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Ear cartilage piercing healing

The special healing of ear cartilage piercing

Ear cartilage piercing
Ear cartilage piercing

Ear cartilage piercing on the ear is now indispensable! No other part of the body can be pierced individually and in different ways than our ears. The trend is: a lot is a lot! And luckily we also have two of them, which we can both decorate individually. Why just one piercing when you can have multiple?

The more the merrier, we certainly won’t get bored! It all started with normal ear piercings and over the last few years, many new piercings in the ear area have crept into our hearts. The classic helix piercing, i.e. higher up on the ear – is one of the most popular and most frequently pierced cartilage piercings, but it also looks simply great. Before it comes to the first piercing, most of you have normal ones Getting earrings shot (oh dear, oh dear), you certainly know the associated healing process and expect a similar course of healing and care, but appearances are deceptive, the care for the healing of ear cartilage piercings is something different here, so prick up your ears and go it’s okay

Piercings in the cartilage area

Most ear piercings are done in the cartilage area and not just through the soft earlobes. The puncture channel also goes through the elastic cartilage tissue on the ear and this ensures that the healing process is somewhat different and possibly also more sluggish for the body. Why? Cartilage is normally avascular and therefore very poorly supplied with blood. This delays wound healing, and cartilage piercings are often in places where movement cannot be avoided entirely, for example, due to uncontrolled movements while sleeping or long manes of hair that tend to get caught on your jewelry.

So you need some patience in the healing of piercings in the cartilage area. You have to calculate between 6 and 8 weeks, in some cases, it can take up to 6 months for the piercing to heal completely. That’s not too bad and please don’t panic on the Titanic, although you take the care seriously and take good care of the new piercing. Even after years, a cartilage piercing can go sour and cause a quarrel with the body – also called a rejection reaction. But don’t worry, we have secret weapons that will settle this dispute very quickly and without any problems!

What should you pay attention to when healing ear cartilage piercings?

• No sauna, solarium, or swimming pool in the first 4 weeks

• Be careful when washing your hair, shampoo has no place on a fresh piercing

• It is best to wear a braid at the beginning to prevent your hair from getting caught in the jewelry

• You should also be careful with styling products, it’s best to avoid them for the first week

• Be careful when combing and brushing

• No swimming or diving holidays in the first 6 weeks

• Large headphones (in-ear headphones, eg for tragus piercing) should be avoided.

• Take care when removing and putting on caps, hats, and helmets. Avoid the first few weeks if possible

• Touching the piercing in the first few weeks, if at all, only with clean hands

• Do not use cotton swabs for cleaning.

• Do not remove or move the jewelry, not even clean it!

• Changing jewelry too early

• Gently cleaning twice a day is sufficient, too frequent care is just as counterproductive as not caring for the piercing at all – in other words, the “golden mean”!

• Have patience, have patience, and have some more patience!

Don’t be put off! Because there are only things on it that you shouldn’t do. The mistake is often made that you take too much care of the new piercing because you want to give it a lot of attention and care. So that it heals faster and you can quickly buy new great jewelry, always remember less is more.

The right first piece of jewelry

It doesn’t matter what your heart beats for, the following should be considered when first setting up a fresh piercing. With most piercings, you have the choice between a titanium ring with a clamping ball closure and a bioplast plug with a titanium ball. The advantage is that the materials are 100% compatible and implantable, which means we always play it safe! After the healing, you can of course use a piece of jewelry of your choice or have it fitted.

External influences and good timing

Let’s get to the right timing for your new piercing. Watch out! – if you are planning a vacation where you want to splash around extensively, you should not get a new piercing beforehand, unless you want to watch the bathing fun from afar. If an operation is pending, you must wait until after the operation. Although this is material that can be left in for X-rays, MRIs, etc., doctors in most cases insist that the jewelry must be removed. Otherwise, any season is suitable for a piercing, because body art never sleeps!

Now we move on to the external influences and it gets exciting!

Too little sleep, drinking too much alcohol (or drugs), stress, poor hygiene, and poor diet can have a negative effect on the healing of your ear cartilage piercings. Anything that is not good for your body can also have an impact on the healing process. This does not mean that your piercing will not heal in the first place. But it may take longer or the items listed below may occur more frequently. This can unsettle you and you start to worry, so what does that tell us? we want happy piercings so a healthy lifestyle is a good prerequisite at least for this time.

Attention, to what you have to reckon with during the healing process:

• Slight reddening around the puncture sites

• Slight swelling around the puncture canal

• Leakage of wound fluid

• Incrustations around the puncture canal (note the next point for removal)

• A kitchen towel (Zewa) is great for cleaning

• Possible bleeding in the first 8 days

• Heavier bleeding in the first 48 hours is normal and no reason to panic

• Slight itching, because as grandma always says: “If it itches, then it heals!”

Since you are often nervous during the consultation about the upcoming piercing, and therefore you cannot remember everything, you will of course get the care tips to take home with you, where you can read everything about the healing of ear cartilage piercings again at your leisure.

In addition, we are always ready and take the time to answer your questions – after all, we want you to feel comfortable with us because trust is important! Even if we have to hurt you a little, we are happy to see the smile on your face when you can examine your new piercing and we can accompany you to the first jewelry change.

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