Ear Piercing in Tyler, TX

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About Ear Piercing

From the ancient Egyptians and pirating sailors to the Renaissance elite and the ear-piercing teen parties of the 70s, the origins of ear piercing as adornment, body modification, or status symbol have been a perpetual part of human history. At Oak Hills Med Spa, we use medical-grade products and sterile conditions for our safe, simple methods, performed by licensed aesthetic care professionals to reduce the chances of infections. Schedule an appointment with our expert team in Tyler, TX to learn more about the practice of ear piercing, which dates back to about 5,000 years ago.

Ear Piercing Techniques

There are some modern techniques to pierce ears for earrings. A standard method uses a hollow needle. First, the aesthetician marks the part of the earlobe where the earring will be inserted. Next, numbing medication is applied before a hollow needle is inserted to make the ear hole, and the earring stud is placed into the hollowed top of the needle and pulled through to the hole. The needle is then removed and the earring post remains. The earring chosen for the initial piercing typically should be hypoallergenic, preferably made of titanium, 14-karat gold, or surgical-grade steel.

Other methods involve ear-piercing instruments. One piercing device uses a spring to push the starter stud through the earlobe. Another uses a disposable cartridge system that operates the same with an automatic spring, but the stud holder and clasp holder are disposable for safety. Finally, there are hand clasp devices that allow the aesthetician to manually push the stud through the earlobe.

An earlobe piercing takes 4 – 6 weeks to heal. Follow these aftercare instructions carefully to avoid infection:

  • Always wash your hands before touching your ears or earrings.
  • Apply the ear care solutions as directed.
  • Gently rotate the earring stud after applying the ear care solution.

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Precise Piercing

If you've been thinking about getting your first pair of shiny earrings or maybe your second or third, our team at Oak Hills Med Spa provides sterile, precise piercings. To learn more about professional ear piercing, reach out to our expert team at our Tyler, TX practice to schedule your initial consultation.

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How do I know if I'm ready for an ear piercing?

If you’re thinking about getting your ears pierced, it’s important to ensure you’re mentally and physically ready. Consider why you want the piercing and ensure it suits your lifestyle and personal preferences. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please reach out to our team at Oak Hills Med Spa in Tyler, TX. We’re here to offer guidance and support to help you make an informed decision.

How can I take care of my newly pierced ears to avoid getting an infection?

We want to ensure your new ear piercings heal properly and not get infected. We'll give you detailed instructions on how to take care of them. This involves gently cleaning the area with ear care solutions and not touching the piercing with unclean hands. By following aftercare instructions and taking care of your piercings, you can enjoy them without any problems.

What type of earrings should I choose for my newly pierced ears?

When selecting earrings for your newly pierced ears, choose comfortable and safe ones. Avoid earrings with sharp edges or intricate designs that could catch on clothing or bedding and potentially damage your piercing. Once your ears have fully healed, you can explore a wide range of earring styles and materials that match your personal taste and style. If you have any questions or concerns about choosing the right earrings for your piercings, our knowledgeable team at Oak Hills Med Spa in Tyler, TX is available to help.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.