Ear piercing is a matter of fashion for some people and tradition for others. If you or your child want pierced ears, Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC can help.
The practice provides medical-grade ear piercing at their office in Germantown, Tennessee. Medical-grade ear piercing reduces your risk of complications such as an infection or allergic reaction. Schedule an ear piercing appointment by calling the office or booking online today.
Though many retailers offer ear piercing, Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC provides medical-grade ear piercing. Ear piercing at the practice isn’t covered by insurance.
There are many benefits to choosing medical-grade ear piercing at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC over traditional ear piercing.
Traditional ear-piercing guns are a potential health hazard, increasing the risk of infection. Additionally, many people are allergic or sensitive to nickel, triggering a reaction to the earring placed in the hole.
For medical-grade ear piercing, the providers at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC use the Blomdahl® medical ear piercing system. This medical ear-piercing gun eliminates the chances of an infection.
Additionally, with medical-grade ear piercing, your provider places a metal-free stud in your ear. This earring stud is plastic, reducing your risk of developing a skin sensitivity or allergic reaction following your piercing.
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC provides specific instructions on caring for your ears following your ear piercing. Your ear piercing is a small wound that takes up to 12 weeks to heal.
During the healing process, you need to thoroughly wash your ears on both sides of the hole twice a day and never touch your ears with unclean hands.
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC offers Blomdahl aftercare cleansing swabs to help you keep your wound clean.
You also need to make sure the area around the piercing stays dry at all times. Unlike traditional ear piercing, there’s no need to rotate your Blomdahl medical-grade plastic studs.
Your risk of developing a skin reaction to earrings is most significant during the first year following your ear piercing. Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC recommends you wear skin-friendly earrings during this time.
To schedule an ear piercing appointment at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC, call the office or click the book an appointment button.
An ear piercing is, in fact, a small wound. It is important to take proper care of it throughout the healing period (approx. 6–12 weeks) in order to avoid it getting infected. By following the aftercare instructions, you can minimize the risk of infection.
In the written aftercare instructions, you are advised to clean the hole thoroughly twice a day, using soap and water or Blomdahl Piercing Aftercare cleansing swabs, which are gentle on the skin and easy to use. Watch our video on how to clean a newly pierced ear.
Unlike conventional ear piercings, there is no need to rotate the Blomdahl medicalgrade plastic studs to prevent them from adhering to the skin.
We recommend avoiding swimming as long as possible after the piercing. Chlorine from pools and bacteria in unchlorinated waters may irritate or contaminate the wound and delay healing.
A common misconception is that, if you do not rotate the piercing earring, the skin will get stuck to it. This is not true. What is true is that rotating the piercing earring without first having cleaned your ear, earring, and hands thoroughly can infect the ear piercing.
Watch our video or follow the instructions below: To remove the piercing earring: Wash your hands and ears thoroughly. A good time to remove the piercing earring is right after a shower/hair wash. With one hand, take hold of the jewelry part (front) of the piercing earring. With the other hand, take hold of the earring back and wiggle it back and forth until you feel it loosens. Carefully remove the piercing earring and insert a clean earring. Piercing earrings are only intended to be used during the healing period.
If you have had an earlobe pierced, you can remove and replace the piercing earring after 6 weeks, at the earliest. It takes longer for a hole in the cartilage to heal, so if you have had your cartilage pierced, we recommend that you leave the piercing earring for at least 12 weeks.
Video: How to remove the ear piercing earrings, instruction film in English.
It takes up to a year before the holes are completely healed. Hence consider the following: