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Dermal piercing can be defined as piercings that are put into the flat surface of the human body. The way these differ from the other piercings is that the jewelry has an entry point and an exit point, but in dermal piercing has just one end that can be seen on the surface of the skin. The second end is studded into the dermal layer of the skin. You will look as if you have beads forming on top of your skin with such piercings. This variant of piercing has gained a lot of popularity since it can be placed on most flat surfaces of the body and this makes it great for those areas which are harder to pierce. Plus you can make designs by putting together many dermal piercings in the pattern that you like, for example a dermal ring. The varieties of dermal piercing:

  • On the ear
  • Around the area near the eyes
  • On the fingers
  • On the lower back
  • On the neck
  • On the face
  • On the wrist

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The process of dermal piercing:
You can get a dermal piercing done using two methods; one using a needle and other one using a dermal punch Dermal piercing using needles: In this type the process of piercing is pretty much like normal piercings. The difference is that while using the needle in dermal piercing, a pouch that is L shaped is created instead of just a hole. The place that is to be pierced is prepared by utilizing a surgical scrub to make it clean and then the pouch is created on the surface of the skin. This pouch will hold the base and anchors of the piercing, which are put in very carefully using forceps. The jewelry is then affixed to the plate The dermal piercing process is more painstaking than that of the normal piercing and needs expertise and care. The needles used are similar to medical use and they are of different sizes. The right one is picked based on the size, location and the skin structure of the person getting pierced. Dermal piercing using the punch: The process is quite similar to the one using needles but the differences comes in the making of the pouch. With needles a pouch is created by separating the skin, in the punch method the tissues are removed to create the pouch and the base place, anchors and jewelry follow. This process is supposed to be the less painful though it has been banned in some places The care needed after dermal piercing:

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  • Once the process is complete, a clean dressing is placed for about 3 – 5 hours. A bandage may also be placed for a few days to help the healing process
  • This may take about 3months to heal and you need to be cautious is handling the area that has been pierced.
  • Clean with salt solutions and use clean paper towels to pat the area dry
  • To remove the dermal piercing seek the help of an expert

The risks involved in dermal piercing:

Tissue damage: This could happen when things are not done properly. The piercing could also move when the embedding is not proper

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Bacterial infection: This could be due to improper cleaning of the equipment or not maintaining hygiene post the procedure.

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Rejection: Sometimes the body’s immune system could reject the piercing. It becomes imperative to use only registered types of titanium

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In case you feel there are any problems, it is advisable to consult a doctor with no further delay. Some more examples of Dermal Piercing:

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