Guide to Numb Your Skin before Laser Tattoo Removal
So you want to remove your tattoo as soon as possible because it is no more attractive or due to workplace restrictions.
Whatever you reason to get rid of a tattoo, you will choose a laser treatment to see faster results.
Well, this is a right decision if you want to erase your tattoo quickly than to opt for self tattoo removal methods like excision, dermabrasion, or salabrasion.
In laser treatment, a strong laser beam targets your tattooed area to break up the ink particles. In 4 to 5 sittings, a tattoo starts fading.
However, laser treatment can be painful due to the same laser beams. You will feel like as if someone snaps the rubber bands against your skin.
This is why you should use a topical anesthetic cream before the treatment to minimize pain and discomfort occurring during the process.
A numbing cream reduces the pain by blocking the pain receptors underneath the skin. The numbing effect can be lasted for an hour or more.
Therefore, applying a numbing cream is a right way to face your laser sessions comfortably.
Here are the ways to use a numbing cream before a laser tattoo removal.
Clean Your Tattooed Skin with Soap and Water:
First of all, use soap and water to clean your skin to wash away the oil and debris accumulated over there. Afterwards, pat it dry with a towel.
Apply Numbing Cream:
Apply numbing cream liberally to the tattooed area using your fingers. Make sure to wear the gloves as touching the cream can numb your fingers. Spread or rub the cream as directed on the pack. It is better if you read the guidelines first.
Use a Plastic Cling to Cover the Skin:
Cover your skin with a plastic cling to potent the heat. It will activate a numbing effect. However, avoid using heating pad as it can pose serious health risks. Also, don’t wear the cover for longer or more than an hour. You will start feeling numbness within 20-30 minutes after application.
Wipe off the Cream after an Hour (or as mentioned on the pack)
Remove the plastic wrap after an hour and wipe off the cream. You will feel that your skin is numbed.
So, these are the steps to use numbing cream for getting a pain free experience while undergoing the laser treatment.
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