Why does my baby need an injection for his circumcision, can’t he just a EMLA (numbing) cream?

EMLA numbs the skin very well, however, the head of the penis and deeper layers of the foreskin are not numbed by the cream.

We use an ultrasound machine to guide the injection of local anaesthetic to ensure that the local anaesthetic is injected in exactly the right place – we are confident that the entire penis in completely numb for the duration of the procedure and for approximately 40 minutes thereafter.