Using Numbing Cream for Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal is a popular and effective method for removing unwanted tattoos. However, the process can be painful which is why many people turn to numbing creams to help alleviate some of the discomfort.
Numbing creams, also known as topical anaesthetics work by blocking the nerve endings in the skin which reduces the amount of pain that is felt during the laser tattoo removal process. These creams are typically applied to the skin about 90 minutes before the treatment begins.
While numbing creams can be effective for reducing pain during laser tattoo removal, there are some important factors to consider before using them.
Not all numbing creams are created equal
There are many different types of numbing creams available on the market and not all of them are equally effective. Some creams contain higher concentrations of lidocaine which is the active ingredient that numbs the skin, while others contain different ingredients that may not be as effective. It’s important to do your research and choose a cream that has been specifically formulated for use during laser tattoo removal.
Numbing creams may not work for everyone
While numbing creams can be effective for many people, they may not work for everyone. Some people have a higher pain threshold than others which means that they may not feel as much discomfort during the laser tattoo removal process. Additionally, some people may have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in the numbing cream which can make the pain worse.
Numbing creams can affect the results of the treatment
Numbing creams work by numbing the skin which can make it more difficult for the laser to penetrate the skin and break up the ink particles. This can make the laser tattoo removal process less effective which means that more treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results. Additionally, if the cream is not completely removed from the skin before the laser treatment begins it can interfere with the effectiveness of the laser and cause the treatment to be less effective.
Numbing creams can have side effects
Like any medication, numbing creams can have side effects. Some people may experience redness, swelling or itching at the site of application. In rare cases, numbing creams can cause an allergic reaction or even a more serious medical condition. It’s important to speak with your healthcare provider before using a numbing cream to ensure that it is safe for you to use.
Numbing creams can be expensive
Numbing creams can be expensive, especially if they need to be applied multiple times during the laser tattoo removal process.
In summary, numbing creams can be effective for reducing pain during laser tattoo removal but there are some important factors to consider before using them. Not all numbing creams are created equal and they may not work for everyone. Additionally, they can affect the results of the treatment and can have side effects. It’s important to speak with your healthcare provider before using a numbing cream to ensure that it is safe for you to use and to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Tattoo numbing creams can be very effective and are available in varying strengths dependant on your own individual needs. Please check the specifications before purchasing.
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