SUPER NUMB (NUMBING CREAM)
Speed Numb contains the active ingredient tetracaine (previously known as amethocaine in the UK), which is a type of medicine called a local anaesthetic. It is used to numb an area of skin where a tattoo is to be created.
Having a tattoo can be uncomfortable and painful. Pain is caused by the stimulation of pain receptors at the ends of nerves. The stimulation causes sodium to enter the nerve ending, which causes an electrical signal to build up in the nerve. When this electrical signal is big enough, it passes along the nerve to the brain, where the signal is interpreted as pain.
Tetracaine works by temporarily blocking this pathway of pain signals along nerves. It does this by stopping the sodium entering the nerve ending at the site of the pain. This prevents an electrical signal building up and passing along the nerve fibres to the brain.
When Speed Numb cream is applied to the skin, the tetracaine prevents pain signals passing from that area to the brain and so numbs the skin. This means a tattoo procedure can be a comfortable experience.
Speed Numb is used and approved by tattoo artists world wide!
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