Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa is a premiere center for the diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders. Our treatments are minimally invasive and are done in a comfortable office-based setting. We are known for exceptional results and an overall patient experience that is second to none. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your treatments with us. This is why we have a variety of offerings to you. Please read below for more information.
ANESTHESIA FOR OUR SURGICAL PROCEDURES, SCLEROTHERAPY, PRP INJECTIONS, AND CERTAIN AESTHETIC SERVICES DETAILS:
Here at Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa we have a variety of options to assist in the comfort level during all of our procedures. We are able to offer CRNA assisted IV sedation, ProNox Nitrous Oxide / Oxygen gas mixture, as well as oral valium. Generally IV sedation is for our laser surgical procedure patients, where ProNox and Valium is elected by our patients who wish to reduce their anxiety and possible discomfort during procedures such as sclerotherapy, PRP injections and certain aesthetic procedures.
IV sedation is a popular choice for our surgical procedure patients. This method allows for the most control of any discomfort. IV sedation is administered by a Registered Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) under physician supervision. Benefits of this type of sedation include rapid onset, patient specific discomfort control and decreases or completely eliminates any anxiety. This type of sedation, requires the patient to have a driver present and the patient cannot eat or drink for 12 hours prior to your vein procedure.
ProNox is a patient controlled machine that uses a Nitrous oxide/Oxygen mix to control your comfort level. ProNox decreases anxiety and minimizes discomfort. Throughout the entire procedure, the patient will remain awake and control their own discomfort by inhaling the gas mixture from the ProNox machine. The patient may feel light-headed or tingling in arms and legs, this is a normal side effect. Effects of the Nitrous Oxide disappear within a few minutes after your procedure. Benefits of this type of sedation include quick onset, quicker recovery, decreased discomfort and anxiety. The patient may drive after the procedure and can consume food and liquids up until their procedure.
Valium is an option for those patients who wish to remain awake during the procedure, but choose not to inhale ProNox gas. Valium decreases anxiety that can be associated with fear of needles and certain procedures that may cause discomfort. For this type of sedation, a driver must be present and the patient can consume food and liquids up until their procedure.