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Any Way to Reduce Pain of IPL More Effective Than Lidocaine Cream?
I have had IPL in the past to treat redness and sun damage and LOVE the results, as I have very fair skin. However, though I really want more treatments, I just can't take the pain - even with having the doctor apply lidocaine a full hour prior to treatment. Last time it was so severe, even with lidocaine, that I started crying and couldn't finish the treatment. Does any doctor do local anesthesia or something stronger than lidocaine, or another alternative treatment that would be less painful?
Reducing Pain in an IPL Treatment
Topical anesthetic prior to IPL
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Availability of stronger topical anesthetic formulations
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