Septum Piercing Healing

by noseringsadmin on April 16, 2009

Septum Piercing HealingSeptum piercing healing takes about ten weeks. The piercing is done on the septum or the wall separating the nostrils. Also called bull nose piercing, you can enjoy a variety of septum body jewelry after the septum piercing healing is complete.

You can wear tusks, spikes, ball closure rings, curved and circular barbells etc. If you are not allowed to wear septum piercing jewelry at work, you can also wear a septum keeper which is a horseshoe shaped piece of jewelry which can be folded inside the nostrils!

To make sure the septum piercing healing goes well, your piercer must take care to see that it is done through the skin under the middle of your nose. This means you get your piercing between the alar or outer cartridge and the quadrangular cartilage that divides the nostrils. If you feel it you will touch a soft portion here, which is where the piercing will be done.

The first jewelry you will get into your septum piercing is the ball closure ring or a septum keeper. When your septum piercing healing is complete, this hole can be easily expanded to accommodate different types of jewelry. Expect the healing to take about two to three months. Don’t be surprised if the area feels a little sensitive, and don’t even consider changing the jewelry until the septum piercing healing is complete!

Any body piercing is prone to infection and this usually happens when you touch it or can’t leave it alone; a septum piercing is no different. So the first thing to understand is aftercare. The piercing must be kept clean with salt-water soaks as advised by your piercer. Take special care to remove the crust around the piercing every day, otherwise you will find that it collects around the piercing, causing infections and become painful. Worse still, it will slow down the septum piercing healing.

Another thing to remember is to pat your piercing dry after you clean it. Paper tissues are safer than towels. Your piercer might ask you to use a drop or two of pure essential lavender oil to help with the septum piercing healing process on alternate days. If you are wearing a septum keeper, have the ends facing down when you clean it. Naturally, you are not supposed to turn the jewelry during the septum piercing healing as it could delay healing. ;-)

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destiny January 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

hey iv had mine for 2 days now and its not crusting or anything it didnt hurt to flit it up but i keep getting sharp pains in my nose is that bad


noseringsadmin January 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Most likely your cartilage has been touched in a bad spot so that’s what’s causing the pain; you should be fine however when it heals. If it gets worse, of course, you have to go back to your piercer!


allie October 25, 2013 at 4:51 am

I got my Septum on Oct. 9 2013… Its been 3 weeks and its healing alright but i been gettin lately some crustys on both side i tend to do sea salt soaks, how long more is iy gonna take to heal completely. I love how it looks thats the onlu peircing i will have in my face… Plus im a tattoo lover ;)


Sasha March 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Just got my septum pierced about two weeks ago,thankfully enough i havent had any troubles with it. i havent even had any crusties or discharge from it at all. the only thing i am worried about is its healing and still a bit sore and it is a bit white around the holes on each side of the piercing, is that bad and do i need to be worried ?


Maria July 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I pierced my septum with a 12g hollow needle a few days ago and for the first few days I couldn’t decide if I wanted to let it heal up or down and I decided flipped up (i’m wearing a cbr in it) but I don’t know what color the crust is supposed to be as mine is sort of a dark amber color, I’ve been putting neosporin on it for about 4 days but because I wear it flipped up I find it rather hard to clean the crust off of it :(


Megan May 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I just got my septum pierced about 3-4 weeks ago (can’t remember exactly). The first 4 days were extremely painful if my nose was accidentally hit or touched or if I tried to adjust the jewelry. It was around the 3rd day that I went to my local CVS and got a generic Biactin spray and I wouldn’t have made that first 2 weeks without it. Not only did it keep the area disinfected but it loosened the crusties enough to wipe off and not be painful and it also numbed the area temporarily. :) now though, there is barely any pain except for when I push a little on the tip of my nose. There aren’t any more crusties either and I haven’t had to use the spray since that second week. Good luck to anyone wanting a septum piercing or has a newly pierced one! :)


Corey Ward September 14, 2011 at 11:04 am

ok this crusty stuff, what color is it usually because I have some and I thought it was infection if someone would reply it would be greatly apreciated


Kiera June 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I just got my piercing done a week ago and I am only getting a bit of crust and some slight tenderness. So thanks to this I am a little less worried. Sounds like everything is going as it is supposed to =)


dave April 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

ye it wont reject thats bullshit.. too much tissue to destroy for it to do that the body wont allow that. it wont heal tho id say and will migrate loads .. not good


Tom April 17, 2011 at 3:53 am

I had my septum pierced a week ago and had a septum keeper in but it was to tight and has like made a big cut either side the wall separating the nostrils. ive took the keeper out and put a wider one in, will the cuts go away? what should i do?


Liam April 8, 2011 at 2:15 am

Jesse, it is a very bd thing. It will reject if it is a normal sized stud earing.


Jesse March 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Hey umm I made my septum piercing but a made it with a normal earing is that a bad thing? shoud I take it off or can I leve it on?I realy want my piercing or what can I do Please help ;)


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