Medical ear piercing with a physician is the safest way to pierce your child’s ears because it can lower the risk of infections and minimize issues with allergic reactions.
What are the benefits of medical ear piercing?
For decades, pediatricians have been treating infected earlobes in babies and young children because of improper or nonsterile piercing techniques commonly offered by jewelry shops at the mall. Because of this ongoing issue, Dr. Bouallali provides medical ear piercing services at One Pediatrics in a calm and safe environment.
She takes her time explaining every step of the process and counsels you about proper home care and how to prevent infections
How does Dr B. pierce my child’s ears?
Medical ear piercing is done in a sterile environment and we use medical grade 24 karat gold plated earrings with simulated diamonds.
First you will mark your desired earring location then the doctor will disinfect your child’s ears with Povidone Iodine and Alcohol. The next step involves placing the sterile earrings into an ear-piercing instrument. Placing the studs is a quick process and the discomfort is very brief.
When can my child have their ears pierced?
Generally, Dr B. recommends starting from no earlier than 2 months of age, depending on the size of your child's earlobe. In some cases where the earlobe is small or folded, the procedure may need to be repeated to better position the earring and get the best cosmetic result. This will be done at the same visit. Also, because it can be tricky to get a toddler to hold still for the procedure, if you do want to pierce your baby’s ears, it’s usually better to have the procedure done at a younger age.
To book your little one’s ear piercing session, please call the office at (703) 445-3472.
Non-patients of One Pediatrics are welcome to schedule an appointment for this service.