Monroe Piercing Scars

  • Written By Dan Hunter on November 21, 2020
    Last Updated: November 21, 2020

When getting Monroe piercings, people often hope there would be no scar, and they can rock their new look or opt not to with confidence. However, in reality, there will almost always be a scar when you go through the procedure.

Now, this is a problem. Why? The piercing is in one of the most visible parts of your face, making it hard to miss. 

Luckily for you, in this article, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at this scar and how you might be able to avoid it.


Main Causes

A Monroe piercing is a lip piercing performed usually on the left side of the upper lip. The piercing usually holds a small piece of jewelry specifically designed to resemble Monroe’s beauty spot. Some others refer to it as the Madonna piercing. But, that is often on the right side of the upper lip.

We’ve already established that Monroe piercings are likely to leave a scar. But, what specifically could cause your Monroe piercing to leave a scar behind instead of enhancing your beauty? Let’s see:

1. Working with an Amateur

You need to be careful while piercing your lips because you’ll be going through different layers of cells. A professional piercer knows this and uses the appropriate (and sterilized) equipment. 

However, one who is still new to the craft is likely to make mistakes. For example, an amateur will likely pierce you with an excessively large needle. This will leave a larger-than-usual injury that will likely lead to a more significant scar.

2. Stretching the Injury

You can stretch your injury in any number of ways. But, regardless of how you do it, it always leads to the scope of the piercing getting bigger. Thankfully, your body will heal it. However, because it is bigger than it should be, your body will have to patch things up with scar tissue.

3. Improper Care

When you’re done getting a Monroe piercing, it should take about six to eight weeks to heal. During that period, you’re meant to take proper care of your lips. This means avoiding certain things like kissing, oral sex, poor hygiene, and anything else that exposes your mouth to undue germs or stress. 

If you throw these precautions to the wind, you might get an infection. When that happens, you’re more likely to scar.

Prevention

If you do not have a visibly nasty scar yet, you do not need to pass through hell or high water to prevent its occurrence. You can just observe a few “safety rules.” They are:

  1. Ensure that your piercer is a professional. You absolutely cannot afford to work with an amateur. This is because they are much more likely to make avoidable mistakes that will lead to scarring.
  2. Make sure that you’re using only the right type of jewelry. Your jewelry should be long enough to allow for lip swelling and thin enough to prevent stretching of the wound. A professional piercer would know this. 
  3. Maintain proper hygiene by always cleaning the inner and outer parts of your piercing site. Your piercer will suggest the best cleaning products for you.
  4. Follow the rules your professional piercer gives you. This would include such details as never biting your jewelry or playing with the stud.
  5. Don’t wear your jewelry when taking part in physical games.

Treatment

There are several ways you can treat a scar so that it doesn’t look so bad. Three major things you can do are:

1. Go Natural 

By this, we mean that you should try applying natural remedies. These include tea tree oil, shea butter, and Vitamin A/C/E oil, all of which are known to help scar treatment.

2. See Your Dermatologist

This is in the situation where the natural remedies might be taking a bit too long for your liking. Your dermatologist could provide medically tested creams or medications you can use to treat the scar over time.

3. Explore Other Scar Treatment Options

These could include anything from laser treatment to chemical peels and even surgery. It all depends on what you want. However, if you choose to go through this method, it’s best to do a lot of research and consult a professional beforehand.

In Conclusion

To sum it all up, we’ve established that you can get a Monroe piercing scar if you aren’t careful enough during or after the procedure. However, the good news is that you can just as easily treat the condition or prevent it from being too visible. Safety always comes first when dealing with any type of piercing or scar.