Piercing mistakes and how to avoid them
Are you aware that ear and nose piercings are considered to be medical procedures?
We are obsessed with piercings and love the way they complete a look and tell your story to the world. But in this day and age where everybody is allowed to perform piercing procedures, you need to know what to look out for, and eliminate the risk of contracting infections and in some cases, serious viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis B, C and D.
What equipment is used?
To completely eliminate all risk is impossible, but in response to Australian requirements on hygiene and safety, Embrow Beauty therapists use hygienic system which includes disposable modules and medical grade equipment. This allows us to perform ear and nose piercings for any children above 12 months old (parental permission is required for those under the age of 18 years). We also perform piercings for infants below 12 months as long as there’s a doctor’s clearance for the procedure. Think about it, does the beauty salon you go to perform piercings for children?
Embrow Beauty’s therapists are professionally trained to perform piercings using sterile disposable products and use methods that are safely designed in order to avoid the spreading of infections when piercing.
Are they using right materials?
Approximately 15% of all women suffer from nickel allergy, which is the most common form of contact allergy. Embrow Beauty takes this seriously and offer only the highest quality hardware containing 0% nickel. As skin specialists, our piercing earrings are specially selected to be suitable for everyone, even those who suffer from allergies. We use homogeneous (non-plated) medical grade titanium for its superior non-allergenic characteristics when it is in constant contact with the skin. It’s the same material proven to be harmless to the human body, and thus commonly used for medical purposes, for example, in dental implants.
This is especially important for more invasive piercings such as a helix, conch, tragus, and daith piercings, where the piercing goes through cartilage and as such, is at a higher risk of infection and has a longer healing period.
Choosing a place to perform your piercing isn’t a decision that should be lightly done, it’s a matter of reducing risk and improving your chances of healing so you can start to show off your creativity and style. Bring on the sparkle!