For any new piercing with proper attention and care, the healing process can be fairly easy and pain free. The following aftercare suggestions are based on years of experience, research, and feedback from thousands of clients. If at anytime you feel the healing process is no longer going smoothly or if you have concerns, please do not hesitate to stop by the studio.
About the materials we use:
We use ASTM compliant materials. This means they are proven safe for use in piercing applications by scientific testing. Any jewelry that is made of materials that are not certified for human implant applications should be treated as novelty jewelry and never worn in contact with body fluids for extended periods of time. Serious and irreversibly permanent damage can occur from certain materials, as toxins from the materials are absorbed through your skin into the bloodstream.
Briotech Topical Skin Spray
How to use: Spray on all surfaces of piercing site (front/back, side/side, inside/outside). Allow to fully dry, do not wipe or rinse off. Repeat 5-7 timesdaily until piercing is fully healed.
Briotech contains HOCl (Hypochlorous acid) which is naturally produced by the bodies white blood cells during healing processes (phagocytosis). When you get a piercing, white blood cells quickly arrive at injured tissues in response to local danger signals that make them start immediately making HOCl to deal with the need for infection control, and start the healing process. HOCl in the body triggers a cascade of cellular and tissue events that are important mechanisms of healing and repair. These includepromoting blood clotting to seal the wound site, down-regulation of painreceptors (makes the piercing feel better), stimulation of skin cell growth and movement to cover the injury, increases new blood vessel growth and invasion of the healing site, prevention of microbial infection, and inhibition of bacterial enzymes and virulence factors. As the healing process continues, topical HOCl application encourages remodeling of the local tissue architecture, which minimizes unsightly or overactive scarring.
Briotech is hypo-allergenic, non-irritating, and non-comedogenic. Briotech does not contain alcohol, fragrance parabens, sulfates or preservatives. Briotech is completely biodegradable, and does not expire. Do not adulterate, mix or dilute with water or other products. Keep stored at room temperature. Keep out of direct sunlight and high heat. Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
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Things to avoid:
For a faster and minimally problematic healing process, we suggest avoiding introducing the following to your healing piercing. Failure to do so may result in irritations, slower healing times, scarring, and potential infections.
Avoid submerging your piercing in any body of water (lakes, oceans, rivers, streams Jacuzzis, bathtubs, etc.) except for saline soaks.
Avoid oral and/or sexual contact.
Do not use first-aid productions, anti-bacterial soaps, Bactine, ointments, lotions, creams, oils, ear care solutions, rubbing alcohol, peroxides, cosmetics, or make-up.
DO NOT ROTATE, TWIST OR TURN YOUR JEWELRY.
Drink plenty of water or use ice until the area has relaxed back to normal size. Use an alcohol-free mouthwash, such as Crest ProCare or Biotene, no more than 4 times daily. Mouthwash should be used after breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and once more before going to bed. Allow AT LEAST 3-4 hours between rinses. Water is fine to drink between rinses, but do not eat or drink anything else.
No oral or sexual contact. Keep all other body fluids away from your piercing, even if you are in a monogamous relationship.
Alcohol, smoking, and excessive caffeine, sugary, spicy, salty, highly acidic foods and drinks can irritate and slow the healing process.
Do not play with jewelry while healing. Do not apply toothpaste directly to the piercing. Avoid mouthwashes with alcohol, peroxides, gum, breath mints, and other oral products.
In addition to the rinses inside your mouth, you must also care for the outside of the piercing. Like all other piercings, we suggest using Briotech as recommended. Most oral piercings swell during the initial phase of healing. Swelling, bleeding, bruising, discharge of clear/whitish fluid and or minor indentations in the surrounding tissue are normal. Should you experience extremes of any of these, please stop by for a consult at your earliest convenience.
Most oral piercings will require the use of longer jewelry in the beginning to accommodate for any swelling. We highly recommend returning after the initial healing phase has passed, commonly 3-4 weeks, to downsize your jewelry. This is often an intermediate downsize, and further downsizing is not only possible but necessary. Downsizing your jewelry is the best way to minimize incurring irreversible dental damage over the course of your oral piercing.
*ALL PIERCINGS GO THROUGH MULTIPLE STAGES OF HEALING. FRESH PIERCINGS CAN BE RED, SWOLLEN, BRUISED, BLEED, AND HAVE A WHITISH/YELLOWISH DISCHARGE (LYMPH FLUID AND WHITE BLOOD CELLS). SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE EXTREMES OF ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE CONSULT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.