Topical anesthetics, more familiarly known as skin numbing creams can be used during skin penetration procedures such as tattooing, body piercing, laser treatment, tattoo removals or aesthetic work to reduce pain or sensitivity in the areas they are applied.
Some people have high pain tolerance and see the pain as a part of the process, others don’t. There is nothing wrong with wanting to stay as comfortable as possible during the session, numbing creams can help with relieving any discomfort from your procedure.
But how do these tattoo anesthetics work? And what ingredients do they contain?
Most topical anesthetic products will contain up to 5% of “lidocaine”. The higher the percentage, the more effective and stronger the numbing ability - the more comfortable and less painful your treatment!