Surgical Skin Prep

Surgical skin prep is an important step with any piercing or body modification. Before making any cuts or other changes on the skin, it is important to prepare the skin to eliminate any harmful microorganisms. Surgical skin prep is an integral part of any piercing or other body modification procedure and it needs to be followed fully. This is why it is so important to find a reliable professional and a good piercing studio for all your piercings and other body modifications. Reliable professionals take a good care of the entire procedure, including skin prep. While it may seem like a small thing, surgical skin prep is essential for a successful piercing procedure. By preparing the skin properly, the piercing artist eliminates all the microorganisms and dirt from the skin. This makes the skin clean and prevents any of the microorganisms from entering the client’s bloodstream. This prevents infections and other problems that may arise as a result of improperly done piercing procedures.

Surgical skin prep for body modifications often goes one step further than simply cleaning the skin. Depending on the procedure and the body part, it may also include shaving of the area or other things needed for ensuring safety and hygiene. Typically, cleaning of the skin includes pre-cleaning with an anti-microbial cleanser and then cleaning with an antiseptic. However, it is possible to use only one antiseptic to prepare the skin before a piercing procedure.