Follow proper dimple piercing care to avoid infection. All piercings are easily susceptible to infection during healing, that is why proper care is imperative. Cleaning the site regularly during healing will help decrease the chance of infection allow the dimple piercing to heal quicker.
For dimple piercing care, you will need:
- Anti-bacterial soap
- Sea salt
- Cotton Ball
- Always begin by washing your hands with anti-bacterial soap. A fresh piercing is like an open wound, and extremely susceptible to infection, this is why it is important to begin dimple piercing care with clean hands. Cleaning the area with dirty hands will only increase the chances of the area become infected.
- Mix a quarter teaspoon of sea salt into a glass of water or use a store bought sea salt solution specially made for piercing. The shop your dimple piercing was done at should have some in stock for purchase. Making the solution is easy too.
- Soak the cotton ball in the saline mix and apply it to the dimple piercing. Hold the cotton ball in place for several minutes. Be sure to get all around the piercing for best results.
- Allow the dimple piercing to air dry. Using something to dry the area may cause infection. Air drying is best. Towels and other cloths have fibers that may remain on the face while drying and irritate the dimple piercing.
Follow dimple piercing care twice a day during healing. Dimple piercings take about six to eight weeks to heal. It is suggested to not remove your piercing for any length of time during the first 6 months to a year.