The Oncoming Storm posted:
Argh. So I have a hypertrophic scar, and Piercer #1 says saline+peroxide twice a day. I tracked down my original piercer, she says that guy is full of it, too much saline will dry the tissue out and it will make more fluid to compensate, more collagen will deposit, more scarring. She recommended Emu oil to moisturise and disinfect it.
I'm kind of in the same boat as you right now. I have some hypertrophic scarring on my tragus, and the advice I've received has been pretty contradictory. Use tea tree oil. No, don't use tea tree oil, use vitamin E oil. Don't use anything, just give it time and it'll go away. I just ended up googling hypertrophic scars for a while, and am now using chamomile tea compresses. So, I'm also interested in hypertrophic scarring advice.
And, to add to nipplechat, I am curious about sensitivity after healing is complete. From what I can tell the general consensus in the thread is that sensitivity increases, but I have also read/been told that sensitivity can decrease. I figure this to mean that, as with most things, experiences vary, but I'm wondering if one is more likely to happen than the other. Is decreased sensitivity a result of not taking care of the piercings properly during healing, or is it just luck of the draw?
I am dumb about piercings.
Best Tasting! fucked around with this message at Feb 13, 2012 around 08:36
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