I recently spend a weekend in Maine visiting family and while out during the day with my brother and sister I decided I wanted to (finally!) get a second ear lobe piercing. Then when I got to the piercing salon I figured I might as well get a third hole while I was at it. The earring selection included a variety of surgical steel studs and I chose two that I though would be subtle enough to wear for a few weeks while my piercings healed. The piercing process was easy, quick, and surprisingly not too painful.
However, after two weeks my piercings were still not healing. During the day I could feel the pressure from the swelling and at night they were too painful to sleep on my side. I decided to switch out the surgical steel earrings for the starter earrings. The starter earrings are 100% pure medical grade titanium. They are manufactured in the US by Patterson Precision, a dental implant manufacturer. They are held to the same material and quality standards as their medical implants.
Within hours of switching to the starter earrings I could feel the pressure go down. The pain continued to decrease over the next 48 hours and by the third night was completely gone. I did not experience any more bleeding or discharge from piercings after switching to the titanium studs.
These are truly healing studs and I am amazed by the difference in my body's reaction to them compared to other materials. I hope that everyone will start to choose biocompatible materials and treat their piercings with the same care as they would a medical implant.