6 Reasons You Should Use Numbing Products
By: Jacob Thorold
August 12, 2022
Numbing products are designed to reduce pain and discomfort when undergoing cosmetic procedures. They are simple products that are applied directly to the skin, giving an anaesthetic effect and numbing a localised area for procedures like injections or laser treatments. A tattoo numbing cream can also be used to reduce pain caused by the needle. The benefits of using anaesthetic numbing cream and tattoo numbing cream are exactly the same. They make the whole process a lot more comfortable, and they are very simple to use.
Revolve Medicare stock 3 different types of numbing cream, and a numbing gel. If you are undergoing a cosmetic procedure of some kind, it’s always worth investing in some numbing products. Read on to learn more about how they work and what the main benefits are.
How do Numbing Products Work?
Numbing creams and gels work like a local anaesthetic without the need for an injection. They simply need to be applied to the skin and rubbed in, and they will get to work very quickly. Active ingredients in the cream block pain signals from reaching the brain, and the anaesthetic effect numbs the area. Lidocaine is one of the most common active ingredients but you will also find benzocaine, tetracaine, dibucaine, and pramoxine in numbing products.
Reasons You Should Use Numbing Products
There are several benefits to using numbing cream before cosmetic procedures:
1. They Dull pain
This is the most obvious benefit to using numbing products. Procedures like laser treatments, injections, or tattoos can be very painful. Although people have these treatments without any numbing beforehand, there is no need to experience that discomfort. A numbing cream or gel won’t affect the results of the treatment in any way, it will just stop it from hurting so much.
2. They Work Quickly
Some people are concerned that numbing agents will add a lot of time to the procedure, meaning that filler injections or laser treatments are not as quick and convenient as they could be. However, the active ingredients in numbing agents get to work quickly. They should be applied 30 minutes to an hour before the treatment, but you can do this yourself before arriving for your appointment. So, the appointment time itself will be the same whether you use numbing products or not.
3. After effects
Active ingredients like lidocaine last up to 3 hours. It’s common for people to experience pain after procedures, and the numbing products will help with this too. If the post-procedure discomfort persists, you can reapply numbing creams to make your recovery more comfortable.
Painful cosmetic procedures can cause a lot of anxiety. In the days before your appointment, you may feel very apprehensive about it and, in some cases, this worry can stop people from attending appointments altogether. But knowing that you have numbing products to make you more comfortable will put your mind at ease and make the entire process a lot less stressful.
5. No more sensitivity
Cosmetic procedures in sensitive areas are particularly uncomfortable. Unfortunately, it is sensitive areas like the face or bikini line that often need the most attention. This is a particular problem when getting tattoos too because certain areas of the body will be incredibly painful. You can get around that by using numbing to remove the pain, so you can have cosmetic procedures wherever you need them, even in the most sensitive areas.
6. Less mistakes
Mistakes with cosmetic procedures can be incredibly harmful and the results will be long-lasting. If a mistake is made with a tattoo, for example, it is very expensive to undo. When fillers or toxins are injected into the wrong area, you can end up with uneven skin and lumps in the wrong places. These kinds of mistakes are far more likely if you are tensed up or moving around during the procedure because you are experiencing a lot of pain. Using numbing cream will help you stay relaxed, so the chance of mistakes is drastically reduced.
Where to Buy Numbing Cream?
At Revolve Medicare, we stock a number of different numbing creams and gels for use during cosmetic procedures.
1. Ametop Gel
Ametop Gel is a tetracaine-based numbing agent. It contains 40mg of tetracaine per gram of gel, giving you an excellent, fast-acting anaesthetic effect. Each 1.5g tube is enough to cover an area of skin roughly 30cm2, but multiple tubes can be applied at the same time, if needed. The gel will take 30-45 minutes to take effect and the numbing sensation will last anywhere from 4-6 hours. This is an excellent versatile numbing agent that can be used for all kinds of cosmetic procedures.
2. Emla Cream
Emla Cream uses a combination of lidocaine and prilocaine to create a strong numbing sensation. It has 50mg of active numbing ingredients per gram of cream, giving it a powerful, long-lasting anaesthetic effect. The Emla numbing cream 30g tube can be used for multiple applications, covering a large area. A 3.5cm string of cream is 1g, so you will get plenty of uses out of a single tube. It’s ideal for numbing an area before injections and the tube will be enough to cover the whole course of treatment.
3. J-Cain Cream
J-Cain Cream uses lidocaine to block pain receptors and reduce discomfort during all kinds of procedures including tattoos, laser hair removal, and piercings.It comes in a large 500g tub, making it perfect for treatments where large areas of skin need to be covered, like hair removal or large tattoos.
4. Lidocaine Cream
LMX4 Lidocaine Cream contains 40mg of lidocaine per gram, and comes in a 30g tube. The fast-acting numbing solution can be applied around 30 minutes before your appointment and you will be completely pain-free throughout. This cream can also be used as a safe pain reliever for discomfort after cosmetic procedures, or even for sunburn and minor burns. Using lidocaine cream for tattoos is ideal for making the process pain-free too.
These amazing numbing creams and gels can all be used when injecting dermal fillers to help fight the signs of ageing. You can buy dermal fillers, along with all of the numbing products you need, from Revolve Medicare. So, start browsing the range today for a pain-free cosmetic procedure.
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