The marks on the skin tell stories. They speak of a way of presenting themselves to the world. Piercings are a clear example of those marks that are a symbol. A story. And as such, they change over time. It is that what used to represent a sign of rebellion today is a glamorous hallmark among the women of the world. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, among others, they take advantage of the big events to wear luxurious “earrings”.
Prestigious jewelers like Maria Tash, Tiffany and Anatomel they incorporate sophisticated and designer accessories into their collections. Prices start from USD 100 and can reach up to USD 3,500.
According to specialists, those who use these piercings express the need to have uan individual and unique brand of your imageIt is a custom that began to appear in younger and younger people. According to a national statistic in the United States, eBetween 25 and 35% of young people between the ages of 13 and 25 have body piercings.
The ears and the navel were the places where the first earrings appeared. However, over the last decade, piercings have been added in areas such as the cejas, tongue, nose or private parts.
Celebrities could not be left out. In fact, they were great drivers. The designs are very varied and most have delicate finishes.
Like any intervention in the body, it is necessary to take into account certain issues. The infectologist and coordinator of the Stamboulián Department of Epidemiology, Lilian Testón (MN 87307), warns that the patient must perform a previous hygiene in the area where the adornment is going to be placed. The materials must be visible and sterilized; In addition, the applicator must wear gloves. “Be careful that everything is used for the procedure. You have to open everything in front of the patient and then discard what has been used.”
It is advisable to do this procedure in a medical environment and by a professional, especially when it comes to areas where there is a greater risk of infection such as the nipple, genitals, tongue, navel.
The material of the piercing must be surgical steel, titanium, quartz, Teflon, 14 karat white or yellow gold. It also has to have a smooth surface and be polished. Avoid nickel as it produces allergic reactions, which manifest with redness in the area, rejection of the material and infection, explained Testón in collaboration with Plastic Surgeon Marcelo Robles (MN 88474).
J. Colby Smith, world-renowned drilling specialist, explained that the new chosen models are increasingly exclusive and expensive. Here are some examples.
The piercing that was previously worn on the lower part of the nasal septum is now located on the inside of the upper lip. Its appearance is smoother and ideal for discretionIn addition, its healing is fast: from 6 to 8 weeks.
This piercing it is more painful because it is in the cartilage of the ear and takes longer to heal compared to those that are done in the earlobe (between 8 and 16 weeks). Pearls, stones, zircons or gold elements are the most chosen. The area must be well sanitized to prevent infections, bleeding and the formation of keloids, which is an exaggerated growth of the skin due to poor healing.
If one does not see it in the image it is difficult to explain in which part of the ear it is implemented. The jewels placed are generally small rings with turquoise and even diamonds. The driving force behind this trend was designer Maria Tash. However, health professionals advise against any perforation in the cartilage because they are areas prone to infection, bleeding and keloid formation. Also, healing can take up to a year.
Before touching the piercing, always wash your hands. It is common for scabs to appear in the area. They must be washed with hydrogen peroxide and then put on products with povidone iodine to disinfect. An antiseptic soap can also be used. The wound must be kept free of moisture to promote healing.
Redness of the skin, pus, increased temperature of the area, edema and a bad smell. These are signs of infection. Sometimes the picture can be accompanied by fever. All of these are considered warning signs and should they occur, consult a doctor immediately.