Make Doctor Visits Painless For You Or Your Child
Used in over 37 million procedures in 27 countries, Buzzy uses cold and mechanical stimulation to inhibit pain, making injections worry-free and pleasant as can be.
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Stop pain fast at home or at the doctor's office. Buzzy® is research-proven to reduce the pain and fear of injections. The compact design fits easily in the hand or comes with a hands-free Velcro strap to deliver powerful pain-blocking right where you need it. Patented M-Stim™ mechanical stimulation and ice technology blocks pain on contact.
FDA registered 501(k) approved means your purchase is FSA/HSA eligible as a healthcare expense.
- 1 Buzzy® Personal Black
- Sticker pack to personalize Buzzy
- 2 Single-Patient Use Wings
- 1 Hands-free Strap
- 2 AAA Batteries (preinstalled in unit)
- 1 Instruction Manual
Trying to decide which model is right for you? Check this comparison chart.
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How Buzzy Works
The science and technology behind Buzzy the Bee!
Intended for self-administered injections, finger sticks, cosmetic injections, minor injuries, itching. Suitable for ages 18 months and above. Single screw makes replacing batteries a snap. The XL Personal has a manual power switch and will stay on as long as you need. Easy to take with you to the doctor's office. Makes a great addition to your home first-aid kit. The XL is ideal for multiple injections, daily use, IVF, blood draws, and other longer or more frequent procedures. For shorter procedures or infrequent use, the Mini Personal is recommended.
- Size: 3¼” x 2⅛” x 1⅛” (8.4cm x 5.3cm x 2.9cm)
- 1 Setting - Continuous Vibration
- Manual power switch
- 6 month warranty
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Item Number / SKU (BLACK): BKT2
Item Number / SKU (LADYBUZZ): BKT3
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the mini and the personal?
Despite the names, the size difference of the "mini" and the "personal" is relatively small; both vibration devices fit in the palm of the hand. The "personal" is our original Buzzy model that offers hands-free operation. We developed the "mini" (approximately one-third smaller by volume) to be held or pressed in place for quick procedures like vaccinations. The "mini" features an energy-saving automatic 3-minute shut-off. Compare features of all Buzzy models here: In the comparison chart, you can see the shorthand is that we recommend the "mini" for injections/short procedures and the "personal" for phlebotomy/longer procedures. In all cases, we recommend the healthcare/multi-patient versions for use in a clinical setting.
Where is the evidence that it really works?
Buzzy combines high-frequency vibration (Gate Control) and cold (Descending Noxious Inhibitory Control/DNIC) to control sharp pain. DNIC develops around age 4, and younger children may not tolerate the ice-cold sensation of Buzzy. For these children, the vibration of Buzzy will still provide some pain relief and the competing sensation of holding the ice-cold wing in the hand offers additional distraction - physical and cognitive - from the procedure. The patented technology works even better for adults than children. Over 50 clinical trials demonstrate that Buzzy is effective at relieving pain. It is the only solution that reduces both pain fear. Buzzy is the most proven intervention for injections. See the research summary by clicking here.
Does it work at the physical or physiological level?
Yes! Buzzy blocks pain signals to the brain. Buzzy uses motion and ice to harness two physiologic pain pathways: one mechanical frequency blocks pain, one competes with pain for the brain’s attention.
How many times can I or my child use Buzzy?
Hundreds of times! Families are welcome to share a Buzzy. However, if any family member is immunocompromised, we recommend Batteries are pre-installed and should last approximately 20 hours. Batteries (2 x AAA) can be replaced by opening the back of your vibration unit with a Phillips head screwdriver. Find video instructions for how to change batteries on "mini" and "personal" on our YouTube channel, click here.
Do I need to order healthcare Buzzy?
Our Buzzy® portfolio includes Buzzy Healthcare for use in multi-patient settings and Buzzy Personal for single-patient use. Use of Buzzy Personal devices in a multi-patient setting voids any applicable warranty.
When should I NOT use Buzzy?
Do not use in the presence of unexplained calf pain; consult a physician. Do not use over swollen or inflamed areas or skin eruptions. Do not place directly on a thermal burn. Risk of injury with dry-ice or deep-freeze. Do not use ice pack with underlying sensitivities to ice or cold (e.g. Sickle Cell Disease, Reynaud’s Disease, CRPS, diabetic neuropathy).
My kiddo has recently gone from being nervous about needles to being terror-stricken and was even in straight-up flight mode. We purchased this hoping that, if nothing else, it would be his magic feather. I'm pleased to report that it does, in fact, help with the pain AND help boost confidence.
As an aside: my other child (his twin brother) did NOT like the buzzy and found the vibrations to be uncomfortable. If you have a child with specific sensory sensitivities, this might not be your answer, but it is definitely worth a shot!
Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We're so glad Buzzy helped one of your twins. For your son with sensitivities, we hope you will find a solution.
One option may be holding the Buzzy in one hand and the ice pack in the other for competing sensations. Here's an article from one mom with some great tips (not sure if all of this applies to your family, but useful tips for anyone who hates needles): https://themighty.com/2021/02/everyday-items-life-skills-autism/
Wishing you continued good health!
Glad to find this product which helped my kid and directly from Pain Labs rather than a giant company with questionable values (who was even charging more). Quick shipping!
This was a last ditch effort for my needle-phobic, high anxiety kiddo. We did a test run with a splinter and were amazed. She was able to walk into a vaccine clinic today and didn't even flinch - didn't even know she was done! I am a real person, a mom of two, and am not being paid by the Pain Care Lab to endorse this. The nurses at the clinic loved it and said they were going to recommend it to their supervisors - it is seriously worth every penny!
This has helped my anxious child be able to tolerate daily injections. He is no longer having panic attacks before. Took one star off because I can’t easily use it on his thigh because the Velcro strap is too short. It’d also be nice if it were rechargeable instead of using batteries.
Thank you for this review!
We're so glad #BuzzyHelps with those daily injections. The strap is an option when hands-free operation is needed. For the thigh, it may be easiest to hold and press in place to administer the injection.
Scroll down this page for 'optimal placement' for thigh and other locations:
Wishing your family continued good health!