How to take care of your new piercing as it heals
Congratulations! Your new piercing was performed by a professional in a clean, safe environment, using aseptic techniques and the best body jewelry available. Now it’s up to you to take care of it.
Follow these simple suggestions to ensure a smooth healing process:
- Maintain a healthy mind and body. Understanding how your body works is important in the successful healing of a new piercing. Eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and keeping a positive attitude will help the healing process.
- Get some rest and take it easy. Get plenty of sleep and try to maintain a low-stress lifestyle.
- Keep it clean. Make sure your bedding, eyewear, and anything else that may contact your new piercing is clean. Clean your piercing consistently.
- Consider taking a multivitamin. Multivitamins containing Zinc and Vitamin C can boost your body’s healing abilities. Sickness, stress, and fatigue will have a negative effect on the healing of your piercing.
- Get help if something goes wrong. If you feel your piercing is infected, contact us or a physician right away!
What to expect
Your new piercing may:
What to avoid during healing
While your piercing is healing, please avoid the following:
How to clean your piercing
To clean your new piercing you will need:
During the initial healing time, clean your piercing morning and evening as follows:
Watch the video for additional guidance on how to properly salt soak your piercings.
Special oral piercing aftercare needs
For additional oral piercing aftercare you will need:
- An alcohol-free antimicrobial mouthwash or dental rise
- A salt water solution
- A new toothbrush (toss the old one today)
During the initial healing time, rinse with the antimicrobial mouthwash or dental rinse 3 to 4 times daily. Swish gently for 30 to 60 seconds. Do this after meals during the entire initial healing time. Do not use mouthwash more than 4 to 5 times daily and use it in intervals spaced out throughout the day.
In addition, swish gently with the salt water solution for 30 to 60 seconds, 3 to 4 times daily.
Disclaimer: The guidelines above are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research, and extensive clinical practice. This is not to be considered a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you think you have an infection, visit a doctor. However, keep in mind that many doctors have not received specific training on piercing.