Though ear piercing has been carried out in boutiques and even department stores for decades, research suggests that the traditional methods of ear piercing may cause significant injuries. As a result, more and more parents and caregivers have begun consulting with their pediatric dermatologists prior to ear piercing, and some dermatologists will even provide the services themselves in their offices.
Ear piercing always comes with a slight risk of infection but opting to have the procedure carried out by a dermatologist significantly reduces this risk. The dermatologist performs the piercing in a sterile environment and provides a wide range of tips on caring for recently-pierced ears. You may also choose to schedule follow-up appointments with a dermatologist at Premier Dermatology, who can catch the signs of infection early on.
Contact us at Premier Dermatology to schedule your child’s appointment for ear piercing.