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Your Piercing is going to look its best when its happy and healed, getting the piercing is only the beginning of your journey. Here's some help getting you there.

HEALING

EAR AND FACIAL

Weeks 1-4 – Fresh. Swelling and redness are good signs. A little bleeding is normal. Ice can help reduce discomfort.

 

Weeks 2-8 – Healing. Yellow “crusties” form around the piercing. DON’T pick DON’T touch! For Cartilage and oral piercings, this is a good time to stop in and DOWN SIZE YOUR JEWELRY!

 

Week 6 and beyond              –  Redness should be gone. Keep cleaning the piercing.

You Aren't out of the woods yet. Continue to care for your piercing.

  • In the shower, DO NOT let the water hit the piercing directly but let the water run over the piercing and then

  • spray with sterile saline 2-3x daily

  • Do Not touch or move the jewelry

  • Do Not Pick the crusties

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TROUBLE SHOOTING

& TIPS

  • Tips for successful Healing

  • Be sure to follow up with your piercer to ensure the health of the piercing and down-size the post when needed (2-3 weeks for cartilage piercings)

  • DO NOT Sleep on or bump the piercing. This can prolong healing and cause bumps.

  • The use of a travel pillow can aid in sleeping with a new ear piercing

  • Hot chamomile teabag compresses can reduce bumps and increase blood flow. **However avoid this if you have an allergy to ragweed.

  • Avoid harsh cleansers such as: Betadine, Alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and products containing triclosan, Bactine, pierced ear care solution,  and other products containing Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK).

  • If you wouldn’t put it in your eye, don’t put it on the piercing.

  • Avoid submerging in pools, lakes, hot tubs or other unhygienic bodies of water.

  • Avoid make-up, hair products, lotions, and sprays.

  • Keep the piercing dry.

  • Avoid jewelry made of lower quality material (acrylic, sterling silver, or materials that cannot be verified as implant grade) or external threading. 

  • Get plenty of rest.

  • Avoid stress (we know, easier said than done)

  • STAY HYDRATED!!!

  • Drink plenty of water. Everything functions better when you are Hydrated.

  • Avoid jewelry made of lower quality material (acrylic, sterling silver, or materials that cannot be verified as implant grade) or external threading.

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