Cleaning instructions for body piercings

Cleaning solutions for your new piercing.

These cleaning solutions are STERILE & useful in the healing process of a new piercing, they help speed up your body’s natural healing process. They also are helpful in maintaining a healthy PH around your new piercing. However, the most important thing to note is this spray should be used in conjunction with regular cleanings (mild soap and water) and all spray should be dabbed dry. If you leave the saline on your skin with time this will dry the area out.

• NeilMed Saline spray.

•Recovery Purified Saline Washundefined

• WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason. Clean your new piercing twice (2) daily with a mild soap, (such as a baby soap) for 10 days. After 10 days we move to once daily cleanings.

• SALINE soak and/ or spray using your piercer recommended solution directly on your piercing. You can use your saline solution up to twice at a minimum and up to 5 times a day as needed. Dab dry.

RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap from the piercing. It is not necessary to rotate the jewelry through the piercing.

• DRY by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels and Q tips can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry, causing injury.

I like to keep a few squares of pre-cut paper towels in a ziplock back for use with my new piercings.

Changing Jewelry & Healing time

Changing jewelry can be done without pain, normally, around the 3 month mark, or 12 weeks. *12 weeks is playing it extremely safe and this is recommended for piercings in genitals, nipples, or industrial piercings.

Just because you can change your jewelry does not mean your piercing is healed. Changing jewelry without pain or discomfort simply means your piercing is healed ENOUGH to allow for it to be removed and replaced comfortably. Most piercings can take up to 1 year or more to completely heal.

Simple piercings such as * EARLOBES, TONGUE, NOSTRIL, NAVEL, LIP, EYEBROW. Can take anywhere from 6-9 months to heal.

Whereas piercing such as, nipples, genitals, cartilage, daith, industrial, tragus, septum, bridge, implants like microdermals, can take from 9-12 months to heal.

It’s important during the first few weeks of healing to keep the piercing clean and free of snags or pulling as this may prolong the healing process. Over cleaning can prolong the healing process as this may be stripping your body of its natural healing properties.