I had my 2nd session today. Numbing cream (lido + tetra?something) was applied for 45 minutes and I was asked to wash it off in the restroom. There was no hot/warm water so the ice cold water made it really hard to take off the numbing cream but I did the best I could. It's now 4 hrs post treatment and I have very defined areas on cheeks that look as though I was never treated w/ ematrix. My cheeks have the grid marks but only in certain spots so I'm worried the laser/RF didn't penetrate appropriately.
Can numbing cream impact the effectiveness of EMATRIX?
Doctor Answers (3)
NO. In fact it can help.... just as long as it is removed prior to treatment.
Dr Davin S. Lim
EMatrix and Numbing Cream
Numbing cream before eMatrix
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