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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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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