We often follow fads in our society, and it is no different when it comes to beauty and personal care products. We are bombarded with advertisements for all kinds of products to make us look and feel better. But most of the time, we don’t stop to research whether these products work or not.
There are a lot of numbing cream myths floating around the internet. Some people seem to believe that if they just use more of the product, it will work better and last longer. Or, they’ll apply it so often that their skin becomes immune to the numbing effect. Unfortunately, this can lead to further tissue damage and make the treatment less effective in the long run. By debunking these myths, we can help people achieve better results with their numbing cream treatments. In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the most common myths around numbing cream for skin and what the actual truth is.
The numbing creams for the skin don’t have any effect on pain.
If the numbing cream is absorbed, it will work for most individuals. Not absorbing lidocaine is different from not feeling its effects. When applied improperly, topical anesthetics are often malabsorbed. Follow the topical anesthetic directions to rule this out.
Before using products, clean and exfoliate your skin. Cover the cream with a warm towel over barrier film or Tegaderm. Apply a thicker coating of numbing cream to the skin and leave it on longer to improve absorption. Cleanse and exfoliate before putting on makeup.
Numbing outcomes improve with a higher caine concentration.
When choosing among topical anesthetics, remember that there might be too much of a good thing.
Choose quality over quantity. Higher caine percentages might cause skin and breathing issues (in more severe cases). Caines is a medically-regulated cocaine variant used in numbing creams for the skin. Lidocaine, tetracaine, prilocaine are common caines.
All topical anesthetics should be applied in the same manner.
Every topical anesthetic composition needs a specific application process. Different gels, ointments, and cream-based solutions have different component compositions. Refrigerate certain topical anesthetics. Some topical anesthetics function better when covered with saran wrap, etc.
Follow the packing directions and ask a professional at your local studio about your products.
You don’t need to exfoliate your skin before using a topical anesthetic.
Everyone should be aware that this notion is completely false. One of the most efficient ways to assist in the absorption of your topical anesthetic is to clean and exfoliate the skin before application. Because a topical treatment must penetrate the epidermis (the skin’s top layer) to be effective, removing the epidermis’ outer layer by exfoliation considerably increases that potential.
There is a lot of incorrect information out there about numbing cream. Each of the myths that we have listed here are some common myths about the use of numbing cream for skin. We hope that you found this information to be useful and that you can avoid the common myths about numbing cream for skin.