How to take care of piercing in the first days after the piercing?

Proper care for the piercing in the first days after the piercing is the key to success. In order for the new jewelry to not create health problems, and, on the contrary, bring only joy, it is necessary to fulfill a few simple conditions. You need to know which sensations are absolutely normal (redness of the skin, slight swelling of the tissues), and in which cases it is necessary to take measures, up to a visit to the doctor.

For example, slight swelling and bleeding are natural reactions of the body in the first days, as well as bruising and a feeling of weakness. But if these troubles last more than a week, you should consult with the master, who carried out the surgery. The same should be done if pus forms in the puncture site (you should distinguish the natural whitish lymph secretions from the thicker and darker pus).

Now I will tell you about the ways to take care of piercings after piercing different places on the body. These techniques accelerate the healing of wounds, prevent the formation of unsightly scars, and minimize painful sensations.

Tongue Piercing

First, let’s consider the care of tongue piercing: it has a number of features that are worth learning about in advance. During the first four hours, the pierced tongue should not be disturbed. This means that you can not eat, drink (including alcoholic beverages) and smoke. After four hours of rest, you can treat yourself to ice cream or soft drinks. In general, you will need to eat cold food, drink water with ice or suck ice chips in your mouth for the entire healing period. You should not try hot food or drinks – it is fraught with painful sensations. It will also be unpleasant to eat food with spices and consume alcohol, all of which increase swelling. Normally, the tongue begins to swell immediately after the puncture, and the maximum discomfort the client experiences on days 2-6. During these days, it is difficult to speak because the tongue becomes large and clumsy. Saliva has to be swallowed often, and the mouth has to be rinsed regularly with disinfectant solutions. It is not terrible if the tongue turns green or brown – you just need to reduce the number of rinses. After a week the swelling will go down, and on day 8-10 the long balloon bar can be replaced by a shorter one. It is better to enlist the help of a specialist in Rostov-on-Don to perform this procedure, but you can also handle it yourself. The main thing – to make the replacement quickly: even a fully healed piercing is closed within a day in the absence of jewelry in it.

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Lip piercing

The care of a lip piercing has much in common with the care of a tongue piercing. It is also necessary to stick to a diet, to refrain from kissing and oral sex, rinse your mouth with individually selected solutions of disinfectant liquids. Similarly, the replacement of a long clove with a short one, after the swelling goes down. But the lip piercing requires additional attention: every day (most conveniently in the morning) should be treated with a saline solution, dissolving and removing crusts. After cleansing, the wound is smeared with lavender oil, gently turning the ornament so that the oil gets inside. Healing usually takes about a month, sometimes complete healing takes up to eight weeks, which is perfectly normal. It is also normal for the jewelry to “nest” – move to the inside of the lip. Rings are more prone to this behavior than carnations, as they are more mobile.

Nose piercing

Has its own peculiarities and the care of a nose piercing. Although the nose swells in the puncture point is much less than the mouth, and after two days the swelling begins to fall, but the complete healing takes up to 10 weeks. If the swelling does not subside on the fourth day, it is cause for concern and consultation with your master. The first three weeks, the new jewelry should be washed several times a day. The minimum is twice, better – four times a day. If the wound still festered and reddened, you can lubricate it with Levomecol, but not more than a week in a row. You should not touch the jewelry, especially unwashed hands. Carefully wipe your face with a towel, do not touch the earring. It is not recommended to go to the sauna, swimming pool or even take hot showers. Slows the healing process and prolonged exposure to the sun, cosmetics, obstructing the access of air to the piercing. In the first days after surgery, it is better not to drink coffee, alcohol and aspirin. You should protect the piercing site from cold and drafts.

