Labret After Care   Click here to learn about the risks of getting your labret pierced  This link will explain the procedure of getting your labret pierced  This link will explain how to maintain your labret piercing

Rinsing and cleaning

  • DO rinse your mouth with salty water as often as you like. The correct proportion is 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodised sea salt to 8 ounces (250mls) of water.
  • (LIP) DO clean the outside of the piercing by soaking a cotton wool ball in salt water and leaving it on the piercing for 2-3 minutes to dissolve the crusting in the morning. Salt water can be made by dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of non-iodised sea or table salt in a 1/4 glass of warm water.
  • DON'T use alcohol or Peroxide to clean the area. (Both products will dry out your skin.) Other strong solutions such as Betadine will discolour gold jewellery.
  • DO rinse the pierced skin after exercising since sweat may irritate the piercing.
  • DO remove the plaque and exudates, which can form on the jewellery, do this very gently with a soft, sterile toothbrush during the healing period.
  • DON'T pick at the scab on the front of your lip, as this can cause infections, excessive scar tissue and can lead to lumps forming.
This is a picture of the labret piercing. Located about half way between the lower lip and chin, the labret piercing consists of a small metal stud.
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