COLOURBOX BODY PIERCING

HOURS
MON-SAT
11 to  8

157 N. BROADWAY  GREEN BAY, WI 

​920-432-5160

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Swelling/Discharge
After the formation of the scab or clot, the body’s immune system kicks in. It becomes swollen and tender. You may also notice that the wound is weeping a bit– this is the body’s way of flushing out and cleansing the area. The affected area will probably get a little red as the body does it's job sending blood, oxygen and nutrients to the piercing. During this stage, which lasts from a few days to a week, white bloods cells are coming to your defense fighting infection and repairing tissue, this is why you may see exudate.


Reddness
Redness is normal in new piercings. After a week or so, depending on the piercing, the granulation stage begins. It typically lasts around three weeks for most piercings, and it’s the time when the body repairs broken blood vessels and replaces damaged tissues with healthy new ones. This new tissue is called granulation tissue, and it will be covered over with a new layer of epithelial tissue in time. As the piercing continues to heal, the skin will pull the edges inward and the hole made by the piercing will become smoother and less noticable. Navel piercings tend to take the longest to form the fistula of epithelial tissue, at least 6 months and this is why it is so important to leave the original jewelry in place for at least 6 months to allow the scar tissue tunnel to toughen up an mature.

Metal Sensitivities
Infections are VERY rare, irritations and metal sensitivities on the other hand are a cause of concern for some. Irritations are easily remidied by removing the irritant example; tight clothes, hats and sleeping on the other ear. Metal sensitivities or allergies are easily recognized they are hyper immune responses in which your body recognizes the metal as something foriegn, Your immune system controls how your body defends itself.  For instance, if you have an allergy to nickle, your immune system identifies nickle as an invader or allergen. Your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies and then the antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction at the site of the piercing.  You can thank the granulocyte, Eosinophil for this itchy reaction and All your itchy reactions, from mosquito bites to poision oak. It's just another white blood cell but this one differs in that the discharge is clear and sticky. If you have this type of discharge along with reddness and itching, you are probably allergic and there is an easy fix! Change the jewelry to a different material or you could try a topical antihistamine. Just apply a small amount to the skin around the piercing, being careful to avoid the hole.