In an age where fashion individuality is welcomed among the general population, more and more women are obtaining facial piercings as a way to express their individuality. If you are a woman who is considering facial piercings as an option for your fashion and trend setting, it is important to understand, also, how this may impact your beauty services as well.
Facial piercings are relatively safe and provide little in terms of complications for women, provided good hygiene is practiced. For women who are concerned about aging, and may have an interest in anti-aging facial treatments, the use of some products may come with a concern if you have facial piercings as well.
While facial peels such as the Dead Sea facial peel are considered relatively safe and not worrisome for a facial piercing, other forms of anti-aging and beauty treatments may pose some degree of health risks. For example, using a glycolic acid facial cleanser, even at home, can pose a risk for a facial piercing and should be done under a professional environment at all times.
The risk with a glycolic acid facial cleanser and a glycolic acid facial peel may come from the acidic nature of the peel. If you have facial piercings that can rust, or damage, in the presence of acid, then infection may ensue. It is important, therefore, that you find the right balance of cleanser and peels so as to prevent this health risk from developing.
Before getting your facial piercings, be sure to meet with a healthcare professional about the issues associated with infection and piercing deterioration. Often, the piercing specialist can offer some guidance and advice on how to treat the infection risks early and how to prevent them effectively. This, coupled with a visit to a dermatologist, will give you the right source of information on peels, facials, and how piercings can be effectively incorporated into your fashion and beauty routine. The key to optimal outcomes will lie in preparation and good hygiene practice.
Sources: Encyclopedia of Body Adornment, by Margo DeMello