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Adele Bowden 

Dip HE, BSc, MSc Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner Medical Aesthetics Clinic 

Ear piercing information 

Caflon consent & aftercare 

Aesthetics by Adele uses a Calfon gun to pierce ears. Adele is qualified to pierce the love and cartilage of the ear. If the patient is under the current care of a doctor for any ongoing condition they should seek permission to have the procedure. Conditions include but are not excessive to Diabetes, Epilepsy, Hepatitis, HIV, Haemophilia or Dizziness and the use of any blood thinning medication.

The patient must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the procedure. 

The patient must understand that the After Care Procedure varies depending on whether the piercing is of the ear lobe or the ear cartilage and I have noted the differences.  The possibility of infection may exist due to improper hygiene, metal sensitivity or other causes, however the most common is due to a failure to follow carefully the recommended After Care Procedure. 

Ear piercing in the cartilage may carry a greater risk of redness, swelling and infection due to the nature of piercing this area of the ear and/or improper hygiene/after care, which may result in permanent damage to the pierced cartilage area of the ear and I knowingly accept this risk. Exposure of the newly pierced ear to certain environments such as swimming and participation in athletic events (exercising) may increase the likelihood of infection. If under the age of  16 years of age consent must be given by a parent or legal guardian of such minor. 


* Wash hands thoroughly before touching studs or ear. * Cleanse front and back of the ear 2 times a day with CAFLON Natural Solution without removing studs. Then rotate studs 2 or 3 times, 180° left and 180° right, i.e a half turn only, thus avoiding hair wrapping around the post at the back of the lobe. In between cleansing, the ear should be kept DRY. Keep hair spray, soap, shampoo and other preparations away from the ear. After shampooing, the ear should be rinsed with clear water and then cleansed with CAFLON Natural Solution as described above. DO NOT Remove studs or handle your ears and/or studs unnecessarily. * Push the butterfly along the post towards the ear - the butterfly must always be positioned at the tip of the post. Feel the position each time you clean the ear it must feel smooth. This ensures that the earring remains LOOSE during the healing period. This is essential as tight may lead to inflammation. DO Leave studs in the ears for 6 weeks continuously (12 weeks for cartilage). * After 6 week (12 weeks for cartilage), the stud can be removed and other post-type earrings may be worn continuously. Use only post-style earrings continuously for the first 6 months from piercing. The post should be surgical stainless steel or other hypo-allergenic material. Minor pain/redness may occur immediately - this is normal. This will settle within 48 hours provided proper after-care is carried out. If undue pain/swelling/redness occurs at any time, seek medical advice before removing the ear-piercing stud.


Due to the nature of ear cartilage, extra care should be observed during the healing period. Minor painredness may occur immediately - this is normal. This will settle within 48 hours provided proper after-care is carried out.