Do metal allergies or sensitivities keep you from piercing your ears? Medical ear piercing may be the answer. Texas Dermatology offers medical ear piercing for residents of San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Kenedy, and surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Medical Ear Piercing?
Medical ear piercing is a special technique that is used for patients with metal sensitivities that keep them from healing after getting their ears pierced. Blomdahl ear piercing features non-allergenic earrings that do not contain nickel. Options are available in medical plastic and titanium. The Blomdahl sterile cassette system also lowers the risk of getting blood-borne viruses from getting ears pierced. Available only through physicians, Blomdahl medical ear piercing is a safe way to have your ears pierced.
How Much Does Medical Ear Piercing Cost?
The cost of medical ear piercing varies, based on who is doing the piercing. Piercing done by a medical assistant is $85 while piercing done by a dermatology practitioner is $130. When you come in for a consultation, we will explain what to expect from medical ear piercing and how much the piercing will cost.
What Are the Benefits of Medical Ear Piercing?
Medical ear piercing is ideal for anyone with a nickel sensitivity or allergy. Blomdahl medical ear piercing reduces the risk of infection and adverse skin reactions commonly associated with ear piercing.
Am I a Candidate for Medical Ear Piercing?
If you have a history of allergic reactions to nickel or other metals, or if you want to prevent these types of reactions, medical ear piercing may be right for you. Teenagers and others who are under 18 years old will need the consent of their parents or guardians before having medical ear piercing at Texas Dermatology.
How is Medical Ear Piercing Performed?
The Blomdahl medical ear piercing system is designed with patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction in mind. Before the piercing, the dermatology practitioner marks a spot on your ear lobe to help you envision the position of the earrings. Once you approve the placement, a device is used to accurately place the earring. The piercing takes a few seconds.
What is the Recovery Like After Medical Ear Piercing?
Patients who have medical ear piercing often heal faster than those who have piercings performed using other techniques. The earrings that are used with the Blomdahl medical ear piercing system are designed with longer posts and special backs to promote healing. You will need to care for the piercings until the skin heals.
What is the Prognosis After Medical Ear Piercing?
Our experience with the Blomdahl medical ear piercing system has been exceptional. Our patients heal quickly and experience no infections or allergic reactions to the metals that are used for the procedure and earrings.
How Do I Find Medical Ear Piercing Doctors Near Me?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatology practitioners who work with patients of all ages in San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Kenedy, and surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. You and your family deserve exceptional care for medical ear piercing, so contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Mission Trail, New Braunfels and Kenedy.