For those who read our last blog, we know that Lidocaine is an anesthetic used to numb and relieve pain. Depending on the procedure and its potency, it can be used by licensed professionals as an injection or topically on the skin. For this article and its relevance to our product, only topical uses will be discussed.
Our Numb 520 Lidocaine Spray includes the same 5% Lidocaine and Liposomal Absorption Technology as our Numb 520 cream, however, some may be confused with the actual use case differences between our product types. Today we will list out the differences between our Numb 520 Cream and Spray, and how each can benefit you before, during, and after your procedure.
Numb 520 Cream
Our Numb 520 Cream is a topical anesthetic that our customers use for tattooing, waxing, sugaring, and even more. However, we believe that it is best for pre-procedure use - to wrap and let absorb for the highest effectiveness.
Numb 520 Spray
Though we also recommend wrapping for absorption with our Numb 520 Spray, it has the advantage of being useful during and after procedures without the need to wrap. Light and easy to use, a quick spray during or between breaks in procedural sessions have been shown by our customers to power through longer sessions.
Check this quick tip from one of our customers:
The advantage that comes from being a spray also means an expanded selection of uses. It is definitely advantageous to use during tattoo aftercare to soothe itching and burning. Some also find it effective dealing with hemorrhoids in conjunction with our Hemorrhoid Master. For those sensitive to even the slightest of pressure, the spray is an absolute solution for burns and sunburns.
For minor cuts, bug bites, and even rashes, our Numb 520 Spray is essential in any first aid kit. Though it may sting a little(5-10 seconds), our spray is ideal to use on open skin. Its lightweight and ease of use make it indispensable for your next cosmetic procedure or trips outdoors with the family.
Here are some use cases from some of our customers:
While our Numb 520 Cream takes effect in 5 minutes, our spray works just a bit quicker in about 2 minutes. This can be attributed to Phenylephrine, but more on that in the next section.
Another feature that separates our Numb 520 Cream and Spray is the inclusion of Phenylephrine. Phenylephrine is commonly used as a nasal decongestant and hemorrhoid reliever. It narrows the swelling of veins to reduce pain. By limiting blood flow to the affected area, natural numbing occurs. When combined with Lidocaine, the numbing effect is compounded and works to greater effect in a shorter amount of time.
We strongly do not recommend using our Numbing Spray as a decongestant.
Let’s go over the many uses of Numb 520 Spray with a quick list:
- Before, During, & After Cosmetic Procedures
- Aftercare for tattoo pain & itching
- Minor Cuts
- Bug Bites