Does numbing cream impact the effectiveness of the laser for tattoo removal?

  • Eva G
  • Seattle, WA
  • 11 months ago

I have heard that numbing cream doesn't allow the laser to fully penetrate the skin, is there any truth to this?

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I just had my 3rd treatment a few days ago. I used numbing cream (Dr. Numb) for the first time and I think it did interfere. I barely had any frosting during the procedure, the area just got a little pink like a sunburn and it looks like it will be done healing by the end of this week. During past treatments I blistered and looked obviously burned. I won't use the numb cream again.