What is Dermal Piercing?
Dermal piercings, also known as single-point piercings, are piercings done on flat surfaces of the body.
Dermal piercings are different from normal body piercings because the latter have entry and exit points for the jewelry. Only one end of the jewelry shows on the surface of the body in dermal piercing; the other end is embedded in the dermal layer of the skin. This makes it possible for small beads to appear at the surface of the skin.
Nowadays, dermal piercing is trendy because it can be done on any flat surface of the body, permitting decoration of areas that are difficult to pierce with normal piercings.
Dermal piercing – How is it done
Clean the area, sterilize it and ensure the piercing equipment is cleaned before piercing is done, to reduce possibilities of infection. Common techniques used are:
Using a dermal punch – Dermal punching creates a pouch by doing away with a tissue to create the space for anchor placement, and it is a means of ensuring the piercing is not too deep.
Using a needle – When using a needle, an L-formed pouch is formed; a forceps is used to insert the anchor before jewelry is screwed. The piercer has to have an excellent understanding of skin anatomy and pick the proper size of a needle.
Dermal piercing – How long does it last?
If a dermal piercing is done well, taken care properly during and after healing process, they can last for decades, and you will need a professional to take them away.
However, rejection, trauma, and infection are some of the things that can have an immediate influence on how long dermal piercing will last as soon as you have them.
Dermal piercing – How much does it cost
A lot of people are willing to know the exact cost of dermal piercing. Well, the price varies from one place to another and depends on the type of the studio. On average it usually costs between $70 and $100.
Dermal Piercing Aftercare
After the piercing is done, the pierced area is covered with a dressing or Band-Aid, for up to 3 days.
It takes dermal piercing one to three months to heal. During this time, it is vital to ensure the piercing is not moved around, pulled or by chance removed. The tissues across the piercing can irritate. When drying the body, care must be taken so that the piercing won’t get stuck in clothes or towels. Avoid clothes with holes that can easily catch the piercing.
The best way to clean the piercing is by mixing non-iodized salt in a cup of warm water (salt solution);it can be implemented or sprayed on the piercing two to three times a day. To clean the dermal piercing, a new tissue or paper towel must be utilized. It is because used towels and tissues may gather dirt and bacteria, which in turn, may lead to infection of the piercing.
A person trying to do away with a dermal piercing must get help from a professional piercer; getting rid of it oneself isn’t recommended. Massage the piercing gently to dislodge it from its location. If the piercing is an old one, it could be hard to dispose, because tissues may have grown on the plate area.