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#102205 - 11/01/12 04:01 AM Re: emla replacement [Re: jooe]
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If you have a DR that could prescribe at lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine in a petroleum base. With the petroleum base there is no need to cover with plastic. and alittle goes along way. WARNING!!!!! The more lidocaine you use with some sensitive skin will make it very dry and red post using it... Also WARNING!!!! Limit how much area you spread the cream. TOO MUCH CAN BE TOXIC !!!
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#102213 - 11/01/12 03:13 PM Re: emla replacement [Re: izapem]
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if your working on lips and top of the chin dental blocks will help if you can find a dentist to do it for you.. ask for long lasting lidocane... depending on how your body absorbs the block could last from 1 1/2 hours to 3 or more. or if you can find a doctor who will do subcutanious injections of lidocane which can last 45 min to a couple of hours depending on absorbtion.
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#102404 - 11/08/12 06:29 PM Re: emla replacement [Re: izapem]
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whats about DERMINE that i found in this post: http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads...html#Post100071 ?
This sounds good. Has anyone try it?

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#102410 - 11/09/12 01:45 AM Re: emla replacement [Re: jooe]
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Dermine is an quality product that works well, but is is not as effective as EMLA/LMX 4% or 5% since it is not designed to penetrate intact skin. In many cases Dermine provides enough relief to do the job.
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#123737 - 04/06/17 02:57 AM Re: emla replacement [Re: jooe]
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I would suggest LMX 4 for an emla alternative, it's a topical anesthetic cream.
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#123783 - 04/13/17 06:59 PM Re: emla replacement [Re: jooe]
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All those creams are "just" topical creams. You have to use tricks to get them effective at the depth where we need it. Which massage it in, apply a really thick layer and cover it tightly for a fairly long time.

BTW: In Germany You can buy a cream with even 20% (Benzocaine), OTC. But from my own experience with it - i use it to numb the stiches of crane flies which appear to love my blood - i an really unsure if that one will penetrate deep into the skin. I did not try it before electrolysis, not even in myself.
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#123786 - 04/14/17 11:45 PM Re: emla replacement [Re: jooe]
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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
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