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 Do not touch your piercing with dirty fingers. Wash hands thoroughly before beginning any cleaning of your new piercing. Your body will produce a light coloured yellow/orange discharge around the piercing site called plasma, which will crust and scab over. Clean and take off any scabbing with a cotton pad soaked in a mild/weak saline (salt) solution (approx. ¼ teaspoon to ½ a pint of boiled, then cooled water) 2-3 times daily. N.B. Do not use more than the recommended amount of salt as too much salt can dry the wound and cause irritation. Do not turn the jewelry bar or ring as this can introduce infection or tear and damage the surrounding tissue. Try to have a shower instead of a bath – if you are only able to have a bath then rinse the piercing thoroughly with clean water afterwards and gently pat dry with clean tissue paper or similar. Avoid swimming pools, Jacuzzis, spas, lakes, rivers and the sea for a minimum of 2 weeks – longer if possible due to high-levels of chlorine, bacteria and viruses in the water, which can lead to infection. All balls should be tightened regularly to avoid them working loose and falling off. Wash hands thoroughly prior to carrying out the tightening procedure. If you decide to use antiseptic lotions, sprays or gels it is advisable to perform a ‘patch’ test first to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. This should be carried out on another area of the skin before applying to the new piercing site. The use of an antiseptic cream is not advisable, being oil based, it may prevent air from getting to the wound - delaying the healing process and possibly leading to infection. If a dressing has been applied to the new piercing, keep it on for approx. 2-3 hours then remove carefully.  EAR/CARTILAGE PIERCINGS: Ear lobes having a fleshy, fatty tissue usually heal very quickly. Ear cartilage is a firm, fibrous elastic tissue covered with skin. It makes up for the majority of the ear construction. Cartilage has a poorer blood supply than the fleshy ear lobe, therefore it tends to heal much slower. Care should be taken to wash hair frequently and to style/tie hair away from the piercing area to prevent dirt and bacteria transferring onto it. Hair care products should be avoided near the piercing site to prevent a residue build up, leading to irritation and or infection. Bed linen should be changed regularly and sleeping on the side of the ear piercing is not advisable. Other things to avoid an ear-piercing coming into contact with are telephones (especially public), headphones, cushions and Headrests, etc.   EYEBROW/ERL/THIRD EYE/SURFACE PIERCINGS: If any of these piercings turn a rosy colour with transparent looking skin underneath, there is more bar showing than previously, or if the hair starts to fall out – the piercing is likely to be in the process of being rejected by the body. Unfortunately it will need to be removed.  LIP/LABRET/MADONNA PIERCINGS: Remember these are two piercings that will need to be looked after – one inside and one outside of the mouth. Thoroughly rinse the mouth with antiseptic mouthwash approx. 2-3 times daily. Clean the skin area outside with a weak saline (salt) water solution (approx. 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 a pint of boiled, then cooled water). Gently clean the back plate of the jewellery when cleaning teeth. Avoid putting make-up/cosmetics near the piercing site. Eat soft foods like soup, yoghurt and ice cream. Take care when eating or biting down not to catch or tear the new piercing.   NAVEL/NIPPLE PIERCINGS: These piercings tend to be the most difficult piercings to heal. Wear underwear, waistbands and belts underneath the piercing to avoid rubbing. Wear loose fitting garments to allow air to circulate and so promote healing. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.   TONGUE PIERCINGS: The tongue will usually start to swell up by about 3 hours after piercing - this is perfectly normal. Sucking ice can help to reduce the swelling. If the swelling causes concern, the jewellery starts embedding into the tongue or if the swelling is very severe and interferes with normal breathing – then medical attention must be sought IMMEDIATELY. During the first few days you may experience ‘dribbling’ due to excess saliva being produced and you may also ‘lisp’ when speaking, this is quite normal and usually will gradually subside as your tongue heals. Eating can prove difficult during the early stages of the healing process. It is advisable until the swelling subsides to eat liquid type foods such as soup, yoghurt and ice cream. You may want to liquidize food sufficiently to make swallowing easier. Getting a new toothbrush is recommended as your old one may harbour bacteria. Rinse mouth with antiseptic mouthwash approx. 2-3 times daily. Gently brush top and bottom of balls to remove food debris. Tighten the two balls frequently to avoid them gradually working loose and coming off. Some bars have one fixed ball so keep the fixed ball on the top of the tongue to lessen the chance of swallowing. When introducing solid food again be careful not to chip any teeth on the jewellery. Try to avoid smoking, alcohol and spicy foods, contact with another person’s body fluids through sharing food/drink/utensils, kissing, etc.
MON: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. TUE: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. WED: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. THU: 9:00 a.m.   –    7:00 p.m. FRI: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. SAT: 9:00 a.m.   –    5:00 p.m. SUN:  10:00 a.m.   –   4:00 p.m.
