Emla Cream can be used by both adults and children and is perfect for kids who are scared of needles as using this will reduce the pain of the injection.

When to use Emla Cream?

Some of the most common reasons as to why people use Emla Cream are:

  • Removal of warts
  • Getting an injection
  • Donating blood
  • Minor skin operations
  • Having a cannula inserted
  • Having a tattoo

Can I use Emla Cream when getting a tattoo?

Some people do use Emla Cream before having a tattoo as this is a numbing agent and can help with the pain of a tattoo, however you should always tell your tattoo artist beforehand if you have used a numbing agent so they can make any adjustments they may need to make sure your tattoo is perfect.

How long does Emla Cream last?

Once you have applied Emla Cream your skin will remain numb for approximately 2 hours.

Directions of use:

Apply approx HALF a tube of Emla Cream to the site that requires numbing and cover with an occlusive dressing for example Tegaderm.
It takes around 60 minutes for EMLA to suitably numb an area prior to needle insertion.


Each tube contains: Lidocaine / Prilocaine 5%

EMLA 5g is supplied as a tube of cream

EMLA 5g with Dressing is a combination pack containing cream and dressings.


Keep out of sight and reach of children.


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