Cut to the chase – I went through week after week of very uncomfortable and painful electrolysis sessions. I tried low settings, LMX, advils, Emla, etc. Nothing was making it “bearable” enough to be able to do it week after week.
I got the COMPOUND TETRICAINE LIDOCAINE gel from Beverly Hills Compound Pharmacy (address, info on hairfacts.com). It’s like 8% lidocaine plus a bunch of other good stuff.
I used that with:
Rubbing Alcohol - Rub in before application of the gel.
Ultram - Prescription pain reliever.
I took 1 Ultram 30 mins before the session. And the gel 30 mins before as well. The sessions went SMOOTHLY and barely felt anything. Just whistlin and thinking happy thoughts.
To get a prescription – i booked an appointment at my local doctor. I printed out info on what ultram is, what the procedure for the lidocaine gel is and what to prescribe. Just told him what i wanted, and that was it. Took the scripts and ordered away. Cost like $20 for the office visit.
So if you’ve tried EVERYTHING and about to give up – try those 3 elements together. Now, granted i don’t know how useful ultram is compared to the gel since i didn’t take one w/o the other – so maybe it’s all because of the pill or all because of the gel – but it works and no sense breaking something that isn’t broken.
btw: that gel is expensive. use it sparingly and only put it in the area that can be completely treated during one electroysis session. No need for a “cake frosting” type application or seal. Just apply and rub into the skin.
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