Control Your Comfort with New Pain Management System

At The Centre, P.C. we are committed to making sure our patients feel comfortable and relaxed at all times, regardless of what procedure they’re having. We are proud to now offer Pro-Nox as a pain management option for some of our surgical and non-surgical services.

Our Pro-Nox delivery system uses a fixed mixture of 50% Nitrous Oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”) and 50% Oxygen to deliver medical gases on-demand as you inhale. One of the key benefits of Pro-Nox is that you’re able to control your own level of comfort without the need for general anesthesia. Pro-Nox does not alter your motor skills or mental state, and can be used in addition to local anesthetic.

Within just a few breaths, you’ll feel the Pro-Nox begin to increase your comfort, relieve pain, and start to calm your anxiety. Pro-Nox is a fast-acting mild sedative that will not put you to sleep. As you near the end of your treatment, breathing normally without the mouthpiece will expel the Nitrous Oxide from your body within a few minutes so that you are able to drive yourself home.

Benefits of Pro-Nox

  • You control your comfort
  • Safe and fast-acting
  • No needles
  • Relieves pain and calms anxiety
  • High rate of patient satisfaction with minimal side effects
  • No need for narcotics

Pair Pro-Nox with

  • Microneedling
  • Laser hair removal
  • Tattoo removal
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Botox
  • Dermal filler
  • PDO threads
  • Other aesthetic procedures

FAQs

How does Pro-Nox work?
The Pro-Nox delivery system is calibrated to ensure a perfect 50/50 blend is delivered with each breath. As you breathe in and out, the gases help relieve pain and anxiety.

How do I add Pro-Nox to my appointment?
Pro-Nox can be added to most treatments at The Centre, P.C. When you call to schedule your appointment, just mention that you would like to add Pro-Nox to your upcoming treatment. Pro-Nox is an additional charge of $102.

Does Pro-Nox have any side effects?
The most common side effect patients experience when using Pro-Nox is nausea, which can be resolved by taking a few deep breaths without the mouthpiece.

Do I use Pro-Nox throughout the entire procedure?
Pro-Nox can be used as needed throughout your treatment. You control how little or how much you need to help control any discomfort you might feel.

Can I drive myself home after my procedure?
Yes, unless directed otherwise by your provider. The Nitrous Oxide effects will subside within just a few minutes of breathing normally without the mouthpiece.

To learn more about Pro-Nox or to add it to your upcoming appointment, call 574-968-9100.

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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