Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-08-08 Origin: Site Inquire
Whether going for derma rolling or tattooing, you may need numbing cream. So today we will talk about what to consider when choosing numbing cream.
What makes numbing creams useful?
Actually, these creams come with one or the other powerful numbing agents such as lidocaine and benzocaine, which dull the nerve endings of the skin. Hence, the pain signals generated there can’t reach the signal to the brain, ensuring you a pain-free procedure. Isn’t that amazing!
How effective a numbing cream would be?
Generally, a numbing cream needs to be applied over the skin 45 minutes or 1 hour before the process starts. But the effects will differ from product to product. Now there are a plethora of numbing creams available are on the shelves of drug stores, which makes it confusing for one to choose the best. Certainly, not all numbing creams are equal. So, when it comes to choosing the right one, here are some tips to be followed.
Look for a purpose
Before you buy a numbing cream, you must know why you are purchasing it. Is it for body art, tattooing or piercing? Or any dermal process such as Botox? Or for hair removal methods like waxing or laser?
Check for the ingredients
Secondly, find out what your numbing cream contains. Usually, it is the topical anesthetics that work for numbing skin. Most commonly used agents include lidocaine and benzocaine.
• Lidocaine: It is believed to be is the most powerful agent when it comes to causing numbness. It goes well for all purposes ranging from tattoos to surgeries. But makes sure you don’t buy any cream which consists of more than 5% of lidocaine. This agent blocks the nerve ending which is responsible to send pain signals to the brain. Moreover, it will not cause any swelling or damage to the dermal layers.
• Benzocaine: Another anesthetic, which is also clinically proven to reduce the pain when rubbed onto the skin. You can use it on the areas with “mucous membrane” such as gums, cheeks and even anus.
Consider user’s reviews
Even after you have checked for ingredients and purpose, it is your turn to check the opinion of other’s users about the numbing cream you pick. The best way out would be to search for user’s reviews on the website, Facebook page, or any third-party reviewing platform. And then make a wise pick!