Does Using a Numbing Cream Make Ultherapy Less Effective?

A lot of hype occurred when recentlyKim Kardashian underwent Ultherapy that turned very ‘PAINFUL’ causing her to freak out.While the famed model, actress has undergone several facial surgeries earlier, this Ultherapy was the most painful.

Does Using a Numbing Cream Make Ultherapy Less Effective?What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is new in its kind and is a non-surgical procedure for the face to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin.It is a form of skin constrictionmethod that uses ultrasonic therapy for collagen renewal of the skin. The procedure operates through tiny electric shocks to tighten the skin on face, eyebrows and neck.It is quite effective and the subtle results begin appearing after three weeks. However, the pain associated with the entire process is allegedly its major drawback.

The Ultherapy treatment is the only non-invasive procedure approved by FDA to help you say goodbye to the turkey neck and drooping skin on eyebrow and face.

Varying Levels of Discomfort & Pain

While it is reported that it pains greatly, pain levels during Ultherapy procedure vary from person to person.Some of the patients say it hurts very less, while others say it ranks from 6 to 10 on a pain scale of 1 to 10. And it heavily pains when the procedure is carried around the forehead as it is the most sensitive area.

The pain generally feels like tiny electrical pricks or a moving warm sensation that can build up to a crescendo. Usually the discomfort is mild but can build up to short spikes of brief pain. Each pulse begins with a prickly sensation that becomes stronger and feels like a burn.

The extent to pain also varies depending on the experience of the doctor you choose. For a doctor, it is important to understand the physics of the device he/she uses and how it interacts with the skin tissue and understands the anatomy. An experienced doctor will avoid critical areas on the face and know how to use the device settings accordingly.

Numbing Cream for Ultherapy Pain

So, it’s clear that Ultherapy causes pain, though the extent of the pain varies from individual to individual.While there are several techniques which can be used to reduce the discomfort such as adjusting the settings, manipulating the tissue, performing more passes at lower rate for those who are really sensitive, etc. using a numbing cream is the easiest and the simplest way to ease the pain.

Numbing Creams are anesthetic medications that are used to numb the skin area undergoing any painful procedure. While there are myriads of options available out there, a cream approved by FDA and containing the right composition is said to be safe and effective numbing solution, such as Dr. Numb.

Dr. Numb contains Lidocaine, a substance that has been used as anesthetics in medical and dental officesfor many years. Dr. Numb contains more of a pure form of Lidocaine which acts as the numbing anesthetic cream for the skin.

The stimulation of pain receptors at the ends of the nerves causes pain. This stimulation causes sodium to enter the nerve ending, which trigger an electrical signal to build up in the nerve. When this electrical signal is high, it passes along the nerve to the brain, where the signal is interpreted as pain by the brain. Numbing creams work by temporarily blocking this pathof pain signals along nerves. This prevents the building of electrical signal and passing along the nerve fibres to the brain.

Usually, the numbing creams have long lasting effects, up to 4 hours. These creams are not only effective in Ultherapy, but also useful in other painful dermal procedures like waxing, body piercing, tattooing, permanent eye line etc.

Applying the cream in the right quantity and with right procedure is very important for it to work effectively without causing any complication. Hence, read the instructions before using any numbing cream to avoid any side effect.



IMPORTANT: This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.

Healthcare professionals and aestheticians use Dr. Numb® Topical Anesthetic Cream 5% Lidocaine for a number of off-label uses such as medical and cosmetic treatments. Always carefully read the label and heed all directions and cautions. Seek the advice of physician or a qualified healthcare practitioner prior to its application or use.