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How does a Numbing Cream Work?

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Oct 12th

How does a Numbing Cream Work?

Numbing creams have been talk of the town since past few years. There’s no doubt on the effectiveness of these numbing creams. However, a common question is how these creams actually work? How does a numbing cream numb the skin?

All these questions are being answered in this article

What is a numbing cream and how does it work?

Numbing creams are topical anesthetic agents that are used to numb the area that is undergoing the procedure. Numbing creams possess a combination of substances that leads to the numbness in our body. However, the primary ingredient is Lidocaine, which is an anesthetic with analgesic, sedative, and cardiac depressant properties. The main purpose of Lidocaine is to block the nerve endings to prevent it from sending pain signals to the brain. The result of this blockage is the failure to feel pain. And this is how pain is alleviated by the numbing cream.

Is it safe?

You cannot compromise when it comes to an individual’s safety. Whenever you choose any numbing cream, make sure you check on the ingredients and videos, testimonials and other details before using it to ensure the quality and safety of the product.

Choose a numbing cream that:

  • Is approved by FDA (Food and Drug Association)
  • Contains 5% Lidocaine
  • Guarantees no side-effects
  • Can be used for sensitive skin

Also, look for specific features of the numbing cream according to the procedure. For example, if you are about to get a tattoo, use water based numbing cream.A water based numbing will not affect the quality of your tattoo, the healing time and the color. Use of such numbing cream will have not wear off you tattoo and no chemical is going to be left on your skin.

What’s the Procedure?

Using the cream in a right manner is as important as choosing the right numbing cream. There are different types of numbing cream and each has its own of way of application. However, procedure of using topical anesthetic is almost the same. Here are the steps in application of the cream that is usually advised:

  • Apply thick layer of cream on the skin
  • Make sure it is spread evenly over the area
  • Cover with saran/cling wrap
  • Leave it on for at least 45 minutes- 1 hour
  • Remove the cover when skin is fully numb

After application, look out for signs of allergic reaction like irritation, burning sensation or redness in the area. Discontinueusing the cream if those signs are noted.

Make sure to follow these steps carefullyin order to attain the best effect of numbness. Numbing creams like Dr.Numb® have proven to make your skin numb for at least 3-4 hours for lengthy process like tattoo, piercing, laser, or any other dermal procedures to be done. These are especially essential for those who have a low pain threshold. Thisis an effective way that had helped myriads of people with low pain threshold.

Since years, humans have been discovering different methods to make our lives easier. And numbing cream is one such solution. With numbing cream, all of our problems related to pain can be solved. Not only numbing creams help you ease the pain of dermal procedures, many of them can relieve your pain if muscle injury, joint pain and even arthritis pain. A good numbing cream can help eradicate all of our worries and anxieties. So, if you want are planning to get any of the dermal procedure, then use a good numbing cream and combat our fear of pain.