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Can i apply lidocaine prilocaine cream during an already started tattoo?

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Dr. Travis Taylor
Anesthesiology

In brief: EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream

You can apply lidocaine/prilocaine cream to a tattoo, but keep in mind it takes 45minutes or more to have any real effect.

In brief: EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream

You can apply lidocaine/prilocaine cream to a tattoo, but keep in mind it takes 45minutes or more to have any real effect.
Dr. Travis Taylor
Dr. Travis Taylor
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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology

In brief: Tattoo

What do you mean already started? Lidocaine/prilocaine cream (emla) is a topical anesthetic.
It can be used on the tattoo during the tattooing process (although it takes about 45 - 60 minutes under occlusion to work.) it can be used prior to putting a tattoo on or taking a tattoo off with a laser. Although usually when we use a laser to take off a tattoo we injest local anesthetic.

In brief: Tattoo

What do you mean already started? Lidocaine/prilocaine cream (emla) is a topical anesthetic.
It can be used on the tattoo during the tattooing process (although it takes about 45 - 60 minutes under occlusion to work.) it can be used prior to putting a tattoo on or taking a tattoo off with a laser. Although usually when we use a laser to take off a tattoo we injest local anesthetic.
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dr. Arthur Balin
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