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MON: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. TUE: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. WED: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. THU: 9:00 a.m.   –    7:00 p.m. FRI: 9:00 a.m.   –    6:00 p.m. SAT: 9:00 a.m.   –    5:00 p.m. SUN:  10:00 a.m.   –   4:00 p.m.
Extremes 4 Camps Road Haverhill Suffolk CB9 8HB 01440 709900
© 2016 Extremes, Hair, Beauty, Nails and Tanning
Web design by Positive Anomaly
 Do not touch your piercing with dirty fingers. Wash hands thoroughly before beginning any cleaning of your new piercing. Your body will produce a light coloured yellow/orange discharge around the piercing site called plasma, which will crust and scab over. Clean and take off any scabbing with a cotton pad soaked in a mild/weak saline (salt) solution (approx. ¼ teaspoon to ½ a pint of boiled, then cooled water) 2-3 times daily. N.B. Do not use more than the recommended amount of salt as too much salt can dry the wound and cause irritation. Do not turn the jewelry bar or ring as this can introduce infection or tear and damage the surrounding tissue. Try to have a shower instead of a bath – if you are only able to have a bath then rinse the piercing thoroughly with clean water afterwards and gently pat dry with clean tissue paper or similar. Avoid swimming pools, Jacuzzis, spas, lakes, rivers and the sea for a minimum of 2 weeks – longer if possible due to high-levels of chlorine, bacteria and viruses in the water, which can lead to infection. All balls should be tightened regularly to avoid them working loose and falling off. Wash hands thoroughly prior to carrying out the tightening procedure. If you decide to use antiseptic lotions, sprays or gels it is advisable to perform a ‘patch’ test first to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. This should be carried out on another area of the skin before applying to the new piercing site. The use of an antiseptic cream is not advisable, being oil based, it may prevent air from getting to the wound - delaying the healing process and possibly leading to infection. If a dressing has been applied to the new piercing, keep it on for approx. 2-3 hours then remove carefully.  EAR/CARTILAGE PIERCINGS: Ear lobes having a fleshy, fatty tissue usually heal very quickly. Ear cartilage is a firm, fibrous elastic tissue covered with skin. It makes up for the majority of the ear construction. Cartilage has a poorer blood supply than the fleshy ear lobe, therefore it tends to heal much slower. Care should be taken to wash hair frequently and to style/tie hair away from the piercing area to prevent dirt and bacteria transferring onto it. Hair care products should be avoided near the piercing site to prevent a residue build up, leading to irritation and or infection. Bed linen should be changed regularly and sleeping on the side of the ear piercing is not advisable. Other things to avoid an ear-piercing coming into contact with are telephones (especially public), headphones, cushions and Headrests, etc.   EYEBROW/ERL/THIRD EYE/SURFACE PIERCINGS: If any of these piercings turn a rosy colour with transparent looking skin underneath, there is more bar showing than previously, or if the hair starts to fall out – the piercing is likely to be in the process of being rejected by the body. Unfortunately it will need to be removed.  LIP/LABRET/MADONNA PIERCINGS: Remember these are two piercings that will need to be looked after – one inside and one outside of the mouth. Thoroughly rinse the mouth with antiseptic mouthwash approx. 2-3 times daily. Clean the skin area outside with a weak saline (salt) water solution (approx. 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 a pint of boiled, then cooled water). Gently clean the back plate of the jewellery when cleaning teeth. Avoid putting make-up/cosmetics near the piercing site. Eat soft foods like soup, yoghurt and ice cream. Take care when eating or biting down not to catch or tear the new piercing.   NAVEL/NIPPLE PIERCINGS: These piercings tend to be the most difficult piercings to heal. Wear underwear, waistbands and belts underneath the piercing to avoid rubbing. Wear loose fitting garments to allow air to circulate and so promote healing. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.   TONGUE PIERCINGS: The tongue will usually start to swell up by about 3 hours after piercing - this is perfectly normal. Sucking ice can help to reduce the swelling. If the swelling causes concern, the jewellery starts embedding into the tongue or if the swelling is very severe and interferes with normal breathing – then medical attention must be sought IMMEDIATELY. During the first few days you may experience ‘dribbling’ due to excess saliva being produced and you may also ‘lisp’ when speaking, this is quite normal and usually will gradually subside as your tongue heals. Eating can prove difficult during the early stages of the healing process. It is advisable until the swelling subsides to eat liquid type foods such as soup, yoghurt and ice cream. You may want to liquidize food sufficiently to make swallowing easier. Getting a new toothbrush is recommended as your old one may harbour bacteria. Rinse mouth with antiseptic mouthwash approx. 2-3 times daily. Gently brush top and bottom of balls to remove food debris. Tighten the two balls frequently to avoid them gradually working loose and coming off. Some bars have one fixed ball so keep the fixed ball on the top of the tongue to lessen the chance of swallowing. When introducing solid food again be careful not to chip any teeth on the jewellery. Try to avoid smoking, alcohol and spicy foods, contact with another person’s body fluids through sharing food/drink/utensils, kissing, etc.
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