Aftercare Face Piercing

Morning

  • Wet the pierced area with sterile saline solution made for piercings on a piece of gauze. 
  • Let the piercing soak in the sterile saline solution for approximately 1 - 2 minutes, until all fluids are softened and able to be wiped away with gauze.
  • Wash the jewelry removing all scabs, blood residue etc. 
  • Dry the piercing with a piece of gauze.

Evening

  • Wet the pierced area with sterile saline solution made for piercings on a piece of gauze.
  • Let the piercing soak in the sterile saline solution for approximately 1 - 2 minutes, until all fluids are softened and able to be wiped away with gauze.
  • Wash the jewelry removing all scabs, blood residue etc. 
  • Dry the piercing with a piece of gauze.

Bathing

  • Take a warm shower. Wash body and hair first without getting soap on your piercing.
  • Apply a small amount of neutral soap on the piercing and the area around the piercing. 
  • Let the soap soak for about a minute, softening whatever fluids might be on the jewelry and the pierced area.
  • Carefully clean the jewelry with your fingers. 
  • Rinse the area while you slowly move the jewelry back and forth through the piercing.
  • Dry the piercing with gauze.

    What is normal

    • In the beginning it can bleed a little, there can be some local swelling, tenderness or 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 or 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, build-up of dead skin etc.
    • The piercing can sometimes feel healed before the healingsprocess has ended. This is because the tissue heals from the outside and in, which means that it can look and feel completely healed, but still be very fragile on the inside. 
    • Healed piercings can shrink or close itself in a few minutes even years after getting the piercing. This varies from person 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

      • Dress your pillow in a large, clean t-shirt and turn it nightly; one clean t-shirt provides four clean surfaces for sleeping. 
      • Keep headphones, glasses, telephones, helmets, hats etc., that touches the piercing and the area around, clean.
      • Be careful when 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.
      • Please avoid using makeup and other product on the pierced area while the piercing is healing.

      Do

      • Always 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 internally threaded jewelry by turning right. With threadless ends, make sure that the end is sitting flush with your jewelry at all times, by pressing down on the end.

      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 by yourself before your piercing is completely healed.
      • Don't use products containing alcohol, chlorhexidine or hydrogen peroxide. Refrain from antibacterial soaps. This will damage the cells, and slow the healing.
      • 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 at least  4 weeks. 
      • Avoid sunbathing the first 4 - 6 weeks. 

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