Ear piercing has been an ancient practice in both males and females since many centuries ago for religious or spiritual reasons. Gradually earrings became associated with the symbol of wealth, prosperity, and beauty. But in modern times, for your little one, of course, it is purely a matter of joy. The sight of seeing a little girl thrilled on seeing herself in the mirror post ear piercing is a completely awesome feeling to us. Some families also celebrate this as an auspicious event.
Gone are the days when local priests used to pierce the ear with an unsterile wire. That most often leads to infection of the local area leading to re-stenosis of the hole. Every parent is now conscious and well aware that nobody can do this job as efficiently as a plastic surgeon maintaining proper sterility. We treat your kid with love and make sure there is no pain experienced by her.
Sometimes adults also want additional piercing on their cartilage to wear studs or traditional jewelry. These can also be done easily with us.
We, at KALOSA, have been fortunate to be trusted by parents or the customers for safe ear piercing for many years now.
Let us clear your doubts about some of the related questions.
Various traditions have different age groups set up for ear piercing. It can start from as small as infancy to 7-8 years when the kid is able to handle everything well. There is no harm in anything, but scientifically parents should wait at least for their kids to pass kindergarten so that kids themselves can take care of their earrings and not pull them out.
The ear-piercing procedure is a short OPD procedure. The procedure itself will take 15-20 minutes depending on the co-operation of the kid, an additional 20 min should be kept for local anesthesia to work.
Absolutely not. The procedure is preceded by the application of local anesthesia in the form of a cream that completely numbs the area and your child is pain-free.
Post-anesthesia, the surgeon does the marking for the hole on both sides so that they are symmetrical as well as not too low.
If the ear lobes need to be pierced they are usually done with the help of a piercing gun or clamps which are pre sterile instruments. But if the cartilage needs to be pierced, that is done with the help of a needle. Using a piercing gun here can damage the cartilage, hence avoided.
There are no major precautions to be followed post-procedure. Kids can go 10-15 min after the procedure is completed.
It should be remembered that the earring needs to be worn continuously for 6 to 8 weeks initially so as to epithelize the tract and to make a solid tract.
Also, cleaning can be done with spirit and antibacterial ointment applied.
If your child is touching the ears when the wound is still raw, with dirty hands and no aseptic precaution is being maintained, there are chances of infection being set up. Look out for signs of redness, tenderness, pus discharge, fever, and report back to the doctor immediately.