I've got the question about Dimple Piercings from our piercing community fb page ==>
i've been thinking lately about cheek (dimple) piercings. I've watched some youtube videos and stuff. I'm aware of the holes it leaves in your face and the permanent dimples. but one girl on youtube said she formed like these hard things where the piercing is and this other girl had a puss bump she said she had to get drained (yuck and ouch). so what i want to know is.....anyone have them? bad experience? good experience? puss bump? hard things? are they common?
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and the answers from friends are below:
|Marcin Barczyński : I'd say these complications are as common as in any other piercing in the general mouth area, or slightly more frequent. Yes, cheek piercings should be considered a special case of mouth piercings, because the penetrate into the oral cavity (which increases infection risk) and at the same time they pierce a different set of structures (the muscle of the cheek is much differnt from the one encircling the lips). The cheek has lesser blood supply as compared to the lips, which means lesser nutrition of the tissues, and in result, slower and more difficult healing. Also, paradoxically, cheek piercings are easier to damage mechanically than lip piercings, because the cheek is a part of the face people usually pay less attention to.|
Also, there is one risk which can be averted only by an experienced and educated piercer. Inside the cheek there is a structure called the parotid duct. It's possible to pierce the duct while performing a cheek piercing, and the results can vary - but it's generally a bad thing.
K-lee Marie Snagglepuss i would say anything hard around or where a piercing is could be a form of scar tissue but any puss you should always go back to the place you got the piercing and seek medical advice.
Mary Buckingham Keyloiding can happen to any piercing and some people are more prone to it than others. That is the build up of scar tissue which causes the hard bumps. The Cheeks have many saliva glands which tend to move around in the mouth and may cause difficultly when healing cheek piercings. It tends to cause scabbing even when you think they are completely healed which can also contribute to more intense scar tissue. If the jewelry of a piercing is taken out to heal while it is pussing or secreteing fluid more than usual, It can trap such fluid inside the skin while the piercing holes close which is where you get the trapped puss. It is never a good Idea to take out a piece of jewelry if you think your piercing is infected. that just traps infection inside without anywhere to release it. Stick it out and keep it clean with your saline until it stops reacting negatively. As far as "Common", Not necessarily, It's all just hit and miss. You never know how a piercing will react with different people and in each location.
Hope this help!
Thank you every one for the answers :)