I have been reading everything I can find on the forums regarding anesthetics that can be used during electrolysis to reduce or eliminate the pain, but am unsure which options are open to me.
I am currently undergoing treatment on my underarms, and in the long term want my entire body treated (except the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes). This is taking up a lot of my time and I would like to be able to do something useful, such as reading my textbooks, during the sessions - but currently I am wincing the whole way through and unable to concentrate properly on anything. There’s only one electrologist in my local area, and they don’t use anesthetic.
I have EMLA cream and have started using it before a session, and whilst it makes a tiny difference I find it rather ineffective. I have read that there are certain methods of application that make EMLA work better, though…
I also read about petroleum-based topical called ‘Epil-EZ’ recommended by a website called transgendercare.com, but the site seems to offer no advice on how to actually obtain and use it, which is rather infuriating as, from their description, it sounds extremely effective. I know there was a topic posted on these forums about it, but that was quite a few years ago - does anyone know any more about it?
A local anesthetic injection, something I’ve had many times before and had no problems with, would be ideal I suppose, but it’s completely impractical to try and arrange one with a doctor before every electrolysis session. I would be very reluctant to attempt an injection of an anesthetic such as Mepivacaine (Carbocaine) myself without detailed instruction from a doctor, because I know to avoid the serious risks you have to be very precise in terms of injection depth, avoiding veins etc (though I suppose I could ask detailed advice on these injections from a family member of mine who is a doctor - all the same, I’d consider it a last resort).
Any advice and/or suggestions?