Client care at Blue Lotus
At Blue Lotus we strongly believe that everyone who to comes to meet us, and stays to have a treatment, is a client for life. Which is why we offer a bespoke, comprehensive and fully inclusive aftercare programme for all of our clients.
Our client care is one of the many reasons we are unique in the Body Piercing industry.
Providing consultations and post piercing check up services we are proud to offer inclusive aftercare for our piercing clients.WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE BEING PIERCED
AFTERCARE GENERAL ADVICE
- After being pierced there may be some tenderness, redness, mild bruising and swelling to the site. This is very normal and will subside, usually within a few days.
- Avoid extreme temperatures until redness and swelling subsides – no saunas, steam rooms, sun beds or sun exposure
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours minimum post treatment
- DO NOT take the jewellery out.
AVOID ALL CONTACT
Movement of any kind inhibits the healing process and can cause complications such as scarring during the healing process.DO NOT TOUCH IT
REMEMBER TO DOWNSIZE
Avoid make up and other products coming into contact with the site for at least 2 weeks. Do not sleep against your new piercing until the jewellery has been downsized
ALL PIERCINGS FOLLOW THESE GENERAL CARE RULES:
Allowing shower water to flow over body piercings encourages blood flow to the site and improves wound drainage, so normal bathing of the area is encouraged.
When you are washing, be gentle, take care to rinse any lathered soaps that may have splashed over the area completely away.
Thoroughly but gently dry the site with disposable tissue or a cotton swap. Do this delicately and make sure not to jostle the jewellery around. You’re aiming for clean and dry without movement.
Most piercings need cleaned once daily with a sterile saline, your piercer will explain your individual needs and frequency of cleaning.
The absolute best way to clean your new piercing is with a sterile saline spray in a fine mist.
This specifically designed aftercare is sterile, very portable and easy to use.
While lobe piercings heal quickly and need cleaned daily with saline to prevent infection, during the initial healing: cartilage piercings heal much slower and require less cleaning daily but more care overall.
Its best to carefully dry away and softened residue after a bath or shower and reserve saline soaks for more required moments. Cartilage is more prone to irritation bumps during the healing than other places on the body. They do not respond well to contact. Its important to not sleep on them until after your check up.
Most swelling will be overnight. If you can sleep with your head elevated you can dramatically reduce this. It’s always advisable to use a new oral hygiene products and keep them apart from any others in your bathroom. As well as regular brushing you must maintain your oral health with a non alcoholic mouthwash or saline solution.
Keep pen tops, and fingernails out of your mouth throughout your initial healing, be mindful of smoking and clean your hands regularly.
Tongue piercings in particular often have an intensive initial few days. Its good to get into a routine, four times a day for the first four days: brush both teeth and tongue, rinse your mouth out, take two Arnika (or consult a pharmacist for other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) and if needed two painkillers. Its a lot. But remember, if you can’t eat, you cant heal.
Lying below the surface, not in one-side and out-the other, gives both advantages and disadvantages to every form of surface piercing. They benefit from a good saline soak occasionally but not a strict routine. Often swelling is minimal but can be restricted by the jewellery Arnika can be taken (or consult a pharmacist for other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) if you are concerned. Limit any restrictive clothing and remember do not ‘tip’ your piercing to clean underneath!.
Surface Dermals in particular require a slow joining of fatty tissue, we recommend you keep them covered with the dressings provided until you feel fully healed. (with a little time daily to air).
So long as you wear comfortable cotton clothing that is a comfy snug fit, your new piercing should be happy with just a warm shower each day and a saline soak when required. It will heal very quickly, much quicker than you’d expect. Minor bruising is possible and will pass in a few days, as will any swelling. Safe sex is especially important, but a normal sex life can begin again for most in a week or less