Ear Piercing After Care

 

Human Ear with EarringFollowing the procedure, the piercer will give you a bottle of after care lotion provided by our supplier Studex, specifically for piercing care.

Studex has been a manufacturer of ear piercing studs, instruments and after care products for over four decades.

 

According to Studex, post piercing complications are rare when using Studex products as directed, but statistics have shown that the majority of all post piercing complications are caused by negligent after care practices performed by the customer.

To ensure a trouble free healing process, customers are advised to observe the following after care tips:

> Wash hands thoroughly before touching studs studs or ears.

> Cleanse front and back of ear with after care lotion twice a day without removing studs

> Then rotate studs 2 to 3 times, making half turns only to avoid trapping hair around the post at the back of the lobe. In between cleansing, keep ears dry.

In addition :

Do Not -

> Remove the studs or handle ears and/or studs unnecessarily.

>Push the butterfly along the post towards the ear – the butterfly should always be positioned at the tip of the post. Feel the back of the butterfly each time you cleanse the ear – it should feel smooth.

 

Do -

Woman wearing earring

> Leave the studs in ears for 6 weeks continuously (12 weeks for cartilage).

> After 6 weeks (12 weeks for cartilage), the studs can be removed and other post-type earrings may be worn continuously.

> Use only post-type earrings continuously for the first 5 months from piercing (12 months for cartilage).

The post should be stainless steel or other hypoallergenic material.

> Keep hairspray, soap, shampoo and other preparations away from the ear.

After shampooing, the ear should be rinsed with clear water and then the after care product should be applied.

> Minor pain/redness may occur immediately – this is normal. This should settle within 48 hours provided proper after care is carried out.

If undue pain/swelling/redness occurs at any time, seek medical advice immediately, before removing the ear-piercing stud.

Ear Cartilage -

Due to the nature of ear cartilage, extra care should be taken during the healing period. Minor pain/redness may occur immediately – this is normal. This should settle within 48 hours provided proper after care is carried out.

If undue pain/swelling/redness occurs at any time, seek medical advice immediately, before removing the ear-piercing stud.

Failure to properly follow after care procedures or to seek immediate medical advice should a problem occur may result in permanent scarring to the ear cartilage.