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Medical Ear Piercing in New York, NY

Thinking about having your ears pierced? Does your child want to finally have pierced ears? Skip the mall kiosks; having your ears pierced by a medical professional in a sterile environment can speed healing and reduce complications. Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology is proud to offer quality medical ear piercing in New York City, Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn.

What Is Medical Ear Piercing? 

Medical ear piercing refers to piercing that's performed in a medical office using sterile surgical standards. Unlike piercings performed in jewelry stores and malls which use ear piercing guns, medical ear piercing is performed with single-use cartridges that pierce the ear with sterile, medical-grade equipment—not a device that's merely disinfected.

Medical ear piercing provides a more comfortable, safer piercing experience with a lower risk of complications or allergic reaction.

Medical Ear Piercing in New York, NY

How Much Does Medical Ear Piercing Cost in New York, NY? 

The cost of medical ear piercing will depend on several factors, like the earrings you choose, although it's still an affordable alternative to a jewelry store. To find out your individual cost for ear piercing in our medical office, contact us to schedule a consultation.

What Are the Benefits of Medical Ear Piercing?

Jewelry stores and mall kiosks use a commercial ear piercing kit called a "gun" which automatically pierces the ear and lodges a stud in place once the trigger is pulled. Ear piercing guns pierce the skin through blunt trauma by forcing the dull earring backing into the skin. This can damage the cartilage of your ear and lead to a serious infection, according to the National Environmental Health Association. Even worse, most people who pierce ears with commercial ear piercing guns do not have anything beyond the most basic of training.

A National Institutes of Health study found that 43 percent of people with a pierced ear had an allergic reaction and 35 percent had a complication. Piercings in a medical setting can avoid these risks.

Medical ear piercing offers several advantages:

  • Piercings are performed by trained medical personnel
  • Piercings are performed with medically safe and sterile equipment
  • The piercing is performed in a comfortable medical office
  • The risk of complications and infection is reduced

Piercing guns may be disinfected, but they can't be sterilized. At medical ear piercing clinics, you can rest easy knowing all of the equipment is medically sterile and safe and surgical standards are maintained to eliminate contamination. Single-use disposable cartridges are used by trained medical professionals to pierce and insert the earring posts at the same time. Studs and earrings never contain nickel to reduce the risk of allergic reaction.

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What is a medical piercing?

A medical piercing is a piercing performed by a trained medical professional, typically done in an outpatient office. The medical provider uses a safe, sterile technique. We use gold- plated high grade earring that has less potential for infection or allergic reaction. All the above leads to perfectly placed earrings which can last a lifetime.

What is the most painful ear piercing?

Cartilage piercings tend to be more uncomfortable than those of the lobes, as the tissue is more dense. While piercings aren’t completely painless, we utilize lidocaine to make the experience much more pleasant.

What is the hardest ear piercing to heal?

Piercings on the lobe tend to heal much more quickly than those of the cartilage. If taken care of properly, all piercings can heal within a few weeks without any issues.

How can I make my ear piercing hurt less?

If done in a medical office, topical and/or injectable lidocaine anesthetic solution can make the piercing process much less painful. After the procedure, its important to follow the cleaning and aftercare instructions given to you by your provider in order to avoid pain from potential infection, inflammation or trauma.

Looking for medical ear piercing near me? Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology offers medical ear piercing in New York City and surrounding communities of Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn for patients of all ages. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about what you can expect during the procedure.