Emla Cream

We can give you a private prescription, or you can buy it from online chemists eg https://www.chemistdirect.co.uk, or www.expresschemist.co.uk, or https://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk

You would need about 2 x 5gm tubes to fully the cover the front of the neck, as an example.


  • Apply the cream one hour before your scheduled procedure.
  • The numbing cream will last up to three hours.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Open tube (you may have to pierce a new tube with the point on the cap).
  • Squeeze out a generous amount to cover area you want numbed.
  • Cover the cream to increase the numbing effect. Use cling film secured with micropore tape at the edges for the best effect.
  • Do not use gauze or plasters  on cream as they will absorb the cream.
  • The area begins to go numb after 15 minutes, reaches maximum effect after 1 – 2 hours and wears off after 3 hours.