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How to pierce your ears if the holes are overgrown


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Puncture in the ears can heal for a number of reasons. You may have removed earrings too early, gone without them for too long, or you have developed an infection due to piercing. You can pierce your ears again yourself, but it is better to contact a professional if you have such an opportunity. If you pierce your ears incorrectly, you can introduce an infection into the wound. If you still decide to pierce your ears again, you will need to prepare the earlobes, carefully pierce them with a needle, and then ensure proper care for several months.

The need for surgery

Most people do without medical help, the holes grow over time themselves, and even if a tiny scar remains, this does not bother them. But sometimes without the intervention of a plastic surgeon can not do. These are situations when

  • I need a perfect result,
  • There are several holes and / or they are large,
  • The hole does not grow on its own.

If funds allow and the puncture has been carried out for a long time, it is better to go to the clinic right away, where not only they can heal a hole in the ear under a local anesthetic, but, at the request of the client, they will correct the innate structural features of the lobe. In addition, the lobe can be deformed as a result of wearing heavy jewelry - the operation will also successfully cope with this. A hospital stay after plastic surgery is not required. Repeated puncture is allowed at least six months to a year.

Non-surgical methods

Much more likely to do on their own when the holes are relatively fresh. A good assistant in this matter is the “Contratubex” ointment, which has a healing effect and is able to smooth out scars. You can try to grow a hole in the ear by wearing a bandage with ointment, which should be applied to the holes or a scar softened with a compress. But you need to be prepared for a long - up to several months - expectation of a result that may not always please.

Much depends on the human body, on age, on the method of puncture, on the duration of wearing earrings. Therefore, when doing piercing in the ears, you should always think about the consequences. And putting on the earrings of a one-year-old daughter, it’s too imprudent to think: “When he grows up, he wants to take it off,” as a result, the girl is either waiting for life-injured ears or plastic costs of about 30 thousand rubles (at today's prices).

Ear piercing is the most common aesthetic surgery procedure. There is no problem piercing your ears now, but it happens that you need to get rid of the holes in the lobe. How to do it?

  • - Ointment Contractubex-
  • - visit to a plastic surgeon.

Instruction manual

First of all, you need to remove the earrings. If you walk without earrings for a long time, then there is a chance that holes they will overgrow themselves. True, this will take more than one month. If the ear has been pierced recently, then the probability of rapid overgrowth of holes is as much as 100%. If the decoration was removed after the channel was tightened, then it is not a fact that complete overgrowing will occur. In addition, the scars from the holes will remain. Earlobes differ from all other common places for piercing in that they have a functional feature of poorly healing.

In order for the hole to quickly grow and scars to resolve, it is advisable to purchase a special Kontraktubeks ointment. You can buy at the pharmacy any other drug intended for these purposes. In most cases, medications are effective. However, they act in full force, as long as the punctures in the ears still fresh. Otherwise, it will take much more time to grow.

In addition, you can go to an appointment with a trusted plastic surgeon. After all, the holes in the ears You can not only grow, but also sew up, which is much more effective. This operation is performed under local anesthesia so that you don’t feel anything. In addition, the entire procedure does not last long. The effect pleases everyone, without exception. Thanks to this operation, not only does it become invisible holes , but also there are no scars and scars. After a while, the earlobes simply come back to their original appearance.

Most girls and women of different ages wear earrings in their ears. If the jewelry is not worn, then a puncture in the ears can overgrow. How quickly the ears are overgrown depends on the individual characteristics of the person. Two days are enough for someone, and someone will intentionally seek to grow a hole, but the results will be unsuccessful.

  • Stop wearing catkins. Perhaps you will have quite a bit of time for the hole to tighten.
  • In any case, whether the hole is overgrown or not, a scar remains on the lobe. In this case, the cream for the fight against scars "Contratubex" will help. It is recommended to make lotions with the cream if the hole is large, or just to smear it on the puncture site, if small, at least 2 times a day.
  • You can go to a plastic surgeon who just closes the hole. Well, then you can use the same cream so that there are no traces of the hole.

Today, a popular trend is to make not one, but several holes in the ears, including piercing not only the lobe, but also cartilage. This is where the question arises: does the cartilage in the ear overgrow? According to the girls, in order for the cartilage to grow, it takes as much time as for the overgrowth of the lobe. As a rule, cartilage grows on its own and no additional funds are required for this.

Often the cause of the formation of large holes in the ears is all kinds of inflammatory processes. To reduce the likelihood of their occurrence, it is recommended to wear only gold earrings after the puncture. Then the holes in the ears will be small, and if necessary, they will not grow for long.

How to grow tunnels in your ears

Previously, women, girls, girls, and even some men pierced their ears in the usual way with a medical needle, and accordingly the holes turned out to be small and neat. Today, a number of young people with certain outlooks on life do not just pierce their ears, but literally break through them, making the so-called tunnels. Such huge holes can reach sizes from 1 to 5 cm and more, and make them by stretching a small hole using special rings. If the rings are ever pulled out of the ears, a huge hole will “flaunt” in their place. However, you may not even know how much a hole in the ear overgrows. For most people, the answer in this case will be unequivocal: "Never." Tunnels can only be reduced to the size of a standard hole to an earring.

