How to care for a new Lip piercing

How to care for a new Lip piercing



To care for your new lip piercing, you have two surfaces that require different cleaning - the inside and outside. Continue the following for at least the first 6 weeks, and then until your piercing is no longer producing any scabs or crust.

For the outside of your piercing you should clean it with SIMCHA Piercing Aftercare solutions morning and night.  Apply the solution to a cotton bud and gently clean around the jewellery on both sides of the piercing to remove any scabs/crust.

For the inside of your piercing you should rinse your mouth any time you eat, drink or smoke (this includes vaping), using one of the recommended Oral / Mouth Piercing Aftercare solutions. 

During the first 2-4 weeks of healing, you will notice some redness and swelling. This is very normal and we will have pierced you with a longer labret bar to allow for this swelling. After at least two weeks and once the swelling has come down, it is important to downsize your jewellery to reduce movement/irritation for the final stages of healing which can take up to 4 months.

If you are interested in wearing a ring in your piercing, we do recommend waiting 2-3 months before you do this, as a ring will move around a lot more and slow down the healing process.

Please check the ball on your labret regularly to ensure it is still screwed on tightly, as they can loosen over time from talking/eating causing the jewellery to move.


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