Topical Anesthetics for Minor Dermatological Procedures


( Last Updated : April 23, 2021)
Project Number:
RB1567-000

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Question


  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of topical anesthetics for patients undergoing minor dermatological procedures?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of topical anesthetics for patients undergoing minor dermatological procedures?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of topical anesthetics for minor dermatological procedures?


Key Message

Two systematic reviews (1 with a network meta-analysis) were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of topical anesthetics for patients undergoing minor dermatological procedures. No evidence was identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of topical anesthetics for patients undergoing minor dermatological procedures. One evidence-based guideline was identified regarding the use of topical anesthetics for minor dermatological procedures.