Importance of Jewelry downsizing

Importance of Jewelry downsizing

When it comes to body piercings, it's important to take proper care of them to ensure they heal correctly and minimize the risk of complications. One crucial step in the healing process is downsizing your piercing jewelry after the initial swelling has gone down. But why is this step so important? Let's explore the reasons.

1. Swelling

During the initial healing period, your body produces extra tissue around the piercing site, causing swelling. This swelling is a natural response to the trauma caused by the piercing. However, once the swelling subsides, the excess length of the jewel can interfere with the healing process.

2. Prevents Irritation 

Wearing jewelry that is too long can lead to irritation bumps. The excess length can get caught easily causing discomfort and delaying the healing process. By downsizing your jewelry, you reduce the risk of irritation and create a more comfortable environment for your piercing to heal.

3. Reduces the Risk of Migration and Rejection

Migration and rejection are common complications that can occur with body piercings. One of the main causes is sleeping on long jewelry and in effect a change of the angle that influences a rejection of the piercing jewelry. Migration refers to the movement of the piercing within the skin, while rejection is the body's rejection of the jewelry altogether. Wearing oversized jewelry can increase the likelihood of these complications. Downsizing your jewelry helps to minimize the risk of migration and rejection, ensuring the longevity of your piercing.

4. Enhances Aesthetics

Downsizing your piercing jewelry not only promotes proper healing but also enhances the overall aesthetics of your piercing. Oversized jewelry can look disproportionate and draw attention away from the beauty of the piercing itself. By choosing jewelry that fits snugly and complements your piercing, you can showcase its true beauty.

5. Allows for Jewelry Customization

Once your piercing has fully healed, you may want to experiment with different jewelry styles and designs. However, if you haven't downsized your jewelry, it may be challenging to find options that fit properly. By downsizing, you open up a world of possibilities for jewelry customization, allowing you to express your unique style and personality.

Remember, downsizing your piercing jewelry should only be done once the initial swelling has subsided usually 3-4 weeks after the initial piercing. Your first jewelry change should be done by one of our professional piercer. We will assess the healing progress and recommend the appropriate size for your jewelry. By following our advice and downsizing at the right time, you can ensure a successful and beautiful piercing.

ARAKNA Body Jewelry
4081 Blvd St-Laurent
Montréal, Québec

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