How to reduce (overgrow) the tunnels in the ears:

  • The reduction of the tunnels begins with the fact that it is necessary to replace the ring with one that will be smaller in diameter by about 1 mm (this is a tunnel smaller than the previous one). In a week, the hole should be a little narrower. You will feel this by the way the ring will become denser in your ear.
  • Now again, you need to replace the old ring with one with a smaller diameter. Repeat the action until a tunnel of the smallest size (1.14 mm) is in the ear. For comparison, the hole size for the earring is 0.8 mm.
  • During the reduction of the tunnel, painful sensations and redness of the earlobe may occur, which is recommended to be eliminated by daily rubbing the ear with jojoba oil with vitamin E.

It is difficult to know in advance how many ears with tunnels are overgrown. It all depends on individual characteristics. Holes can be reduced in 3 months, or in a year. If the deadlines are critical and holes need to be healed urgently, it is better to contact a plastic surgeon. In modern clinics, the procedure is done quickly and efficiently, so that virtually no scars remain on the lobe.

Wearing earrings in your ears is a great way to complement your look with accessories, but if you don't wear earrings all the time, a puncture can overgrow and close after some time. In some cases, professional help is required, but the puncture can be "opened" again at home, if everything is properly disinfected, work slowly and carefully to prevent a pain reaction and infection of the puncture. Careful preparation and patience - and again you will have a puncture in your ear in order to wear earrings.

How to sanitize an earring and earlobe

Soften the skin around the earlobe. Before attempting to open the puncture again, it is necessary to soften the skin of the earlobe. To do this, take a warm, moist cotton pad and briefly attach it to the earlobe. You can just take a warm shower. Thus, it will be much easier for you to “pass” the puncture.

Wash your hands and wear latex gloves. Wash your hands thoroughly with water and antibacterial soap for 30 seconds to rinse off all dirt, sebum, germs. After you rinse and dry your hands, you need to wear a pair of latex gloves. This ensures that bacteria do not enter the wound.

Disinfect the earrings with alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol (also known as isopropanol) or medical alcohol, which can be found at a pharmacy or grocery supermarket, is suitable. Wipe the earlobe with alcohol - alcohol has a strong disinfecting effect, killing most of the bacteria, fungi and viruses that live on the surface of the skin. Moisten a cotton swab or cotton pad with alcohol and wipe the earrings (the part where the thin shaft is). It is with this part of the earring that you “open” the puncture. Thoroughly clean the surface. Place the earrings on a clean surface so that they dry.

Disinfect the earlobe. Take a new cotton swab or cotton pad soaked in alcohol and disinfect your earlobe. Be sure to wipe the front and back surfaces of the earlobes, but the greatest attention should be paid to the puncture site.

How to “open” a puncture

Feel the back of the earlobe. You may feel a small knot in the place where the puncture was. This nodule consists of dead skin cells that block this puncture when it heals.

Lubricate the earlobe. Apply a large amount of petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment to the earlobe to lubricate this area and reduce friction. Using your fingers, gently apply the ointment to the earlobes. The warmth of your hands softens your skin.

Pull the earlobe. Gently hold the edges of the earlobes with your fingers and gently pull in opposite directions. This will facilitate the "passage" of the puncture. In addition, in this way you fill some part of the puncture (what is left of it) with ointment. Do not rub it in the lobe and do not stretch it too much.

Apply ointment to disinfected earrings. Take petroleum jelly or an antibiotic ointment and grease the stem of the earring. Try not to touch the rest of the earring with ointment, so that it does not accidentally slip out of your hands.

  • Take earrings with a thin rod. A thick rod is very difficult and problematic to pass a narrow overgrown puncture. If you try to force “drive” a thick rod of an earring into a puncture, this will cause not only pain, but also bleeding, as well as scarring.

Insert the stem of the earring into the puncture. Stand in front of the mirror and slowly insert the rod, holding the earring with one hand. With your other hand, stretch the earlobe. Lightly press with your thumb on the back surface of the earlobe (in the puncture area), where you felt a small bundle.

Try to “screw” the earring into the puncture. Gently twist the earring shaft, gradually inserting it deeper into the puncture. You may need to spend a few minutes to find a suitable angle and push the stud shaft through the hole. Place your thumb on the back of the earlobe (on the puncture area) to feel the location of the earring shaft.

Scroll the earring shaft to open the puncture again. As soon as you find a puncture and a suitable angle, slowly begin to rotate the earring, gradually introducing it into the puncture. Do not push too hard. Since the puncture is partially open, and the earring and earlobe are well lubricated, the rod should easily pass through the puncture.

  • If you cannot scroll the earring, stop and try slowly and gently inserting the earring at a different angle.

Push the earring. After you have twisted the core of the earring into the puncture, gently press on the earring so that it completely penetrates the puncture, and then fasten it to the clasp.

  • Do not try to “force” the earring into a puncture by force. This can lead to injury, scarring and infection.

It is important to prevent infection of the earlobe after you manage to get a pierced earring. As soon as you insert the earring into the puncture, rinse the earlobe with warm water and antibacterial soap to prevent irritation and infection. It is often important not to touch the earlobe with your hands so as not to cause an infection, as the puncture area begins to heal. Try not to use any hair products or powder for several days so that nothing gets into the puncture area.

Contact a specialist. Reopening a puncture without proper care and sterilization can lead to blood loss, infection and damage to nerve endings. If you are in pain and your attempts to “get through” the puncture were unsuccessful, you should not continue.

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