What You Need to Know About Microdermal Piercings
Microdermal piercing, like Monroe piercing, is a procedure that is performed on the skin to allow an anchor piercing and jewelry to be inserted. This piercing is only visible from the surface of the skin, but it is different from a surface piercing because it involves embedding a titanium implant in the microdermal layer of the skin. This implant has several holes to give room for skin growth, hence stabilizing the piercing further. This procedure is performed on any flat skin surface and can be possible in parts of the skin that are less accessible to standard piercing.
There are several types of piercings, but the common ones are: Back dermal piercing, finger dermal piercing, ear dermal piercing, chest dermal piercing, face dermal piercing, ear dermal piercing, and hip dermal piercing. The procedure is usually performed using a dermal punch or needle. A microdermal punch is less painful, so it is commonly used. The process starts by identifying the point of piercing. The area is then sterilized and marked with a surgical marker. The microdermal punch is then used to remove skin tissues. The anchor is then placed below the skin and a piece of jewelry is placed using surgical forceps. The entire procedure takes about an hour.
Microdermal Piercing Myths
There are several myths on this procedure that have been propagated over the years. The following are some of the common myths concerning dermal piercing and the truths behind them.
1. Piercing on certain parts shows someone’s sexual orientation.
Basically, there is no right or wrong part to pierce. You should pierce the area that you are comfortable with or the part that you picture being pierced when you look in the mirror. A piercing can never change your sexual orientation. Celebrities, both male and female, wear all kinds of jewelry. They do not care if what they wear are earrings for men or women.
2. Multiple piercings cause allergies to jewelry.
Any professional piercer is always keen on using and inserting biocompatible materials to your body. Commonly used materials include 14k gold, titanium, implant grade steel and/or niobium, and others. Different people respond differently to these materials. Some people tend to develop skin allergies with cheap or costume jewelry because of the high nickel content. Many chain stores sell plated jewelry, which can create allergic reactions to the body when used; thus, caution should be exercised when buying jewelry.
3. Body jewelry can set off metal detectors.
The recommended professional grade body jewelry is non-magnetic, so it cannot be detected by metal detectors.
4. A lower back piercing can damage your reproductive organs.
Any professional piercer knows the right depth of piercing, so this piercing can’t have an effect to the reproductive system. The recommended depth of a piercing is not deep enough to have any effect on organs, muscles, or bones.
5. If you get a piercing in certain parts of the body, you can end up paralyzed or even die.
A piercing specialist knows the parts of the body which should be avoided at all times. You should go for professional piercers, like those who are working at known piercing shops, who have extensive experience in the area and who know the risky areas for piercing. A professional piercer should also tell you about the health hazards and risks that can be brought by piercing certain parts of the body.
6. Microdermal anchor implantation involves medical procedures and can only be removed by a doctor.
Any experienced professional piercer can insert and remove microdermal anchors with ease and minimum discomfort. The tools for inserting the anchor are used to remove it and the removal process only takes a few minutes.
7. Tongue piercings affect your taste buds.
Taste buds are plentiful and constantly replaced, so a tongue piercing cannot have an effect to the person’s buds or affect the ability to taste. Some people also claim that you cannot drink beer after getting a tongue piercing because it can cause a yeast infection. Drinking can actually lower your immune system, thus slowing down the healing process, but it cannot cause a yeast infection.
Microdermal piercing procedures do not require any special tools and are minimally invasive as compared to other implant procedures. However, it also requires advanced techniques and experience to execute safely. The procedure is not more painful than ordinary surface piercing and can therefore be performed without the use of any anesthetics. Microdermal piercing should be placed in parts that cannot be easily pulled out or snagged.