Top Tattoo Lotions-Tattoo Creams For Every Task

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Top Tattoo Lotions-Tattoo Creams For Every Task

Top Tattoo Lotions, When someone says "Tattoo Cream," it can mean several different things. A numbing cream can make the tattooing procedure as painless as possible.  An after-tattoo cream to keep the newly tattooed area moist and to promote healing. Lastly, for those with doubts, it can also mean cream to help get rid of the tattoo design that no longer suits its owner.

Top Tattoo Lotions-Numbing cream

Let's look at these different types of tattoo creams separately:

These creams allow you to get a tattoo without (or at least with a reduced level) of pain associated with the procedure. One favorite cream called "EMLA" is a mixture of lidocaine/prilocaine and comes both in cream and in Topical disk form.  When the cream is on under a bandage, and the disk may go on the desired area of the skin, and in after 60 minutes, the surface is ready to be tattooed. The anesthetic has lasting effects on the cream or disk last about 2 hours. In the U.S. and Canada, EMLA is only available via prescription, since it is a mixture of different anesthetics.

A non-prescription alternative to EMLA is LMX-4, which has a 4% concentration of lidocaine as it's active ingredient. Both are pricey. LMX-4 will set you back approximately $41.00 for a.05 fl. oz. Tube, while EMLA in a 2.5% concentration can run up to $65 for 30 grams of the cream.
Another note-prescription alternative numbing cream is "Dr. Numb" Pre Procedure Tattoo Numbing Ointment, which is a 13% lidocaine cream that retails on for $39.03 for 30 grams.

Lastly, there is Vasociane Tattoo Numbing Ointment 5% Lidocaine, which comes in spray form, and costs $30 for 4 oz. on Amazon.
There are many other similar products on the market available online or at your local drug store.

Top Tattoo Lotions-Aftercare Cream

Although instructions for aftercare differ from tattoo artist-to-artist, they all concur on the need to keep a new tattoo out of the sunlight, and well-moisturized to avoid scabbing and splitting which can affect the ultimate look of a healed tattoo.

Some will recommend products specially formulated for aiding healing of tattoos such as Tattoo Goo, or simple OTC ointments such as A & D Ointment, Bacitracin, Aquaphor or Eucerin lotion. The important thing is to keep your new tattoo well moisturized at all times. Applying ointments or cream also help with the itching associated with the healing of the symbol.

Top Tattoo Lotions-Removal Cream

Before investing in any tattoo removal creams, you should know that there is an FDA alert on them. Why? One of the creams called Tatex caused acute swelling and secondary infections of the skin. Because of this case, the FDA does not endorse any tattoo removal product to be safe.

Top Tattoo Lotions Medical Recommendations

Most dermatologists will advise you that removing tattoos from cream is practically impossible. You may see some fading after many months' of using a product, but it will be a long time before your tattoo is gone. Laser treatment is by far the most efficient method of eliminating unwanted designs, but still, laser procedures cannot usually remove 100% of all images.

Top Tattoo Lotions Summary

In summary, think thoroughly about your resolution to get a tattoo, as they are almost impossible to remove without costly and unpleasant laser therapy. Always observe your tattoo professional's recommendations for aftercare, and for the fearful, think about applying a numbing cream or spray to make your inking less sensitive.