Belly button piercing

The care of belly button piercings is not difficult, but requires regular procedures over a long period of time. The healing period may take several months. In the first few days, it is important not to traumatize the place of the piercing, to cool the puncture area to reduce swelling. You can use a compress with cold water or ice. You should not seal the piercing with a plaster – in the absence of air flow to the skin, the healing process is strongly delayed. In numerous weeks, the navel will need to be washed with a saline solution every day. This is an easy procedure: moistened with salt water, a cotton balloon is placed in the umbilical fossa for 5-10 minutes and then removed along with the crusts soaked. Later hygiene can be maintained with normal warm water and soap. After the procedure, the navel area should be carefully dried with a paper towel. It is influential to carefully monitor the cleanliness of your hands, clothes, and bedding.


The peculiarity of care for an ear-piercing is the need to sleep on your back for several weeks and change the pillowcase every day for a clean and freshly ironed one. You will also have to disinfect daily using solutions with salt. You should rotate the jewelry gently to allow the solution to penetrate the wound. At any other time, the earring should not be touched, much less rotated. Painfulness of the puncture site, swelling of the earlobe, fluid discharge from the wound – all of these phenomena are absolutely normal in the first couple of weeks. These unpleasant feelings can occur later, if you traumatize the place of the piercing. You should be especially careful when scratching, using the phone and carefully wearing headgear while the ear wounds are healing. Not only trauma or infection, but also an allergic reaction to metal, can be the cause of abscesses or swelling of the earlobe. If, despite the careful care and absence of trauma, the wound is painful and festering – it is necessary to visit a dermatologist. You can get tested for possible allergies and individually select the appropriate jewelry material for the individual.

General tips for take care of piercing of any part of the body are as follows:

  • keep the puncture site clean;
  • do not use hydrogen peroxide or liquids containing alcohol for disinfection;
  • make a saline solution yourself by dissolving a quarter teaspoon of sea salt in a glass of warm water;
  • rinse your mouth, consult a master which one to choose;
  • baths, beaches, swimming pools and sea bathing should be postponed until the place of piercing is fully healed;
  • If there is even the slightest doubt that the healing process is correct, ask your master for advice.

How do you apply makeup to a fresh nose piercing?

The following is a list of tips for applying makeup to a fresh nose piercing.
-Apply foundation or concealer to the area of skin around the piercing, blending it into your skin.
-Use an angled eyeliner brush and black eye shadow to create a smoky eye effect around the piercing.
-Apply mascara on top of the eyeshadow.
-Use lip liner on your lips, then use lipstick or gloss over it.

What should I avoid after nose piercing?


Avoid touching your nose with dirty hands, avoid touching your nose with dry hands, avoid using a hair dryer on your nose, avoid using a pincushion on your nose.
We should not touch our noses with dirty hands because it can lead to infection. We should not touch our noses with dry hands because it can lead to irritation and cracking of the skin. We should not use a hair dryer on our nose because it can burn the skin and cause damage. We should not use a pincushion on our nose because it can cause irritation and cracking of the skin.

How long does it take to change a nose ring from a stud to a ring?

Nose rings are a popular trend in the fashion industry. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common – they go through the nose. This is usually done with a stud or ring. The procedure to change a nose ring from stud to ring is simple and doesn’t take more than five minutes.
1) Take off the old nose ring or stud with pliers
2) Clean the area where you want to place the new one
3) Put on a new nose ring or stud

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When can I wear makeup after microneedling

Apparatus facial microneedling is a unique method of mechanical rejuvenation of dermal structures at a sufficient depth. Due to penetration inside the skin layers, the preparations improve blood circulation, stimulate the processes of natural collagenesis and hyaluronic acid production. 

Facial microneedling – what is it, and what effects can be expected immediately or in the long-term recovery period?

Microneedling of the face – what is it? 

The meaning of cosmetic procedure is to manually act on the skin with a mesoroller with special needles. In the course of the mesoroller there are small punctures on the skin surface, through which the active substances in the drug penetrate deep into the skin, down to the muscle fascia. The apparatus resembles a roller or a round brush in appearance, around which medical micro-needles are mounted. A dermapen can also be used. This is such a special handle with many needles at the end. Thanks to the manual action, the doctor can independently adjust the pressure, the depth of the needle’s dipping, the volume of the drug for layer-by-layer application. With the surface and deep impact is the nutrition of the epidermis, the cells are saturated with oxygen, activated collagenesis, synthesis of hyaluronate, elastin. Microneedling is also called collagen-stimulating procedure. In fact, the effect after manipulation of the complex. It is recommended to perform the procedure in a salon, but the device and preparations for the procedure can be purchased for home use. Interestingly, microneedling is popular not only in cosmetology for restoring facial contours and rejuvenation, but also in trichology as a treatment for alopecia. The device is effective for body care in the complex treatment of cellulite, obesity. For treatment of large areas it is recommended to use a large roller, for the face shows the use of a small nozzle.

