Microdermabrasion is a great way to get rid of unwanted blackheads or whiteheads. And while it may cause no pain, people with lower pain tolerance may prefer using quality numbing creams for a smooth and comfortable Microdermabrasion therapy.
Microdermabrasion literally lifts whiteheads or blackheads out of your skin by blasting your facial pores with hundreds of tiny and smooth micro crystals.
No exfoliation masks, blackhead/whitehead removal strips or peeling masks deliver as effective results as this technique. It can rightly be called as an innovative skin restoration procedure to attain rich, smoother and younger looking skin in no time.
Microdermabrasion and Numbing Creams
Microdermabrasion is virtually painless as compared to chemical and laser peel alternatives. However, this exfoliation procedure might produce slight tingling sensation that could cause uneasiness in people with low pain tolerance.
Numbing creams, on the other hand can be used to effectively reduce or eliminate any amount of pain associated with Microdermabrasion therapy.
How Do Numbing Creams Work?
Numbing creams combine substances that produce numbness in our skin. Lidocaine is the key ingredient in most numbing creams, which has sedative, analgesic and cardiac depressant properties.
When applied topically, Lidocaine blocks the nerve endings and prevents them from sending pain signals to the brain. This is how the pain is alleviated by the numbing creams.
Choosing the Right Numbing Cream for Microdermabrasion
As Microdermabrasion provides deep exfoliation, therefore you should choose a numbing cream that does not obstruct the process.
Oil based numbing creams tend to interfere with the elasticity of the skin delivering less than optimal results. If you desire optimal Microdermabrasion results, choose a non-oil base numbing cream.
Dr. Numb® is the only water based numbing cream that contains the purest and highest amount of Lidocaine (5%) as approved by FDA. This makes it safe to remove the unnecessary pain associated with Microdermabrasion procedures.