How does MAXILENE work?
Lidocaine causes a loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. Maxilene contains tiny microscopic, multi-layered spheres called Accusomes™. Once the lidocaine reaches the nerve endings, you may notice a slight cooling sensation, followed by an increased numbing feeling in the area covered by the cream. Areas of skin not directly covered by the cream will not be affected.
Although it is not necessary to cover the area after application of MAXILENE, it is recommended when using on young children to prevent accidental ingestion or removal of the cream. A clear plastic wrap can be used to occlude the area.