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At Core Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to keeping our patients happy, safe, and comfortable. We are proud to offer PRO-NOX™, a highly safe sedation method that delivers a patient-controlled flow of 50% Oxygen and 50% Nitrous Oxide to make non-surgical procedures comfortable and anxiety free. PRO-NOX has been used for decades in dental and medical procedures!

PRO-NOX is effective in seconds and does not have the negative side effects associated with general anesthesia. To learn more about the convenient, effective benefits of undergoing local procedures or skin rejuvenation with PRO-NOX, contact Core Plastic Surgery today. 

What is PRO-NOX™?

PRO-NOX is safe for both adults & pediatric patients.

The PRO-NOX™ sedation system administers a controlled amount of 50% oxygen, 50% nitrous oxide to keep patients comfortable during their procedure. The amount of gas is customizable and tracked by the advanced PRO-NOX system to make sure patients receive the right amount for them at every moment of their treatment. If the levels become too low, PRO-NOX warns the staff. The PRO-NOX system takes effect within seconds and wears off within five to ten minutes of removing the breathing mask or mouthpiece. There are no “sleepy” after-effects with PRO-NOX and patients are able to drive themselves home after a procedure.

The Pro-Nox system has a one-way flow system to make sure the treatment is 100% hygienic.

If you are nervous about experiencing discomfort during a resurfacing, or injectable procedure, PRO-NOX will deliver a comfortable, ideal experience. Our doctors will be happy to discuss the benefits of PRO-NOX’s customizable sedation during a private consultation at Core Plastic Surgery. 


PRO-NOX is a popular choice with our patients because it:

  • Keeps you relaxed and comfortable throughout your procedure
  • Allows us to adjust the amount of gas patients receive to ensure you receive the right amount 
  • Is a safe sedation method with a high success rate
  • Takes effect right away
  • Does not cause nausea or fatigue, unlike general anesthesia

Is PRO-NOX Right for Me?

You are a good candidate for PRO-NOX if you plan to receive a minimally-invasive procedure and are worried about discomfort. PRO-NOX has no after-effects: you won’t feel sick or sleepy after PRO-NOX. Depending on your procedure, you may be a candidate to use PRO-NOX as your sole comfort method or local anesthesia may be administered alongside PRO-NOX to achieve complete comfort. 

PRO-NOX is a safe for use on patients over the age of 18.

If you are looking for a hassle-free pain-relief method, PRO-NOX is convenient, effective, and well-loved by doctors and patients alike!


Dr. Core wants every patient to have their best treatment experience possible. He will meet privately with you to answer any questions you have about your desired treatment or about your candidacy for PRO-NOX.

Once Dr. Core has a good sense of your desired outcomes, he will work with you to create a treatment plan that will deliver your preferred results.

Please disclose your medical history during your consultation, including pre-existing conditions and injuries. This will enable Dr. Core to make sure PRO-NOX is the most appropriate option for you. The type of anesthesia and sedation that is appropriate for your treatment will depend on the details of your procedure and the specific requirements of your health profile. 

PRO-NOX Procedures

PRO-NOX keeps patients comfortable during minimally-invasive or skin rejuvenation procedures. PRO-NOX will be combined with topical anesthesia to keep patients safely comfortable during procedures. If you are nervous about discomfort during a skin rejuvenating procedure, PRO-NOX is a side-effect-free way of keeping you 100% comfortable and anxiety-free. You will be pleasantly unaware of the procedure but will still be able to communicate with Dr. Core as-needed.

We use PRO-NOX to maintain patient comfort during
Non-Surgical Aesthetic Treatments. Below is a list of some of our most commonly performed procedures with PRO-NOX. 


Nervous about treatment with Botox, Jeuveau, Xeomin, Juvederm, Volluma, Vollure, Volbella or Bellafill? Receive the beautiful benefits of these anti-aging injectables, comfortable and stress-free, thanks to PRO-NOX!

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Do you have aged, sun-damaged, or scarred skin? Laser skin rejuvenation uses targeted light energy to get rid of skin damage and discoloration. PRO-NOX will keep patients comfortable during their laser skin rejuvenation or micro peel. 

Our laser skin rejuvenation services include:

Halo Hybrid Fraction Laser

The HALO system is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser and is a powerful anti-aging treatment for the skin. Within one or two sessions, HALO is capable of treating wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, large pores and other signs of aging. This specialized hybrid technology resurfaces the skin for a brighter, even complexion.

