How do you get rid of scar tissue on a cartilage piercing?

Hypertrophic scar treatments

  1. Salt or saline soaks. Soaks speed up wound healing.
  2. Chamomile soak. Bang Bang Body Arts, a custom body art studio in Massachusetts, recommends chamomile soaks in their piercing aftercare guidance.
  3. Pressure.
  4. Jewelry swap.
  5. Silicone gel.
  6. Corticosteroid injections.
  7. Laser therapy.
  8. Topical creams.

What happens if you pierce through scar tissue?

Scar tissue tends to be weaker than normal tissue, so if the piercing is completely healed inside and out your piercer will most likely want to pierce you in a slightly different location. Some people also report that the re-piercing is more painful than the initial piercing was, so this is something to keep in mind.

Why is there a bump behind my cartilage piercing?

A cartilage piercing creates an open wound. As it heals, it may look swollen, lumpy, or like a bump. In the days immediately following a cartilage piercing, the body’s immune system triggers inflammation and swelling to heal the wound, sometimes leading to a cartilage bump.

Can cartilage piercings cause damage?

Piercing the cartilage can cause significant bleeding and lead to septal hematoma formation that often is accompanied by infection. Other potential complications that may result in cosmetic deformity include perichondritis and necrosis of the cartilaginous nasal wall.

Do Helix keloids go away?

Keloids are particularly hard to get rid of. Even when they’re successfully removed, they tend to reappear eventually. Most dermatologists recommend a combination of different treatments for long-lasting results.

Can I re-pierce my cartilage in the same spot?

Most reputable piercers won’t re-pierce an infected spot. Once that’s healed, you can get pierced again at any time. The scar tissue shouldn’t be too difficult if they were just standard-gauge piercings in the lobe or cartilage.

Can a piercing reject through scar tissue?

Migration and rejection leave paths of scarring that are more severe then they little scar left from just removing a piercing. Because scar tissue effects the integrity of the tissue in the area, we are more limited in our ability to do these piercings through scar tissue.

Why you shouldn’t get a cartilage piercing?

The cartilage of the ear, in particular, can become susceptible to unique scarring, and in extreme cases, damage caused by a cartilage piercing can lead to permanent disfigurement of the ear, such as cauliflower ear. Don’t let this scare you from this super cute piercing!

Can piercing your cartilage paralyze you?

It is a common myth that if a piercing is not done in the exact correct place that you will become paralyzed. This simply is not true! This myth originated because of a single case where after having her ears pierced, 15 year old Grace Etherington became paralyzed.