Swelling can be reduced if you take preventative measures a day before you decide to get a piercing. Extreme Expressions recommends taking ibuprofen, as directed on the label. You can continue using it for a few days after the piercing. Avoid taking aspirin during the healing process.
Smoking, drinking through a straw or spitting should be avoided. The suction required to perform these tasks can cause the piercings to bleed. If bleeding occurs use ice to stop and avoid spitting.
After 24 hours have passed rinse with mouthwash a few times a day. If mouthwash is too strong, dilute with water to lessen its
bite. Continue to rinse daily until the piercing has healed. You can also use a warm salt water solution for the healing process. Use twice daily to rinse the piercing during the first week or two after piercing.
Labret or lip piercings may be cleaned on the outside with soap and lukewarm water. If you prefer you can use mouthwash to clean the piercing. Never use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or Neosporin to clean the piercing.
If you experience any problem or have any questions, please refer them to your Extreme Expressions piercer, Neil. He is a professional and will answer your questions and offer advice to put you on the path to a healthy piercing. For any other questions or concerns please call us at 540-942-9128