Does my ear size limit the size of earrings I should wear?
Normal or bigger earlobes are suitable for earrings of basically all sizes. For ladies born with smaller earlobes who prefer large-sized earrings, popular picks include hoop earrings, large dangler earrings or some mid-sized thin and light stud earrings. Wearing the right pair of earrings not only complements your face features, but also magnifies the glamour of your overall image.
Each individual has a unique ear shape and structure, even the left one can be different from the right. Our piercing specialist will make sure that the piercing position and angles are accurate based on your ear shape, thus create the perfect piercings to make you look your best in earrings of different sizes and styles to showcase your rich sense of fashion.
Can I get an ear-piercing if I have sensitive skin?
The risk of sensitive skin reaction can be significantly minimized if nickel-free piercing-earrings that comply with the European Union Nickel Directive are used. If you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to seek medical advice from your doctor before piercing. Some individuals with hypersensitive skin may not be suitable to get a piercing.
What kinds of earrings are the most hypoallergenic for piercing? What are the options?
All piercing-earrings from ISABELLA comply with the European Union Nickel Directive with nickel content less than 0.05% and are highly hypoallergenic. Hence, if unusual allergic reactions arise, it is likely to be individual cases of metal allergy. In many other times, the causes of discomfort mainly include improper personal care and experience of bruising on the piercings, while piercing rejection is extremely uncommon.
Piercing-earrings come in different materials: Medical-grade Titanium, 14K or 18K Platinum and Gold, among which 14K Platinum is the favorite for the ladies, as it features many styles in glittering metallic color. Also, the top-level Zirconia displays diamond-like brightness and exquisite cut, dazzling and radiating.
Why do some people wear earrings that appear slanted and uneven?
Each individual has a unique ear shape and structure, even the left one can differ a lot from its counterpart. It is thus important to customize the ear-piercing position according to the ear shape and needs of individuals. As the symmetry and the leveling of the piercing holes would undoubtedly affect the overall appeal, professional ear-piercing technology depends heavily upon the principle of precision.
What are the steps in piercing?
Piercing by ISABELLA is safe and hygienic, each earring used for piercing is packaged individually in a capsule and completely sealed by aseptic process to ensure that the piercing-earrings, earring clutches, capsules and packing boxes are 100% sterilized in strict compliance with the USA FDA sterilization standards. Before piercing, we will clean and sterilize the piercing area, target the perfect location for piercing based on your face contour, ear shapes and the size and height of your ears. Upon your approval, our piercing specialist will then unseal the packing box, put the capsule on instrument and perform the piercing. Capsule will be disposed once used and the instrument will not touch the piercing areas. The whole process is highly safe and reliable.
Is incident of irritation or infection after ear-piercing common?
The health condition of an individual, chiefly one’s wound-healing ability, determines the healing process of a new piercing. If any abnormal sign of redness, swelling or pain occurs after piercing, it is likely to be a symptom of infection or other problems. In order to largely diminish the chance of infection, a safety and hygiene guaranteed piercing process is crucial. You should pay special attention to proper personal care and carefully protect your pierced ears from injury as a result of bruising and straining. Do not remove your earring studs until a healthy piercing hole takes shape after healing time.
Shall I keep wearing my original piercing-earrings after healing?
In addition to its piercing function, ISABELLA nickel-free hypoallergenic piercing-earrings are ideal for everyday wear after healing to prevent your new piercings from closing and to enhance their stability and healthiness.
Is it OK to remove the earrings for cleansing after piercing?
It is essential to keep wearing the piercing-earrings for at least three months after performing the piercing. You should cleanse the piercing with ISABELLA Ear-Care Antiseptic twice a day and closely follow the sterilization steps. Pay heed to any hidden earwax behind the piercings and bear in mind not to remove the earring studs before healing process completes. Otherwise, the piercings may suffer from shrinking, closing-up or bruising which may lead to the inability to wear earrings again.
What are the aftercare and subsequent follow-up steps needed after piercing?
Aftercare is vital to the formation of a healthy piercing. ISABELLA provides you with comprehensive guidance of the correct aftercare treatment. To prevent and reduce the possible discomfort arising from piercing, the first thorough assessment will be given one week after piercing. And after three months, a second assessment will be offered to examine whether the piercing heals healthily, in addition to further instructions on how to put on and off earrings properly. The piercing fee already includes the charges for the above service, with a bonus Aftercare Service to check for potential problems if any discomfort arises.
Can I get my piercing wet, like washing my hair, swimming or playing other sports?
Cleanse and sterilize your piercing immediately every time you wash your hair, swim or sweat excessively. It is all right to wet you piercing when showering, but you should be careful not to bruise or strain it with towel, nor get any hair product on it. It is advised not to swim or play any vigorous sports in the first week after piercing since the piercing holes may still be far from becoming stable.
How long do I have to wait before I can change my earrings after piercing?
Your piercing-earrings shall be left in the earlobe piercings for at least three months to prevent the piercings from injury or closure before healing. As helix piercings are somewhat more vulnerable to bruises / snags and bacterial infection, extra attention on aftercare and keeping the piercing-earring in a helix piercing for a minimum of four to six months continuously are necessary. The healing time required for a piercing may vary considerably for different people. Infection or any other discomfort may prolong the healing time. Do not change the earring on your own prior to an Ear Healing Check and a proper healing of your piercing.