The mechanism of action consists in the following effects:

  • increase and activation of platelets, which secrete a protein fraction – a source of growth factor;
  • Cell proliferation – generalization of cellular structures;
  • Providing access of nutrients – the active composition of the gel to the epidermal layers;
  • activation of the regenerative process.

After the puncture wounds quickly recover. Final results can be noted only 2-3 weeks after the recovery period. At the end of the recovery stage, the synthesis of type I collagen occurs, which replaces type 3 and 4 collagen fibers. The organic substance of the first type forms a strong framework, which, in addition to retaining the subcutaneous fat layer, strengthens all epidermal structures.

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Facial microneedling – what is this procedure, and who is it indicated for?

Microneedling – a non-surgical method for restoring facial contours with a lifting effect on the eye area, the nasolabial folds, the forehead, the temporo-parietal zone. Recommendations for the course of procedures based on the condition of the skin: elasticity and elasticity, skin type, topographic features, the presence of defects (scars, postacne, scars), age-related changes, and others. The procedure is indicated in the following cases. Microneedling is effective for removing facial skin from a stressful state. The mechanism of action of mesoroller with medical needles is similar in effectiveness to laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion. Indication for the use of microneedling procedure in trichology is alopecia onset, hair deterioration, excessive hair loss when combing. The relative painlessness and ease of performing the procedure does not exclude the recovery period, risks of complications. Therefore, before the performance of a microneedling, person determined a number of possible contraindications. Rejuvenation mesoroller with needles is not performed in the following cases. The procedure is not recommended for cancer, skin trauma in the area of exposure, severe or massive couperose, papillomas (including moles, keratomas, skin polyps). It is important to consider contraindications to avoid unpredictable consequences.

Other advantages include ease of use, reasonable cost, and high aesthetic results. According to the results of clinical trials, the effect of facial microneedling is comparable with phototherapy sessions, ultrasound exposure and other hardware methods of rejuvenation. Microneedling should be used if there are no results from the superficial care, massage. Clinical trials have been conducted on the microneedling procedure and have been published in foreign sources. The first study was conducted in 2008 in Germany. The trials involved 480 women (of whom 6% were men). According to the results of the trials, in 90% of cases the respondents noted smoothing of the skin, improvement of turgor. The maximum effect is observed only after 4-6 months, when the production of own collagen and elastin is activated. Studies were also conducted in the field of trichology in 2013 in India. The clinical trials involved 100 people with mild to moderate alopecia. The first group of respondents used only lotion to increase hair growth, the second group used the same lotion, only followed by mesoroller exposure. The results are striking. In the first group, an improvement in hair growth was observed in 22% of the respondents. In the second group, after 12 weeks, the effect reached 90%. That is why microneedling for face, body and hair is an effective, relatively safe method of treatment and rejuvenation. Before the procedure, the doctor examines the face for rashes, herpes traces, pustules, pimples, and evaluates the possibility of microneedling. The procedure has the following sequential steps:

  • cleansing the skin of impurities, cosmetics;
  • Application of antiseptic gel;
  • Treatment mesoroller or dermapenom (a special handle with a needle for point exposure);
  • skin cleansing;
  • Application of a nourishing cream, serum;
  • intensive treatment with mesoroller;
  • Application of a soothing and antiseptic mask.

Dermapen micro-needling of the face is carried out in the eye area, on the bridge of the nose, near the hairy part of the face. The procedure is not accompanied by pain, but to reduce discomfort and unpleasant feelings it is allowed to treat the face with a cooling antiseptic agent. Micro-traumas heal rather quickly. The total duration of the procedure is 30-45 minutes.

