Caring for a microdermal is similar to aftercare for an initial piercing, for optimum results we suggest saltwater soaks


Mild sea salt water soaks are strongly recommended at least once a day to accelerate healing and increase your comfort. This may also help to reduce irritation in the area. Dissolve 1/4 of a teaspoon of sea salt into one cup of warm to hot water in a disposable clean cup.

Distilled water is optimal. A stronger solution is not better as you can burn your piercing with too much salt. Hold it over the area and soak directly for a few minutes. For certain placements it is easier to use a clean cotton ball or gauze pad soaked in the salt water and applied to the pierced area.

Follow with a clean water rinse or splash then pat dry with paper products.

Salt water soaks help to stimulate the blood circulation which facilitates healing. You can do a brief salt water soak before your daily cleaning(s) as well as several additional times a day. It is particularly advisable to soak before you do anything active, as it will prevent crust from being pulled inside the piercing as you move around. Salt water is the only additional product (other than the cleanser and water) we suggest you use to take care of your piercing.

One soak per day should be at least a few minutes. Additional soaks can be brief (1 minute or so) and will still be effective for soothing the area and removing matter.

A dressing should be put over the piercing and it should be held on quite tight, and should be left on for the first 48-72 hours to stop any deviation of the Microdermal.