How long does a surface piercing take to heal?
Surface piercings take a minimum of three months to heal, and often longer. During that time, there are a number of things you should and shouldn’t do if you want your new piercing to heal well. Following the guidelines below will help you avoid surface piercing problems and enjoy your piercing for many years to come.
How long do a wrist piercing take to heal?
A pierced wrist can take anywhere from 2 – 6 weeks to heal. But in case of problems like infection, Wrist Piercing healing time can be much more.
How do you clean new surface piercings?
Clean the piercing with either a saline solution, a fragrance-free antimicrobial soap, or both once or twice per day. Rinse any soap from the piercing. Gently dry the piercing with a clean, disposable paper towel or tissue. Avoid drying with cloth since it may carry germs or catch on the jewelry.
Is surface piercing painful?
Often, to complete your surface piercing, your piercer will simply pinch the skin that you want pierced and stick the needle straight through. With this process, the surface piercing shouldn’t hurt more than other piercing types in fleshy areas.
Do all surface piercings reject?
Surface piercings may be prone to rejection just because it is easier for the body to push the jewelry out of a small amount of skin. Non-surface piercings include the earlobe, ear cartilage, lip, or tongue. These types of piercings go all the way through the body tissue — in one side and out the other.
Can you change a surface piercing?
You may want to have your piercer confirm that you’re well healed enough for a jewelry change before you alter your surface piercing jewelry. For a small fee, your piercer can change out your surface piercing tops for you.
Can surface piercings bruise?
Bleeding, bruising, discoloration and/or swelling are not uncommon. Any break in the skin, including a new piercing can bleed or bruise.
Can you take a surface piercing out?
A. When you’re ready to retire a surface piercing, you should absolutely visit your piercer and have him or her remove it for you. If you try to remove a surface bar yourself, you’re much more likely to end up with nasty piercing scars than if you have a professional remove it for you for a nominal fee.
Do surface piercings leave scars?
As with any piercing, there will likely be a scar when you remove the jewelry. Scars are typically minimal when the piercing is removed while happy and healthy, but if you wait to take out the piercing until it migrates, the scar tissue can be more extreme and unsightly.
How do you know if your surface piercing is rejecting?
Symptoms of piercing rejection
- more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing.
- the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days.
- the jewelry becoming visible under the skin.
- the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
- the jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.
What to avoid after piercing?
Stay out of pools, hot tubs, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water while your piercing is healing. Don’t fiddle with your piercings. Don’t touch a new piercing or twist the jewelry unless you’re cleaning it. Keep clothing away from the piercing, too.
Should I leave the scab on my piercing?
Scabs that don’t come away with little or no effort should be left alone. It’s your body’s natural band aid. Picking it off will only leave a bigger wound that needs a new scab. Use anything harsh to clean it.