There are many things that lead you to a tattoo removal, whether it’s a breakup or your workplace doesn’t allow you to tattoo on a visible place. Many people opt for tattoo removal to get rid of the ugly tattoo.
Whatever your reason is to remove a tattoo, laser tattoo removal is an efficient way to erase the unwanted tattoo. However, it can’t be denied that the process does hurt because of the intense laser beams.
Luckily, there is a numbing cream to eliminate pain and discomfort from the process.
Here we have compiled the experiences of popular bloggers how numbing cream helped them get laser tattoo removal without pain.
Numbing Cream Made a Laser Tattoo Removal a Breeze
“The nurse reassured me that she has never experienced someone crying during this procedure. That was reassuring a bit but I told her that I will probably be the first. She put some numbing cream on the tattoo and walked out of the room for 30 minutes to let the cream do its work. Guess what? I did not shed a tear! It wasn't that bad at all and it certainly was not worse than getting it done and if this is worse than having children I'll have 4. It hurt, but it went away almost instantly. Once the procedure was done it felt like you got burned hours ago and it felt uncomfortable but completely bearable. That night I slept on my belly and was completely fine. The next day it was almost completely healed. No blistering or bubbling. Today is my third day and I still have it covered with Aquaphor and saran wrap just to be extra safe but I know tomorrow I will take it all off.”
Why She Said, “The Pain Was Nothing”
“ Tattoo laser treatment is like being zapped by a space alien with flaming hot miniature teeth. I tried to keep cool and composed, but it’s the sort of pain that you discover religion in when you’re experiencing an out-of-body physical experience. The good news is that they offer you topical cream and a cooling air treatment that freezes the area before they zap you. Dr. Karen was as cool as a cucumber, and I debated giving her a hug after the treatment because she was so nice and sweet. The treatment itself only lasted 15 minutes, and while the pain was pretty uncomfortable, it wasn’t so bad after she applied the Polysporin and bandage on it. All in all, it was painful but manageable. I’m a grown woman, and I like to pretend I have the pain threshold of a heavyweight champion. No big deal. The pain was nothing. I swear.”
Topical Anesthetic Relieves Most of the Pain in Laser Tattoo Removal
“If I had to compare it (laser tattoo removal) directly to tattoo application, I’d say it hurts 1.5x – 2x more than the most painful application spot during my tattoo — my sternum. So if you’ve ever had a sensitive, bony part of your body tattooed like your ribcage or sternum, multiply that by 1.5 or 2x, and I think you’ll have a pretty accurate expectation going into your first removal session. You just slather on a nice, thick coat one hour before treatment so that the lidocaine can numb your skin. Then slap some of that “Press’n’Seal” cling wrap over it (not regular cling wrap) and you’re good to go!
I’ve found that over the counter topical anesthetics like this help relieve at least 10%-20% of the pain over my first treatment. It’s just enough relief to go from, “Oh my god I’m not sure I can ever do this again,” to, “This is gonna hurt, but it’s worth it.”
So this was how topical anesthetic like numbing cream saved the day for our popular bloggers. Looking for a powerful numbing cream for laser tattoo removal? Look no further than Dr.Numb ®! It contains 5% lidocaine and keeps your skin numb for a couple of hours.
How to Use Dr.Numb® Numbing Cream for Laser Tattoo Removal?
Numbing cream is very easy to use, just like any ordinary skin ointments. Since it dulls your nerve endings, you need to be careful while using it. Here are steps you should follow while using a numbing cream.
- Wash the Area with Soap and Water to Remove Dirt and Oil
- Pat it Dry with a Clean Towel
- Apply Numbing Cream Thickly Over the Skin
- Apply Second Layer of Numbing Cream
- Cover the Skin with a Plastic Wrap for One Hour
- After One Hour, Remove the Wrap
Within 30 minutes of application, you will experience a “numbed” skin.
(Caution: Don’t use numbing cream on the broken skin like wound. Consult your doctor if you are allergic to lidocaine or have any medical conditions. Make sure to read the instructions before using the cream.)
(NOTE: All the comments published here are sourced from the features blogger’s blog.)