How to Use Numbing Cream for Dermarolling?

March 02, 2017   888

Dermarolling can hurt you depending on needle’s size and your pain threshold. In this scenario, numbing cream is a great aid as it minimises the pain occurring during dermarolling. Here we have explained how to use numbing cream for dermarolling.How to Use Numbing Cream for Dermarolling

Dermarolling is the popular cosmetic technique to remove wrinkles, scars, ageing lines. However, it can’t be denied that dermarolling hurts you, less or more, depending on the needle’s size and your pain threshold. For example, 1 mm needle can lead to prickling sensation while 3 mm or above causes bleeding and immense pain.

In this scenario, choosing a numbing cream is a good investment to reduce the pain occurring during micro-needling. Numbing cream or local anaesthetic dulls the nerve endings so that they can’t transmit the pain signal to the brain, making the process less painful.

Why Numbing Cream is Useful?

Numbing cream is widely used to reduce pain occurring during tattooing, piercing, and minor surgeries. It contains lidocaine or benzocaine which dulls the nerve endings so that you feel less or no pain during the process. However, you must keep certain precautions in mind while using numbing cream for dermarolling.

How to Use Numbing Cream for Dermarolling?

Many numbing creams contain lidocaine that acts as the main numbing formula. You must check if you are allergic to lidocaine or have the sensitive skin. For that, you can test the numbing cream on a small patch of skin such as the back of your hand. If you feel no reaction, you can use it on your face.

However, you not use numbing cream for dermarolling if you are…

  • Allergic or sensitive to lidocaine or Prilocaine
  • If you are breast feeding, pregnant or planning to have a child (consult your doctor first)
  • If you have medical condition
  • If you are taking supplement (herbal or dietary) or taking certain medications
  • If you have kidney, heart, and liver problems

How to Use Numbing Cream for Dermarolling?

If numbing cream is safe for your skin, you must follow the following precautions:

  • Wash your face with cleanser.
  • Pat your face dry with a clean and soft towel.
  • Make sure to use only the small amount of numbing cream on the areas to be treated.
  • You should use gloves to protect your hands from numbing effect.
  • Rub a thin layer of numbing cream on your face.
  • Don’t cover your face with anything.
  • Wear the cream for 20-25 minutes (longer than that can trigger side-effects).
  • Wipe the numbing cream off with a damp cloth to prevent the cream from interacting with the process.
  • Apply rubbing alcohol to disinfect the area.

Which Numbing Cream is Best for Dermarolling?

While there is plethora of numbing brands available, you must choose the right cream. Check the reviews and user’s testimonials before shopping the cream. You can consult your dermatologist. Make sure your numbing cream has lidocaine no more than 5%. Luckily, Dr. Numb numbing cream is the widely recommended anaesthetic to experience painless dermarolling process.


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