Can I get my earlobes repierced? Problems when I was young made it impossible to wear earrings and so after all these years, they have closed up.
Earlobes Are Not Torn, but Piercing Has Closed Up - Can I Get Them Re-pierced?
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Repiercing ears after closed
Yes, you should be able to have your ears repierced if they closed up simply from not wearing earrings for years. Good luck.
Closed earring holes
Thank you for your question. Yes, you should not have a problem repiercing your earlobes. An old piercing site which has closed up is alone not a contraindication to repiercing. Good luck.
Web reference: http://www.pearsonmd.com/earlobe-repair.htm
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Ear piercing closed
If your ear pierced holes have closed, you can get them re-pierced and it should not be a problem. Good luck.
Earlobe piercing has closed up--re-piercing is absolutely possible!
Thank you for asking, as most patients would simply go ahead and do what they wanted, which in this case is perfectly OK. It should be done with a sterile piercing tool to reduce the risk of infection, and you should use a good-quality 14K gold stud to prevent allergic irritation. Keep the pierce site clean with rubbing alcohol. Go ahead and use the same spot if you like its placement!
Web reference: http://www.mpsmn.com/index.html
Treating splint earl lobe and healed piercing
I would remcommend repairing your torn earl lobes first and then considering ear piercing 6 weeks later.
Piercing after earlobe tear
Your earlobes can be repierced safely. The epithelialized tunnel from the old piercing is likely closed.
Re-piercing is ok to do, whether it is for earlobes, nostrils, or belly-button rings. Unused sites will often heal back up, so occasional use will prevent the need for re-piercing.
Ear piercings that have closed can be opened easily
Repiercing of earlobes
Repiercing of earlobes after they have closed should not be a problem. If the original piercing was elongated or torn and then healed, the new piercing should be placed away from the scar if possible.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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