Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions and answers

At what age can a baby's ears be pierced?

The recommended age is the age that parents feel comfortable with. For me, it’s all about the size of the earlobe. Some countries pierce at birth. The average age of my clients is three months, however I often pierce babies that are a few weeks old. I of course also pierce adults! 😁 If you have any doubts about the size of your baby’s earlobes, you can send me a private photo with your thumb next to it for reference. In conclusion, the younger they are when piercing, the sooner they get used to wearing earrings, and the less likely they are to play with them. 😊

After how long can you change jewelry ?

To ensure full recovery from the piercing, it is recommended to wait a month before changing jewelry. Β 

What is the quality of the jewelry material ?

All jewelry is 14k gold, white or yellow, depending on your choice. They are FDA and HEALTH CANADA approved and are sealed in cartridges individually sterilized by three different companies. A fourth company ensures that the sterilization process meets the highest standards.

Do you pierce with a punch or a needle ?

The device I use is not a spring punch that throws the jewel into the lobe at high speed. It is a device that allows to pierce with precision, very gently, because it is with the pressure of my hand that I make the jewel penetrate the skin.

What are the risks of earlobe infections?

The risk of infection is practically zero since the jewelry is sterilized and made of pure materials. But when changing jewelry, however, there could be a risk of infection due to one of the following factors: the tip of the new jewelry is scratched, the material of the new jewelry is involved, or it may be how you insert the jewelry into the earlobe. If this is the case, YOU MUST NOT REMOVE THE JEWELRY, instead apply an antibiotic cream, such as Polysporin (cream format) to the wound once a day, until complete healing.
Tip: To facilitate the insertion of the new jewel in the earlobe, dip the tip of the jewel in Polysporin cream, or in ointment.

How muche does it cost?

Most jewelries are $ 125 and best sellers are $ 135 (taxes, anesthesia and piercing included in the price). We also have 3 point diamonds in white or yellow gold at $175 all inclusive. A second pair of back up earrings is available at $ 75 taxes included.

What care is needed after piercing ?

Even though there are hardly any side effects and there is no swelling after the piercing, because it is done very gently, here are the steps to follow for maintenance after piercing:

In a cup of boiled water, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Keep in the fridge.
Soak a cotton swab in this water well, then place a good drop in front and another behind the earring, then turn the jewelry on itself. NEVER REMOVE THE JEWELRY TO CLEAN THE EAR!
Repeat cleaning once a day for 7-10 days. Discard the water every 2 days.
Wait at least 6 weeks before changing the earring.
An after-piercing lotion is also available on site for $ 10 taxes included.

Ps: Your child will not have a fever after the piercing.

Is the numbing cream really effective against pain?

The numbing cream I use for the earlobes is the best on the market and has been proven to work for thousands over 23 years! On the other hand, just as some people need 6 punctures at the dentist to freeze, and just as some moms don’t freeze with the epidural, some babies do not freeze with the cream. That’s life. Unfortunately, we can’t control everything and I don’t have a crystal ball to know who is freezing and who is not in advance. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

How to make an appointment?

You can book your appointment on our BabyWow by Sylvie Aylestock reservations page, by clicking here. If there are two of you getting pierced, only one appointment is necessary. A third piercing requires a second appointment.

How to cancel an appointment?

In your emails, find the confirmation of your appointment that you received when you made your reservation, and simply click on the cancellation link at the end of the message.

Can I come accompanied during my appointment?

Unless there are government restrictions, yes absolutely, but mask wearing and social distancing between clients remains essential. Note that we cannot guarantee a seat for all accompanying persons.

Where are you located?

I travel to several cities. By clicking on the word “Event” on my Facebook page, you can see where I will be soon and on what date.

Can i bring my own jewelry?

The device I use is not a punch but a springless tool that optimizes the jewel’s penetration into the earlobe very gently. The jewelry I pierce with is specifically designed for this device. So I cannot use any other jewelry for this purpose. I have what is needed with me at all times for every piercing event.

If you later wish to change the earrings and use your own, it will be best to wait at least 6 weeks to ensure the full recovery of the piercing. 😊

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