Not so fast. Nasal piercings are delicate and can close quickly if they‘re not completely healed when you remove the original jewelry. Changing a nostril or septum ring too soon also can cause infection, swelling, bleeding and redness at the piercing site.
Likewise, can I change my septum jewelry after 2 weeks?
When can you change your septum piercing? Septum piercings will probably take around 6 months to 1 year to get properly healed. But for a change, you can replace the piercing jewelry after a few weeks which can help you to heal your nostrils quickly.
Similarly one may ask, how long after a septum piercing can you flip it up?
Can I flip my septum on the first day?
Although it’s okay to flip the jewelry up or down occasionally, you should avoid doing this as much as possible. You may want to just leave the jewelry flipped up for most of the healing period if you are concerned about it being seen. …
While the most tender and painful part of healing should be over in around 1-3 weeks, septum piercings take around 6 to 8 months to completely heal, and you can change the jewellery in 6 to 8 weeks providing it’s well-healed.
A well healed septum nose piercing will loosen-up enough that it will be easy to switch jewelry. Obviously it’s very individual, and changes from one person to another, but septum piercing healing time would normally take 6-8 weeks, and up to 6 months for a full healing.
Keep up a cleaning routine for at least a month.
While septum piercings take six to eight months to fully heal, you only need to follow a strict cleaning regimen for about a month. During this time, do a sea salt soak three times per day.
Can you sleep with your septum flipped up? Yes! That’s one of the best things about this piercing- it can be flipped up while healing. … Remember to always wash your hands and piercing well before and after flipping it up, and don’t sleep with it flipped (unless you are wearing a retainer).
No, you should try to avoid touching it as much as possible until it heals. Moving it around can tear the fistula and make the piercing take longer to heal and can possibly lead to an infection.
Nose piercing pain level
A septum piercing (the tissue between your nostrils) can hurt a lot for a short time but heals quickly because the septum is so thin. And if you have a deviated septum or similar condition, this kind of piercing can hurt even more because your septum nerves can be overactive .
Septum piercings have the same risks as most piercings, but some are more serious than others. Septums are not as likely to get infected as most piercings as there is plenty of mucous membranes (yuck) to fight off infections in your nose. Really the only risk is if putting in low-quality jewellery.
Healing. A septum piercing is going to take between two to three months to heal. Right after it is pierced there might be a few days of swelling, where it will feel uncomfortable. After a few days this piercing shouldn’t hurt unless accidentally moved or bumped.