Pain-Free Injections

Anesthetic Skin Cream With Time-Release Feature Available

| Nov 1, 2001

Ferndale Laboratories of Ferndale, Michigan, is now promoting its time-released, deep penetration topical skin cream for purchase on the Web and pharmacy shelves.

The non-prescription cream is used to numb the skin before procedures and injections, and is also effective in treating minor cuts and abrasions. The cream contains four percent lidocaine, a dental anesthetic typically used to relieve mouth pain. The anesthetic is absorbed into the skin via the cream's liposomal delivery system. The system has the same chemical structure as natural cell membranes in the body, which allows the cream to absorb more quickly, penetrate more deeply and last longer. Unlike Emla cream, ELA-Max is available over-the-counter, requires no occlusion to use and is quicker acting, according to Stephen King, Ferndale Laboratories' senior product manager.

ELA-Max comes in 5-gram or 30-gram tubes. Prices range throughout the country. For more information, contact Ferndale Laboratories at (877) 352-6294. To order online, log on to or

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Products, Skin Care

Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12th Annual Product Reference Guide
  • Insulin Syringe Chart
  • Insulin Pen Needles Chart
  • Fast-Acting Glucose
  • Sharps Disposal
  • Blood Glucose Meters Chart
  • Insulin Pumps Chart
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Top Rated
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...

Username: Password:
©1991-2015 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.