Using Emla numbing cream
Whether you’re using Emla for a needle or laser procedure, we’ve got you covered.
Emla application: The basics
Make sure you plan ahead before you use Emla – the cream takes a while to achieve its numbing effect. Put it on about 1 hour before your procedure. Exact timings may vary depending on your age and the type of procedure. Make sure you check the patient information leaflet for details.
Don’t rub in the cream; you need a thick layer for Emla’s numbing effect. Cover with an air-tight, water-tight dressing. When it’s time for your procedure, you or your practitioner can remove the dressing and wipe off the cream.
Patient information leaflet
For more information on how to apply Emla, download the full patient information leaflet.Download