Medical Ear Piercing

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IntegratedENT - Medical Ear Piercing

Integrated ENT staff uses the Blomdahl Ear Piercing system for medical ear piercing. The Blomdahl medical grade ear piercing system is only available through medical professionals. 

Blomdahl earrings are not regular earrings. The earrings are specially designed for optimal healing. The piercings are housed in single-use sterile cassettes, reducing the risk of infection and disease transmission between patients. And all materials are made of medical-grade plastics and titanium, allowing those with nickel and other contact allergies to wear earrings comfortably.  

Medical Ear Piercing Available at Integrated ENT in Lone Tree, CO

If you are interested in Blomdahl ear piercing, please contact us at (303) 706-1616 to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, you may also request an appointment online.

Medical Ear Piercing FAQs

What areas do you pierce?

We only pierce earlobes–one pair at a time. We will do a double piercing if the ear has previously been pierced but will not do a double piercing at one time. We do not pierce ear cartilage, noses, or belly buttons.

Why don’t you do double piercing at the same time you do single piercing of ear lobes?  

As physicians, we often see patients with complications from piercings to the cartilage of the ear or the nose. These tissues have a poor blood supply, which increases the risk of infection. We do not do double piercings at one time to decrease the risk of infection.

How much does medical ear piercing cost?  

We charge $100 to pierce both ears. This price includes the piercing studs. Since this is a cosmetic procedure, it will not be filed with your insurance.

Full payment is due when you check-in for your ear piercing appointment.

Do you need an appointment for medical ear piercing?

Yes, you do need an appointment for an ear-piercing. Ear piercing is done only during an appointment dedicated solely to ear piercing. We do not pierce ears as an add-on during other appointments. This allows adequate time to answer all questions, discuss aftercare and perform the procedure. 

We are also happy to pierce ears during surgical procedures in the operating room. Talk to our scheduler to arrange this.

What are the aftercare instructions following ear piercing?  

  • Never touch your ears with unclean hands.
  • Wash your newly pierced ears on both sides of the earlobe thoroughly twice a day. Do not remove the earrings when cleansing.
  • Use liquid soap and rinse thoroughly with clean running water when showering/washing your hair. Dry with a Kleenex or Q-tip.
  • Use Blomdahl Piercing Aftercare cleansing swabs for supplementary cleaning. These swabs are gentle on the skin and make it possible to clean between your ears and the earrings/earring backs. Allow airing. Use a new cleansing swab for each ear each time. Do not clean with alcohol or peroxide.
  • Make sure that the area around the pierced earlobes is kept clean, dry, and airy at all times.
  • Cover your ears when applying make up, hair spray, spray perfume, hair dye, etc.
  • Take extra care when putting on/pulling off clothing over your head to prevent the earrings from getting caught.

Unlike conventional ear piercings, there is no need to rotate or twist the Blomdahl medical-grade studs to prevent them from adhering to the skin.

Is swimming ok immediately after medical ear piercing? 

We recommend avoiding swimming as long as possible after an ear-piercing. Chlorine from pools and bacteria in unchlorinated waters may irritate or contaminate the wound and delay healing.

Read more about medical ear piercing aftercare on Blomdahl’s website.

How long do you keep the studs in place after ear piercing?

We recommend waiting at least six (6) weeks before changing earrings. The Blomdahl ear piercing studs we use are a little thicker (1.3 mm) than the standard earring post (1.0 mm). The larger piercing makes it easier to switch to normal earrings after the healing period and reduces the risk of repeatedly reinjuring the ear-piercing site when replacing earrings (which should reduce the risk of piercing site infection).

What about allergic reactions to your earrings?

Most metals used for ear piercing contain nickel. Nickel is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, which is an itchy rash that occurs when your skin comes in contact with a typically harmless substance. Fresh piercings allow direct and constant contact between a minor open wound and the metal-containing nickel.

The Blomdahl system uses medical-grade plastic and titanium to avoid nickel exposure during the ear piercing healing process and decrease the risk of allergy or reaction.

What about allergic reactions to your earrings?

The following are risks of ear piercing:

Infection. There is a risk of infection anytime the skin is broken. We reduce this risk significantly by using sterile techniques, using sterile, single-use piercing cassettes, and providing specific aftercare instructions.

Pain. The pain is brief and similar to a vaccine. Ask us about using numbing cream.

Keloids. Keloids are large, raised scars. Keloids tend to run in families and are more likely to occur in patients with dark skin pigmentation. Keloids can often be seen at the site of the ear piercing and are three times more likely to occur when the piercing occurs after the age of 11.