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Numbing Cream For Waxing
Somewhat: It will depend upon the amount applied, how long you leave it on (at least 1 hr to get best results) and your body metabolizes it. The only way to know is to try it. As long as you're not using gallons of it, every day, you should not be worried about a toxic dose. ...Read more
Not efficient: To be effective, EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) should remain in contact with the skin under an occlusive dressing for at least one hour. Use local anesthetic (e.g. Lidocaine, Mepivacaine, Septocaine) for local infiltration. Talk to your health provider for side effects and allergies. Good luck. ...Read more
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) Helps: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or topical anesthetics can be tremendously helpful for hair removal laser treatments. However, the better lasers have a "cryogen" spray cooling device attached to the laser hand piece that will also alleviate the discomfort. Also, there are newer lasers that are faster and thus cause less pain when zapping your hairs away. ...Read more
Usually yes: It should be applied carefully and all instructions followed. It won't numb all the pain. ...Read more
Is it safe to use numbing cream (specifically Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream) down there before waxing when pregnant?
Prescription creams: 1% Betamethasone Valerate or Kenalog (triamcinolone) are only available in US by prescription. Might work, but less likely as get older, i.e. your age. Will not work if phimotic ring is scarred, in which case surgery is only viable option. 0.Try it, might help nut don't be disappointed if it does not or recurs. ...Read more
Neural distraction: Dear bobcat22628: you could pretreat with ice or cryogenic spray or try neural distraction or neural confusion like vibration or moving two-point discrimination. ...Read more
Where could i buy emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to use prior to laser hair removal on my bikini area?
Pharmacy: I believe that the topical anesthetic Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is only available by prescription in the usa. With a prescription, you should have no difficulty obtaining it from a local pharmacy. Alternatively, you can buy Lidocaine 5% topical anesthetic over the counter (e.g. Amazon). Make sure to follow the directions. It is absorbed by the skin - too much can be toxic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer