Lip piercings generally close up quickly, the precise length of time largely depends on how long the lip has been pierced. If the piercing was done within the last 6 months, it can close in as quickly as a few hours. If the piercing has been in place for over 6 months, it takes around 3 months for the hole to close completely.Know More
A lip piercing penetrates the lip or surrounding area, and it takes anywhere from 1 to 3 months for it to heal with proper care. Improper or inconsistent care may result in an infection of the pierced area. Proper care consists of soaking the area with a weak, warm saline solution for 3 to 5 minutes, up to five times per week. Excess discharge may be removed gently with mild soap, but turning or moving the jewelry in the first few weeks after piercing may hinder the healing process.
If a lip piercing is closed, remaining scar tissue may or may not present itself. The larger the gauging used in the piercing will increase the probability of the lip forming a scar. To treat the markings left by closed piercing, anti-scarring cream or a moisturizer containing Vitamin E may be effective.Learn more about Piercing
There are many signs of an infection from lip piercing such as swelling, redness, scabbing, tenderness, foul discharge with pus, inflammation, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and bleeding. Lip piercing infection can spread to other areas such as the gums and teeth if not treated immediately.Full Answer >
A bottom lip piercing is a body piercing for jewelry through or around the bottom lip. Some of these piercings include the standard lip piercing, the labret, the vertical labret and a bite. Several styles of jewelry can be worn with a bottom lip piercing, including labret studs and captive bead rings.Full Answer >
The length of time it takes earring holes to close is dependant upon how recently the person's ears were pierced. Within the first few months of a new piercing, earring holes may close in as little as a few hours without earrings to keep the holes open. Holes will stay open for several weeks or longer if they have been through many years of earring use.Full Answer >
Pacific Body Jewelry and Piercing states that new tongue piercings should be cleaned once in the morning and once at night, as well as after anything besides water is ingested for at least seven days after the initial piercing. At the same time, the ball should be checked to make sure that it's firmly attached to the barbell. Hands should always be washed before touching the piercing.Full Answer >