This time-saving beauty treatment has been long coveted by women all over the globe. In the fast-paced world of nowadays, spending up to an hour every morning on a skincare and make up routine is a luxury for most. Filling in eyebrows, drawing the eyeliner over a hundred times and applying lipstick over and over again until it looks perfect – wouldn’t it be pleasant to wake up with makeup already done and looking impeccable?
What types of permanent makeup can you get?Permanent makeup tackles all the regular makeup issues, providing a trusted and long-lasting solution. Some of the most popular types of permanent makeup treatments are: permanent eyebrows (more known as microblading), lip blushing and permanent eyeliner. These treatments need to be performed by an experienced professional, as they involve working on very sensitive zones, such as one’s lips, eyelids and eyebrows.
How does permanent makeup work?In all of these cases, the treatment involves depositing the color into the skin – using needles, blades and other cosmetic tools, depending on the intended outcome. The pigment may stay in the skin for as long as 8 months in some cases and up to 3-5 years in other cases. The result usually depends on the skin type, technique and pigments used.
Does permanent makeup hurt?Think of it as of getting a mini-tattoo. Some areas may hurt more than others (like lips, for example), but face is already a sensitive enough zone, so the application of topical anesthetic is required. Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream is designed to provide effective anesthetic effect for comfortable treatment, even for the most sensitive skin.
Known from the Ancient times, waxing is probably one of the earliest beauty treatments known in the history. Embraced by Egyptian women as early as 1150 BC, waxing the unwanted body hair has survived through centuries and was revived in 1980s, when ‘Brazilian’, or intimate, waxing came into fashion.
Waxing or sugaring?
Often, two these techniques get combined together, as their effect is pretty much the same, but in fact, we are speaking two different treatments here. In case of waxing, the hair is being removed in the opposite direction of your follicle's growth pattern. Sugaring, though, offers a totally different experience: the hair is pulled in the natural direction of the follicle's growth pattern.
At home or in salon?
Being a simple and easy-to-perform treatment, waxing or sugaring can be done at the salon as well as at the comfort of one’s home, offering a wide range of tools and techniques available. Although it is such a common treatment, many are still afraid of painful experiences during their session.
Can you make it pain-free?
For those who have a sensitive skin or are not comfortable with the pain levels caused by waxing, it is recommended to apply Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Numbing Cream prior to session across the whole target area. Keeping the numbing cream on the skin for around 20 minutes is enough to achieve strong anesthetic effect that will last up to 2 hours – a perfect timeframe to make sure the whole treatment will go smoothly and painlessly.
Botox was first introduced in 1987 by Vancouver doctors Jean and Alastair Carruthers and since then became one of the most celebrated treatments globally, winning the hearts of millions all over the world thanks to its fast and effective action.
Only for wrinkles and fine lines?
While many think of Botox as a remedy for fine lines and wrinkles, it is even more powerful when used as a preventive treatment: getting Botox injected in certain zones of your face freezes the muscles and therefore prevents you from making movements that can cause wrinkles appearance later.
Did the formula stay the same?
As the technology advances, newer Botox formulas and components are developed, including the most recent ‘Super Botox’ formula which will have a faster action and last longer, as well as have more flexibility to achieve a natural look. This new formula can be also used to treat some trickier zones, like chest, helping to get rid of wrinkles and to rejuvenate the sun-damaged skin.
Is Botox treatment painful?Botox is an extremely fast treatment with almost no downtime. In most cases, you can get it done at the dermatologist office during your lunch break. The treatment involves injecting the active ingredient into the skin, so using a Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Numbing Cream is necessary to make the whole process more pleasant and painless. It only takes several drops of Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Numbing Cream to be applied to the target area to achieve effective and long-lasting anesthetic effect.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular hair removal methods available nowadays. Shaving and waxing may lead to red, bumpy and irritated skin, meanwhile laser provides impeccable results. The laser hair removal effect lasts long enough and the treatment is offered in numerous clinics all over the world.
How does the technology work?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses concentrated laser light to destroy the hair in the follicle. During laser hair removal treatment, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. Then, the light energy converts into heat, which damages hair follicles, resulting in delay or inhibition of future hair growth.
Can I get rid of unwanted hair forever?
The results after laser hair removal do stay for long, but it is still not a permanent solution for unwanted hair growth. You will need to go through several sessions to achieve a long-lasting result, but even then occasional sessions will be needed to maintain the result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The pain levels are relative for different patients: between waxing, sugaring, electrolysis and laser hair removal, some methods hurt more than others to different people. Using laser hair removal, especially at such sensitive areas as bikini zone, can bring painful sensations, so it is best to apply Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream for increased comfort.
