Dermal piercing are appealing. But they can cause severe problems too. Find out the most common issues here.WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS YOU MIGHT FACE AFTER DERMAL PIERCING

Thinking about dermal piercing?

No doubt, it is a prime choice of fashion savvy people these days. But that doesn’t make it the best possible option for you.

Do you know sometimes different problems can occur with this type of piercing? Yes, no matter how carefully you’ve been or how much you have cared for it. Want to know about such issues? Below are listed the common dermal piercing problems:


There can be different signs of infections such as red streaks, thick, and yellowish pus around your piercing. Also, the skin can be too hot to touch. So, if you suspect an infection, you must see a doctor. He might advise for an antibiotic to get over it. And you also need to ramp up your aftercare routine.


Is that “red bump” appearing around fistula? Generally, hypergranulation is a common sign when your jewelry is too tight. In case of dermal piercings, it’s more likely a sign of a moisture or pressure issue. Hence, if your dermal piercing is covered from a long while, allow it to breathe for some time. Similarly, f your dermal is placed somewhere like your hips where the waistband of your pants is regularly pressing against it, then either the pressure of your clothing is causing the issue or you’re sweating too much beneath the waistband of your tight pants. Either way, you need to switch to looser clothing for awhile and let your piercing recover.

Crust formation:

It is common whenever the body is working to heal a wound. Excreting a mostly clear substance called lymph; the wound tends to dry to a whitish crust on external piercings. It is such a common complaint with healing piercings and ‘crusties’ are a natural part of the healing process. So, you don’t need to worry about them. To treat them, simply soak a cotton ball in saline wash, and hold it against your piercing gently. It will help the crusties soften. When the surface becomes soft, you can carefully wipe them away with a clean tissue or cotton swab.

Displaced Dermals:

What if you bump your dermal piercing? Most probably there can be two things:

  • Either your dermal piercing may be pushed slightly below the edge of the fistula
  • Or it might be pulled out slightly.

Whatever the case is, make sure to fix an appointment with your piercer right away. Yes, you might have to treat a displaced dermal piercing from the start. Even if you’re a month into the healing process, there are chances for your dermal to be displaced.


There are two major types of scars which develop around existing and closed dermal piercings, namely, hypertrophic scars and keloids. Though keloids are fairly uncommon, yet people with hypergranulation mistakenly consider think they’ve developed a keloid. Actually, keloid scarring tends to be a genetic issue. If no one in your family has been known to have this skin condition, you are not prone to keloids.

For the hypertrophic scars, these tend to form immediately around the piercing site. Being more likely to be flat-topped, small, and round scars, these stay closer in color to your natural skin tone. If you develop a hypertrophic scar, you can treat it with jojoba oil.

 So, these were the major 5 problems which can arise after dermal piercing. You need to be careful and prevent these from occurring.