Piercing Questions: What are the average piercing healing times?

How long will my piercing take to heal?

Piercing healing times will vary according to the position of the piercing being healed, the jewellery used, what jobs and activities you take part in, your general health, your immune system, and even your diet.  All these play a part in healing time.  If the piercing is well looked after, and a good aftercare routine followed, then these estimates for piercing healing times can be treated as normal (healing times in months).

Piercing Healing Times

Piercing Healing Times

How should I clean my piercing?

From years of experience we have come to the conclusion that a mild salt water solution is probably the best option for cleaning the majority of piercings. This can be bought from a chemist in the form of Saline Contact Lens Cleaner or can be made up with care at home. If making up the salt water solution make sure that it is not too strong as this can burn the skin. Dissolving a 1/4 of a level teaspoon of Sea Salt in a 1/2 pint of boiling water and allowing to cool to a comfortable temperature should work well for most people. After washing your hands thoroughly with an anti-bacterial soap, the piercing should be cleaned with a cotton bud dipped in the saline solution (never dip the buds back into the saline solution, always use a fresh one).  A thorough clean to remove any crust/Lymph followed by a good dry should complete a successful cleaning regime. Most importantly: Be patient!

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