B3 uses a specially formulated combination of lidocaine and tetracaine to numb the skin or mucous membranes. It gets absorbed through the skin to block your nerves from sending pain signals and starts to wear off in about an hour.
Pain Relief: Our topical anesthetic provides powerful pain relief to the underlying area. Most of our patients feel that our topical anesthetic is all they need - even for our more invasive treatments like Morpheus8 RF Microneedling.
Instructions/Cautions: Arrive 30-60 minutes before your procedure to start numbing, then sit back and relax while the medication works its magic. Take care to avoid touching the area with topical anesthetic to avoid moving it to unintended or dangerous areas like the eye. Let us know immediately if you feel anything unpleasant or unexpected. If you have an allergy to any numbing agents like lidocaine or tetracaine, please tell us so we can discuss alternatives.
A nerve block is a medical procedure in which a local anesthetic (often Lidocaine) is injected in small, specific areas to temporarily block the sensation of pain from a larger area of the body by interrupting the nerve signals. Little pain, tiny needle, lot of gain!
Pain Management: Nerve blocks can provide near-complete or complete pain relief for your procedure.
Instructions/Cautions: Nerve blocks work much more quickly than topical anesthetic, but they are more invasive and require injections at the start. Nerve blocks are generally very safe and well-tolerated, but there are some risks to discuss depending on the area being treated. As with topical anesthetic, let your team know if you feel anything unexpected or unpleasant and be sure to tell them of any allergies to anesthetics (lidocaine or others) before your procedure.
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," is a colorless and odorless gas with the chemical formula N2O. B3 uses as 50:50 mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen so you will still be awake during your procedure. Nitrous oxide is administered by inhalation through a filter and tube that you control – breathe in as much or as little as you like.
Pain Relief: Nitrous oxide helps you process pain differently. Patients can still feel pain, but it feels much more tolerable.
Anxiolytic (Anxiety Reduction): If “laughter is the best medicine,” then laughing gas is the perfect tool! Nitrous oxide helps to melt away some of those totally-normal emotions of anxiety and fear and dare-we-say even have some fun during your procedure.
Quick On/Quick Off: Nitrous oxide takes effect quickly, and its effects wear off rapidly once administration is stopped. You will be safe to drive home by the time you leave.