Medical Grade Ear-piercing
Pediatric Pod Concierge Pediatrics offers the Blomdahl system – Hypoallergenic Ear piercing trusted by parents.
Ear piercing can cause anxiety for both parents and children
The procedure can be terrifying for kids and the aftercare can be a hassle for parents. But with Pediatric Pod Concierge Pediatrics Medical Ear-Piercing service, you get the peace of mind knowing that we use hypoallergenic, medical-grade Blomdahl earrings that facilitate healing with minimal discomfort. Our procedure is safe, sterile and only takes seconds to complete.
What makes Pediatric Pod Concierge Pediatrics Medical Ear-piercing Unique?
We use medical-grade plastic earrings for children who may have nickel sensitivity or who want to avoid nickel allergy. Our process is over before kids know it and We provide aftercare instructions for the best results.
Are you making these after-care mistakes?
One of the most common mistakes is to touch the ear-piercing site without washing hands first. This results in exposure to bacteria and the risk of infection. Conversely, another mistake is using alcohol to clean the piercing spot. This causes a burning sensation and slows down healing. There are a range of mistakes parents can unknowingly make with their kids’ ear piercing. This is why we at Pediatric Pod Concierge Pediatrics always provide comprehensive aftercare instructions for parents. These include guidelines on how to use saline solution to clean the piercing area, how to spot an infected piercing, how to choose jewelry after the waiting period, and so much more. Remember the earring stays in place for at least 6-8 weeks post piercing for proper healing. Once removed they are thrown away and a new set of earrings needs to be placed.
Not all ear piercings are equal
The only ear piercing that we recommend for children is the earlobe type. It has the shortest healing period and is also the safest for tiny, sensitive ears. And since the lobe has no bone or cartilage, it is also the least painful of all piercing types.
What to do in case of ear-piercing infections?
The symptoms of an infection include an extended period of redness and swelling, pus around the piercing area, prolonged pain, bleeding, and fever. If you suspect an infection in your kids’ ear piercing, take your child to the pediatrician.
Best age for kids’ ear piercing
At Pediatric Pod Concierge Pediatrics, we start ear- piercing at 4 months till 10 months old. Children should have already received the tetanus vaccination and the earlobes are still soft but not too delicate. We do not recommend piercing during the toddler age group or when children can touch and pull at their ears. We then recommend piercing starting at 5-6 years when your child would like the earring and will cooperate. In conclusion, ear piercings are a personal decision. If you do decide to move forward with piercing at a young age, make sure to come to a medical professional who can perform it hygienically and correctly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it painful for kids?
It will be somewhat painful, but to help reduce kids’ anxiety, tell them that it will be a quick procedure that can be finished in a couple of clicks. We have the child listen to the clicking sound before doing the piercing, so they know what to expect.
What kind of activities should my kid avoid after the piercing?
The first two weeks will be crucial as the piercing site is more prone to infection if not properly taken care of. As for activities, we recommend avoiding swimming because the water might contain bacteria.
What kind of equipment do you use?
For earrings, we only use pure medical-grade plastic, which are hypoallergenic. Our piercing gun is from the Blomdahl System, which includes a surgical marking pen and sterile disposable products such as medical plastic earring cassette and antiseptic wipes.
What kind of earrings are best for kids?
Nickel and cobalt are common allergens, so we recommend avoiding earrings that contain these metals. Surgical metals are best, such as stainless steel, titanium, platinum, or 14K gold. For kids, lightweight post-type earrings with a soft fastener at the back are best. Dangling earrings and those that have large and sharp projections at the back are not recommended.