Aftercare instructions for Surface anchors, microdermals, surface dermal, dermal implant, implant piercing… (this also goes for skindivers):
Applying daily saline soaks two or three times following the recipe on this website and drying the piercing with paper towels thoroughly but very carefully (to make sure to remove every bit of lymph, dead skin-cells etc. that can get caught under the top).
Your piercer has covered the wound with a sterile gauze or a semi-permeable bandage. Leave it on during at least the first 4-6 hrs and cover it again the same way at night and during sports at least during the first 7-10 nights. You should remove the bandage during the day though, to ensure proper healing.
As soon as the piercing is fully healed, you still have to remove the dead skin-cell buildup regularly. This way you can prevent your jewelry from getting rejected. Remove this kind of dirtiness regularly with unfragranced dentalfloss. Place this between the top of the surface anchor and the skin. Be very careful though! If it doesn’t fit, don’t force it.
Changing the tops is actually often leading to rejection. Chose your top wisely.
Never use soap on your surface anchor piercing! Soap residue can be left under the top and this is very hard to remove. This can cause irritations and worse.
Use saline in a spay bottle on the go. Easypiercing blue is an excellent option for that because it was especially deigned for piercings. This is an excellent addition to your daily piercing care and very easy to use on the go or at work.
- While in the shower, wash yourself as usual.
- make sure that no soap gets on your piercing and not to twist the jewelry.
- use a liquid fragrance free soap if you have to, to avoid bacteria.
- avoid antibacterial, fragranced soaps or deodorants on your piercing. liquid, mild, perfume-free soap is preferable and can be purchased at any local supermarket.
- spray the piercing with saline or clean water after showering to make sure all dirt and soap residues are gotten rid of.
- overcleaning or undercleaning is bad for the healing of your piercing. Keep it simple: eat and sleep well, keep a healthy daily hygiene routine and keep your hands off.
Pressure and friction:
Tight pieces of clothing or sports can very much prolong the healing time of your piercing. sleeping on your tummy is also a nuisance for certain piercings or surface anchors in certain sites of your body. Getting caught on your towel is often an issue. Basicly, all problems with a piercing can be related back to pressure and friction.
In any case, make sure you always wear clean clothing over your piercing, especially when it’s not fully healed yet. Your piercing is an open wound and should be treated as such. Taking good care of it and looking out for it are of utmost importance.