Emla Cream is a numbing cream for easing the pain of medical or cosmetic needle procedures, such as injections, vaccinations, blood tests and superficial skin procedures involving needles or lasers e.g. tattoo application or laser hair removal. You can buy Emla without a prescription. Emla is suitable for adults and children of any age, from full-term birth. Apply Emla at least one hour before the procedure and cover it with a suitable dressing. Conveniently, is available in pack sizes of 5g or 30g, some packs also include suitable dressings. You can select which pack best suits your requirements - see further details by clicking on the pack images below. Emla Cream. For topical anaesthesia of the skin. Always read the label.