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Everything You Need To Know About That Bump On Your Piercing

It’s officially been a week since you revealed your new nose piercing on Instagram. And seven days later, you’re still riding on the high — especially since your phone is still buzzing, signaling new likes and comments. You can’t help but take another peek in the mirror to admire how cute the delicate stud looks in your right nostril. And then, almost instantly, you see something that wasn’t there before: a bump.

What is it? Most likely, it’s one of two things: a keloid or a hypertrophic scar. But before you make like Dr. Pimple Popper and squeeze the fleshy bump into oblivion, know that with the help of a medical professional, patience, and a gentle aftercare routine, you can get rid of it. We asked New York dermatologists Ellen Marmur, MD, and Rachel Nazarian, MD, exactly what these bumps are and how to get rid of them. Their answers, ahead.

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Source: Refinery29 – Everything You Need To Know About That Bump On Your Piercing By, Samantha Sasso

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