19 December 2008

Blue Ice Gel
Used : during a procedure
Contains : Lidocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine

Numb-All Liquid
Used : before and during a procedure
Contains : Lidocaine and Benzocaine

X-It Gel
Used : before and during a procedure
Contains : Lidocaine and Tetracaine

X-Tend Liquid
Used : during a procedure
Contains Lidocaine

Ak-Trol Ointment
This is an Ophthalmic (for the eyes) Ointment
Contains : Dexamethasone 0.1% Neomycin Sulfate and Polymyxin B sulfate (prescription only)

Ak-T-Caine Solution
This is a sterile Ophthalmic (for the eyes) solution
USP (0.5%) (prescription only)

This is a buffered eye rinse
Used : for cleansing the eye during and after a procedure to rid the eye area of stray pigment
Contains : mainly buffered saline (similar to contact cleansing solution)

Topicaine Gel
This is a non-oily 4% Lidocaine gel
It is to be applied 30 minutes before a procedure
Contains : glycerin, jojoba oil, and aloe vera oil

EMLA Cream
  1. This product takes forever to work. 2 whole hours
  2. It should be applied to the skin, 1/4 of an inch thick layer and a 1/2 an inch beyond the treatment site, and covered with saran wrap
  3. The edges will be secured with medical tape to prohibit leakage
  4. The skin only remains numb for about an hour after removal of the saran wrap and product.
Similar like EMLA Cream but cheaper, faster, better and available over the counter. It doesn't have to be covered (occluded)

Prepcaine Cream
Used : before a procedure
It is very powerful and it widely used for the dermagraphics industry.
Contains : 2% lidocaine, 1.5% tetracaine in a cream base.
Make sure the technician doesn't get it in your eyes or mouth.

Sustaine Gel
  1. Sustaine is not used prior to a procedure
  2. It is ineffective on unbroken skin. It is used after outlining a tattooing, or during a permanent cosmetics procedure to aid in numbing the area
  3. Contains : epinephrine to reduce bruising and swelling swelling, 4% lidocaine, 2% tetracaine and 0.2% epinephrine
Liquidcaine liquid
  1. This is an odorless, non-stinging liquid
  2. Used : during a procedure.
  3. It "numbs" the area within 90 seconds of application.
  4. It can be used for sunburn and laser surgery as well. It is used to irrigate areas of implantation except for eyeliner.
Some technicians are adding Liquidcaine to the pigments for added anesthetic properties. (Except for the eye area) The manufacturer even advises it. The FDA advises against it:

"One of the sites on the internet suggests the use of mixing Liquidcaine 4% with pigment during application of Permanent Cosmetics procedure. This procedure is DANGEROUS. Liquidcaine is a 4% topical anesthetic. Studies have shown that concentrations used for injection greater than 2% actually cause cell necrosis." (kills cells)

If you are receiving anesthesia, you will be required to arrive earlier in order to let the anesthesia take effect. After the procedure, your specialist or doctor will provide you with an antiseptic to cleanse the treated region.


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