Broad-Band Light

Broad-band light therapy or BBL is a revitalizing skincare treatment that reduces aging symptoms, sun damage, and skin blemishes.

Using a versatile flash-lamp handpiece, BBL treatment beams different light wavelengths depending on the specific skin concern. Acne, freckles, age spots, vascular lesions, rosacea and more are treatable with BBL.


Also known as a “weekend peel,” the microlaser peel is a combination of microdermabrasion, laser treatment, and chemical peel. The treatment focuses on the outermost layer of skin where the majority of skin damage lies.

This treatment is ideal of revitalizing a dull complexion and eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration or sun damage.


The ProFractional laser system is a fractional laser skin treatment. Fractional laser treatments target a specific section of the skin during a treatment session and employ microscopic beams of laser light to create tiny channels in the skin. These microchannels trigger a rapid healing response in the skin, which also effectively improves collagen levels, adding firmness and skin elasticity.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing treatments are ideal for the correction of skin blemishes and imperfections. Laser light penetrates into the dermis layer to boost collagen production and revamp your skin’s youthful appearance.

Genius Radio Frequency Microneedling

Lutronic Genius Radio Frequency Microneedling combines the benefits of microneedling with RF energy to achieve healthier skin, inside and out. The gold-plated needles create microchannels to promote skin healing and new cell turnover. The RF energy will jumpstart collagen production within the skin. As a result, skin becomes smoother and firmer, with a shortened recovery time. You will see a major reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and other skin inconsistencies. PRO-NOX will maintain your comfort during your Lutronic Microneedling.

DiVa Vaginal Laser

The walls of the vaginal cavity can lose their strength as a result of childbirth, hormonal changes, chemotherapy treatment, or simply aging. DiVa Vaginal Laser is a convenient, non-surgical option for women who would like to restore the healthy tightness and function of their vaginal walls. DiVa helps treat incontinence and improves sexual satisfaction. PRO-NOX will help keep you 100% comfortable during this highly beneficial treatment.


Do you struggle with hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating? MiraDry shrinks sweat glands and treats them with microwave energy. Treatment with MiraDry will reduce odor and excessive sweating. There is minimal downtime required after MiraDry. PRO-NOX makes this treatment an especially convenient solution to sweating.


Eliminate unwanted fat, without a single incision, thanks to SculpSure! SculpSure applies laser energy to the desired area during a 25-minute treatment session. The heat from the laser energy will break down fat cells and stimulate the tissue to tighten the skin. The result is a much smoother, slimmer body contour. Experience no discomfort during SculpSure, thanks to PRO-NOX.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are customized skin resurfacing treatments that trigger the exfoliation of aged, scarred skin to reveal new, glowing skin! The peeling topicals will be applied to the skin for a controlled amount of time and then removed. The skin will renew itself over the days and weeks following the treatment. Skin looks smoother and younger for the long-term!

Medium to Deep peels are more intensive: PRO-NOX sedation keeps chemical peel patients relaxed and comfortable during their entire treatment.

Your PRO-NOX Experience

PRO-NOX is a highly safe, effective sedation method. It has delivered ideal, comfortable treatment experiences for millions of medical and cosmetic patients! 

Dr. Core and the Core Plastic Surgery staff will take care of you on the day of your treatment. They will prepare you for your treatment, whether that be injectables, non-invasive aesthetics treatment or a skin rejuvenating procedure. Once your procedure is about to begin, you will receive a PRO-NOX mouthpiece. Once the PRO-NOX flow is on, the effects take only five seconds! The amount of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen you receive will be customized and monitored to make sure you are receiving the appropriate amount at all times. You will feel sedated and comfortable but still be awake. Patients who receive PRO-NOX are unaware of their procedure but able to communicate with Dr. Core as needed.

At soon as the flow of PRO-NOX is stopped, the effects of PRO-NOX will be gone within five to ten minutes! 

What to Expect After PRO-NOX

You can get right back to your day after PRO-NOX sedation!

There are no groggy side effects. 

With PRO-NOX, you can drive yourself to and from your appointment!


PRO-NOX sedation is an affordable pain-relief method. PRO-NOX sedation costs less than local and general anesthesia, which lowers treatment costs for patients. The price of your PRO-NOX sedation and overall treatment will reflect the personalized plan you and Dr. Core create together. Once you have determined the needs of your unique treatment, you will receive an appropriate price quote.