Altering your natural body in any way a big step and it should be taken after much consideration. Because your body isn’t exactly predictable, you need to think about it and weigh all the options – chances of your body rejecting it or getting infected due to it are too high. In the case of dermal piercing, you need to be aware of the pros and cons as it is permanent – once it’s done, it’s done. So to make the decision more clear for you, some of the questions about dermal piercing have been answered.
What Is Dermal Piercing?
Dermal piercing is also called Microdermal piercing. It is permanent – the perforation is done on the sub-dermal layer of the skin. As a matter of fact, Dermal comes from the word ‘Dermis’, Latin in origin, which means inner skin layer located between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue. Dermal piercing can be done on almost every part of the body because the skin is spread throughout. For such type of piercing could be done on all skin surfaces, it is permanent and could only be removed by a professional.
- Once you have let the piercer know where you want the piercing, he will clean the area with an alcohol agent and shaved, if required.
- Next, the area is marked for the entry and exit of the needle. To avoid infections it is sterilized with 70% alcohol solution. It is inserted into the skin and instantly after getting it out and cleaning the area of blood, foot of the jewelry is inserted. The anchor is inserted only after the tissue has healed and once it has been popped in, it could only be removed through surgical means.
Where Can You Get It?
Skin extends from face to toe which implies that you can get a dermal piercing just about anywhere you want. Commonly, people get it on their ears, nose, hips, navel and even nipples, genitals and tongue.
- On the Neck: Dermal piercing on the nape or back of cervix is common with piercing lovers. Others get it on their collarbone. In both the cases, the area might look red and appear swelled but it is only natural and there’s nothing to be worried about. Protecting it while playing sports and wearing long-necked garments is a pre-requisite.
- On Lower Back: Above the buttocks on the lower back is another loved spot for dermal piercing. Getting it done is one thing but aftercare is completely other; the one who gets piercing there should make it a point to sleep on soft surfaces or it could lead to inflammation or rejection.
- Around The Eye: Under the eye or near it is quite a painful process. If you don’t get it done from a professional, you could get the wound infected or worse.
- On The Ear: If you get a piercing behind the ear, you need to take extra care of the piercing for the next 2-3 months. Most of the people find it difficult to dry their head after taking a shower.
- On The Wrist: Wrist dermal piercing is an attractive option for youngsters these days but it is not very much recommended for wrist is involved in a lot of activities which makes it difficult to heal. It also swells, gets infected or rejected.
Other than these, the face is also perforated by people sometimes. It may look like an easy task but even a tiny little mistake can ruin the facial appearance so caution is advised. Chest and fingers are other common areas for piercing.
How To Care For Dermal Piercing?
Washing it daily is indispensable. You just cannot forget to give a salt water bath to your pierced area or your body will reject it, it will migrate or get infected. It should not be touched with dirty hands and playing with it is strictly forbidden. You should eat well to boost up your immune system and take extra precautions to protect your pierced area.