A few days ago I made an attempt to implant the flexes but we didn’t get past the anesthetic, because neither the lidocaine patches nor the emla ointment works for me.
My hand was not numb, so we had to stop.
Has anyone had experience with patches / ointments not working?
Local anesthetic in hospital with injection that works perfectly but I obviously don’t have that here so I gave it a try to emla ointment 2.5 percent, rapydan patches, 7 percent and dr numb and that is 4 percent but nothing worked, the skin remained normal sensitive so we had to put it on hold for a while.
I have one of those conditions that make local anesthetic much less effective.
What that means for me is that things like topical ointments do not work and injections have a shorter period of time in which they are effective / I need more to get the same effect.
Having said that, how are you using the topicals? Most topical lidocaine stuff needs 2-3hrs before you are at optimal efficiency, also was the patch properly sealed, I believe that you need the area to be fully occluded for the whole 2-3hrs to get the effects with most of the topicals as well.
As I understand it, there not targeted at surgery so the recommendations are for numbing the surface nerves, it takes much longer for it to “soak in” deep enough to make an impact on something like this.
I’m wondering that too…
I know that not many piercers/bodymod artists use injections in germany due to their use being illegal for non-medically licensed people. They are usually used after closing time of the shop in a backroom. So I’m surprised that they are actually legal to purchase.