Effects of Anesthetic Numbing Cream

There are a lot of things that get into our minds when we talk about numbing cream. We wonder how it works, how it helps, what it does to our skin. To top it all up, these products has been available in the market for years now and still this has been patronized by certain tattoo artists, derma clinics and all other people who undergoes painful skin procedures. It is still a question to us how this thing works. in this article you’ll know how numbing cream works in our skin and how it helps us go through our painful skin procedures.

Let us first define numbing cream. It is a topical anesthetic that can be used to lessen or totally numb the area that needs to have a procedure with. It is a combination of substances that produces numbness in our skin. The main ingredient is Lidocaine. It is an anesthetic with sedative, analgesic, and cardiac depressant properties, applied topically in the form of the base or hydrochloride salt as a local anesthetic; also used in the latter form to treat cardiac arrhythmias and to produce infiltration anesthesia and various nerve blocks. The meaning itself give us the idea that the main purpose of Lidocaine is to block the nerve endings to prevent it from sending pain signals to the brain. This how numbing cream works. If you are wondering if this cream is effective, then see for yourself. There had been a lot of great reviews about numbing creams available in the market.

Now that we already know the meaning of numbing cream let’s go to how helpful it is to people. There are a lot of people who have low pain threshold, meaning they have a low pain tolerance. It is hard in their part because skin procedures normally produce pain at some sort. Say for example a tattoo procedure or in waxing. These procedures are undeniably painful and for us to go through with it we need a little help and here where numbing creams act. They act by blocking the nerve endings in our skin to prevent it from sending pain signals to the brain. In return, pain will no longer be perceived.

Here are some tips in achieving the optimum effect of numbing cream for different procedures:

  • Apply thick layer of cream on the skin
  • Make sure it is spread evenly
  • Cover with saran wrap
  • Leave it on for at least 45 minutes to an hour
  • Remove the cover when skin is fully numb
  • To test, get a blunt object and try to poke the skin for any sensation left
  • Please watch out for signs of allergic reaction such as burning sensation or redness in the area. If those signs are noted, please discontinue using the cream.

Following the simple steps mentioned above will create a very big difference in terms of getting the expected result of the cream. If you want to share your numbing cream experience with us, kindly let us know in the comments!