After Care

Are you a smoker?

Smokers are 50% more likely to present with infection.

This means you need to be even more vigilant with your aftercare routine.

Are you a Fly In Fly Out worker?

We recommend that if you are a FIFO worker, visit your doctor prior to leaving for site to get a course of antibiotics to take with you as a precaution, in case of infection.

Avellion Therapeutic Piercing - Removing Your Piercing

REMOVING YOUR PIERCING

Wherever your piercing is located on your ear, to remove, twist the ball located at the front anti-clockwise and then clockwise to tighten
when re-inserting.

Care Instructions

Following your procedure, you must clean your piercings twice a day for a minimum of 2-4 weeks.

Cleaning Solution

Mix 1 level teaspoon of salt and 3 level tablespoons of white vinegar to 250ml cup of boiling water.
Clean morning and night and use a fresh batch of solution every day. Use a fresh cotton wool stick.

Caring for your Piercing

  • Taking Zinc and Magnesium will help building your immune system to aid the healing process.
  • Putting 3% Diluted Hydrogen Peroxide onto the healing piercing will help kill any bacteria.

Treatment of Infection

If your piercing starts to become inflamed, red, hot or sore you are developing an infection! Do not wait for it to get better; please see your doctor as soon as possible to avoid the infection spreading deeper into the cartilage. Even leaving for just 24 hours could cause the infection to spread further and will become harder to treat.

Your doctor will prescribe you a course of antibiotics. We also recommend using Bactroban Antibiotic Cream on the infected site.

Bookings are essential for your follow up appointment

Your Follow up Treatment

3-4 weeks after your piercing has been completed you will need to book a follow up appointment with Avellion Therapeutic Piercing in order for your bars to be shortened. This is to ensure the continued effectiveness of your treatment so that you can get the best results possible.

If you find you are still struggling with your symptoms, your bar will need to be shortened. The cost of shorting has been included in the original cost of your auriculotherpy piercing.

7 Top Causes of Infection

At Avellion Therapeutic Piercings, we take every care and precaution to ensure a safe and sterile piecing environment. The care you take after your appointment is just as important! Here are 7 things you need to be aware of to ensure your experience is a positive one. These recommendations are for 4-6 weeks unless otherwise noted.

PILLOW

Dirty pillows are one of the leading causes of infection. Please ensure you are changing your pillow slip every second night.

Flip your pillow after the first night to ensure you never rest your piercing on used fabric.

Ensure pets do not sleep on or near your pillow.

FINGERS

Please do not fiddle or play with your piercing. Your hands carry a lot of bacteria and touching the piercing may lead to transmission of infection.

If you do touch the piercing site, please ensure you are washing and sanitizing your hands before & after.

HAIR PRODUCTS & HAIR DRESSING

Do not have your hair coloured within the first 4 weeks after your piercing appointment.

Keep your hair as clean as possible. Shampoo and condition regularly to ensure no oil and dirt builds up in your hair.
Rinse your hair thoroughly after washing to avoid slurry and soap grime building up on the piercing site.

Keep hair tided up and away from your piercing to avoid it tangling around the healing site.

DIRTY TOWELS

Avoid wet and dirty towels! Please use a clean towel near your piercing every single time. Wet towels carry a lot of bacteria, so it is important to keep used towels away from your piercing site.

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

Please avoid public pools and spas for up to 6 months after your piercing appointment. This water is a breeding ground for nasty germs and your healing piercing is likely to get infected!

Avoid private pools or spas for 6 weeks after your appointment. If swimming, the ocean is one of the better options. Please avoid getting sand in the piercing site.

PHONES

Use a hands-free option where possible. Please sanitize your phone/phone screen regularly. Your phone is a breeding ground for bacteria with your hands touching it all the time, so it is important that these germs are not transferred to your piercing when talking on the phone.

MASKS

If wearing a mask, make sure it is a single-use disposable mask.

When removing your mask, be mindful of your piercing site, remove the ear loops carefully.

Ensure you are using a new mask each day.

Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for your Piercing

Do’s

Keep piercing clear of Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap

Salt water swimming

Use colloidal silver

Apply 3% diluted hydrogen peroxide

Take zinc and magnesium tablets

Dont’s

Touch the piercing or surrounding area with your fingers

Swim in a swimming pool or spa

Use Savlon, Dettol, Tea Tree Oil, Ear Care Solution, Surgical Spirits, Alcohol Swipes, Betadine or Methylated Spirits on, in or around the location of the piercing

Allow dogs, cats or animals on your bed or pillow

Clean within the first 12 hours