LIP

GENERAL AFTERCARE

RIGHT AFTER YOU GET PIERCED

Getting your piercing done professionally is great But, you must know that Lip piercing is one of the piercings that gets swollen and needs about a week to be back to normal.

 

WASH YOUR HANDS FIRST

ALWAYS, CLEAN HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR PIERCING

Washing thoroughly with antibacterial soap ensures the protection  of dirt and oils from your fingers transferred to your piercing (which is an open wound), and potentially cause an infection.

REGULATE YOUR ORAL HYGIENE

IT IS A MUST

It is very important to maintain oral hygiene to avoid infection. Change your toothbrush to a new one directly, use alcohol-free mouthwash. non-iodized sea salt as a mouthwash also works.

CLEAN YOUR MOUTH

KEEP IT CLEAN ALWAYS

Rinse your mouth for 30 seconds using an alcohol-free mouthwash or salt solution after every time you eat, drink, or smoke. Rinse before bedtime as well.

REDUCE SWELLNESS

ICE IS GREAT

Suck on small pieces of ice to alleviate pain and swelling. Pain relieving anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen can also be used.

CLEAN AROUND IT

DO IT WITH GENTLE CARE

Once a day, preferably in the shower when any crusted matter and debris around the piercing has softened, lather a mild soap with your fingers and gently wash the piercing site and jewelry. 

BRUSH YOUR TEETH 

AT LEAST TWICE A DAY, AFTER FOOD TOO

Rinse your mouth with alcohol-free mouthwash after brushing to remove any leftover food particles from your mouth.

EAT SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY

SOFT FOOD IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS

Be careful not to bite your lip, and avoid contact with the piercing as much as possible. Chew as far away from the piercing as you can. In the first couple days especially, try foods like:

- Ice cream

- Yogurt

- Pudding

- Cold foods and drinks that soothe and help keep swelling.​​

IT HEALS FASTER BUT STILL BE CAREFUL

If you think that once you do the piercing everything will be ok, you are very wrong. Lip piercing gets swollen for a week where you need an initial piercing that is longer and then switch to the normal length piercing.

 

AVOID EATING DRINKING AND SMOKING

THE FIRST THREE HOURS

Avoid talking as much as possible. Until your piercing is completely healed, you should also avoid:

- Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and drugs

- Sticky foods, including oatmeal

- Hard food, candy, and gum

- Spicy food

- Chewing on non-edible items, such as your fingers, pencils, and pens.

DON'T TOUCH IT

DON​'T PLAY WITH IT

Cleaning time is the only time you should touch your piercing. Touching it too much can lead to infections, swelling, pain, and increased healing time.

DON'T APPLY OINTMENT

DON'T IMPROVISE ONLY DO THE RIGHT THING

Many people logically think that they will prevent the bacteria from forming or speed up the healing of piercing by applying ointment. This thought is absolutely false and will cause infection because first, it will speed up the healing which might grow excess skin around the piercing, secondly, the ointment is oil based so after the effect is gone they will act like a petroleum gel trapping the bacteria and causing infection.

NO NEAR MAKE UP

CHEMICALS ARE BAD

During the healing phase, the nose area near the piercing must be clean at all times, avoid applying make in the area because of the chemical composition and the particles will trap bacteria near the piercing and cause infection.

DONT SLEEP ON IT

WILL CAUSE IRRITATION 

You can accidentally bump touch the piercing while you are sleeping which is very normal, it's a must to watch out for your new piercing at the beginning of the healing phase, any deep movement may scratch the inside off your piercing hole which would cause irritation.

DON'T CHANGE IT

UNTIL FULLY HEALED

Not only can this aggravate newly healed skin, but the piercing can start to close immediately.

MAINTAIN ORAL HYGIENE

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRYY

After your piercing has healed, you don’t have to keep up with the multiple daily mouthwash rinses and soaks, but clean the piercing and jewelry in the shower with mild soap every few days. Brush and floss regularly.

HEALING YOUR INFECTED OR REJECTED PIERCING

you must very careful to know exactly what is happening to your piercing, any false judgment followed by a false action will cause more complications.

 

HOW TO KNOW??

REDNESS SWELLING PUSS OR KELOID BUMP

All the things above are signs of infection during healing, little pain, irritation or swelling, in the beginning, is fine and normal, little crust formation or simple discharge is also normal. If you:

- feel a great deal of pain

- see redness around it

- the piercing has shifted from its place

- there is some yellowish fluid discharge

directly contact us for a check-up. 

ORAL HYGIENE

USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS

Change your toothbrush to a new one directly, use alcohol-free mouthwash. non-iodized sea salt as a mouthwash also works.

HEALING THE INFECTION

ONLY AFTER YOU MAKE SURE IT IS INFECTED

After visiting us for a check-up, you must maintain the hygienic protocol of cleaning it with antibacterial soap doing the sea salt soaks as if it is a new piercing, in some rare cases of infection we use anti bacterial cream, not ointment BUT  you should never use without our consultation first.

WEAR ONLY BIOCOMPATIBLE MEDICAL

YOU MIGHT HAVE ALLERGY TO ACCESSORIES

Only use a medical grade piercing, we only sell the best material to be used for belly piercing, in order to guarantee the consistency of the products we ship now worldwide

NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE RIGHT

CERTIFIED PIERCERS KNOW MORE 

We have made sure that we cover everything regarding the lip topic as some doctors improvise and try to do things which might be very harmful to the piercing causing more complication. we keep it as simple as possible just maintain hygienic protocol and if you feel any discomfort the sea salt soaks will do fix the issue.

As for keloid formers, it is risky to do a piercing and if this happened to remove the jewelry immediately.

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