How long do stretched lobes take to heal?

Earlobe piercings usually heal pretty quickly. They typically take around four to eight weeks to fully heal, whereas cartilage piercings can take longer. Unlike lobe piercings, cartilage piercings can take months to heal—from six months even up to a year for a helix or tragus piercing.

When should I start dead stretching?

Whilst tapers are great to safely assist with the transition of larger gauge piece of jewellery, dead stretching should only be used when your current jewellery is getting loose.

Should my ears be sore after stretching?

Stretching your ear safely shouldn’t cause sharp pain or bleeding. These are signs that you’re trying to stretch your ears too quickly.

Do stretched lobes heal?

Removing damaged tissue makes elongated earlobes smaller and allows healthy earlobe tissue to heal together, which closes previously gaping or split earring holes. Recovering from earlobe surgery is typically very easy: You’ll notice some redness and swelling for a few days, then your earlobes will return to normal.

How do you clean gauges after stretching?

Clean with a clean cotton pad or swab dipped in salt solution. You can make this solution by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water. Use this around the pierced area a few times a day to remove any bacteria.

How do you start stretching your earlobes?

To prepare your ears for stretching, apply a warm compress to the piercing for several minutes in order to ease up the tissue and make the stretch easier. Then, wash the area, rinse well and pat dry. Once you’re ready for the stretch, apply oil around the perimeter of your piercing.

How does earlobe stretching work?

Ear stretching (also called ear gauging) is when you gradually stretch out pierced holes in your earlobes. Given enough time, the size of these holes could be anywhere from the diameter of a pencil to that of a soda can. Ear stretching takes time and effort.

How do you use earlobe patches?

To use them stick one patch behind your earlobe and put the earring from the front of the earlobe. The earring will pierce through the patch making a hole in the patch. The patch will pick up 60 to 70 percent weight of the earring, so that you can wear heavy earrings for a longer period of time without any pain.

How long does it take for gauges to heal?

They typically take about 1 to 2 months to fully heal. Cartilage piercings elsewhere on your ear will take longer to heal. It may take up to 6 months or even 1 year before a helix or tragus piercing is fully healed.