One very common questions that people ask is how to apply numbing cream for tattoos. Knowing how to apply numbing cream for tattoos will make the difference between success and failure. Most numbing creams that contain lidocaine, benzocaine and/or tetracaine will work effectively, if the user knows how to properly apply numbing cream for tattoos.
How to Apply Numbing Cream for Tattoos:
There are many numbing gels or creams out in the market. Many have been widely used by tattoo artists and tattoo shops that have also been endorsed by laser clinic and other aesthetic medicine services owners. The purpose of numbing cream is to numb the area prior to a painful skin procedure. There are tattoo artists who discourage their customers using anesthetic cream or gel because of the belief that numbing cream affects the tattoo quality and the healing time. The good news is that there are numbing creams that are water-based, so the cream will not affect the quality of the tattoo and even the healing process.
It is important to consider the effect and safety of the cream. You need to make sure that what you are using is something that would definitely work and will be able to help with the procedure you are going to have. Some artists have learned to effectively apply numbing cream for tattoos, especially to those sensitive areas such as the back of the knee, collar bone, face, ribs, private area, armpit, knuckles, toes, and with some people, the ankle. These areas have been avoided by tattoo artists as the most painful areas.
Be sure to look for a numbing cream or numbing gel which is water based to be certain that it does not affect the tattoo quality and healing time. There are tattoo artists who discourage their customers apply numbing cream for tattoos in fear of a potential chemical interaction between ingredients in the cream and the ink.
NeuroMed Tattoo Numbing Creams are water based and formulated in a manner that keeps the cream from affecting the pigments (colors) so that you get the numbing effect without messing up the tattoo. With NeuroMed, when you apply numbing cream for tattoos, you get the very best results without the common problems of other brands.
How To Apply Topical Anesthetic Cream:
Wash the area receiving treatment with soap and water. Dry area completely. This first step is important so that the cream will be absorbed well by the skin and the procedure will be less prone to any infection.
Apply a thick amount of numbing cream to the area and rub in thoroughly. A good amount is when the cream fully covers the area to be treated.
Cover the cream with plastic wrap(cling film). The heat under the plastic wrap helps activate the cream. and keeps the cream form drying off.
Leave it on for 1 hour. Some users try to shorten the time but it can reduce the effective duration of the numbing cream. (NeuroMed Numbing Creams ONLY REQUIRE 20 MINUTES!)
NeuroMed Brand Numbing Creams include skin penetration enhancers in the formulation designed to increase the speed and rate of penetration of the active ingredients. NeuroMed Numbing Creams are water based formulations.