Medical Ear Piercing

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For your baby or child, medical ear piercing with local anesthetic is safe and sterile – it’s just what you’re looking for. When a doctor performs your ear piercing procedure, you know the holes are positioned just right and the risk of infection is as low as possible.

Using medical-grade equipment, Dr. Harmon takes into account the patient’s ear structure and any nickel allergies before administering piercings that are optimized for swift healing.

Why is medical ear piercing the best option? Here’s a quick rundown:

    • Receive topical anesthesia, not available in a non-medical setting.
    • It’s expertly performed by a doctor.
    • It’s completed with a one-time use cartridge, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination.

Age Restrictions to Consider

We recommend ear piercing occur between 3 and 7 months for infants, and 7 years or older for children. Waiting until 3 months ensures babies have had their first set of vaccines. It also allows the ear to grow large enough for accurate earring placement.

We do not recommend ear piercing for children between 7 months and 7 years of age. A child must either be small enough to allow us to completely control movements, or old enough to cooperate during the procedure, sit still, and participate in aftercare.

All eligible patients must be up-to-date on all vaccines.

Get in Touch

Dr. Harmon offers a sterile alternative to patients throughout Salt Lake Valley who aren’t comfortable visiting a mall or jewelry store for ear piercing.

Get the look you want in the safest way possible, from a trustworthy local doctor trained in medical ear piercing technique and wound care. Call our office today or fill out our online contact form to set up your medical ear piercing appointment.

Riverton, Utah

South Valley Primary Care
13348 S. Market Center Dr. #210
Riverton, Utah 84065

(801) 987-7500

Steve Harmon, DO