There are two types of anesthetics: pre procedure and broken skin (or both). Each anesthetic contains either lidocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine (or a combination of the three). Some are specific to one area of PMU, like Eye Max, while others can be used on multiple areas like Blue Ice. We get quite a few questions about how to choose but it is really artist, client and procedure specific. Here’s a breakdown of all the anesthetics we carry:
Zensa: Zensa is both a pre procedure and open skin anesthetic. It is a cream with 5% lidocaine and can be used on all PMU areas.
Eye Max: Eyemax is a pre procedure anesthetic to be used on the eye area only. It’s cream based with 5% lidocaine.
Blue Ice: Our top seller, open skin anesthetic! This gel is formulated with 4% lidocaine, 2% tetracaine and 0.03% epinephrine. Bonus, it only takes 2-5 minutes!
Ultra Duration: This liquid open skin anesthetic is great for brows and lips. To be used on open skin and formulated with 4% lidocaine, 2% tetracaine and 0.05% epinephrine.
Tag45: Tag45 is an open skin anesthetic to be used on all areas for PMU procedures. This gel contains 4% lidocaine and 0.04% epinephrine.
Numpot: This ointment can be used both pre-procedure and on open skin for all areas of PMU procedures. Contains 5% lidocaine and only takes 2-5 minutes.
Want a side by side comparison? Check out our anesthetic guide here.