Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser. Unwanted hair is a common problem in women and men and shaving, waxing, and tweezing only produce temporary results.
How Emla can help laser hair removal pain
During laser hair removal, the level of pain will depend on the person's pain threshold*. If the individual feels stronger pain emla cream can help numb the pain. Emla is a topical anaesthetic cream that numbs the skin, and is used to reduce pain before a variety of procedures. It contains a tried and trusted formula of liodocaine and prilocaine.
Application for laser hair removal pain
When used one hour before procedures, Emla cream can help numb the pain. The cream is put on to the skin in a thick layer under a dressing and can be left in place for up five hours.
The usual dose is 1.5 g of cream for each area of skin that is 10 cm² (10 square centimetres e.g. 5cm by 2cm) in size, applied for 1 to 5 hours under a dressing.
Emla cream should not be used on an area of newly shaven skin larger than 600 cm² (600 square centimetres, e.g. 30 cm by 20 cm) in size. The maximum dose is 60 g
*We recommend you speak to the practitioner who will be carrying the laser hair removal procedure before using Emla.
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Essential Information: Emla is a topical anaesthetic cream containing a tried and trusted formula of lidocaine and prilocaine that can help numb needle pain.1 Apply 60 minutes* before the procedure. *This time may need to be adjusted depending on age, body area and procedure. Available from your local pharmacist without prescription, Emla costs £5.10 (RRP) for a two-dose pack and includes two occlusive dressings. Always read the leaflet.
Emla is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies
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