Some clinics in Turkey use a technique called 'needle-free anesthesia'. They use an instrument that uses a liquid-jet in order to administer the local anesthetic instead of a needle and they claim this will lead to a painless procedure.
Although this sounds good at first, the pain during the local anesthetic procedure is caused by the injection of the liquid and not the needle itself. It doesn’t matter if it injected by the liquid-jet or the needle, the same amount of pain will be felt. Most of the pain during a local anesthetic procedure is caused by the burning sensation that the acidic liquid causes and the way the anesthetic is injected won’t prevent this burning sensation. Besides, the needle-free anesthesia instrument is unable to inject local anesthetic at the desired surgical levels and dosage to complete a successful anesthesia and clinics using this instrument feel obliged to follow up with usual needle injections. Patients have reported that the needle-free anesthesia instrument didn’t prevent pain during the local anesthetic procedure. Therefore, at AEK Hair Clinic, we use scientifically proven methods and technologies to maximize patient comfort such as neurovibration and nitrousoxide analgesia.