What is the best numbing cream for the face? There are many lidocaine numbing creams for the face available on the market for you. So how do you go about choosing the best one?
There are a handful of things you need to consider when deciding which numbing cream for the face is best for you or your patients/clients.
Not all numbing creams are made the same. Some numbing creams are gritty some are oily, some are chalky. A good numbing cream for the face will be smooth, creamy and uniform in texture. It must be in order to be comfortable when it is applied, on the skin and removed. A lasting residue on your face is uncomfortable. This partially defeats the purpose of improving comfort. NeuroMed 7 and the NeuroMed BLT Creams are all smooth, uniform and creamy in texture. This makes them much more comfortable than the rest.
Numbing cream for the face must also have a neutral pH level. A neutral pH is around 7. Some numbing creams have a very high pH. Some have a low pH. When it is high (above 8) it is considered alkaline. When it is low (6 or below) it is considered acidic. Either one can increase the risk of causing an uncomfortable reaction on your skin. This can become problematic and worth avoiding by choosing a numbing cream for the face that is a neutral pH. NeuroMed products all have a pH between 6.8 and 7.2.
Physicians and estheticians use numbing cream for many minimally invasive in-office procedures such as:
Over the counter numbing creams are also used for minor conditions such as rashes, burns and others that cause pain and itch sensations.
Numbing cream for the face usually includes lidocaine, benzocaine and/or tetracaine as the active ingredients. Some numbing cream for the face also include ingredients called, “drivers” that help the active ingredients penetrate the skin. This is important because without these ingredients, it is very hard for the active ingredients to enter the skin and get to the nerves. It is at the nerve site where the active ingredients perform their job. Lidocaine and the others all work by blocking nerve signals of pain, burn and itch sensations. NeuroMed topical anesthetics all include three safe and effective drivers in a patented formulation. These are the ingredients that temporarily affect the skin and make it more permeable.
NeuroMed Brand Topical Numbing Creams are packaged two ways. One way is in the common multi-use tubes. These tubes are filled with 63 grams (2.2 ounces) of lidocaine cream. They are the highest volume tubes currently supplied in the market. They also contain the highest concentration of lidocaine legally available on the market.
The second form of packaging is sanitary, single-use packets. This form of packaging is unique to NeuroMed 7 and BLT. We supply this packaging to give people and clinicians a sanitary, aseptic product. After its single use, the packet is then discarded and not reused. This is what keeps it fresh and sanitary compared to multi-use tubes and jars.
NeuroMed BLT Convenience Package – 25 packet strips of benzocaine (3 grams/mLs, lidocaine (4 grams/mLs) and tetracaine 3 grams/mLs) or 50 half size for smaller treatment areas benzocaine (1.5 grams/mLs), lidocaine 2 grams (mLs) and tetracaine (1.5 grams/mLs) – there are 250 grams (mLs) total of topical anesthetic cream in each box – compare to the competitors 30 grams supplies – less than half the cost when compared gram to gram! Full 2-year shelf life! 250 grams of combined lidocaine, benzocaine and tetracaine – all in one box for your convenience!
Dr. Rajani has participated with the leading cosmetic centers in the United States and abroad with over 15 years of experience in the aesthetic field. He is an Expert Trainer for Allergan (the makers of Botox®, Voluma®, VolBella® and Juvederm®), Galderma (the makers of Dysport, Restylane®, and Sculptra), Suneva Medical (the makers of Artefill® – now called BellaFill®), NovaThreads and Cosmofrance (the makers of the innovative Dermasculpt MicroCannulas).