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For patients with low pain tolerance or are worried about discomfort during the procedure, an anesthetic may be beneficial. A local anesthetic works to numb a specific area by blocking the sensation of pain during a procedure. This can help make the procedure more comfortable for the patient, ultimately allowing you to carry out the treatment with no issues.
Coolsense Pain-Numbing Applicator is an anesthetic device that numbs the skin without the use of drugs. This reusable device gets frozen before the treatment to numb the area and reduce pain. Buy Coolsense products online here
Emla is a topical anesthetic cream that contains lidocaine and prilocaine. This cream temporarily blocks the sensation of pain to help make cosmetic treatments more comfortable.
Pliaglis is a cream that is applied topically to the treatment area prior to the procedure. It contains both lidocaine and tetracaine to help temporarily block the feeling of pain.
Why are they used?
Doctors use anesthetic products to numb the skin and reduce pain and discomfort during aesthetic treatments, or other medical procedures. By using an anesthetic, you can also make the procedure run more smoothly for both you and the patient. Although an anesthetic is not required, minor procedures can still be uncomfortable for the patient.
Areas of use
Anesthetics can be used to numb the skin, including various areas on the face, but you should avoid getting it into the eyes, mouth or nose. It should not be used on skin with open wounds or inflamed skin. Local anesthetics can be applied to the skin or mucous membranes by injection or cream.
How long do Anesthetics last?
The effects of anesthetic applicators or devices can be immediate or delayed and do not last very long. Depending on the type of anesthetic used, it may take between 30–60 minutes to set in and last up to several hours following the application. The patient will be able to return to their regular routine immediately after the procedure.
How are they used?
Anesthetic products are used for patients who are about to undergo medical or cosmetic procedures. Anesthetic devices numb their skin quicker than anesthetic creams. They can be used prior to cosmetic and medical injections, allergy or blood tests, and for applying permanent makeup. Anesthetics are applied to the intended treatment area prior to the procedure. Anesthetic devices may need to be kept in the freezer for up to an hour before application. After taking out the device from the freezer, the temperature gauge on the side of the device should be between -4°C and 0°C. In case the temperature gauge is not showing between this range, either place back in the freezer or leave it outside the freezer until the correct temperature is reached. Once the correct temperature is reached, remove the lid and place the metal pin against the area of the skin where the injection or treatment will be done. Leave it for 4 to 5 seconds and continue with the procedure immediately. For injected or topical anesthetics, you will be required to wait for the effects to take place before beginning the procedure.
Types of anesthetics
There are various types of anesthetics available to use for cosmetic procedures. As well, some dermal fillers may be available with an anesthetic already in the formula. Other options include ice, creams, injections, or anesthetic devices.
Anesthetic creams may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, and tetracaine, which penetrate the skin to block nerve impulses. For patients with a medical condition, allergy, or prescription that could interfere with the use of an anesthetic, such as lidocaine, or for those patients who may prefer a non-drug alternative, a numbing device is used. These devices numb the skin by applying a cold temperature to the skin via an applicator. By freezing the skin, the These nerve impulses when blocked are unable to send signals to the pain receptors and hence, the patient cannot feel as much pain. Patients might feel some pressure however; discomfort and pain levels are much lower than in the absence of anesthetic.