There are many types of piercings including but not limited to: small, medium, large, tongue, earlobe, tongue and lip, nose, ear, lip and navel. The healing process for each piercing is unique and depends on the piercing type. The process will vary by each individual depending on their body chemistry.
Although, some people have their piercings heal much faster than others, others may need several months to a year for the healing process to fully recover. When it comes to the healing process, there are three categories that you should pay attention to. First, is the healing of the skin surrounding the piercing. Second, is the healing of the piercing itself. And lastly, is the healing of the tissues before removing the jewelry used for the initial piercing.
The tissue may be one of the toughest things to heal and is usually the last thing a person will concentrate on. Even though the tissue can also take quite some time to heal, you have to remember that the healing process is not complete until the tissue is completely healed before you replace the initial jewelry used for piercing. Sometimes, the initial jewelry must be replaced. This will only take place when the piercing is completely healed.
Once the piercing has healed, there will be swelling and redness. Depending on the type of piercing, there may also be itching, tenderness, and discomfort. After the piercing has healed, the jewelry will also need to be removed. Depending on the type of jewelry being removed, it may not need to be replaced.
No matter how carefully you clean your piercing after an ear piercing, it will not magically get healed the same day that you do a little cleaning. It takes time. If you pierce your ear lobe, it can take up to 6 weeks, however, if you pierce the cartilage of your ears it can take up to 4 weeks to a month to heal.
There are many things that you can do to take care of a piercing during the healing process. It is suggested to clean your piercing no more than twice a day. Cleaning your piercing more than that may cause your skin to dry out. You want to make sure that you use warm water so that you don’t damage the healing process. You also want to use a mild soap, since some types of soaps will strip the healing material from your piercing. This is something that you want to avoid after piercing. H2Ocean’s Vegan Body Piercing Healing Startup Kit is the perfect product start to your piercing’s future. The patented formula has helped heal millions of piercings fast and safely.
After cleaning your piercing, you may need to apply a piece of gauze or some sort of masking to help keep it clean. You don’t want to avoid touching your piercing after cleaning it since you don’t want to cause further damage. You want to keep this to a minimum. Finally, there are many things that you need to keep away from the piercing or avoid using to prevent irritation as well as an infection. These things are hairspray, perfumes, and things that may come in contact with the area that is pierced.