Aftercare

Apogee Suggested Aftercare

Congratulations!!

You have been pierced by a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional with the best jewelry known to humankind. The best way to heal your piercing without incident is to follow the after care instructions through the suggested healing time.

Yes, it will take a while to heal.

You will need a short list of supplies:

  • 1 gallon of distilled water
  • a coffee mug or shot glass, depending on what your piercer told you
  • un-iodized sea salt. each bag provided by APOGEE contains 4 teaspoons
  • Paper towels and/or gauze

During the healing time you will notice your piercing secreting a clear milky fluid and drying up around the jewelry in a yellowish crust.

This discharge is lymph, blood plasma, and dead cells and will taper down as the piercing heals.

The area may be red, tender and feel slightly bruised.

DO NOT be suprised if you experience minimal swelling, bleeding, bruising or discharge....this is all normal. Feel free to call or stop by and talk to your piercer at ANY TIME!

There are no stupid questions regarding your health. If you think that you may need attention, once again: do not remove the jewelry. This can cause problems for you. Call us or stop by for us to take a look.

No Chemicals, No Ointments! Only the best for your body and your adoenments!!

Rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin, bactine, etc. are the wrong tools for the job. These products are too strong for everyday use and do not promote healing. They may cause rashes, swelling, and irritation.

PLEASE KEEP MAKEUP AWAY FROM YOUR PIERCING FOR THE FIRST MONTH!!! Excessive use of makeup is a path to the darkside. 

We suggest a gentle saline solution that will aid in the natural healing of your new piercing, and we'll even show you how to make it!!!!

 

 

Soaking your piercing twice a day for 5-10 minutes is recommended for the duration of the healing period.

We recommend mixing 4 heaping teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt into one gallon of distilled water.

If you got sea salt from us at Apogee, each bag has been pre-measured. 

The salt to water ratio is CRUCIAL, so PLEASE measure carefully!

Shake the gallon vigorously before use and pour into a coffee mug or shotglass, filling it to the top.

Heat up the mixture so that is is nice and warm taking care not to burn yourself.

Completely submerge the piercing in the saline solution for 5-10 minutes, twice a day.

Soaking your piercing in the warm saline solution promotes healing by encouraging air and blood circulation, drawing out bacteria & lymph, as well as promotes new cellular growth!

After soaking rinse and carefully dry the piercing with clean gauze or paper towel.

LEAVE IT ALONE!!! HANDS OFF!!

A piercing can be healed without ever moving or rotating the jewelry. It is a common misconception that jewelry must be turned to make sure that it does not get stuck in your body. The jewelry you are healing with is made out of an implant grade material.

Over time your piercing will heal and jewelry will move freely. Do not move or rotate the jewelry in a new piercing as this is the equivalent of picking a scab and let's be honest... you're not supposed to be touching it anyway. excessively touching the piercing will lengthen the healing time, cause irritation, and increase the risk of problems arising.

Practice good habits and you shouldn’t have any problems. Do not let others touch your piercing. Restrain from rough sexual behavior during the healing period. Avoid large bodies of water while healing. Wear clothing that is comfortable and will not irritate your piercing. If you think that you are having a problem, do not remove the jewelry. Come by and let us advise you on what course of action to take. The risk of getting an infection is minimal with any new piercing as long as you think before you act. Most of the time, people believe they have an infection when they are actually experiencing extreme irritation due to neglect or improper aftercare techniques.