Piercing Aftercare

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Caring for Your New Piercing

piercing-aftercare-80x80Torso Piercings

H2Ocean Piercing Spray helps to cleanse all your piercings and body modifications. H2Ocean helps to safely remove dried discharge and lymph secretions when used every 3-4 hours on your piercings and body modifications.The combination of sea salt and lysozyme creates the optimal solution to reduce the healing time and help eliminate adverse issues that commonly arise when dealing with a new piercing. Research has concluded that shorter healing times occur when naturally optimal healing environments are promoted rather than trying to heal with chemicals (soap, bactine, etc.) that destroy beneficial bacteria.

General healing times are: Nipple, men: 2-3 months Nipple, women: 3-4 months Naval: 3-9 months

Facial Piercings

H2Ocean Piercing Spray helps to cleanse all your piercings and body modifications. H2Ocean helps to safely remove dried discharge and lymph secretions when used every 3-4 hours on your piercings and body modifications.The combination of sea salt and lysozyme creates the optimal solution to reduce the healing time and help eliminate adverse issues that commonly arise when dealing with a new piercing. Research has concluded that shorter healing times occur when naturally optimal healing environments are promoted rather than trying to heal with chemicals (soap, bactine, etc.) that destroy beneficial bacteria.Avoid heavy lotions, make-up, foundations or powders during the healing process. Cover piercing with hand or tissue when using hair spray.

General healing times are: Ear lobe: 4 weeks Eyebrow: 4-8 weeks Nostril: 6-12 weeks Ear Cartilage: 8-12 weeks Septum: 6-12 weeks

Genital Piercings

Genital piercings should be cleaned following the instructions for torso piercings. However, the cleaning products may irritate the urethra in both men and women. For piercings that pass through the urethra (Prince Albert, Apadravya, Appallang), Drink a lot of water and urinate often, especially after cleaning, to flush out any residues in the urethral opening. Your urine is sterile to your own body. Women should take care not to let any cleaning agent enter the vagina, as yeast infections may result from the depletion of bacteria.Genital piercings should be cleaned as well after intercourse.Use of a condom is necessary during the healing period, and oral contact should be avoided. Also, certain lubricants and spermicides may irritate piercings. General healing times are: PA, Clitoral Hood, Labia Minora, Clitoris: 6 weeks Ampallang: 6-12 months Labia Majora, Fenem, Scrotal: 2-3 months Dydoe, Apadravya: 4-6 months

 

BM-8oz_LMR-1-228x228Oral Piercings (Tongue, Labret, Lip, Monroe)

H2Ocean’s  oral rinse was designed to help heal and protect new oral piercings without using harmful chemical solutions. Our alcohol and fluoride free oral rinses are the only sea salt based oral rinse with enzymes naturally found in your saliva. The days of mixing a salt solution and the dreaded taste of these mixtures are over. H2Ocean’s oral rinse formulas are enriched with the ingredient xylitol which helps prevent dry mouth. It also helps to prevent strep from grouping and plaque from staining teeth. Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in fruits and vegetables and is also produced naturally by the human body in small amounts. Rinsing with sea salt water has never been easier or more enjoyable.

  • Sea Salt
  • Xylitol
  • Alcohol Free
  • Fluoride Free
  • Safe for All Ages
  • Recommended by dentists

General healing time: Tongue: 1 week for your tongue to become “mostly functional” again and 4-6 weeks for total healing. Lip, Labret, Cheek should be cleaned on the inside as described for the tongue piercing, and on the outside as described for facial piercings. Occasional warm salt water rinses can be used. General healing time: 6-8 weeks

Swelling To minimize the amount of swelling you may use Tylenol or ibuprofen. Ice works well also – simply place it in your mouth and let it melt. Crushed ice is better – large pieces can increase swelling. Reducing the amount of talking you do will help reduce the swelling. Cut down on the intake of warm beverages, spicy and acidic foods, tobacco and alcohol for the first week. Eat only soft foods for the first week or as long as the piercing is swollen. Avoid drinking carbonated beverages for 3-4 days. They can break the seal that is forming at the piercing site. Avoid drinking through straws while your piercing is healing. Call the shop if you have any concerns with the piercing. There are a few normal things that happen while you are healing such as redness, swelling and some minor discomfort. Do not over clean, this can cause irritation and slow the healing process. We are not physicians: Any suggestions we make are based upon our experience and on that of other Professionals in the industry.