Numbing Creams Practitioners are increasingly using prescription numbing creams to decrease the pain associated. With superficial dermatologic, aesthetic, and laser procedures.
Numerous lidocaine-containing products are available, the most popular is lidocaine cream available over the counter. Lidocaine cream is used as tattoo numbing cream. A literature review of currently available for prescription numbing creams. Their safety profiles, and dermatologic uses was conducted. Factors that should be considered to reduce the risk of side effects associated with the use of prescription anesthesia cream. Include the amount of product used, body location, size of the surface area, and duration of product application. Lidocaine-containing products play an integral role in cutaneous anesthesia by providing patient comfort with minimal side effects. Therefore, Careful attention must be paid to the particular anatomic location, the total surface area covered, and the duration of anesthetic skin contact.
Topical prescription numbing creams decrease pain during cutaneous procedures in the outpatient setting. Therefore, And permit a variety of dermatologic procedures to be performed without anatomic distortion from a local anesthetic injection. As the number of in-office dermatologic procedures continues to grow, practitioners will benefit from awareness of the indications, pharmacologic mechanisms, appropriate methods of application, and safety profiles of the currently available prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) anesthesia cream.
Improper application of topical anesthetic preparations such as benzocaine cream, lidocaine cream, and tetracaine may cause serious complications, including death.
Prolonged application, use of inappropriately high concentrations, and application to large surface areas before outpatient procedures increase the risk of cardiotoxicity and central nervous system toxicity.