Using Emla numbing cream

Whether you’re using Emla for a needle or laser procedure, we’ve got you covered.

Using Emla numbing cream

Whether you’re using Emla for a needle or laser procedure, we’ve got you covered.

Emla application: The basics

Before applying

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 type of procedure. Make sure you check the Patient Information Leaflet for details.

After applying

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.

What are you using Emla for?

For specific application instructions, select from the options below:

Tattoos
Cosmetics
Medical
Kids

Patient Information Leaflet

For more information on how to apply Emla, download the full patient information leaflet.

FAQs

Get answers to the most common questions about Emla numbing cream.

Where to Buy

Ready to try Emla numbing cream for your next needle procedure?

UK-LIDP-00038. November 2019