pain with laser treatments in Other acne treatments Posted September 7, 2007 So I asked my doctor for some numbing gel before the treatment. funny experience. It also completely eliminated my pain, it only hurt on my nose. The funny part though was once I got home, I washed my face to eliminate the traces of gel left. The doctor had told me that the numbness would wear off in an hour. But after I washed my face, it starting tingling way more than it had been (this was 50 mins after my treatment). Then my entire face went completely numb, not like it had been before, now I couldn't even move the muscles in my face (and some had gotten on my lips so i couldn't move those either). Luckily I have a sense of humor and found it hilarious. And it wore off two hours after that. Anyways, besides my funny story, the numbing gel worked wonders and only caused 1 blemish to show up (if it even caused that one....). I have 3 treatments left to go and now thank god they are completely bearable and hopefully will be worth it.