A good numbing cream won’t affect the outcome of a laser hair removal session in any manner. Read on to learn more.
Is hair removal a component of your regular beauty routine? Or, is it for the first time that you are seriously considering laser hair removal after having tried tweezing, shaving and waxing for a long time?
If the answer to this question is a ‘Yes,’ you may have either overcome the discomfort involved in hair removal procedures (which is rare) or you are probably wondering if you should use a numbing cream or not.
In any case, prior information on the outcome of this procedure and the discomfort involved can save you from any surprises.
Contrary to what many people believe, a topical anesthetic (numbing creams like Dr Numb) won’t interfere with the laser hair removal procedure. Oil based numbing creams may almost certainly cause some problems but since Dr Numb is a water based cream, it doesn’t really matter which skin procedure you are undergoing.
Skin care specialists, tattoo artists and even certified dermatologists in many parts of the world recommend Dr Numb for painless skin care procedures. So, if you want a lasting solution by opting for laser hair removal, do consider buying a pack of Dr Numb tubes. Rest assured, it won’t affect the efficacy of the procedure in any manner. Just make sure you remove the cream completely once the procedure is complete as a residue can hamper light absorption by the skin. Also, the cream shouldn’t be applied on a large body area at once. For example, if you are looking to get rid of all hair on your legs and thighs, plan on using the numbing cream for numbing small patches.
Numbing creams are pretty common in tattooing, waxing, and injections. But there are a few more uncommon dermal procedures that numbing creams are used. They are not as mainstream as the ones previously mentioned, but they are painful as well and can use some topical anesthetic. Here are the 7 other uncommon procedures that need a numbing cream
- Body piercing – people have used topical anesthetics in body piercings. Some more painful body piercings are belly rings, nose rings, eyelid rings, and nipple piercings. These can all benefit from the use of a numbing cream.
- Dermabrasions – this procedure is only performed by certified dermatologists since it involves “scraping” the surface of the skin with an apparatus. This is quite painful as well that’s why a numbing cream is used to prepare then skin before the treatment.
- Fraxel Skin Treatment – Fraxel uses laser treatment to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, scarring and age spots. Its also only performed by certified doctors and involves some pain so the numbing cream is helpful to make the patient more comfortable.
- Derma-roller – also known as skin needling, are rollers with needles sticking out of the surface. This is used to resurface the skin by rolling it on the skin. Basically, you are poking your skin with multiple needles at the same time. And this will be very excruciating without the aid of a numbing cream.
- Laser Tattoo Removal – another dermal procedure involving lasers to burn out the skin areas with tattoo to erase them from the skin. Doctors need to use a numbing cream on the patient to make them more comfortable.
- Laser Hair Removal – similar to Laser tattoo removal, but this time the laser is used to burn the laser from the skin. Since lasers are involved, a cream for numbing will also be needed.
- Cannulations – this is a medical procedure where a tube is inserted into the body to drain fluid or administer medicine to a patient. A topical anesthetic can help the patient feel more relaxed during the insertion of the tube during cannulation.
These are some of the more uncommon uses of numbing creams in the medical industry and how they are utilized. If you know other procedures where you have used the cream, do let us know in the comments, we’d be delighted to hear from you!