After Care

Facial & Body After Care Information

Congratulations! You have just received a body piercing from the Blue Boutique!

The (Consult Piercer) piercing normally takes (Consult Piercer)  or longer to heal.
During the healing process here are a few tips And steps we suggest to help aid you and ensure a worry and problem free healing process!

What is Normal

  • Bleeding, swelling, bruising, redness, stinging, itching, tenderness may occur for the first few days.
  • Discharge, It is normal for each piercing to release a thick  whitish yellow fluid that  can dry and crust on the opening of the jewelry. THIS IS NOT PUSS! It is enzymes such as lymph, plasma, dead skin cells, etc… Your body releases it during the initial healing process.
  • It is important never to pick or squeeze to remove. Picking can result in removal of any healing canal your body has formed and prolong the healing process.

What is NOT Normal

  • Discharge that is green,brown,has a pungent smell,or the area becoming discolored and hard to the touch.
  • Red streaking, Excessive swelling,The sensation of heat at the piercing area.
  • Large bumps forming next to the jewelry.
  • If you think you have ANY of these symptoms please stop by or seek medical attention!.

Cleaning and caring for your new piercing!

  • Always wash your hands before touching your fresh piercing.Touching your piercing with unwashed dirty hands can result in spreading a infection.
  • Change All Bedding, disinfect your cellphone and home phone!
  • A liquid fragrance free antibacterial soap diluted  50/50 with distilled water is suggested. (proven, almay clearly natural, nutribiotic).
  • Apply and gently lather around the piercing area, rinse completely with distilled water and air dry. Do not work the soap inside the piercing.
  • Saline soaks: 1/4 Teaspoon non-iodized sea salt (Sea Salt with the iodine removed) Can be found in most grocery stores. Never use normal table salt.
  • 8 oz (or one measured cup) warm distilled water. Tap water contains fluoride and bleaching agents that can irritate a fresh piercing & should not be used. In a clean cup Measure  the water and heat in your microwave  until (shower hot) Never Put boiling water on a fresh piercing. Once heated add the salt and mix together. Apply the soak to the piercing for 10-15 minutes . After soaking dump the used water out. Using a Clean single use gauze pad remove any crust from the ends of the jewelry and flush with fresh distilled water. It is recommended you soak your piercing 2 times a day But no less than once a day.

What To Avoid

  • Over cleaning does not mean it will heal faster!
  • Oral contact & unprotected sexual contact until the entire healing time has passed.
  • Rubbing alcohol, peroxide, Neosporin, Hibaclense.
  • Covering with a band-aid.
  • Never rotate or move your piercing back and forth. This can cause disruption of the healing canal & the development of scar tissue. This will prolong your healing time!
  • Tight clothing, belts, anything that rub’s or presses on the piercing.
  • The Ocean, lakes, rivers, hot tubs, swimming pools or bath tubs. (If the water is not clean enough to drink don’t expose your piercing to it!) If Water is unavoidable, you can purchase a waterproof patch such as tegraderm sold at all pharmacies.
  • Hair spray, mousse and gels
  • Any clothing made of  lace or knit

Hints

  • Change your bedding! Unwashed pillows and sheets can harbor dirt and bacteria and my cause a infection!
  • Navel (wearing  a eye patch over it for the first few day’s Can help rubbing from clothing and daily activities for the first few days.)
  • Nose (Avoid rubbing your face with a towel or cloth the fiber’s can catch and pull on the piercing)
  • Nipple ( Wearing a tight new cotton shirt to bed can help support the piercings and  help prevent movement that can lead to irritation of the piercing).
  • Surface Anchors (Wear a fresh fabric band aid to bed for the first 3 to 5 days to help avoid snagging the jewelry! do not use band aids that contain neosporin
  • Genital (Sex is not prohibited it just needs to be hygienic! And is not recommended for the first week prior to any activity!. Listen to your body if something hurts stop!  Avoid lamb skin, and condoms that contain spermicide. Pleasure plus condoms have extra room to accommodate jewelry. Use water based unflavored lubricants until fully healed. Dental dams are also recommended during the healing process.

Oral Aftercare Information

What is normal

  • Swelling that last for 3-5 days or longer. Oral piercings usually  swell more than facial piercings  due to to the amount of blood located in the mouth. (Which is why a longer piece of jewelry is inserted to accommodate swelling).
  • Discharge, it is normal for each piercing to release a thick  whitish yellow fluid that can dry and crust on the opening of the jewelry.THIS IS NOT PUSS! It is enzymes such as lymph, plasma, dead skin cells etc… Your body releases during the initial healing process. This is normal.
  • It is very important never to pick or squeeze to remove. Picking can result in removal of any healing canal your body has formed and prolong the healing process.

What is NOT normal

  • Discharge that is green,brown,has a pungent smell, or the area becoming discolored and hard to the touch.
  • Red streaking, excessive swelling, The sensation of heat at the piercing area.
  • Large bumps forming next to the jewelry.
  • If you think you have ANY of these symptoms please stop by or seek medical attention!.

What to do

  • Cleaning a non alcohol based antimicrobial mouth wash  was is recommended (such as Bitotine, Crest pro health).
  • Dilute 50/50 with distilled water. Rinse after meals. No more than 3 to 4 times daily.
  • Salt water rinse:  Mix 1/4 teaspoon non iodized sea salt (sea salt with the iodine removed can be found in most grocery stores. Never use normal table salt. Per every  8 oz (Or one measured cup distilled water A “Sports Bottle” Works Best.You May Also fraction up the measurement for larger water bottles. Should be carried around with you for use as a rinse for every other daily need!  Never use tap water.Tap water contains fluoride and bleaching agents that can irritate a fresh piercing & should be avoided.
  • Replace your tooth brush (Old toothbrushes can harbor bacteria).
  • Sleeping with your head elevated for the first few days can help reduce swelling.
  • Ice water can help reduce swelling. And is suggested to be used frequently .
  • Ibuprofen such as “Advil” can also help reduce swelling and should be used as the bottle specifies.

What To Avoid

  • Playing with the jewelry or touching the piercing with dirty unwashed hands.
  • All oral contact.
  • Changing the jewelry (It is very important to leave the initial  jewelry in for the entire initial healing process!
  • Changing the jewelry early can damage your piercing  and may result in the loss of the piercing)
  • Sharing eating utensils.
  • Alcohol.
  • Tobacco (Smoking or chewing).
  • Dairy products (Any thing that can coat your mouth)
  • Raspberry seeds, sesame seeds, anything that can become lodged into the piercing.
  • Hot Coffee,tea’s etc.
  • Sucking through straws.
  •  Rubbing Alcohol,Peroxide, Neosporin.

Hints For Oral Piercings

Tongue
  • Take smaller bites when eating and using a fork place your food in the back of your mouth to your molars,also chew slowly as to avoid biting down on the jewelry.
  • When showing your tongue piercing for the first few days simply open your mouth avoid sticking out your tongue (Sticking your tongue out constantly  can aggravate the piercing and increase swelling!)
 Lip
  • When eating make sure to bite food slowly the initial jewelry is slightly longer and can come through the inside and may cause you to bite down on the jewelry causing injury.
We Hope This Information is Helpful  If you have ANY  question or concerns please feel free to call or stop by!
Sugarhouse 801.485.2072         West valley 801.982.1100        downtown  801.596.2160      Ogden 801.334.4228

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