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We pierce with hypoallergenic medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic which are both considered safe for those with allergies. After the initial 6-8 week healing period it will be time to change out of the piercing studs and into regular, standard size earrings...

 One of our recent clients who had the usual pre-piercing jitters. If your child is a little anxious or just curious to hear another child's feedback, this little girl's account of her experience at CLINICAL EAR PIERCING is worth watching. 

Although it doesn't happen very often, occasionally a backing may fall off and go unnoticed long enough for the earring to then fall out. We strongly advise clients to ALWAYS have a backup earring available immediately during THE ENTIRE FIRST YEAR of the piercing to av...

For medical-grade materials such as medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic, we recommend that you wear your piercing studs for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks. Since these are piercing studs with slightly thicker posts than regular earrings, they...

Everyone's earlobes are slightly asymmetric, that is, they don't perfectly “match” so the ears are marked with a special skin marker in order to achieve the best possible visual symmetry. 

Before we start the procedure, we will ask you to sign an informed consent form that reviews some the risks listed below.

 

Infection: Though the risk of infection from ear lobe piercing is very low, it does occur on occasion. We try to eliminate this risk altogether by...

For adults and children we offer the choice 14k/18k gold as well as medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic. 

For infants we only use medical-grade titanium or medical-grade plastic materials for the posts and backings since these are the most hypoallergeni...

For those with thicker earlobes, we carry ear piercing studs with longer length posts allowing  adequate air circulation around the new piercing as it heals so that it may remain clean and dry. 

Re-piercing ears is a somewhat common scenario. We are able to safely re-pierce the ear(s) by steering clear of any scar tissue as it does not contain adequate blood flow to enable proper healing. During these appointments considerable time is spent to achieve not only...

No, because the medical-grade plastic butterfly completely covers the sharp point of the post. Also, the butterfly has a sealed back so that the post cannot protrude through the butterfly. The only part that comes into contact with the skin is the sealed and smooth bac...

Numbing cream is an option, however, almost all babies will cry for a minute or so after the piercing is completed. It is often compared to the reaction of getting a vaccination. Babies must weigh at least 11 lbs to use the numbing cream. 

Our medical-grade piercing studs are designed with thicker posts (1.3mm) than a standard sized earring post (1.0mm). After the initial 6-week healing stage, the piercing studs are permanently removed. Standard sized posts can then be easily inserted into the slightly l...

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