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NEEDLE PIERCING
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

 

 


For Safe & Effective Healing it is vital that you faithfully follow all of the Needle Piercing Aftercare Instructions listed below to promote the healing of your new piercing.

 

HEALING PERIOD

The following is a breakdown by piercing style of what you can expect during your healing period:

Ear Lobe: The healing period is typically 6-8 weeks. Leave the piercing jewelry in for at least 4-6 weeks before changing jewelry.

Helix, Forward Helix, Flat, Conch, Tragus & Nose: The healing period is typically 6-9+ months. During this time we recommend the following:

After one month following your helix, forward helix, tragus, flat, conch or nose piercing, the jewelry style may require downsizing by a professional piercer using sterilized jewelry. Failure to do so may result in jewelry migration and will require the purchase of new jewelry. Consult with your piercing provider if downsizing is required.

After three months from the time of piercing, you or a professional piercer may change the jewelry style.

At six to nine months following your piercing, your piercing should be fully healed. After this time, if you are concerned your piercing has not fully healed, consult with a piercing and medical professional.

  1. Navel (Belly Button): The healing period is 9-12+ months. Jewelry can be replaced after a minimum of 3 months from the time of piercing.

 

Note: Our Professional Jewelry change will require the purchase of our Caryl Baker Jewelry only.

 

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

• Always cleanse and sanitize hands prior to touching the piercing or pierced area.
• To limit the growth of bacteria and promote healing, clean the pierced area 3 times per day using our prescribed aftercare solution by cleaning around the jewelry. After cleaning, ensure the jewelry front peice is tightened and secure.

• Be sure to tighten your jewelry daily, by twisting the front piece to the right.
• At all times avoid disturbing the piercing except when cleaning and tightening.
• Take extra care when removing clothing overhead, brushing hair, or performing any other task or activity that may bring the jewelry into contact with other objects to avoid snagging, catching, hooking or pulling the jewelry.
• Keep hair away from the pierced area whenever possible during the healing period.
• Use clean towels, bed sheets and pillowcases to avoid bacteria build up on fabrics.
• Clean jewelry after using beauty products that come close to the pierced area such as shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, makeup, hair spray, toning mist, perfume, etc.
• Proceed with caution when participating in exercise, sports, or play.
• Clean the pierced area thoroughly after entering hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, pools, lakes, oceans, bathtubs, showers, etc.
• For nose piercings, if wearing an L-bend nose ring, place medical tape over the nose piercing before going to sleep to prevent it from falling out. Carefully remove the medical tape to avoid dislodging the jewelry.
• For navel piercings, avoid wearing high waisted or tight pants that may contact or rub the pierced area.
• During the healing period, if your jewelry is removed or falls out for a period longer than 24-hours the piercing may begin to close or heal over. It is recommended that jewelry is reinserted as soon as possible to avoid the piercing closing or healing over. Always clean the jewelry with our prescribed aftercare solution before reinserting the jewelry back into the piercing.

Note: We are not responsible for jewelry loss or fall-out.

Important: Light bleeding, bruising, swelling, redness, soreness, and mild pain is normal in the first 2-weeks after the piercing. Discolouration, itching, oozing of white or yellow fluid, and skin tightening around jewelry as you heal is normal for up to 18-months. If you suspect that you have an infection, or if infection occurs, leave the jewelry inserted, continue to clean the piercing, and immediately consult a medical professional. Failing to follow ALL Needle Piercing Aftercare Instructions may increase the likelihood of infection. If the infection is serious, persists, or an allergic reaction occurs, immediately consult a medical professional for proper diagnoses and treatment.

 

Caryl Baker Visage piercing jewelry is not just for the initial piercing service, it is also an excellent and safe jewelry option during and after the healing period. Visit us to help you choose your next jewelry option! 

 

 

NEEDLE PIERCING
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

 


For Safe & Effective Healing it is vital that you faithfully follow all of the Needle Piercing Aftercare Instructions listed below to promote the healing of your new piercing.

 

 

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

• Always cleanse and sanitize hands prior to touching the piercing or pierced area t
o limit the growth of bacteria and promote healing, clean the pierced area 3 times per day using our prescribed aftercare solution by cleaning around the jewelry. After cleaning, ensure the jewelry front piece is tightened and secure.

• Be sure to tighten your jewelry daily, by twisting the front piece to the right.

• At all times avoid disturbing the piercing except when cleaning and tigh
tening.

• Take extra care when removing clothing overhead, brushing hair, or performing any other task or activity that may bring the jewelry into contact with other objects to avoid snagging, catching, hooking or pulling the jewelry.

• Keep hair away from the pierced area whenever possible during the healing period.

• Use clean towels, bed sheets and pillowcases to avoid bacteria build up on fabrics.

• Clean jewelry after using beauty products that come close to the pierced area such as shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, makeup, hair spray, toning mist, perfume, etc.

• Proceed with caution when participating in exercise, sports, or play.

• Clean the pierced area thoroughly after entering hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, pools, lakes, oceans, bathtubs, showers, etc.

• For nose piercings, if wearing an L-bend nose ring, place medical tape over the nose piercing before going to sleep to prevent it from falling out. Carefully remove the medical tape to avoid dislodging the jewelry.

• For navel piercings, avoid wearing high waisted or tight pants that may contact or rub the pierced area.

• During the healing period, if your jewelry is removed or falls out for a period longer than 24-hours the piercing may begin to close or heal over. It is recommended that jewelry is reinserted as soon as possible to avoid the piercing closing or healing over. Always clean the jewelry with our prescribed aftercare solution before reinserting the jewelry back into the piercing.

Note: We are not responsible for jewelry loss or fall-out.

Important: Light bleeding, bruising, swelling, redness, soreness, and mild pain is normal in the first 2-weeks after the piercing. Discolouration, itching, oozing of white or yellow fluid, and skin tightening around jewelry as you heal is normal for up to 18-months.

If you suspect that you have an infection, or if infection occurs, leave the jewelry inserted, continue to clean the piercing, and immediately consult a medical professional. Failing to follow ALL Needle Piercing Aftercare Instructions may increase the likelihood of infection.

If the infection is serious, persists, or an allergic reaction occurs, immediately consult a medical professional for proper diagnoses and treatment.

 

HEALING PERIOD

The following is a breakdown by piercing style of what you can expect during your healing period: Ear Lobe: The healing period is typically 6-8 weeks. Leave the piercing jewelry in for at least 4-6 weeks before changing jewelry. Helix, Forward Helix, Flat, Conch, Tragus & Nose: The healing period is typically 6-9+ months.

 

During this time we recommend the following:

After one month following your helix, forward helix, tragus, flat, conch or nose piercing, the jewelry style may require downsizing by a professional piercer using sterilized jewelry. Failure to do so may result in jewelry migration and will require the purchase of new jewelry. Consult with your piercing provider if downsizing is required.

After three months from the time of piercing, you or a professional piercer may change the jewelry style.

At six to nine months following your piercing, your piercing should be fully healed. After this time, if you are concerned your piercing has not fully healed, consult with a piercing and medical professional. Navel (Belly Button): The healing period is 9-12+ months. Jewelry can be replaced after a minimum of 3 months from the time of piercing.

 

 


Note: Our Professional Jewelry change will require the purchase of our Caryl Baker Jewelry only.