Injection of Local Anesthetic

Local anaesthetic causes a complete loss of pain sensation to a specific area of your body without making you lose consciousness.

It works by blocking the nerves from the affected part of your body so that signals can't reach your brain. You will not be able to feel any pain during the procedure but you may still feel some pressure or movement.

It only takes a few minutes to lose feeling in the area where local anaesthetic is given. Your doctor will make sure the area is fully numb before starting the procedure.

It can take a few hours for local anaesthetic to wear off and for full feeling to return. You should be careful not to damage the area during this time. You may be offered painkillers if it's likely you'll be in pain after the anaesthetic has worn off.