. Pro-Nox is a known patient pleaser, with very good reason. It works to slow the brain and body’s responses, and additionally triggers the release of high levels of serotonin and dopamine within mere seconds. The result? Euphoria, of course. Once inhaled, it facilitates relaxation within 1-2 minutes!


Not only is this advanced anaesthetic perfectly well-suited for pain relief, but it is just as helpful for patients coping with anxiety or needle-phobia pre-FUE hair transplant, since it is also a powerful anti-anxiety inhibitor. In some cases, Pronox may even be considered a viable alternative for patients wishing to avoid general anaesthesia altogether.


Nitrous oxide safety & benefits


Nitrous oxide has been used safely for over 100 years in dermatology, surgery, and dental settings. Though considered harmless, some patients may experience a mild headache, nausea, and/or dizziness, but this typically fades within 5 minutes or so. While in bygone eras, nitrous oxide dosage control was left up to clinical staff, modern-day Pronox puts the patient in full control of their dosing—while at the same time administering a very safe mixture potency—essentially eliminating the possibility of an overdose. Additionally, if you need to go back to work right away post-procedure, you can! Pronox recovery is remarkably rapid. Our use of a 50% analgesic mixture wears off in just 8-10 minutes, allowing patients to drive home safely without any delay.


SpaMedica’s own Dr. Mulholland originally pioneered the use of our Pronox system to provide relief during dermal filler procedures, so there is nobody better suited to expertly employ the technique. Many of our very satisfied patients who have had Pronox anaesthetic administered have gone so far as to call their procedures pleasant! If you’re considering undergoing a FUE hair transplantation procedure and have anxiety or concerns about pain contact us at SpaMedica in Toronto today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our state-of-the-art Pronox system!



Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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