Can you see the result right after the procedure?

No, it takes about 2-3 weeks to notice positive changes.

What are the disadvantages of the procedure?

Among the disadvantages of the procedure are the risk of side effects and the presence of contraindications. Often complications occur in owners of light transparent skin, with too much exposure to the mesoroller during the procedure.

What to expect immediately after the session?

Immediately after the procedure, the face is swollen, with visible puncture marks, bleeding is possible. It is recommended to do the procedure during a long weekend or a vacation. Within 3-7 weeks, you can not use decorative cosmetics. In addition, the effect of the procedure is quite weak in the case of pronounced age changes, defects of the epidermis, eyebrows. Microneedling can only help the skin to regenerate itself, improve turgor and metabolism, cell nutrition.

Your cosmetic surgeon will definitely warn you about possible complications and negative effects. It is normal if the skin after microneedling is slightly swollen, hyperemic, itchy, with papules at the puncture sites and slight bleeding. The first symptoms subside on the second day, but full recovery of the skin is completed after 5-7 days. During the rehabilitation period, it is important to observe the following rules:

  1. Do not visit a tanning salon, protect your face from direct sunlight.
  2. Do not wash your face on the first day, and then use foams, mild lotions for washing.
  3. Use thermal water to moisturize, then blot your face with a paper towel.
  4. Protect the face from the aggressive effects of environmental factors.
  5. Do not apply makeup for 5-7 days after the procedure.

If any adverse effects occur, you should consult a dermatologist. Complications are indicated by increased swelling, redness, red spots in the puncture area, and malaise. Negative consequences occur rarely. The main reason for complications is non-compliance with the doctor’s recommendations. Facial microneedling – what to expect? In order to obtain permanent aesthetic results, it is necessary to undergo a course of 5-10 procedures. The number of sessions and the interval between manipulations is determined individually. The results of facial microneedling before and after are presented on the websites of cosmetic clinics, are freely available on the Internet. The effect of the treatment is obvious:

  • The complexion improves, the skin acquires a healthy blush;
  • Small wrinkles and age lines;
  • Epidermal defects are smoothed out, scars become less noticeable.

Oval clarity returns, water-salt balance and structure of epidermal layers improves. Microneedling can be combined with other cosmetic procedures. Facial microneedling is a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure, the essence of which lies in the synthesis of your own collagen. Improving collagen production increases the elasticity of the muscular framework of the face, restores the appearance of the skin. Reviews of beauticians about facial microneedling are controversial. The first consider the procedure quite effective, the second – useless, the third – traumatic and requiring auxiliary measures.

Before performing the procedure, it is important to evaluate the feasibility of the procedure, possible contraindications and adverse effects. Even after the first procedure, the internal structures of the skin are renewed, regenerative processes are activated. The price of facial microneedling is affordable for many clients who regularly visit a cosmetologist.

After how many days can I wear makeup after microneedling?

It is not recommended to wear makeup after microneedling, as it can lead to unwanted breakouts. It is best to wait for 10-14 days after the procedure before applying makeup.

Microneedling is a skin treatment that stimulates collagen production, which in turn reduces wrinkles and age spots. Microneedles are inserted into the skin, typically on the face or neck area, with a device that contains many tiny needles. This process triggers new collagen production and reduces inflammation.

The microneedles puncture the skin’s surface, but they don’t go deep into the skin like a surgical needle would.

Can I wear makeup 2 days after microneedling?

It is not recommended to wear makeup after microneedling, as it can lead to unwanted breakouts. It is best to wait for 10-14 days after the procedure before applying makeup.

Can you wear makeup after skin needling?

Yes, you can wear makeup after a skin needling treatment. It is recommended to use a light-weight moisturizer and sunscreen.

What should I do after a session of microneedling?

The skin will be red, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. You should avoid direct sunlight and don’t use any products with alpha hydroxy acids or retinoids for at least 24 hours.