We are proud to offer medical ear piercing in the office for babies, children and adults! We are excited to offer this service through the Aesthetics Department, as this will allow non patients of the practice, to be able to receive Medical Grade Ear Piercings.
We use the most advanced technology available for ear piercing. It is completely sterile and safe. The system also uses hypoallergenic medical grade earrings so you do not have to worry about allergic reactions. The procedure is quick and easy, with minimal discomfort. We've put this in place to offer the best possible ear piercing service.
Our baby ear piercing service which is performed by a family nurse practitioner, is safe and sterile and will give your little ones minimal discomfort with no allergic reactions.
The fee for this service is from $100 depending on the type of earrings you choose. Piercings are performed on children from the age of 6 months (must be up-to-date on vaccinations) to adults.
Age Matters When It Comes to Ear Piercing
Some cultures pierce a baby’s ears when they are very young. Most medical professionals agree that it is best to wait until at least six months, the earlobes have developed, and she has completed her first two sets of vaccinations.
The Safe and discreet option is medical ear piercing
Getting your ears pierced for the first time can be unsettling for children and adults. Don’t go to an amateur like a teenager at a mall kiosk. Why add the stress of risking infection, hepatitis, or a lousy job leaving you with uneven holes? Anytime you pierce the skin, there is a risk.
The three advantages of medical ear piercing are:
- Trained medical personnel to do the ear piercing
- Medically safe, modern aseptic technique, and equipment
- Professional and dignified location
Use only licensed, trained medical specialists who use sterile techniques and equipment from start to finish. It’s comforting to be in a medical office for this procedure. Most people feel uncomfortable sitting in the open at a mall, going to a tattoo parlor, or jewelry store to get their ears pierced.
blomdahl medical ear piercing
nickel free and hypoallergenic piercing studs
One of the biggest problems of piercing is an allergic reaction to the metal nickel. It is found in almost all cosmetic jewelry and also in some sterling silver, white gold, and low carat yellow gold alloys.
When choosing studs for your first piercing, use only nickel-free, hypoallergenic studs. Unfortunately, there is no regulation or guarantee in the U.S. that your earrings are nickel-free even if they claim it on the package. Make sure to research the product and the company before you purchase their earrings.
But, even the best earrings won’t help if your piercings are not sterile. We recommend that you seek a certified consultant at a professional medical facility.
Blomdahl, a Swedish medical company, has created the perfect solution for preventing infections. It’s a “modern aseptic technique” called Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing.
medical piercing is the safest way
Most piercing facilities at the local mall use piercing guns. It is impossible to disinfect these tools entirely, and the risk of infection is much higher than if you went to a professional.
Any piercing is a small injury and introduces a foreign object into the body. There are three risks posed by unsterile conditions:
- Bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis
- Allergic reaction, especially to nickel
Medical ear piercing uses surgically sterile techniques to eliminate contamination. They use single-use disposable cartridges to pierce and insert the posts simultaneously. Be sure to use studs and earrings that don’t contain nickel, so there is no possibility of an allergic reaction.
signs of trouble
Infections can readily occur from an unsterile environment, dirty fingers touching earlobes, cheap metal, or having the earring backings too tight. If you have any soreness, redness, swelling or pus at the site of the piercing, see your doctor immediately.
Constant cleaning with the right solution, sterile swabs, and medical grade, skin-friendly earrings are the cure.
piercing after care
It can take a year for the holes to heal completely and not close. Always wash your hands before touching ear lobes or changing the posts. Teach school-aged kids not to touch their earlobes and earrings unless they have clean hands.
Cleanse the piercing area with a saline solution at least twice a day. In the shower, use liquid soap to cleanse the area gently. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a cotton swab to clean between your ears, the earrings, and the earring backs. Never use alcohol as it can dry out the skin and kill new cells, prolonging the healing.
Plan on six to twelve months to completely heal. For earlobe piercings, leave the posts in for at least six weeks and twelve weeks for cartilage. For babies, leave the posts in for at least three months to prevent the hole from closing.
Post are thicker than standard earrings to ensure the hole stays open and makes it easy to wear your new earrings.
Keeping the piercing and earlobe clean and dry is all you need to do. This page has complete aftercare instructions and videos.
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