Body piercings are extremely popular for both men and women of all ages. There are many different places that the body can be pierced. Aside from the most common piercing among men and women is the ear piercing. The earlobe in specific. This piercings when done properly usually heals without any issue. On the other hand other body piercings tend to need more attention to avoid infection, scarring, and rejection. Before you get a piercing you should do your research about the piercing. If that means talking to a certified piercer before taking the plunge then so be it! Many people have sensitivities to certain materials used for body jewelry. If you typically have sensitive skin then you should look into 316LVM medical grade surgical steel body jewelry , solid gold body jewelry, solid titanium body jewelry, or bio-flex body jewelry. These materials are the best choice for any first time piercing. There are some typical issues you may run into with your body piercing. Today we are going to review a few of those possible issues:
Hypertrophic Scarring: Is a raised red scar that should not be confused with a keloid. Hypertrophic scarring is typical with most body piercings and can commonly be reduced with regular warm sea salt soaks. Lavender essential oil helps soothe scarring as well.
Keliod Scarring: Is a scar that is typically the same color of the skin. This scar can get pretty large and needs to be removed surgically.
Infection: There are many different ways that you can get an infection. If you are cleaning your piercing twice a day or as directed by your piercer, you shouldn’t have an issue. If you do feel that your piercing has an infection you should see a doctor for further assistance. The best way to avoid infection is to clean your piercing with antibacterial soap. Warm sea salt soaks and pure tea tree essential oil. Tea tree oil is gentle and helps fight bacteria and infections.