A medusa piercing is a lip piercing placed in the philtrum - the vertical groove in the centre of the top lip. Medusa piercings are also known as philtrum piercings. Careful placement is very important, as a non-symmetrical medusa placement will noticeably affect the symmetry of the face.
Labret piercings are usually worn in medusa piercings. Most people choose a small threaded ball that fits neatly into the philtrum. There is a risk of tooth and gum damage due to jewellery rubbing against teeth and gums. This damage can be permanent so it is vital that you consult a professional piercer in the event of any change to the area. This damage can be avoided by wearing a soft Bioplast labret stud. The outside of the piercing should be cleaned daily with saline solution. Rinse with suitable mouthwash twice daily and after eating. Avoid alcohol and smoking until fully healed.
Medusa Piercing Healing Time: 4 to 12 weeks