Philtrum piercings

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Philtrum piercings

Type of piercing

The philtrum is the anatomical term for the vertical channel running from your nose to the middle of your upper lip. Philtrum piercings, often also referred to as Medusa piercings, are worn with a labret stud.

Healing: Medusa piercings usually heal well within three to six weeks if carried out properly by a professional and given proper aftercare.

Risks: The nerves of the septum run close to the surface here, so a medusa piercing is slightly more painful than other lip piercings. As your lip is likely to swell a lot after the piercing, the first jewellery should be longer. Once the swelling has gone down, it can obviously be replaced.