For upper lip work, Icy Hot with lidocaine and menthol is worth a try. My clients verbalize that it is very helpful.
Walmart's price is good:https://www.walmart.com/ip/Icy-Hot-Lidocaine-Cream-2.7-oz/51258774
Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
British Institute & Association of Electrolysishttp://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16
Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.