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Top Tips for Self Care


It all begins with taking time out to take care of yourself.

Keep It Fresh

The Essentials

NeilMed Professional Piercing Aftercare
Cotton Buds
Cotton Pads or Kitchen Roll
First off, keep it clean. A new piercing can take from a few, to several months
to finish what's classed as “initial healing.”  so, getting a piercing is a commitment to letting it heal, be patient...
 it's worth it!

One of the best things you can do is to keep a regular routine of sterile soaks.
These flush out the piercing, remove discharge
and stimulate blood circulation... meaning quicker healing!

Before Use - Spray a short stream of NeilMed piercing aftercare saline spray in the air
or on skin to test the stream and nozzle.
Aim nozzle at your newly pierced area and spray from a distance of 2 to 4 inches.
Gently wipe away any left over residue (careful not to pick any hardened scabbing off)
Finally with a dry cotton pad/cotton bud, pat dry. 

Alternatively you can make up your own solution, although take caution when using this method. I've found over the years that people don't always make it up correctly which can easily lead to irritation and infection.

Soak your new piercing in the solution, either using a clean cotton pad or clean paper towel.
Dab with a solution soaked cotton bud until the surrounding crust softens and soaks off.
Gently wipe away any left over residue with a dry cotton bud (careful not to pick any hard scabbing off)
Pat the area dry.

Exact measurements may vary due to skin conditions, so its always best to consult your piercer. 


What to expect when healing

  Week 1 - Fresh. Swelling, bruising, redness and bleeding is totally normal. You can take ibuprofen to reduce the swelling or a cold sterile compress. 


Week 2-4 

•It’ll still be sore and you may find it’s still a bit bloody and bruised. Everyone heals differently, but it’s on its way to being healed as long as you're still following the aftercare.

•Yellow/Red 'crusties' will either have already started to, or will be starting to form and you may have a yellow/red residue coming from the piercing hole. Don’t worry about it and don't pick them.


Week 5 

•Redness should be nearly gone, although a red ring might still be visible. It’ll still be a bit crusty and bloody too.
Keep cleaning the piercing 3-4 times a day and avoid touching it. 


Week 8-12 

•Downsize time! If you’ve been looking after it properly, the initial swelling should be away, shortening the length of the post/hoop helps to avoid the jewellery getting caught on things and moving around freely through the piercing, which can cause migration and irritation. 


Salt Soak Alternative

Clean/Sterile 1/4 teaspoon non-iodized sea salt
225ml distilled or boiled water
Cotton Buds
Cotton Pads


The Essentials

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