Aftercare for face, ear, and body piercings
- Packaged sterile saline.
- Soaking/rinse cups.
- Printed aftercare brochure
MOrning Cleaning Instructions
- In the shower, run plenty of warm water over the fresh piercing.
- When you wash your hair, please rinse your piercing thoroughly.
- After exiting the shower, spray with the sterile saline.
- If you want to dry your piercing, use a blow dryer on a low setting.
- Never touch your piercings or move your jewelry.
Evening Cleaning Instructions
- If you have been instructed to soak your piercing, fill the cup with warm water and soak the piercing for 10 minutes.
- If you have been instructed to rinse, pour 10 or more cups of warm water over the piercing.
- Follow either method above with saline rinse, spraying the saline directly onto the piercing to dislodge any crusty matter.
- If you want to dry your piercing, use a blow dryer on the low setting.
- Never touch your piercing, it’s the #1 cause of infection.
- Never use q-tips, cotton, towels, or anything near your piercing.
- Never use any products not recommended by your piercer.
- Never use externally threaded jewelry.
Aftercare for orAL PIERCINGs
- Alcohol free mouthwash.
- Rinse cup.
- Printed aftercare brochure.
- Mix mouthwash and bottled water ½ & ½ , rinse after every meal.
- Use bottled water in the mouth, swirl and spit as needed.
- If the piercing is inside and outside of the mouth, treat the inside as an oral piercing and outside as a body piercing.
wHAT TO aVOID
- Avoid any products not provided by your piercer. We know what works.
- Avoid over-cleaning. It delays healing and irritates your piercing.
- Avoid undue trauma, such as friction from clothing, playing with the jewelry, and vigorous cleaning.
- Avoid all oral contact, rough play, and contact with other’s bodily fluids on or near piercing during healing.
- Avoid gardening, pets or activity allowing any dirt or foreign object to getting into your piercing.
- No scratching or moving jewelry.
- No sea salt or tea tree oil.
- Initially: Some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising may appear.
- During healing: Some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) will form some crust on the jewelry. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals.
- Once healed: The jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it. If you fail to include cleaning your piercing as your daily hygiene routine, normal but smelly bodily secretions may accumulate.
- A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior remains fragile. Be patient and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.
- Even healed piercings can shrink or close in minutes after having been there for years! This varies from person to person; if you like your piercing, keep your jewelry in - do not leave it empty.
- If you have any signs of an infection, redness with swelling, an overly warm area, elevated temperature, yellow pus, please contact us immediately. You may need medical attention.
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