Whether you’re to undergo a small surgery, laser hair removal or waxing, pain comes along without you asking for it. Yes, waxing may not be as painful as laser hair removal, and laser hair removal may not be as hurting as a small surgery, but pain is ubiquitous. Many women around the world are countering this unavoidable pain with the use of numbing cream.

Numbing cream, such as DrNumb numbing cream, is a topical anesthetic ointment that is easily available over the counter. Numbing cream is applied on the skin (like a normal cosmetic cream) to an area to be waxed or tattooed. By keeping the cream applied for about 45 minutes to one hour, and then washing it, a woman will experience numbness in the area. The numbing cream deadens the nerve endings under the skin, which restrict pain signals to be transmitted from the area to the brain. So, when the artist starts tattooing or a doctor starts piercing the skin, you will not feel any pain.

Numbing cream composition

After understanding power of numbing cream, it’s vital to understand the ingredients that go into making the effective cream. Numbing cream features Lidocaine 0.5 (a powerful anesthetic agent) as its main ingredient. A numbing cream could either have only Lidocaine 0.5 or could have a combination of Lidocaine, Benzocaine and Prilocaine. Numbing creams based completely on Lidocaine are more effective than others and are recommended before procedures where high pain tolerance is required, such as in case of a minor surgeries or tattoos.

Picking the correct numbing cream

This is especially why you should correctly know the purpose of using numbing cream. Numbing cream covers everything from numbing the skin for tattooing and waxing to deadening the nerve endings before laser hair removal procedure. You should check the ingredients and user reviews before taking home a numbing cream. Dr. Numb numbing cream is considered the safest and is highly recommended by tattoo artists around the world.

Benefits of using numbing cream

  • The topical anesthetic numbing cream can be applied on the skin to produce numbness and prevent immediate feeling of pain
  • Numbing cream can be used to reduce pain in variety of dermal applications such body piercing, tattooing, laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing etc.
  • Numbing cream blocks the signals sent by nerve endings to the brain.
  • When applied to the skin, numbing cream numbs the area in about 45 minutes after which it should be washed off

Possible side effects of numbing cream

Generally, there are no side effects of numbing cream if its instruction manual is thoroughly followed and it is used with proper care. Numbing creams like DrNumb numbing cream do not interfere with the treatment (tattooing or waxing for instance). Though, as mentioned it can cause side effects if precautions are not followed.  Excessive use of numbing cream can lead to itching, prolonged numbness, rashes or blisters.

People can be allergic to lidocaine, it is important to do a small patch test on the skin before applying numbing cream. Always consult your doctor before using numbing cream before a dermal procedure.

Choosing the right numbing cream

There are endless number of numbing creams available in the market. A user can easily get confused deciding which numbing cream to opt for. There are two suggestions to make the choice easy. Consult your doctor to decide which combination of numbing cream ingredients are best for your skin. You can also consult the artist who is going to tattoo you. Tattoo artist tend to recommend their choice of numbing cream to patients, which they understand will not interfere with their ink.

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