I am a 25-year-old woman from NY; I wanted to get rid of spotted skin on my face. So, a friend recommended going for laser treatment for a flawless skin. But I was extremely scared of the pain, as my skin is too sensitive and I have very low pain intensity. Many doctors use tranquillizers before the treatment for a painless treatment. However, I was uncertain about the use of tranquillizers and didn’t want to undergo the procedure with tranquillizers. So, I started my research for the substitute ways to get rid of the pain during laser treatment.

While researching I found out about numbing cream options, such as Numb 520 and Thera-Gesic. I used Numb 520 before my laser treatment, however, during my research; I got to know these numbing creams are not meant for the same purpose. All of these creams have different ingredients. Therefore, their uses also vary according to that.

Numb 520

Numb 520 is topical anesthetic cream, it’snon-greasy and easy to apply and remove thenumbing cream. The main ingredients cream contains is Lidocaine 5% per Subpart B, 346.10 (f) for a very strong numbing effect. It helps relieve discomforts and itching associated with anorectal disorders. The cream is for the external use. Avoid evaporation by making sure to apply a generous layer to ensure that Numb 520 will be absorbed by the skin. The Application of the Numb 520 is very important otherwise it won’t work.

I applied the generous portion of the cream that was1mm thick. After that, I covered the area with cling paper. After one hour I wiped it with adamp cloth. Important instruction; don’t apply it for more than one hour. The price of the Numb 520 cream is 38g/ $18.99.


Thera-Gesic is a water-based cream that actually allows the two active ingredients, menthol and methyl salicylate, to penetrate the skin and begin to work in seconds.Thera-Gesic cream can use for the oral medication and can help provide relief for minor pain. It’s an analgesic and anti-inflammatory cream that helps a lot in motion and mobility of affected joints.

An important advantage of Thera-Gesic is that it is rapidly absorbed into your skin-providing prompt and effective relief. We should apply the same amount each time, but by adding one or two additional layers, we can increase the intensity of action. To get the maximum effectiveness after applying Thera-Gesic, wait about 60 to 90 minutes before washing. The application of numbing is very important otherwise it will not numb the skin in the desired way. The price of Thera-Gesic is 3.0 OZ/ $3.38.

Both the creams are good and effect perfectly, but everybody has his \her own skin type so always consult your doctor before applying these creams.