A lot of our customers as us about – how to take care of the piercing. Here we have tried to give some suggestions:
GENERAL AFTERCARE SUGGESTIONS
Sea salt has natural antiseptic properties but is mild enough that it will not disrupt your body’s natural chemistry. At Creation Body Piercing we recommend soaking your piercing with a sea salt solution. It is very important that you use all natural sea salt and not regular table salt. Table salt contains iodine which is not appropriate for healing piercings.
Sea Salt Solution Recipe:
• 1 cup (8oz.) boiled water
• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 – Boil the water, and then dissolve the sea salt in the water.
2 – Let the solution cool to a warm but comfortable temperature.
3 – Hold a cotton ball drenched in the solution on the piercing for 3-5 minutes, 2-3 times a day for the first 2 weeks and once a day for the following 4 weeks
4 – Use cotton balls or a Q-tip to remove any remaining dried matter from the piercing.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Piercings have their ups and downs. Don’t be discouraged if your piercing seems fine one week, and not so great the next. Keep up with your aftercare and contact us if you have questions or concerns.
Moving or playing with your jewelry is NOT recommended, as it causes redness, irritation, and prolongs the healing process.
Bleeding, bruising, discoloration and swelling are all normal symptoms and do not necessarily indicate an infection. Tenderness, soreness, stinging and burning sensations are also common.
The secretion of fluids (whitish-yellow which forms a crust) containing blood plasma, lymph and dead cells indicates healing, not infection.
Once your piercing is healed it may secrete a semi-solid, white, malodorous substance called sebum. Again, this is very normal and common and does not indicate an infection.
Avoid baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, saunas, lakes, etc. for the first three weeks after being pierced as they contain bacteria which can increase the risk of infection.
If you think you have an infection, keep your jewelry in! This is very important as your jewelry will allow accumulating pus to drain. If taken out, the holes of your piercing can close, resulting in an abscess.
Do NOT use Polysporin, Neosporin, hydrogen-peroxide, rubbing alcohol or any other product to clean your piercing without first consulting your piercer.
The importance of proper aftercare cannot be stressed enough. By following aftercare instructions, you will be able to protect yourself against excess scarring and infection, while ensuring that your piercing heals quickly and looks great for the rest of your life. Keeping your new piercing clean is the foremost important practice for you to prevent infection. Neglect will cause you to struggle with your new piercing; therefore, aftercare is provided to assist you in the cleaning process. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.