I have had 1fraxel treatments . I would like to know what to buy to numb my face and neck before my next treatment
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Numbing Cream Can Be Dangerous!
Fraxel and numbing cream
Your question about numbing cream is an excellent one. I am always surprised by patients who have had Fraxel performed by other offices and tell me that the procedure was painful. The proper protocol is to come to your doctor's office one hour ahead where the doctor or nurse applies a thick amount of numbing cream to the entire treated area. This special "super" numbing cream can not be prescribed or dispensed at a pharmacy. Only a doctor's office is allowed to buy this time of numbing cream and apply it. In the future please ask your physician to provide the numbing and apply it to you safely in their office.
Don't use numbing creams without a doctor's instructions!
Your doctor will apply topical numbing in the office for a specified amount of time at a certain strength prior to your Fraxel treatment.
Fraxel is not painless so expect some discomfort even with numbing gel. The FDA release linked below is good information to read so you understand why doing this on your own can be so hazardous.
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