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Best Numbing Cream for Microblading

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Best Numbing Cream for Microblading

One aesthetic technique that is becoming increasingly popular is microblading – which involves making realistic-looking eyebrows with carefully placed pigment. Microblading produces excellent results that are semi-permanent, which means they have to be touched up occasionally but in general will stay for at least two years. The procedure makes it so that eyebrows always look perfect and never need to be filled in. Since it involves the use of small incisions in the skin, microblading can be somewhat painful and a topical anesthetic cream is almost always applied first. The best numbing cream for microblading is a triple anesthetic cream, which is much more powerful than a typical non-prescription numbing cream.

How Does Microblading Work?

Microblading involves using small blades that pigment the skin in a way that is semi-permanent. Some individuals who have this procedure have lost their eyebrows due to a medical condition. Most however simply want to spend less time in the morning grooming and filling in their eyebrows.

To get the best results, two sessions are needed spaced about a month apart. The skin needs time to heal after the first session, and then in the second session touch-ups and finer lines are drawn. The incisions can be painful but a topical anesthetic is used to ensure a comfortable, pain-free experience.

Microblading and eyebrow tattooing are different techniques. Eyebrow tattooing is a more permanent procedure while microblading is semi-permanent. An eyebrow tattoo involves inserting ink deep into the skin. A microblade tool makes small incisions, and then pigment is left to seep in. Because microblading is more superficial than a tattoo, it will last around two to three years.

Numbing Cream with Three Anesthetic Ingredients

The small incisions made in the skin with the microblade tool can be painful. That is why a numbing cream is always used before a procedure. Some practitioners will use a cream containing only lidocaine at 5% strength or lower, which may not be enough for many patients. The best numbing cream for microblading is a stronger topical anesthetic with multiple anesthetic ingredients.

A triple anesthetic made at our compounding pharmacy includes benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine in one cream, which we call BLT cream. This powerful compounded anesthetic cream is used by dermatologists and aestheticians for a variety of procedures including laser resurfacing, Botox treatments, and now microblading.

Vasoconstrictors in Topical Anesthetics

Some topical anesthetics include the vasoconstrictor phenylephrine, which helps the anesthetic stay in the area it is applied longer and reduces systemic effects. In general this is not included in the triple anesthetic cream however, as it is powerful enough on its own. Each anesthetic ingredient has different duration times so it is effective soon after application and for a longer period of time than a cream containing only lidocaine.

How to Use BLT Cream for Microblading

Before a microblading treatment, the numbing cream can be applied directly to the eyebrow area with a Q-tip and left on for 15-20 minutes. For powerful compound topical anesthetics like BLT Cream a full half-hour is usually not required like it may be for lower strength anesthetics. Once the area is completely numb the area is cleaned off and the practitioner can start.

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43 thoughts on “Best Numbing Cream for Microblading

    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      That’s great! We get a lot of requests for BLT cream to be used before microblading procedures. To order you will need to call our pharmacy at 855-876-3060 between 9am-5pm PST. A representative can answer any questions you have and take your prescriptions.

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      Just call our pharmacy between 9am-5pm PST at 855-876-3060. One of our representatives will determine if we can ship to your state and take your prescriptions for BLT cream.

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    2. Mignon Danielle

      I am interested in purchasing this cream for my Microblading clients. Can you please send me information regarding purchasing this product. Thank you.

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      1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

        You can call us at 855-876-3060 for more information about using BLT Cream. Please note this is a prescription-strength product that requires a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.

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  1. Jennifer

    I’m a nurse/esthetician, I’m looking for a good numbing cream/ointment to use for microblading and microneedling. I live in texas. Can I get this BLT?

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      Yes, we can ship BLT cream to Texas. Please call our pharmacy and we can help you with your order.

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      Yes, we do ship to Florida. You would need to have a healthcare provider on your team who can prescribe though. Call our pharmacy for more information: 855-876-3060.

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  2. Natalie

    Hi there,
    I am looking for a good numbing cream for my clients for microblading. Do you ship to New Zealand

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  3. Wendy Sutton

    Hi I’m interested in buying your BLT cream for microblading can you ship to the UK please? Regards Wendy

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  4. Jamie

    Hi, do you ship to Georgia and what is the price? I’d call but I have a speech disability. I am a licensed esthetician. Thank you.

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      We do not currently ship to Georgia. Hopefully we will be able to sometime in the future.

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  5. Harrett Burns

    Do you have plans to develop a numbing cream for permanent eyeliner like the BLT for the brows? I would very much like to have something better than what is now on the market.

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      We would be happy to work on developing a numbing cream for this purpose. Any feedback you have on the cream you are using now would be appreciated. What do you not like about it?

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  7. Laura Johnson

    I’m a esthetician in TX I do microneedling would I need a Rx for the BLT? Or just my license #

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      Please call our office for more information on our BLT Cream. All numbing creams we compound require a prescription.

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      To order BLT cream you must be a healthcare professional. For more information, please contact our pharmacy at 855-876-3060.

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      The topical numbing creams we provide are prescription-only. BLT cream is a powerful prescription numbing cream that may be used with a microblading procedure.

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  8. Jennifer

    Hi. Since Microblading doesn’t required an in house healthcare professional for the business, is there a numbing cream that can be use without a prescription??? I have a tatoo and a micropigmentation license.

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      There definitely are numbing creams available over-the-counter, however we do not carry them.

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  9. Ma. Contessa Navarro

    H I need a numbing cream for my microblading business. how much is the BLT Cream and its shipping fee to Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines?

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      BLT cream is available by prescription. If you are able to prescribe medications you can prescribe BLT cream. Please call our pharmacy at 855-876-3060 for information about ordering.

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      1. Sarah Fielding

        Is the BLT numbing cream only safe to use for pre numbing before and strokes are done and the skin is opened, or is it safe for after as well, during the process of creating the strokes? Also, do you ship to Utah? Thanks!

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        1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

          No we are not currently licensed in Utah. The BLT Cream should always be completely removed before starting any procedure. It is not formulated for post-procedure anesthesia and should not be applied to broken skin.

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  10. racheal

    i tried to get microblading this Saturday and it was so painful. The numbing cream did not work at all for me. Suggestions please.
    She said I needed to go to a med spa

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    1. woodlandhills pharmacy Post author

      All of our numbing creams require a prescription. If you want to use a stronger, prescription-strength numbing cream you should go to a dermatologist.

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