HYPERGRANULATION TISSUE + HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING
Hypergranulation tissue / hypertrophic scarring is an over development of tissue that can form around your piercing, (often mistaken for a keloid) more commonly around nostril and cartilage piercings (helix, tragus, rook, conch, etc.). They’re typically caused by motion – if you’ve accidentally bumped, tugged on, or had your piercing jewelry caught on something, there is a good chance you may develop this kind of scarring. It is important to be aware that hypergranulation tissue / hypertrophic scars are NOT something to be popped, and that motion (playing, poking, twisting and turning) is the major cause.
GOOD NEWS…HYPERGRANULATION TISSUE / HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING IS EASILY TREATED!
Chamomile Tea Treatment
- STOP PLAYING WITH, MOVING, TWISTING OR TURNING YOUR PIERCING. NOW!
- Go to any grocery or health food store and pick up a pack of Chamomile Tea bags.
- Steep 1 tea bag in boiling water.
- When the boiled water starts to change color, pull out the tea bag and let stand above the cup.
- Let the tea bag cool down to a hot but comfortable temperature (as hot as possible with out burning).
- Place the entire tea bag directly on top of the scar tissue.
- Hold it there for 10 minutes.
- Repeat this entire process 2 to 3 times a day, with a fresh tea bag each time, for as long as recommended by your piercer. It is important to treat your piercing for the entire length of time recommended – some piercings may look fully healed when they are not.
You can also use Tea Tree Oil (100% non-diluted). Put a tiny drop of the oil just on the bump. DO NOT work it through the piercing. For best results do the chamomile tea soaks during the day (morning and afternoon) and the tea tree oil treatment right before bed.
If after the recommended treatment time, the problem still persists, come back to Creation Body Piercing for additional treatment options. DO NOT use Polysporin, Neosporin, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, other any other cleaning products on your piercing without first consulting your piercer.
Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns about your piercings.