This can be done quite easily; the salon will display a certificate of registration. The salon will have been inspected by the local authority for the required standard of hygiene. This is important as this treatment leaves the skin open. Should the required hygiene procedures not be adhered to there is a risk of infection.
Most Therapists use ear-piercing guns that use a stud mounted in a disposable pack. This ensures that the skin will not come into contact with any part of the gun only the disposable casing. This casing is disposed of after every client.
It is recommended that Therapists wear disposable gloves to carry out the treatment and they advise clients to use an after care lotion daily for a number of weeks after the treatment.
The treatment is short and fairly inexpensive. It is the clients responsibility to look after the pierced area after the treatment and the after care advice must be followed to avoid infection.
Any client requesting the treatment under the age of 16 will be required to gain parental or a guardians consent in writing. Once this is given the treatment may commence. There are some salons that have their own policy concerning age and will not pierce ears of anyone under the age of 18.
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