If you do not enjoy the feeling of a needle puncturing your skin you are not alone! No need to feel embarrassed, more than 10% of the population actually suffer from a condition called, trypanophobia. This is the intense overwhelming fear of needles. Many use numbing cream for needles prior to injections to reduce or eliminate the pain caused by injections.
What is the Best Numbing Cream for Needles?
Needle insertion into the skin can be painful. Many doctors and their patients use NeuroMed 7 numbing cream prior to needle insertion procedures
The best numbing cream for needles has a few primary attributes:
- fast acting
- easy to apply and remove
- comfortable creamy texture
- free of gritty, oily or chalky residue
- safe and effective
There are a large variety of products on the market used for numbing cream for needles. The reason why so many exist is that needle procedures, whether injections, immunizations or venous access are often painful Some people are not comfortable having needles inserted into their skin. Some people are downright panicked at the prospect of having needles pierce their skin. This is the sole reason many physicians and their patients use numbing cream for needles. There are those who will not get an injection without using a numbing cream for needles.
How do the makers of numbing cream for needles ensure rapid onset and a good, strong positive effect?
The most important thing numbing cream for needles formulators can do is make sure to develop and include an effective delivery system. There are two types of delivery systems. One type is physical. Physical delivery systems can include the use of laser or ultrasound to drive the product into the skin where it will be effective. The other type is a chemical delivery system. This means that some chemical penetration enhancer, or driver, is included that helps the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), usually, lidocaine, enter the skin without the need for potentially, expensive and bulky equipment in the doctor’s office. Certainly, most people will not have home access to physical delivery systems. It is just not usually practical or economical.
The most commonly known and used delivery chemicals are:
- isopropyl myristate
- propylene glycol
By including the appropriate concentration of one or more drivers, the formulators ensure effective delivery of the API, lidocaine. There are many numbing cream for needle products that do not include drivers. These product will most likely just sit on the top of the skin where they cannot exert their effect. It is important to look at the ingredients to make sure one or more of these drivers are in the list. If not, do not expect the numbing cream for needles to work very effectively.
NeuroMed 7 is a topical anesthetic formulation that includes three drivers designed to improve the inset time and effect of the API, lidocaine.
Many physicians and patients use NeuroMed 7 to pre-treat the needle insertion site prior to treatment.
NeuroMed 7 is known to reach its peak effect in 10 – 15 minutes and be highly effective!