Mole removal isn’t usually a type of appointment you are looking forward to, but a necessary one in most cases. The latest techniques in mole removal make it a fast, safe procedure, and when using a topical anesthetic – basically pain-free.
Why do you need mole removal?
Moles may need removal for several reasons: usually its either cosmetic (or because it’s simply annoying, like if it falls under the bra strap and always gets irritated), as well as health reasons. In both cases, the mole needs to be examined through biopsy to make sure it isn’t cancerous to avoid more serious health issues. Make sure to consult your doctor before deciding to get the mole removed.
How can I make mole removal process pain-free?
In case the mole is pretty small, and the doctor doesn’t need to cut deeply into the skin tissue, Dr.Numb® 5% Topical Numbing Cream can be applied to the area to relief pain and any other unpleasant sensations during the treatment. Leave the cream on the skin surface during 20-30 minutes prior to treatment – this way, the anesthetic effect will be strong enough to avoid any painful sensations.
How to take care of the skin after mole removal?
After the mole has been removed, it is recommended to keep it clean by applying Dr.Numb® Disinfectant Foam Soap once a day while changing bandages. The Foam Soap contains strong anti-bacterial and antiseptic ingredients, along with aloe-vera essence, which is designed to help the skin cure quickly and avoid infections.
Over the last years, dermarolling became a go-to treatment for all those trying to achieve a more firm, radiant and rejuvenated skin.
How does it work?
The dermarolling treatment involves pin-pricking the skin surface with tiny needles inserted either in a dermaroller or pen device. These controlled “injuries” jumpstart the body’s natural repair system, boosting the production of collagen and elastin fibers, which then results in a fresher, smoother skin.
Can you do it at home?
The intensity and the effect of the treatment differs depending on the needle size. The tiny needles (0.1 mm to 0.2 mm size), often used in handheld dermarollers, are safe and comfortable to be used at home as a part of a regular skincare routine. They don’t necessarily provoke collagen synthesis, but create additional pathways for your products to absorb and penetrate the skin better. Bigger needles though are usually used for in-office treatments as they penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and need a professional expertise to avoid injuries.
What happens during the treatment?Before the treatment starts, Dr.Numb® 4% Lidocaine Disinfectant Foam Soap has to be applied to the whole face to eliminate all the bacteria and leave the skin ready for the treatment. Then, Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream needs to be applied on the skin surface to reach the proper anesthetic effect. Once this is done, the dermatologist will get to work magic on your skin, rolling the device over your face. Sit back, relax and get ready for your fresh, radiant skin.
Electrolysis hair removal can be sometimes confused with laser hair removal, although these two are totally different techniques. Pursuing the same result (to provide a permanent solution against unwanted hair growth), electrolysis uses the different method. Read on to see if electrolysis suits you best.
What is electrolysis hair removal, anyway?
Electrolysis is a technique of removing individual hairs from the face or body. The electrolysis device destroys the growth center of the hair, using chemical or heat energy. Once the fine probe has been introduced to the hair follicle, the hair gets removed with tweezers.
How permanent is electrolysis effect?
In order to reach permanent hair removal effect at one zone of the body, a series of sessions is needed. The exact number of sessions varies from patient to patient, and individual speed of the hair growth. You may undergo the treatments almost every week, of every other week, so this way the whole process will not take too long.
Removing each hair from its follicle sounds painful…is it?
Most of modern electrolysis devices provoke only mild levels of pain, although if you have low pain tolerance or planning to perform electrolysis hair removal at some sensitive areas, it is best to use Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream before the treatment. Apply the thick layer of the cream 20-30 minutes before the procedure starts to let the numbing effect kick in, then relax and enjoy the treatment.
First approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996, microdermabrasion since then became the go-to treatment for hundreds of patients all over the world. During the treatment, the upper layer of the skin is being gently removed, resulting in a more radiant and fresh complexion.
How does microdermabrasion work?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin, along with dead cells, to rejuvenate it. Once the outer layer of the skin has been removed, your body starts treating it as a minor injury, actively producing collagen to build up new skin cells. This, along with actual removal of dead skin cells, makes the skin more firm, smooth and fresh.
Do I need microdermabrasion?
You may consider using this method, if you have any of the following issues on your skin: fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots, enlarged pores and blackheads, acne scars, stretch marks, dull-looking skin complexion, uneven skin tone and texture. Although, if you have fragile capillaries, widespread acne, psoriasis or other skin conditions, make sure to consult your doctor first – microdermabrasion may be not the safest method for you then.
What about pain levels?
The treatment may get pretty sensitive at some points, so it’s best to apply a topical anesthetic beforehand. Even though the technique is minimally invasive, it is also important to use Dr.Numb® 4% Lidocaine Disinfectant Foam Soap to prepare the skin before the procedure: its formula will get rid of any bacteria and soothe the skin.