Steel spiral ear stretcher is made of medical grade surgical steel. These smaller sizes are great to use as starter ear stretcher. Pierced ear body jewellery is very popular and ear stretching is trending big time.
Surgical steel meaning
These spiral ear stretchers are made of surgical steel 316L. This means they are implant-grade surgical stainless steel – it is probably the most common and most widely used metal for body piercings. Surgical Stainless Steels (316L) are used for bone fixation screws, body pins, bone plates, staples, amongst many other applications. We do not play or gamble with your health.
They can be autoclaved if rubbers are removed first. It is suitable for initial piercings although is not recommended to ear stretch on a brand new piercing
If you’re wearing SS 316L jewellery and are having problems with irritation or a new piercing that just won’t heal, it is possible that you have a intolerance of surgical steel and might want to try titanium.
TIPS FOR EAR STRETCHING
It is important to wash your hands with antibacterial soap and hot water before you begin ear stretching. To ensure your ear stretcher is clean before you begin, soak the ear stretcher in studex or alcohol for 5 minutes before inserting. It can be helpful to soak the lobe in hot water prior to stretching to increase circulation and soften and relax the tissue.We recommend that you use a lubricate like a KY Jelly, Savlon or medical gel. It is important to take it slowly and do it yourself as someone else pushing the ear stretcher can not monitor your level of pain and may push too fast and hard and tear the ear.
Once you have reached the desired expansion size, the jewellery should be left for 6 weeks or until completely healed before attempting to further size up.This allows the new skin time to thicken and toughen up before continuing with the enlarging process again