Surface Piercings – How long until the crusties stop?

I got my surface piercing done a week ago, but there aren't crusties around the balls anymore. Is that a good or a bad sign? When I had my lip pierced, I was still having crusties a month after getting it done. My friend says that no crusties is a good thing... but could it be that it's not draining properly? So... just kind of need to know if this is a good or a bad thing.

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  1. sunshine_mel Says:

    surface piercing where? depends on lots of factors – how healthy you are, if it’s clean, if the jewellery fits… if it’s not infected, i shouldn’t imagine there’s a problem

  2. sophisticatedly_morbid Says:

    Good thing- and awesome for a surface piercing. As long as you’re keeping it cleaned, you don’t have to worry about it not “draining” –
    and congrats on it :-)

  3. X.x KiWi x.X Says:

    dependes on where you get it and how well your taking care of it when i got my eyebrow done it heald in two weeks caus ei took care of it my belly button took like 2 months to heal but yea it all dependes my lip took a long time then got infected so i took it out. but id go to the place you got it pierced and ask them

  4. Kit Says:

    which surface piercing? what type/quality of jewelry?

    If i had to guess (just with what’s popular in surface piercing’s right now) I’d guess nape.

    It could be neither a good sign or a bad sign, it could just be the way your body heals. Generally the first few days a piercing will seep blood/plasma/lymph while the skin repairs the new opening…after that there can be a bit of rest period where the skin is swollen and mad, but the openings aren’t able to actually allow this “stuff” to ooze out.

    This is where you cleaning habits come in. If you’re cleaning it often with the right solutions, it’s possible that the gunk is being flushed. (I only recommend sea salt rinses/soaks for surface piercings – microbacterial soap twice a day on the outside of the piercing so soften up crusties/skin to allow the sea salt rinse to cleanse the piercing)

    *****non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better! Saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing.*****

    From personal and professional experience, I would guess that your skin is about to get very angry though. do not take this no crusting thing as a sign you’re a super healer…because NO ONE heals in 1 week from any piercing…and surface piercing’s of any kind have the longest heal time of anything pierced on the body.

    If you suspect the jewelry is too tight (like if there’s no air getting between the bead and the skin), i would suggest going to visit a couple piercers in your area and getting second opinions. you do want the skin to seep, it’s healthy and nessecary, especially in early healing.

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