You've just received a body piercing by a skilled and knowledgeable professional who cleaned and disinfected the area pierced, and used sterile instruments, jewelry and a single-used needle.
Now it is up to you to take proper care of your piercing during the crucial healing period. How your piercing heals is up to you and your body.
It Is Important That Your New Piercing:
Be cleaned when you have your morning shower and that it is the last thing you wash in the shower. When cleaning, remove all of the discharge and crust that collects on and around the jewelry. Also, keep in mind that if you rotate your jewelry while it has crust on it, it will cause great PAIN so be sure to clean it first. Do not cover your piercing with band-aids and/or ointment. If you have any problems with your piercing, call a Perfect Image location nearest you.
Tongue, Lip, Labret, Monroe:
Swelling will normally occur during the first 3 to 7 days. It is important to drink plenty of cold liquids and you can suck on ice-cubes to help the swelling. We recommend that you use Oral B Anti-Bacterial Alcohol Free mouth wash. The best time to clean an oral piercing is right after you're done eating, smoking or drinking anything other than water. Also it is important to avoid hard kissing and oral sex.
Ears, Eyebrow, Septum, Nose, Nipple, Helix, Navel:
It should be the last thing you clean in the shower. We recommend using Spectro Jel. Before cleansing the piercing, be sure to thoroughly clean your hands with soap. For most effective cleansing of the piercing, apply cleanser while spinning the jewelry, up and down, to maximize exposure. Rinse the piercing well to ensure all of the soap, crust and discharge have been removed. In the evening, apply Dr. Piercing Aftercare, following instructions included in the kit.
Be Sure To Avoid:
- alcohol, as it will dry out your piercing
- swimming in chlorinated water
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- oil-based ointments, such as Vaseline, Polysporin, Tea Tree Oil, hand/body moisturizer
- frequent contact with unwashed hands (of your own or of friends/family)