LMX is an over the counter product available from us or on Amazon. Our price for a 30gm tube is $50 which includes tax. LMX is an oil based cream. It actually prefers that there are some natural oils on your skin to react with. Apply a very generous amount of cream like using peanut butter. Apply it an hour or more before your appointment to allow for proper penetration. It will soak into your skin and a little more cream can be applied if you want. This cream is not clear so it will be visible on your skin. You can wipe it off before coming into the office for your appointment if you would like but we will be cleansing your skin before your treatment so there is no need to wipe it off beforehand.
EMLA (or other generic) 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine:
EMLA is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine. This is prescription only and perhaps you can get it for a co-payment through insurance. EMLA is a water-based cream that needs to be occluded (covered) while on your skin. Clean skin first then apply a very generous amount on area to be treated an hour or longer before your appointment. Cover area with a piece of Glad Press-N-Seal product. This will ensure the product doesn't evaporate but sinks into your skin where it needs to be. We will cleanse it off of your skin before your treatment.