At Fox, we pride ourselves on the quality and results that REVOLAX delivers for patients and practitioners alike. As the UK rightsholders of the Nation’s Favourite Dermal Filler, we are committed to ensuring that all patients receive optimal treatment and results. We strive to provide solutions to any queries or concerns that our customers may have. A common concern of practitioners when performing dermal filler treatments is the event of a potential lidocaine allergy.
Using Ice to Numb
Ice is a key factor in numbing areas in the face before injection. It is also effective when used directly after treatments. Using ice to numb has been proven to reduce pain by up to 50% in some patients, offering significant relief. Ice offers instant effects, in comparison to the lidocaine pre-merged in the dermal filler, which can take between 20 and 120 seconds to take effect.
When opting for ice packs as a numbing method, we advise using conformable, gel ice packs such as the REVOLAX branded ice packs. They mould around the facial structures with ease, in comparison to more rigid ice packs. By using ice to numb, a practitioner will also decrease the chance of client bleeding and bruising
REVOLAX Ambassador and Fox Academy trainer, Dr Mark Gorman shared his technique for numbing with ice:
“When using ice, there is no need to wait for longer than 20 minutes in sensitive areas and 10 minutes elsewhere. Ice has the additional benefit of reducing bruising and swelling to a minimum. For optimum results and better pain management, maximum skin tension should be maintained. Where tissue is mobile, such as the lips and under the eye, the skin should be stretched however where the skin is less mobile, such as the cheek and jaw, the skin should be pinched.”
The perfect injection protocol forms part of a process that begins before needles are introduced; practitioners need to take all the necessary measures to ensure that their patient is comfortable.
For more pain protocol tips with Dr Mark Gorman, see the video below:
As the official UK stockists of REVOLAX, the Nation’s Favourite Dermal Filler is available to order from Fox Group companies including REVOLAX UK, Fox Clinic Wholesale and Fox Pharma. The whole REVOLAX range, lidocaine and non-lidocaine, are back in stock with an exclusive price drop on REVOLAX Deep non-lidocaine for practitioners who favour this product!
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