Posted on July 6, 2013 - Filed Under Fashion & Style
Microdermals are typically not any more painful than a surface piercing placed in the same area. In other words, a microdermal implant on the nape of your neck may be slightly more uncomfortable than getting your Monroe, but the pain would be about the same as if you were getting a nape surface piercing if that makes sense.
If done by a skilled professional who specializes in microdermal procedures and if aftercare is diligently observed, the estimated rate of rejection is 2%, in comparison to some surface piercings which carry up to an 80% rejection rate. Obviously not all surface piercings carry that rate of rejection, but some do whereas the microdermal counterpart does not.
The biggest cause of rejection with microdermals is trauma to the microdermal area such as trying to change the bead too soon or repeatedly hitting/snagging the exposed jewelry.They usually take about three months for the scar tissue to adhere to the anchor. The holes punched in the anchor allows scar tissue to build completely around the anchor to minimize movement under the surface, which is why they are substantially less prone to rejection and migration.
Microdermals should be considered permanent, although they can be removed. The removal procedure is the reverse of having one put in. A small incision is made with either a large gauge piercing needle or a dermal punch. The bead is removed from the anchor and the anchor is gently massaged free from the scar tissue and removed through the incision.
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On to the questions…
Britt is absolutely right about the pain, it depends on the person, I can say this… surface piercings tend to hurt more then dermal anchors.
The main difference is this, Surface Piercings are a bar shaped like this > I____I where the flat part sits under your skin and on the surface you see 2 balls/disks/gems for every bar, so you will see 2 parts on the surface, dermal anchors is one piece under the skin with a single post exiting the skin so on the surface you only see one ball/disk/gem per base inserted. Surface bars are easier to remove and can be done by you usually, Dermal Anchors when done correctly generally do not reject, and if you want them removed you need to have them removed by your piercer. Any surface piercing or dermal anchor has a chance of rejection, a lot of it has to do with how well you take care of it. Do your research, find a great piercer with experience with the type of piercing you want, even if that means paying more for it.
Of all my piercings, the cartilage hurt the worst and gave me the most problems. I would NEVER get it pierced again.
Cartilage piercings have to go through tissue that is much different and harder. It will be nothing like getting your lobes done.
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