Permanent makeup – increasingly more popular, while remaining painful – appropriate permanent makeup numbing creams can reduce the sting!
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast’s aureola, such as after breast surgery.
Most commonly called permanent cosmetics, other names include dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing, the latter being most appropriate since permanent makeup is, in fact, tattooing.
There can be quite a bit of pain associated with permanent makeup procedures. Because there is associated pain, many practitioners use permanent makeup numbing creams. Most permanent makeup numbing products include one of the three active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s), benzocaine, lidocaine or tetracaine. All three API’s most commonly included in permanent makeup numbing creams have the same basic mechanism of action. This mechanism of action is, blocking neuronal impulses of pain from the localized area that send signals to the brain. The permanent makeup numbing cream API’s block the pain signal at the immediate source.
What makes one permanent makeup numbing cream more effective than another is the formulation. Those formulations that include ingredients known to help the API penetrate the skin are known as drivers. The most commonly known to be safe and effective are:
When one or more of these ingredients is included in permanent makeup numbing creams, they have a higher degree of skin penetration. This is important because the layers beneath the top layers of skin are where the nerves are located. The API must reach the nerve to do its skin numbing job.
NeuroMed Brand Topical Anesthetics (permanent makeup numbing creams) are packaged in single-use, sanitary, metered dosed packets. This is important because the practitioner and client both want to make sure to keep an aseptic (free of germs and other dangerous contaminants) to enure minimizing the risk of infection.
NeuroMed Brand Topical Anesthetics all include: MSM, ethoxydiglycol and propylene glycol in their formulations, which are added to increase the rate of permeation into the skin to be most effective.
When thinking permanent makeup, always grab your packets of NeuroMed Brand permanent makeup numbing cream to ease the pain.