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Ear Piercing

Ear Piercing

At Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, we are excited to offer professional ear piercing services performed by our expert medical team. As a trusted plastic surgery and dermatology office, we ensure that your ear piercing experience is safe, hygienic, and comfortable.

Why Choose Us for Ear Piercing?
  • Medical Expertise: Our ear piercing services are conducted by trained medical professionals who understand the intricacies of skin and cartilage, ensuring precision and care.
  • Sterile Environment: We prioritize your health and safety by using sterile techniques and high-quality, hypoallergenic materials to prevent infections and complications.
  • Personalized Care: Each client receives personalized attention, from selecting the perfect earring to aftercare guidance tailored to your needs.
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: Our clinic uses the latest technology and tools for a painless and seamless piercing experience.
Our Ear Piercing Process
  • Consultation: Discuss your preferences and address any concerns with our friendly staff. We’ll help you choose the best placement and jewelry for your new piercing.
  • Preparation: We clean and mark the ear to ensure perfect placement. Our sterile procedures guarantee a safe experience.
  • Piercing: Using a gentle and precise technique, we pierce the ear with minimal discomfort.
  • Aftercare Instructions: Receive detailed aftercare instructions to ensure quick and problem-free healing. We provide aftercare products to take home.
What to Expect After Piercing
  • Healing Time: Typical healing time ranges from 4 to 6 weeks for earlobes and 6 to 12 weeks for cartilage piercings.
  • Aftercare Tips: Keep the area clean, avoid touching the piercing with unwashed hands, and follow our specific aftercare instructions to prevent infection.
  • Follow-Up: We offer follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.
Why choose Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology?

It’s about confidence: confidence in the person doing your piercings, confidence that your wishes and individual concerns will be heard, and confidence you will get the results you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ear piercing safe?

Yes, at Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, your safety is our top priority. Our ear piercings are performed by trained medical professionals using sterile techniques and high-quality, hypoallergenic materials to minimize the risk of infection and complications.

Does ear piercing hurt?

Most clients describe the sensation as a quick pinch. Our skilled professionals use precise techniques to ensure minimal discomfort. Any pain experienced is typically brief and manageable.

How long does it take for an ear piercing to heal?

Healing time varies depending on the location of the piercing. Earlobe piercings typically heal within 4 to 6 weeks, while cartilage piercings may take 6 to 12 weeks. Following our aftercare instructions is crucial for proper healing.

What aftercare is required for my new ear piercing?

Aftercare includes cleaning the piercing with a saline solution twice a day, avoiding touching the piercing with unwashed hands, and not changing the earrings until the piercing is fully healed. Detailed aftercare instructions and products are provided at the time of your appointment.

Can I get my ears pierced if I have sensitive skin or allergies?

Yes, we use hypoallergenic materials suitable for sensitive skin. During your appointment, we can discuss any specific concerns or allergies you may have to ensure the best experience.

Can I get my ears pierced if I have sensitive skin or allergies?

Yes, we use hypoallergenic materials suitable for sensitive skin. During your appointment, we can discuss any specific concerns or allergies you may have to ensure the best experience.

What types of earrings do you use for the initial piercing?

We use high-quality, hypoallergenic studs made from materials such as surgical stainless steel, titanium, or 14k gold. These materials are chosen to minimize the risk of allergic reactions and promote healing.

Can I bring my own earrings for the piercing?

For hygiene and safety reasons, we use our sterile, prepackaged earrings for the initial piercing. Once the piercing is fully healed, you can switch to your own earrings.

What should I do if my piercing becomes infected?

If you notice signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, pain, or discharge, contact us immediately. Our medical professionals can provide guidance and, if necessary, treatment to address the infection and ensure proper healing.

Can I swim or shower after getting my ears pierced?

While showering is generally safe, it’s important to avoid submerging your new piercing in pools, hot tubs, or bodies of water for the first few weeks to prevent infection. Keep the piercing clean and dry to promote healing.

Ready to take the next step? Schedule your appointment now!

Ready to get your ears pierced? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli

Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery.  He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years.  During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…

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