Aftercare Face Piercing

Morning

  • Wet the pierced area with Recovery Aftercare on a piece of gaze.
  • Let the piercing soak in Recovery Aftercare in approximately 1 - 2 minutes, until all flouids from the scar is dissolved.
  • Wash the jewelry removing all scabs, blood residues etc. 
  • Let the piercing air dry.

Evening

  • Wet the pierced area with Recovery Aftercare on a piece of gaze.
  • Let the piercing soak in Recovery Aftercare in approximately 1 - 2 minutes, until all flouids from the scar is dissolved.
  • Wash the jewelry removing all scabs, blood residues etc. 
  • Let the piercing air dry.

    Bathing

    • Take a warm shower. Wash body and hair first without soap touching the piercing.
    • Apply a small amount of soap on the piercing and the area around the piercing. Carefully clean the jewelry with your fingers. 
    • Let the soap soak for about a minute. 
    • Rinse the area while you slowly move the jewelry back and forth through the piercing. 
    • Let the piercing air dry.

    What is normal

    • In the beginning it can bleed a little, there can be some local swelling, tenderness and small bruises.
    • When healing a bit of discoloration can happen, itching, transparant/yellowish flouid can accumulate some scabs around the jewelry. The tissue can feel a bit tight around the piercing when healing.
    • When the piercing is healed it should be possible to move the jewelry freely through the pierced skin. It should not be nessesary to pull of force the movement of the jewelry. 
    • If the cleaning isn't a part of your daily routine, the piercing can start to smell due to the accumulation of flouids your body excrete.
    • The piercing can sometimes feel healed before the healingsprocess is ended. This is caused because the tissue is healing from the outside and in, which means that it can look and feel completely healed, but still be very fragile inside. 
    • Healed piercings can shrink or close itself in a few minutes even years after it is done. This variates from people to person. If you are content with your piercing, let the jewelry stay in and don't take the jewelry out over longer peiods of time.

    Especially for face piercings

    • Use the t-shirt trick to wrap your pillow in a clean t-shirt and turn it daily, thus one t-shirt will last for four nights. 
    • Keep headphones, glasses, telephones, helmets, hats etc., that touches the piercing and the area around, clean.
    • Be careful when your styling your hair.
    • Concerning septum: if your septum jewelry is a segment ring (ring without a ball), you have to turn the lock downwards, a couple of times a day, to avoid it being stuck in the wound.

    Do

    • Wash your hands before you touch the piercing. 
    • Try to optain a healthy lifestyle. The healthier you live, the easier it is for your body to heal. Get lots of sleep and eat healthy. Exercising while healing is okay.
    • Mare sure that your bed linen is washed and changed regularly.
    • Use clean, comfortable and breathable clothes when your sleeping to protect your piercing. 
    • Remember to tighten your ball(s)/end(s) by turning right. 

     

    Don't

    • Don't play with your piercing! Under the healing periode you shouldn't rotate the jelwery. 
    • Don't rinse your new piercing too often, because this delays the healingprocess and will create irritation. 
    • Have patience! Don't change your jewelry before your piercing is completly healed.
    • Don't use products with alcohol, chlorhexidine or hydrogen peroxide. This will damage the cells. 
    • Don't use jewelry with pendants or similar in your piercing before it is fully healed.
    • Avoid public swimming pools or bathing in seawater for 3 - 4 weeks. 
    • Avoid sunbathing the first 4 - 6 weeks. 

    Problems

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