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How To Heal Helix Piercing; Handle It With Care

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Aug 11th

How To Heal Helix Piercing; Handle It With Care

The helix piercing is an aperture of the helix or upper ear (ligament) with the end goal of inserting and wearing a piece of jewelry. The piercing itself is normally made with a small gauge piercing needle, and common jewelry would be a small captive ring, or a stud.

Below are the steps telling how to heal your helix piercing. Keep reading

1. Go To A Professional

All piercings ought to be done by experts – including the basic ear lobe piercing – but, it is important that cartilage piercing, and piercing on other sensitive body parts are done professional piercers. As an expert, your piercer should be able to explain the pros and cons of your piercing. And, he should be able to advise how to take care of the piercing.

2. Say ‘No’ To The Gun

Ear piercing guns can cause injuries, like tearing and scar tissue. This can even cause swelling and blood flowing. So, professional piercers always say no to gun piercing. Even if they are using guns, do ask them how experienced they are.

3. Get One Done At A Time

A Helix will take a long time to heal, and you won’t be able to sleep. Multiple helix piercing will take a long time for piercing. Professionals always prefer one at a time, when it comes to helix piercing. So that if there is any skin irritation or infection occurs, you can easily take care of it.

4. Keep It Clean

Keep your piercing clean, and constantly clean your hands before touching the piercing. Use just clean cushions and bed cloth, and don't use any beauty care products or cosmetics on the area of your piercings under any conditions. If there is any redness, swelling, itching, or burning; do apply a topical numbing cream, Dr.Numb®, to treat the area well. Remember! Cleanliness is a must.

5. Avoid removing your jewelry before it has healed

Don’t try to remove the jewelry till the area is not properly healed. After 3 months, you are allowed to remove your jewelry and sterilize it or clean it. Then, you can either wear the same one, or go for another one too. But, remember the jewelry should be small and light weighted. Healing fully depends on how well your immune system is.

Are we missing any of the important steps? Then, do share with us in the comments section given below!