Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Scared of Needles? We Can Help! - Eugenie Brunner, M.D., F.A.C.S

Do you enjoy the quick, dramatic-yet-natural results injectables treatments deliver, yet dread the procedures themselves because of your aversion to needles? If this sounds like you, a new option is available to help ease your anxiety and discomfort. 

Dr. Eugenie Brunner’s practice in Princeton, New Jersey, now offers Pro-Nox™—a safe, convenient way to make treatments like Botox Cosmetic® and dermal fillers a more relaxed and comfortable experience. In addition to having your treatments performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in all types of injectable procedures, you can rest assured your treatment experience will be a positive one. 

What is Pro-Nox?

Pro-Nox is an inhaled nitrous oxide system you can request to help avoid or alleviate the anxiety and discomfort sometimes associated with minimally invasive procedures. Because Pro-Nox is self-administered, you control the dosage. 

This proven system has been used in labor and delivery wards throughout the world for decades and is now available for use during medical cosmetic procedures. Comfort is a subjective concept, and some people truly despise needles. The safe and immediate anxiety relief Pro-Nox provides is a significant benefit for these patients. 

Learn more about Pro-Nox at the Mayo Clinic.

How Does Pro-Nox Work?

When and if necessary, you’ll simply breathe through the mouthpiece until you achieve the desired level of pain control. The analgesic takes effect in seconds, offering immediate relief. You’ll maintain awareness while significantly decreasing any anxiety or discomfort.

You can take Pro-Nox immediately before your procedure, or you can wait until the treatment begins to determine if you truly need it. Since you’re the best judge of your comfort level, the system puts you in control of how much or how little nitrous oxide you receive during your procedure. Within 5-10 minutes afterward, the nitrous oxide is completely eliminated from your system and you are free to resume your day with absolutely no lingering effects. 

For this reason alone, Pro-Nox is significantly more convenient than oral pain medication, which takes time to kick in and can impair your ability to drive and work safely for hours afterward.

It’s as easy as that. Your procedure is complete and you feel fresh and rejuvenated—all without any stress, anxiety, or disruption to your schedule. 

Why Should I Consider Pro-Nox?

The benefits of using Pro-Nox during cosmetic treatments include:

  • Immediate relief from anxiety 
  • The ability to respond to discomfort if and when needed 
  • Easy to use—simply breathe through the mouthpiece
  • Control of how much nitrous oxide you receive
  • Short duration—the analgesic clears from your body within 5-10 minutes following treatment 
  • No need to have someone drive you to and from your treatment

Is Pro-Nox Safe?

Pro-Nox is a pneumatically driven gas system that delivers a 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide mixture. It contains no medication, chemicals, or foreign substances, making it a safe, non-addictive alternative to other painkillers.

Used in labor and delivery for decades because of its demonstrated effectiveness at relieving pain while being safe for mothers and babies, ProNox’s efficacy and safety have been proven over many years. Following long-term popularity in birthing centers, Pro-Nox is now being made available for use in medical cosmetic procedures. 

    Are There Any Side Effects?

    While the risk of side effects is low, the nitrous oxide used in the Pro-Nox system may cause dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, or unsteadiness in the short term.

      Which Treatments Might Include the Pro-Nox Option?

      Pro-Nox may be used for a variety of procedures, including:

      Pro-Nox may eliminate the need for numbing injections, thereby reducing the possibility of downtime due to bruising. Dr. Brunner can further advise if Pro-Nox is suitable for use during your selected treatment. 

        Why Should I Choose Dr. Brunner’s Medical Clinic for My Cosmetic Treatments?

        In her Princeton, New Jersey practice, Dr. Brunner uses the most advanced medical technologies. She enhances skin texture and tone, reduces the appearance of sun damage, diminishes the signs of aging, and improves patients’ confidence and sense of satisfaction in their appearance. 

        Dr. Brunner’s artistic eye and feminine touch are a perfect complement to her medical training and expertise, making her uniquely qualified to help patients achieve their personal aesthetic goals. By specializing in facial procedures only, Dr. Brunner has acquired extensive experience enhancing the appearance and restoring the health of the face and neck.

        Having completed an accredited residency and passed the board certification examination, Dr. Brunner is a certified member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, she is board certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) by the American Board of Otolaryngology. 

        This dual certification demonstrates Dr. Brunner’s dedication to excellence and continuing education and adds to her patients’ peace of mind during treatment.

          Your Favorite Treatments Without the Anxiety

          Don’t let fear of needles stop you from getting the treatments you want. Pro-Nox can effectively eliminate anxiety and reduce any discomfort associated with minimally invasive procedures. 

          Contact Dr. Brunner’s medical clinic in Princeton, New Jersey, today to schedule your consultation. You’ll discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals, and together you and Dr. Brunner will create a customized plan that meets your needs. 

          Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery


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