What medication for pain do other plastic surgeons use while performing Active FX on a patient’s whole face? I was given 2 Vicodin, 1 Xanax and in addition they used a topical analgesic on my face.
Despite all that, it felt like someone was holding a burning cigarette butt to my face, and I could smell the burning flesh, esp. when being lasered near my nose. I never take either of those meds, and do not consider myself as having a low pain threshold.
Was I unusual? The doctor seemed surprised I still felt that much discomfort. I am a 50 year old fair skinned, blue eyed brunette who had sun spots on her face, no other skin issues.