Planning to get a microdermal piercing done? These single-point piercings are getting popular these days. However, it is advised to first learn about the knowhow of this process in detail. Get started here.
Want piercings to be installed on flat surfaces of your body? So, you are thinking about getting a dermal piercing?
Generally, people confuse dermal piercings with ordinary body piercings. However, the fact is that both are different. While in the latter there are entry and exit points for the jewellery, on the other hand, in dermal piercing, there is only one end as the ornament emerges out from the surface of the skin. Meanwhile the other end is embedded in the dermal layer of the skin. Hence, you can expect it to appear like a small bead on the surface of the skin.
How is dermal piercing done?
When it comes to dermal piercings, you need to know the process is different. In traditional piercing method, the piercing device goes in one side of your flesh and come out from the other. But to place a dermal anchor, a piercer will make use of a dermal punch to remove a small circle of flesh. Later, with help of dermal forceps, a small dermal anchor is inserted into the resulting hole. As far as the anchor is concerned, it may have a footed base or a small, round base. Often round dermal anchors are preferred choice as these are solid.
Is dermal piercing prone to migration and rejection?
Actually, having a dermal anchor with holes in the base, it minimizes the chances of migrating out. But it is important to protect your dermal piercing during the healing process so that it doesn’t get snagged and displaced. Reason being, even if nothing external forces your piercing out, there are still chances that your body may still push it over time.
You need to understand the natural process of your body. It works to eject an object which is inserted below the surface of the skin. Hence, you need to be very careful and do your best to protect your dermal piercing.
What are the pros and cons of dermal piercings?
Like every other form of body art there are some advantage and disadvantages of dermal piercings.
- One of the coolest things about dermal piercings is that they can be placed nearly anywhere.
- Secondly, there are so many choices, including
- Dermal anchor piercings
- A teardrop dermal piercings
- Spiked horn dermal piercings
- Necklace around the base
You can also use them to accent your tattoo with a few sparkly dermal tops.
- The downside to dermal piercings is that these are very prone to migration and rejection.
- These are also painful as other type of piercing.
Well, for migration you need to be very careful, but for pain, you can count on any topical anesthetic cream. Also called as numbing cream, these are highly useful in reducing dermal pain. Dr. Numb is one such cream which comes with 5% lidocaine and is highly effective in reducing pain from the entire process.
Lastly, being a popular type of piercing, it can be placed on almost any flat surface in the body. Hence, it makes a good choice for those who look forward to decorating their body, but aren’t interested in regular piercings.