Body piercing is passion for many. It has become a flaunting thing for fashionistas, whether males or females. This practice is not something new . In fact, it is being done since ancient times in all the religions and cultures and even tribal have it as important part of their costumes . Though earlier it was done only for religious and spiritual purposes but now, the purpose of piercing is many. Some do it for aesthetic values, others for self-expression, for sexual pleasure, to conform to their culture or to rebel against it. Apart from ear and nose, other popular body sites popular for piercing are lip, tongue, eye brow, chin, navel, nipple, and genitals.
Though anciently it was always done by untrained people, but increasing incidence of infection, scarring and allergic reactions have compelled science and medicine to take over this practice. What better than plastic surgeons to understand body proportions and do piercing with sterility and accuracy. Now, you can trust them to pierce ears of your tiny daughters with utmost care and infection free environment.
KALOSA CLINIC is the best clinic for ear and body piercing and the procedure is done by the doctor Dr Ashish Khare himself, who is the best cosmetic surgeon of DELHI/NCR.
We ensure that all your and your child’s anxiety is settled, she is completely pain free and ready to welcome her new look with a smile. Even adults coming for body piercing are dealt with utmost care and all aseptic precautions taken care of.
Let us look at some information about ear and body piercing:
The various sites of ear piercing are lobe, tragus, helix, conch, anti tragus, orbital etc.
When can i get my daughter’s ear pierced?
Usually there is no recommended age group for this but you should wait at least 4 to 6 months post birth of baby and better would be to wait till the baby is able to take care of post procedure care herself. Early childhood is best age to prevent keloid formation.
What are the contemporary body piercing jewelry used?
Body piercing jewelry should be hypoallergenic. Metals preferred are titanium, platinum and pure gold. if the gold is not pure, or sterling silver is used, there may be chances of allergic reactions.
What are the common piercing tools used?
The most commonly used piercing tools are
- PIERCING GUN – These are pre sterilized packed tools which are for single use , hence ensure complete sterility. These are opened in front of the patient and then discarded after single use. These are also preloaded with studs , so that they can automatically be inserted after piercing of the ear lobes. Only disadvantage is that these guns are not good for piercing the cartilage part of ears or other body piercing sites.
- PIERCING NEEDLE – These are used for body piercing. While straight needles are useful for many body parts, curved needles are manufactured for areas where straight needles are not ideal. The needle selected is typically the same gauge (or sometimes larger as with cartilage piercings) as the initial jewelry to be worn, with higher gauges indicating thinner needles
- CANULA – These can also be used for tough tissues or where large hole is required.
- DERMAL PUNCH – A dermal punch is used to remove a circular area of tissue, into which jewelry is placed, and may be useful for larger cartilage piercings.
WHAT IS THE USUAL HEALING TIME?
Healing time is different depending on the part of your body that you get pierced. Genital piercings can be among the quicker to heal, with piercings of the clitoral hood healing in as little as a month, though some may take longer. Navel piercings can be the slowest to heal, with upto six months to two full years and the prolonged healing is usually connected to clothing friction.
Pierced Body Part: Healing Time:
Ear lobe 6 weeks
Ear cartilage 4 months to 1 year
Eyebrow 6 to 8 weeks
Nostril 2 to 4 months
Tongue 4 to 6 weeks
Lip 2 to 3 months
Nipple 6 weeks to 6 months
Navel (belly button) 9 months to 1 year
Female genitalia 4 to 10 weeks
Male genitalia 6 months to 1 year
What are the likely complications of body piercing?
The common complications noted are allergic reactions to metals, infections (if not done in aseptic conditions and more common in immunocompromised individuals), hypertrophic scar or keloids.
HOW CAN INFECTION BE PREVENTED?
- We urge you to visit medical clinics for this, and not get piercing done with any non medical saloon.
- At KALOSA, we make sure this procedure is done in OT which is thoroughly sterilized, all the instruments autoclaved and thorough aseptic technique followed.