What is a Forward Helix Piercing?
A forward helix piercing is a unique piercing that is located in the top front cartilage of your ears. The outer rim of your ear is called the helix which means that forward helix is the front side of this rim. This is where your ears and face meet. Because of this ideal location, everybody will easily notice your forward helix piercing.
Forward Helix Piercing Inspirations
21 Forward Helix Piercings and Jewellery
Forward Helix Piercing Pain and Procedure
Forward Helix Piercing Pain
When it comes to pain, it all differs from person to person since we all have different pain thresholds. Forward helix piercing may hurt more than a regular helix piercing. Most piercing enthusiast would rate forward helix piercing pain from 5-7 with 10 being the most painful.
Forward Helix Piercing Costs
Forward Helix Piercing Healing
Healing may differ from person to person too. It may also be difficult to assess if your piercing has already completely healed or not. You may feel no pain in the area but it does not necessarily mean that it has completely healed. Forward helix piercing typically will be healed within 8-12 weeks with proper aftercare, though multiples will of course, lengthen that time.
Forward Helix Piercing Infection
Forward Helix Piercing Aftercare
Cleaning the Piercing
On the first day of your piercing, you should allow it to rest for a few hours before you clean it. You can clean it at night before you go to sleep. When cleaning, you should never use a cleaning agent that has been used by another person. You should be able to get one from your piercer. Avoid using cream, alcohol and peroxide. Creams can result in bacterial infection. Creams tend to create build up around the pierced area and eventually becomes a place for bacteria to develop. Bateria can lead to infections like perichondritis. Peroxide and rubbing alcohol both eat white blood cells, which is precisely what you need to heal. It will not really allow the piercing to become infected, but it will also not allow it to heal.
Changing the Jewelry
Your piercer will generally set you up, along with aftercare, with a proper expectation as to how long you must wait to change the jewellery. Standard is 6-8 weeks, and should you need to change the jewelry for ANY reason prior to that time, please consult your piercer for assistance.
Do’s and Dont’s
- Perform daily cleaning for the first three weeks of the piercing
- If you have long hair, try to clip it up so it will not bring dirt in the piercing. Clipping it would also let you avoid irritation and snagging.
Consult your piercer first with any questions or concerns, NOT your friends.Use ONLY the solutions or cleaning supplies approved and recommended by your artist.
- Listen to professional advice.
- Go swimming while wound is healing
- Share personal hygienic products like cleaning agents and towels
- Touch the piercing
- Use bleaching products on the piercing
- Remove the new piercing for cleaning, rest, activities or any other reason.
We generally recommend these two products that will have you covered in 99.99% of the cases if you follow the instructions properly.
Dr. Piercing’s Aftercare swabs are developed exclusively for the care and cleaning of piercings and help prevent infection. These swabs are conveniently packaged using advanced technology for easy, sanitary application. These piercing aftercare swabs are most commonly used 2/day for the first week and 1/day for the next 3 weeks. This completes the pack in 4 weeks and after this point, good routine hygiene with liquid soap (anti-bacterial if preferred) and water should continue the healing process.
This Piercing Aftercare Spray is enriched with over 60 trace elements and minerals from the richest coral reefs of the ocean along with natural antibacterial enzymes which kill bacteria & help protect healthy living cells. Natural Healing & Cleansing Solution H2Ocean safely removes dried discharge and lymph secretion when used every 2-3 hours.
H2Ocean increases circulation to the body or mouth piercing and accelerates the healing process. It will also help reduce lumps and scars. This formula remains sterile in the state of the art can. H2Ocean non-aerosol dry mist sprayer is ozone friendly and the can itself is recyclable. It is absolutely vital when taking care of a piercing to make sure that bacteria isn’t introduced to the affected area, and the only way to do this is by using a sterile formula like this one. In the case of an oral piercing, we also recommend getting the aftercare mouthwash to protect your new piercing.