Q: Just wondering how do you keep in the nose hoops? I always have it falling out, is there like a backing you can put on them or what? I know I’ve ordered some from you in the past with rhinestones on them and they were way too big for my nose but then I had just regular hoops and they twist, and they fall out. -Anonymous
A: There are three options for trying to deal with this issue. You can try a seamless style ring, where you have to twist the ends apart to insert it and then push them back together after. This would minimize the amount of space left open to allow the jewelry to come out. You can try a captive bead or captive charm ring, where the bead or charm closes off the ring and prevents it from coming loose. Lastly, you can try a flat disc hoop (sometimes known as a nose nail), where a flat disc end sits against the inside of your nose. This only allows movement in one direction and can help keep the jewelry in place. Also, you might try making sure that you’re wearing the smallest possible diameter jewelry. The snugger it fits, the less room there is for movement. Hope this helps!
Q: On one of my second ear piercings, I had a sore on it that developed into a keloid. I can still see the hole under it. Do you have any recommendations to remove the keloid? -Natasha
A: First of all, are you sure that it’s a keloid? It can be very easy to mistake an irritation bump for a keloid. Keloids are rare but they are also large and irregular. Irritation bumps are generally smaller and round, although they can get quite big if not dealt with. Sometimes they can be crescent-shaped if they are caused by pressure from an incorrectly angled piercing. First, you should go see a trusted APP piercer to be certain what you’re dealing with. If it’s an irritation bump, they can help you pinpoint the cause and get rid of it. If it’s a keloid, you need to see a dermatologist because they are the only ones that can help you get rid of it. Treatments like silicone sheets, topical steroids, and other topical medications can help deal with keloids in a non-invasive manner. Please do not apply tea tree oil, crushed aspirin, or other home folk remedies to your bump. If it turns out to be an irritation bump, these are certain to make it worse. If the piercer recommends you do any of these, please go see someone else. Best of luck!
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