Proper aftercare is not just a routine; it's a commitment to ensuring your piercing heals seamlessly, leaving you with a lasting and beautiful addition to your unique aesthetic. We'll walk you through the essential steps and tips for effective piercing aftercare, empowering you to enjoy your new adornment while maintaining the health and vitality of your piercing.
Add 1 pre-measured bag that comes in your PriXxcription to a 16oz bottle of purified or distilled water. Shake well and store at room temperature. This will make your perfect Saline solution. Saline is the ONLY thing you ever want to use on the piercing as it kills all the bad bacteria that needs to be killed, but allows all the good bacteria to live inside the wound, healing your new piercing quickly and properly.
To topically clean your new piercing, twice daily, dip a cotton swab in your premixed PriXxcription Saline solution and gently cleanse the pierced area. Be sure to clean around the entry and exit points of the piercing and apply directly onto the jewelry post. When it’s comfortable to move the jewelry, slide it to allow the Saline to be absorbed through the wound.
You can do this once in the morning and once at night before bed. It's also a good idea to clean after physical activities or after any accidental touches or bumps.
To do a hot compress on your piercing, pour your PriXxcription Saline solution into a small cup or shot glass, filling it about 1/4 to 1/2 of the way. Place it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds (microwave times may vary) allowing the Saline solution to get as hot as your body can handle (NOT a burning hot!). There are two methods recommended to successfully do a hot compress.
The hot compress should be done 2 to 4 times a week during the first 6 weeks, and as necessary during the remainder of the healing process. Anytime there is swelling, be sure to hot compress. When there is swelling, there is fluid rushing to the area. If you do not hot compress while there is swelling, the fluids will continue to build up and ultimately lead to the unwanted "piercing pimple" developing. If you ever catch the piercing, bump it, snag it, etc., hot compress soon after the trauma to prevent unwanted complications.
Be sure to never hot compress more than once a day unless otherwise directed by Joey PriXx.
Hot compress is an important aftercare step in healing a new piercing.
When doing the hot compress, the heated solution will open up the wound, cycle through & flush the healing fluids out of the piercing channel. If you do not do this, you will be at a higher risk of experiencing complications with your piercing, which will generally be seen as a fluid build up or ”piercing pimple." This is when the fluids build up and cause a bubble to develop on the entry and/or exit points of the piercing.
A Microdermal anchor should be bandaged for the first 3 days & 7 nights. This is to ensure the anchor not be bumped out of place during that initial anchoring period.
Hot compresses are always the "go-to" for any accidental bump which might result in swelling.
Anytime there is swelling, there is a fluid build up inside the piercing. It is crucial at this point to hot compress and flush the fluids out. Not doing so can lead to rejection.
If you ever catch your microdermal on something and you feel slight pain or see any blood, the pocket the anchor is sitting in could have broken. When this happens you want to hot compress to flush any fluids out and tightly bandage the anchor flat down. Doing this will repair your dermal in place and prevent rejection. This should be done throughout the life of your Microdermal piercing(s) as rejection can occur even years later.
If in the rare occurrence you bump the piercing out, call to book a time with Joey PriXx to put it back into place as soon as possible.
You know a Microdermal is rejecting when you see it surfacing at an angle. This means it will rise away from your skin and tilt outward. When this happens come and talk to Joey PriXx, he will be able to reset or remove the piercing. Removal is easy with Joey PriXx and his minimal scarring techniques. The piercing can be redone at a later time at a discounted rate with this sheet being shown at time of removal.
The long initial jewelry is custom sized by your artist specifically for you and your anatomy. It is necessary for the initial swelling and drainage. It should not be switched out for a minimum of six weeks unless directed by your artist.
Keeping the jewelry long can ultimately lead to an array of complications and with certain piercings, it can trigger rejection. For oral piercings, keeping the initial jewelry in for too long will put you at a higher risk for tooth chipping and gum recession.
If the jewelry becomes long or an uncomfortable size after the swelling comes down (usually 6-12 weeks later), it's important to come in & have the jewelry properly downsized to a more comfortable and custom fit.
It is NOT recommended to switch your jewelry on your own during the healing process as you can easily damage the fragile healing tissue and take you steps back in the healing process.
When you feel you're ready to switch your jewelry, it is recommended to come in for a follow up and have your healing piercing looked at to judge whether or not it's ready to be changed. There is NO one size fits all for any piercing so being custom sized is necessary for the best fit & proper healing.
When it is ready, we can pick which jewelry style is best for you, custom size an implant-grade quality piece of jewelry, and pick from an endless amount of possibilities!
We offer completely customizable build-your-own body jewelry and if we don't have exactly what you are looking for, we can custom order it for you!
As a reminder, when you return for appointments please be sure to bring your government issued ID. For minors, we require the birth certificate and Photo IDs with parent or legal guardian present each time as nothing is kept on file.
Follow ups and consultations are free of charge, but set up fees and jewelry charges may apply.
Downsize prices on jewelry for our clients are discounted to ensure your piercings are properly fitted.