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Septum piercing

What is a septum piercing?

A septum piercing is a piercing that goes through a person’s nasal septum, which is the area between our nostrils. Different methods can be used, but septum piercings are like most piercings. The most usual procedure includes several steps: initially the area is cleaned and afterwards a small clamp is used to hold the septum. The next step is the passing of a cannula (a hollow needle attached to a tube) through the nose, so that the jewellery is inserted through the new hole. The final step is securing the jewellery, which is usually a ring, a horseshoe or, less commonly, a bar and the piercing is complete.

It is very important to follow careful steps after the piercing so that it heals quickly and well. Normally, if the procedure has been conducted by an experienced body piercer and is on the right spot, septum piercings take on average about 6 to 8 months to recover.

Septum piercing

Aftercare

Rules for a proper aftercare - which ensures a fast healing:

1. Don’t touch

We should not touch, neither the jewellery nor the area around the piercing. In the past there was a guidance to twist the jewellery in piercings in order to maintain the hole and facilitate healing. This theory is now obsolete because the twisting can rip and irritate the tissue and it can also cause contamination with germs, increasing the risk for an infection.

Don’t touch
Keep it clean

2. Keep it clean

Maintain the septum piercing area clean and keep dirt and contaminants away. For cleaning a septum piercing we can use a nasal saline spray with which we clean both sides of the piercing (where the piercing needle entered and where it exited). An alternative method to clean the area is to fill a short cup or small bowl with the saline and dip the end of the nose into it. The saline solution helps to soften and eliminate any crust that forms around the piercing and also disinfects the area and reduces the presence of germs. After the use of saline we need to rinse the piercing with plain, clean water in order to avoid any dryness of the skin due to the salt.

3. Remain healthy

Since a piercing is like any wound that needs healing, it is important to have a good health. When we get enough rest, sleep and food we women have to have piercing provide our body with enough strength to quicken the process of curing itself.

Remain healthy
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