Numbing creams are topical solutions that temporarily numb the surface of the skin. The skin surface is composed of 2 top layers - the epidermis and the dermis. It absorbs past the epidermis and targets the embedded pain receptors in the dermis to restrict sending pain signals to the brain. This results in a temporary feeling of numbness in the applied area and can assist in reducing pain or discomfort caused by medical procedures or surgery¹.

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