Piercing Aftercare

PIERCING AFTERCARE

Thoroughly wash hands with soap and warm water.
Using sterile wound wash saline solution spray, rinse piercing under warm water to loosen any dried matter, exudate, or “crusties”.
Gently wipe the “crusties” away from the skin with a clean paper towel wetted with sterile wound wash saline solution spray.
Apply saline soak: hold a cup of sterile wound wash saline to body part and allow to soak for 5 minutes, or a saline compress: soak a clean paper towel in sterile wound wash saline, then place on both sides of the piercing, apply light pressure and allow saline to soak into the piercing for 5 minutes.
Soak your piercing twice a day for a minimum of 2 months.

ORAL PIERCING AFTERCARE

Rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash twice a day.
Using sterile wound wash/ saline solution spray, rinse your mouth with 2-3 times per day.
Suck on ice for 3-5 days after your initial piercing to reduce the swelling.
During the swelling period, avoid hot foods (both spicy and temperature hot). Also avoid acidic foods and drinks. These will only induce swelling and cause the piercing to become uncomfortable.
For a minimum of two weeks avoid smoking and drinking alcohol as these will only cause more swelling and delay the healing process.
Some Advil or any ibuprofen-based painkiller or naoproxen sodium may be taken to reduce swelling and minor aches and pains.

LIP AND LABRET AFTERCARE

For the outside of the lip, follow the basic aftercare instructions.
For the inside of the lip, follow the oral piercing instructions.

THINGS TO DO

Follow the instructions given above.
Take good care of yourself and stay healthy. A healthy body heals faster!
Have good hygiene and use general common sense.
If you have ANY problems, questions, or concerns, contact your piercer! Your piercer has years of experience and can usually help troubleshoot any problems that might come up during the healing process.

THINGS NOT TO DO!

Do not touch or play with your new piercing! The only time you should be touching a healing piercing is when you’re cleaning it with clean hands.
Do not allow anyone to touch your piercing. This includes hands and mouths.
DO NOT use Peroxide (H202), Neosporin (or any other petroleum based product), alcohol, antibacterial soap (except for washing your hands before cleaning your piercing), Bactine, Ear care (or any Benzalkonium based product), Betadine or Hibiclens. Chemicals will not help your body to heal faster!

These aftercare instructions are suggestions only. We are not doctors.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!


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