Dermal piercings are becoming a fashionable trend. They no longer a radical piercing, but becoming more main stream. But honestly how much do you really know about dermal piercings? Here is everything you need to know about dermal piercings.
What is a dermal piercing?
Normal piercings have a double whole for the ring or stud to go through. Dermal piercings have no exit; they are anchored into the skin. Dermal piercings make it possible to pierce flat planes of skin that are difficult to get jewelry in. This may sound a little extreme, but it’s not that much more dramatic than sticking a needle through your earlobe. Dermal piercings are also known as micro dermal piercings or single point piercing.
How a dermal piercing stays in?
When you see dermal piercings it always a little mysterious how they actually stay in. Dermal piercings are held in place by an anchor. The piercer takes a dermal punch and removes a small portion of skin, making a small hole to place the anchor that has feet or is rounded in order to keep it in place. Sometimes the piercer will use a needle instead of a dermal punch, which instead of removing a bit of skin, separates it in order to fit the anchor of the dermal. The needle is said to be more painful, just FYI. The top of the jewelry is then screwed on top and the healing process begins!
Where can you get a dermal piercing?
Honestly, the sky is the limit when it comes to dermal piercings. Popular places to get them are collar bone, hip bone, beside the cheek, fingers, and behind the ear. Although the process sounds invasive, it can make some pretty great piercings. Dermal piercings can be beautiful and clean looking because you don’t see the base of it.
Risks of dermal piercings
Although dermal piercings can be very cool, there is risk that comes with them. Because the base is inserted into the skin, there is a risk of migration of the base of the dermal. This means they can move to places that you would rather they not go.
Dermal piercings are also prone to infection, usually because of location. You have to treat your new dermal piercing very carefully and follow a strict cleaning routine so you don’t wind up with infection or scarring. This will help you piercing look new and pretty.
What to consider before getting a dermal piercing
Depending on where you are thinking of getting your dermal piercing, there are a lot of things to consider. Although dermal piercings are being more and more main stream, they are still considered a more radical piercing. So depending on your job and lifestyle, make sure that your dermal piercing will fit into your surroundings. I am all about living your life and being who you want to be, but if its a career on the line, maybe get a dermal piercing on your hip rather than your face, you know?
If you have sensitive skin, dermal piercings might be more difficult for you. Although you should always make sure the metal your piercers use is top of the line, have metal inserted into you might be an issue. You might run the risk of rejection from your body, which means your body will try to push the dermal anchor out.
Healing time for dermal piercings might take longer than your average piercing because it is more invasive piercing. Make sure you have to the time to really take care of your piercing so it has the chance to heal the best it can and be as beautiful as you are.