PLEASE follow our recommended instructions. Do not use additional creams, cleansers or ointments. Use of these non-approved items can and often result in infection. Thank you!
Aftercare sheets for Minors:
Aftercare Sheets and info:
- Oral Piercings
- Body Piercings
- Oral Piercing Risks and Info
- Possible infections, irritations and troubleshooting
If you feel like you might have a healing issue or infection, don’t stress! Call right away and speak with Steph, she’s happy to help you. 603-433-2616
Most of the time, when we have people come in with infections or irritated piercings it is for the same few reasons. 1. They are not washing their piercing with soap. Please. Please read the instructions above. 2. They think that instead of soap, there is a magical solution that works better. There is not. Clean water with a mild soap is the best. Chemical cleaners and antibacterial soaps are too harsh. 3. They don’t feel like doing sea salt soaks. They draw out moisture in a gentle and natural way. Your body is made out of salt and water. So this is very gentle and promotes healing. Read the instructions please. And Lastly, 4. They just CAN’T stop touching it.
Do NOT use:
Bactine– it feels great, but dries out your piercing causing it to crack, ooze and heal slower. It also specifically states on the bottle that it is for scrapes, not for deeper wounds.
neosporin– it prevents air from entering, creating a moist air free environment for bacteria to grow.
alcohol– Doctors and Web M.D. specifically state that you should NOT use this on wounds. It is too harsh. It dries out your piercing and will cause oozing, crusting, scabbing and slow healing times.
The fluid they gave you at the mall store– It dries out your piercing and will cause oozing, crusting, scabbing and slow healing times. Mall piercings are DANGEROUS. Read here
peroxide– Doctors and Web M.D. specifically state that you should NOT use this on wounds. It is too harsh. It dries out your piercing and will cause oozing, crusting, scabbing and slow healing times.
Please read the instructions above on what you CAN use, and how to take care of your new piercing. And stop touching it 😉