An anesthetic is a medication that causes temporary loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of pain sensation for a particular area of the body while maintaining consciousness.
These medications are generally administered to facilitate a variety of dermatological procedures such as dermal filler injections, botox injections, facial mesotherapy and anti-cellulite injections as well as lipotherapy, microdermabrasion, chemical peeling, laser surgery and other cosmetic treatments. These skin numbing creams play important role in the cosmetic dermatology by offering a patient comfort with minimal side effects.
At Anna’s Cosmetics you can buy anesthetic creams EMLA, Pliaglis and a nerve block with and without adrenaline to numb skin prior to dermal filler injections with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers Restylane, Juvederm Voluma and fillers Radiesse and Sculptra.
When performing injectable filler procedures, pain control is of primary concerns, along with other injection-related events such as control of bleeding, bruising and swelling.
It is important to consider such components of injections pain as:
Next concern is the product that is being injected. It also plays a role in a degree of pain experienced by a patient. Some products are premixed with lidocaine, other products are mixed with anaesthetic at the time of injection, and still others may not be mixed with an anesthetic at all.
Injector technique is another concern: some injectors use a smoother "gliding" approach to gently pass the needle through the skin, while others use a "stab-like" approach to penetrate the skin.
Pain control is a complex subject, even in a procedure as simple as the injection of facial dermal fillers, lip enhancing fillers and botox.
Products, which contain a combination of anesthetic agents – EMLA, Pliaglis - are applied to the skin for varying lengths of time prior to the procedure and can significantly moderate the pain experienced. These agents are safe and effective, but dosage levels must be maintained in the safe range.
Finally, for especially sensitive areas and for especially nervous patients, a nerve block may be used. Quick, simple, safe, and effective, nerve blocks are a mainstay of pain control, especially in such areas as lips during such procedures as lips enhancement. Nearly complete anesthesia may be achieved with little time and effort, and patients are usually very tolerant.