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NEVER TOUCH YOUR FRESH PIERCING
Unclean hands touching piercings is the most common cause on infection and irritation.
This can cause bacteria to be pushed into the wound. If tightening your jewellery make sure you wash your hands throughly with anti bacteria soap before touching the piercing
NEVER SLEEP ON YOUR PIERCING
By not sleeping on your piercing you will speed up the healing process and ensure you d don't suffer with excess swelling or piercing bumps/scarring.
check-ups throughout the healing process are important to ensure the jewellery length is appropriate. if your jewellery is too short it will cause pressure and pain, if its too long it will easily catch on things, effecting the healing. book in anytime, you're never bothering us
WHAT IS NORMAL?
Initially you may experience some bleeding, localised swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising this it to be expected and is very common. if your piercing bleeds, use a clean piece of kitchen towel and hold light pressure until bleeding stops.
during healing there may be some discolouration, itching , secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form a crust around the piercing.
a piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. this is because the tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior remains fragile.
once healed, even a piercing you've had for years can shrink or close up in minutes. this varies from person to person but if you want to keep your piercing do not leave the hole empty.
never twist or rotate your piercing
This will irritate your piercing and extend the healing time. Moving jewellery in an unhealed piercing can cause piercing bumps/scarring.
WHY DOWNSIZING YOUR JEWELLERY IS IMPORTANT
dOWNSIZING AT THE RIGHT TIME IS CRUCIAL FOR HEALING BECAUSE ONCE YOUR SWELLING HAS SUBSIDED YOUR BAR MAY BE TOO LONG. tHIS WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF CATCHING/KNOCKING YOURPIERCING AND CAN CAUSE THE JEWELLERY TO TILT DURING YOUR SLEEP tHEREFORE CHANGING THE ANGLE OF THE PIERCING AND POSSIBLY CAUSING SCAR TISSUE/BUMPS.
THINGS TO AVOID
SHOWERS TEND TO BE BETTER THAN BATHS DURING HEALInG AS BATHS CAN HARBOUR BACTERIA
AVOID SUBMERGING YOUR PIERCING IN POOLS/HOT TUBs, UNTIL FULLY HEALED
BE CAREFUL WITH BEAUTY/MAKE UP PRODUCTS. ENSURE THEY DON'T GO DIRECTLY onto YOUR PIERCINGS.
make sure you don't wear any clothing that will rub or press against your piercing. ensure any clothing that comes into contact with your piercing is regularly washed (change your bed sheets/pillows)
keeping it clean
NO LONGER A NEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN SALTWATER SOAKS, SAVE TIME AND EFFORT AND MAINTAIN A HAPPY HEALTHY PIERCING
NEILMED saline mist spray IS GREAT FOR CLEANING NEW PIERCINGS OR GENERAL CLEANING AND UPKEEP OF HEALED PIERCINGS. it is isotonic, drug free, preservative free, no burning or stinging, It
is capable of spraying
in any position, including when inverted, making the cleaning process so much easier. spray twice daily for best rrsults
ORAL PIERCING AFTERCARE
FOR LIP PIERCINGS, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE FOR THE OUTSIDE
OF THE PIERCING. FOR THE TONGUE, USE THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: STARTING RIGHT AWAY, REFRAIN FROM SMOKING OR EATING EXTREMELY SPICY, CHEWY OR CRUNCHY FOOD, AS IT ELONGATE THE HEALING TIME SUBSTANCIALLY. STICK TO SIMPLE FOODS LIKES SOUPS AND PASTA, AND OFCOURSE ICECREAM AND OTHER COLD PRODUCTS. AFTER EATING (AND IF YOU MUST SMOKE, AFTER EACH CIGERETTE), TAKE A MOUTHFUL OF CORSODYLE NON-ALCOHOLIC ANTIBACTERIAL MOUTHWASH, AND SWISH AROUND YOUR MOUTH FOR 30 SECONDS BEOFRE SPITTING OUT.
CLEANING SOLUTIONS TO AVOID
DO NOT USE ANY SOLUTIONS CONTAINING HARSH CHEMICALS SUCH AS
THIS WILL STING AND
IRRITATE YOUR PIERCING AND HINDER THE HEALING PROCESS
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