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Nitronox Specialist


Aesthetic and Wellness medicine located in San Jose, CA

Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a colorless, slightly sweet gas that is used during medical treatment for relaxation and anxiety relief. When inhaled, it can induce feelings of euphoria. It also can produce sensations of drowsiness, warmth, and tingling in the hands, feet and/or about the mouth. In a medical setting, it will not induce unconsciousness. You will be able to swallow, talk and cough as needed. For most patients they will feel the effects of nitrous oxide within a minute or two. As with any medication, the effects may vary from patient to patient. For some it will work great and others it may either not be enough or they will not like how it is making them feel. Once the patient stops inhaling the gas mixture it will be completely out of their system within 5-10 minutes. They will start feeling back to normal almost immediately. Nitrous oxide and oxygen have been used for over 100 years and have a long-standing safety record. When the Nitronox device is used – patients are awake (conscious), responsive, and breathing on their own. Recovery from nitrous oxide sedation is rapid. The gas will be flushed from your system with oxygen. If you feel dizzy after the sedation, remain seated. The sensation usually passes in a few minutes. I understand that I will be fully conscious and aware of my surroundings, and able to respond rationally to inquiries and directions. I hereby authorize LUMINANCE AESTHETICS and staff to provide me with Nitrous Oxide through the NITRONOX system for the purpose of pain and anxiety control during my procedure. NITRONOX is a self-administered (under the supervision of medically trained staff), quick onset, fixed 50% nitrous and 50% oxygen pain management system with short duration of effect. It is generally metabolized and “out of your system” (you are back to normal) within minutes of discontinuing. The risks and benefits of inhaled nitrous oxide for pain and anxiety control have been explained to

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