Get In Detail With Numbing Cream

June 02, 2018   143

Pain is a basic constituent of any surgical treatment or daily beauty treatments like tattoos, waxing, piercing and laser treatments. Many people avoid getting into any surgical treatment or tattooing process just because of the pain incurred during the entire process.

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Adam, a 29 years IT Professional says, “I am just dreaming to get a tattoo on my biceps since 3-4 years but my dream turns into a nightmare when I just imagine the needles drilling tiny holes in my skin, thereby paving way for pain and discomfort. Because of this feeling, I stepped back and changed my mind to get a tattoo on my skin.”

It’s not just Adam; there are many people like him who restrict themselves to go ahead with any surgical treatment that involves pain just because of fear. However, they are oblivion about the power of numbing cream that not only dulls the pain but also makes a person feel confident to go through the painful process.

So, whether you are going for a tattoo, shots, piercing, waxing or laser treatments, it is obvious that you must be worried about pain and discomfort. However, once you encounter the myriad benefits of numbing cream, you will book your appointment the next moment. The article shares few queries regarding numbing cream so that you go ahead with any treatment without any fear in your mind.

Can I Use A Numbing Cream, If I Am Pregnant?

However, there are certain medicines that should not be consumed during pregnancy, but there other numerous other medicines that can be used safely during the period of pregnancy.

The most common ingredient available in any topical anesthetic numbing cream is Lidocaine. You can find it in most all the skin numbing creams. Various studies have been performed to check whether the numbing cream is safe for a pregnant woman or not. One such study was performed in rats which revealed the effects of the lidocaine on pregnant women. The tests revealed no evidence of any type of danger to the fetus or impaired fertility. However, there are no sufficient studies on a pregnant woman.

This is the reason that Lidocaine should only be used during pregnancy if they are clearly needed. Also, if it is very important for you to use numbing cream during pregnancy, and then make sure you only use the cream containing FDA approved concentration of Lidocaine (5%).

Does Numbing Cream Affect Tattoo Quality

No doubt in a fact that the tattooing process can be extremely painful, especially if you are getting a tattoo on highly sensitive body parts. So it becomes important for you to need something that can reduce the pain incurred during the tattooing process. Guess the most recommended remedy suggested by a dermatologist to diminish the pain? It is no other than a numbing cream that can be used before the tattooing process to make your tattoo journey painless.

The first question that hit the mind regarding the usage of numbing cream for tattooing process is whether they affect the quality of tattoos or not? The answer to the question is that it depends entirely on the quality of the numbing cream being used. A good quality numbing cream will result in a good and healthy tattoo without any side effects.

A quality product will ease the pain without interfering with the tattooing process or tattoo quality. A quality numbing cream will neither interfere with the ink not have any side effects.

Precautions while using Numbing Cream

When it comes to usage of numbing cream, it should be used under few precautions that are mentioned as follows:

  • Make sure the cream has no more than 5% of Lidocaine.
  • Avoid using numbing cream on broken skin as it can enter the bloodstream
  • Avoid using numbing cream on the tongue, near eyes or inside the nose.
  • You have to use only the plastic wrap and should avoid using a heating pad to generate heat for activating numbing cream.
  • Don’t wear the cream for longer.
  • Do consult your physician if you have a medical condition before using numbing cream.

Improper use of Numbing Cream

How topical creams work? They work perfectly well by blocking the pain sensation in the skin. Topical creams are made up of anesthetic drugs like lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, and prilocaine in form of a cream, ointment, or gel that gets absorbed into the bloodstream.

The effective use of numbing cream results in painless surgical treatment, however, if used improperly, numbing creams can cause:

  • irregular heartbeat
  • coma
  • seizures
  • breathing difficulties
  • death

So, it is essential you use a good numbing cream and utilize the one that consists of FDA endorsed amounts of LIDOCAINE. Dr. Numb uses 5% quantity of Lidocaine, as this is affirmed by FDA.

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