Medical Ear Piercing
Why Get Your Baby’s Ears Pierced?
Many people think it is cute to have their daughters’ ears pierced and they think it makes them stand out. Some people will choose to get their daughters ears pierced so that they don’t have to hear the question, or at least not as often as before, “Is it a boy or a girl?”
Another reason why people get their daughters ears pierced when they are babies is because their baby won’t remember it. Also, as an infant, your baby can not take her earrings out of her ears and the chance of the area getting dirty is less, since she won’t be playing in much dirt for a few more months.
When Is The Best Time To Do It? What age is best?
Many people get their daughters ears pierced within the first two weeks of life. Others wait until their babies are a few months old.
There isn’t really a “best” time as an infant, but in order to help keep your baby’s hands away from her ears you should probably do it while she is still very little. A three-month-old won’t understand the concept of playing with her ears like a one year old would.
Likewise, a two or three-year-old is more likely to figure out how to take off those pesky adult proof backings leading to her losing one of her earrings.
If you prefer, you can wait until a girl is old enough to want her ears pierced and to care for her ear own lobes and earrings.
Toddlers and pre-schoolers can be challenging because they often won’t sit still, or after piercing one side, refuse to get the other side pierced, so make sure your daughter really wants her ears pierced before you start.
If you are considering piercing your daughter’s ears, please find a trained professional doctor, be diligent about keeping the area clean and see your doctor right away if there are any signs of infection or irritation.
What should piercing studs be made of?
Look for piercing studs without nickel, preferably without any metals. This is especially important if there is a history of irritation or infection with piercings or previous piercings in same spot. I prefer to use medical titanium or nickel free stainless steel. This decreases the risk of irritation and infection later on in life. Of course, all studs must be sterilised. I use a piercing gun with sterile piercing studs.
How long it takes to heal?
The different areas of the ear have a different amount of vascularity; for example, the cartilage has less blood flow than the lobe, and that can contribute to how long it takes to heal. Less blood flow equates to a longer healing time. So, a helix piercing, which might take the same amount of time as an earlobe piercing to perform, will take longer to heal and be more sensitive/tender in the morning if you have slept directly on it.
How to you ensure the holes are symmetric?
Nobody has perfectly symmetrical earlobes, so when placing the dots, I take accurate measurements, but also look to make sure the holes are visually symmetric or look good. I tell parents that I can hit the dot exactly, so I want them to make sure they like the position of the dots before we go ahead and pierce.
Pain-free ear piercing procedure
Naturally done piercings can never be completely painless – or can they?
You will be pleased to hear that actually they can, with the help of a special anaesthetic.
A pain-free experience is nice for adults, but particularly important for children, in order to avoid emotional trauma.
What’s the best way to care for earlobes after piercing?
Always wash hands before touching the ear lobes as initially the hole is essentially an open sore.
Use special sterile solution for ear piercing care and clean the front and back twice a day for 6 weeks.
Continue cleaning your earlobe and earrings with rubbing alcohol every time you put new earrings on to prevent infection.
How long should you wait before changing earrings?
For infants, I prefer to wait 1 1/2 months, but older children and teens can switch out their earrings after 2 months.
Items included in our clinical ear-piercing package:
- Ear Piercing procedure carried out by a DOCTOR in a safe and clean clinical environment;
- No-touch technique, which guarantees that the piercing studs remain 100% sterile and safe;
- A completely painless experience using our advanced anaesthetic;
- Non-allergy ear studs available;
- Full written instructions on how to avoid post-procedure infections;
- Special anti-septic post-procedure solution to take home;
- Our ear-piercing services are executed using only the safest materials!
- Complimentary access to a Medical Doctor in case of any problems.
What connection does the vaccination have with the ear piercing?
Immediately after the vaccine is contraindicated realization of intramuscular injections.They have no connection with the holes in the ears.
Our ear piercing services are perfect for any baby. For the most reliable ear piercing services, contact us now!
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