Piercing Aftercare, everyone knows that a freshly pierced piercing needs to be well cared for. Strictly speaking, Piercing Aftercare begins before the actual piercing. With the choice of the piercing studio. If you mess around here and simply choose the first or cheapest option, even the best aftercare will no longer help in the worst cases. So keep your eyes open when choosing a piercing studio.
The studio must be hygienic and clean. The piercer must already have experience in his work. In addition, the studio should offer a free consultation before piercing.
To do’s before the piercing appointment:
Visit the piercing studio
Ask piercer about their experience
Look for reviews/reviews of the studio on the Internet
take advantage of free preliminary advice
The type of stinging can also affect healing.
- What types of piercing are there?
Shooting – a so-called piercing gun is used here. Mostly with piercings on the ear and nose. However, this method is not recommended as it injures more tissue than other piercing methods. The tissue is squeezed when using the piercing or ear piercing gun. With piercings in the cartilage area this is literally smashed. This is by no means good for the healing process. And it can also lead to complications such as inflammation or wild meat. In addition, this type of piercing is probably the most painful.
Sting – the most common piercing method. Here, the tissue or cartilage is pierced with a (cannula) needle and the piercing jewelry is inserted with the help of the cannula.
Punching – this piercing process is similar to normal piercing. However, when punching, the existing fabric is not simply displaced by the stitch, but rather “punched out”, so to speak. You can imagine it like the result of punching paper. Advantage of this method: by removing the tissue, there is less pressure on the new piercing. The healing process is shortened.
piercing aftercare of the fresh piercing
The piercing appointment is over. Wasn’t that bad, was it? The right piercing aftercare is particularly important.
Rule No. 1: Stay away from the piercing!
Constantly playing around with the new body jewelry irritates the injury caused by the piercing. This can delay healing. In addition, touching the piercing can cause germs and bacteria to get into the puncture canal and thus into the wound. The result: infections and inflammation.
Therefore: Stay away from the fresh piercing!
Rule No. 2: wash your hands!
If the piercing has to be touched, for example for cleaning and care, it is essential to wash your hands thoroughly beforehand. If possible, even disinfect.
The fewer bacteria and germs that can get to the wound via the hands, the better.
Rule # 3: Never scrape off the crust
It is clear that the possibly forming crust must be removed during the piercing aftercare. But this should never be done by scraping. Better: soften the crust with warm (not hot!) Water and then carefully remove.
The following applies: always from the inside out. So always away from the branch canal. This is the only way to ensure that no pieces of crust get into the branch canal.
piercing aftercare – the how to
The maintenance of a fresh piercing always takes place in the same steps.
Step 1 – wash and disinfect hands
Step 2 – soften any crust that may be present
Step 3 – Carefully remove the crust
Step 4 – Wet the piercing with a care product
There is a persistent belief that the piercing in the fresh wound has to be turned or moved so that the care product is also distributed in the puncture canal. Opinions differ on this statement. The care product itself is distributed – provided it is liquid – even without moving the piercing into the puncture canal. In addition, constant movement of the piercing jewelry can delay the healing process, as the wound, which is a freshly pierced piercing, cannot close in peace.
This means for piercing aftercare
The main thing here is: no experiments or home remedies. Usually the piercer recommends the right care products. These should also be used.
Apart from that, the piercing care products from Prontolind have proven themselves.
Special features in piercing care
Depending on the type of piercing, there are some special care features. For example with tongue piercing.
Normal piercing care products can of course not be used here. Special mouthwash solutions for this. The piercer knows which ones are best and will recommend which ones. Otherwise the pharmacy can also help.
Conventional mouthwashes, such as those used daily after brushing your teeth, are unsuitable for the aftercare of fresh tongue piercings.
piercing aftercare – what else to watch out for
When should the maintenance of the new piercing start?
From day 2. On the day of the piercing, the piercing should simply be left alone.
How often does the fresh piercing have to be looked after?
2 times a day. Too frequent cleaning/care can irritate the wound. Too seldom cared for increases the risk of infection and inflammation.
How long does the piercing need to be cared for?
A piercing should always be cared for, no matter how long you have had it.
A freshly pierced piercing requires intensive care for 2 – 3 weeks.