I am a 26 yr old male and I have been getting electrolysis on my face for almost 2 years. I go for 30 minute weekly sessions. We have always used EMLA on my upper lip, but recently, my practioner has started to work more on the middle of the upper lip, and right by the nose. Anyway, the pain is almost unbearable!
I am almost ready to just tell him to not worry about the upper lip anymore. But on the other hand, I’ve come so far, I’d hate to give up. I’m pretty much happy with the clearance, so I could probably stop right now. I originally just wanted to have my beard thinned out, but after the great results I started to get with electrolysis(after getting disappointing results with epilight), I just kept going for full clearance. I feel like I look like a teenager with the smooth face, but I still have that cluster of rough, course hair on the middle of my upper lip that I’d like to get rid of.
My practioner suggested I could get a novacaine shot from a willing dentist, but I would feel embarassed asking my dentist(whom I just started seeing) for just a novacaine shot. I live in a southern town, and I don’t think that would go over well if I told him the reason I wanted it.
But he is right though. A few weeks ago, I got a filling, and right after that, I had my electrolysis session. I didn’t feel anything on the place where I got my shot.
Anyway, so does anyone have any other suggestions?
I think I’ve tried all the suggestions I’ve read on this site with the relaxtion, drinking lots of water, etc.
Thanks a lot!