Microdermals, what it is, not everyone knows. Worse, not everyone understands that this is a term from the beauty industry that describes decorative items that can beautify the human body. To put it simply and clearly, this is a type of piercing, and in recent years it has become increasingly popular.
Microdermals – what is it?
From the name alone, it is difficult to understand what microdermals are. The only obvious fact is something small – microscopic. What are microdermals really? This is a piercing that is partially implanted under the skin. It sounds a little scary, but in fact it looks quite attractive and original. The decoration consists of two parts. The so-called anchor is inserted under the skin. In this case, the threaded pin remains on the surface. Various decorative elements are wound onto this part of the piercing.
What does microdermal look like?
Without decor, microdermal on the face or any other part of the body looks like a miniature rod with an even more miniature carving. Unlike the traditional “boring” piercing, this modern piece of jewelry has several advantages:
- You can put microdermal, a photo with which will surprise everyone in the future, on almost any part of the body – even on the one that is subject to deformation.
- After the procedure, the installation site heals quickly.
- It is very easy to change the nozzles on the rod. Many people who have learned what microdermals are, claim that they can change the wrapping even more quickly than changing the earrings.
Decorative elements screwed onto the rod are different. Any cheat on microdermal is good in its own way, but as practice shows, the most popular include the following:
- with diamonds;
- pendants and others.
How are microdermals made?
Titanium is considered to be the ideal material for the production of such jewelry. This metal is durable, has a high resistance to external influences. Among other things, it does not react with blood or lymph particles, never releases toxins and is considered hypoallergenic. Titanium is compatible with different tissues, so the risks of rejection are minimal.
How is microdermal done on different parts of the body? There is a consultation before the procedure. The specialist helps to choose the optimal location for the decoration. Such an unusual piercing is recommended to be done on such parts of the body that are not in contact with each other and minimally with clothing. Thanks to this, it will be possible to prevent a large number of injuries, and the skin in such areas, as a rule, heals much faster.
Here is where it is preferable to install microdermals:
- on the neck just below the back of the head;
- in the recess between the collarbones;
- on the face (cheeks, forehead, near the ears, on the neck);
- on hands;
- on fingers;
- on the stomach;
- in the cheekbones.
Microdermals – contraindications
It is not enough to know what titanium microdermals are, it is also important to understand who is allowed to install them and who is not. Any procedure has contraindications. Subcutaneous piercing could not be an exception. Since the earrings have a shifted center of gravity, they are not recommended to be placed close to each other. More serious contraindications include:
- infections (ARI, influenza);
- hepatitis B and C;
- blood diseases;
- blood clotting problems.
It is very dangerous to make punctures in those places where moles are located (of whatever size and color). Do not set jewelry close to the bone. Among other things, the person who decides on the procedure should understand that after the complete extraction of the microdermal (and everyone will want to remove it sooner or later), a trace may remain at the puncture site – a small scar or scar.
Installation of microdermal
Almost all types of piercings can be done at home, but not this one. Sterile instruments and skills in this case will not be enough. Microdermal piercing should be installed by a specialist. Only a professional working in a trusted place will be able to choose the most suitable earring, make the cut of the right size and guarantee the safety of the procedure.
The anchor installation process is as follows:
- Jewelry and tools are disinfected.
- The puncture site is degreased with alcohol or with an antiseptic.
- A small hole is made in the skin with a special needle or a round scalpel.
- Anchor-shaped incisions are made in the subcutaneous layer of the epidermis.
- The plate is inserted into the incision. And you need to hit the first time, so that later you do not have to move the metal over an open wound.
How is microdermal attached?
Metal “anchor” over time should grow into the skin. Decorative elements are wound onto the rod. In the first few weeks after the procedure, it is not worth changing the wrapping, so as not to disturb the tissues and allow the plate to take root. In addition, it is recommended to seal the microdermal on the pope or other part of the body for this period with a plaster so that dust and dirt do not get into a fresh wound. After healing, it will be possible to change the decor as often as the owner of beauty wants.
Does it hurt to put microdermals?
This question worries even the most inveterate mods – microdermal, does it hurt. As a rule, the piercing is installed “alive”, without painkillers. How the procedure will be transferred depends on various factors:
- places of implantation of a decorative element;
- skills and experience of the master;
- client’s pain threshold.
Simply put, it is impossible to determine unequivocally whether it is painful to put microdermal. Everyone experiences the procedure, which, by the way, lasts no longer than 5 minutes, individually. If the discomfort is so strong that it is impossible to endure, the master can use a local anesthetic, but this is not recommended so that the medicine does not get into the resulting subcutaneous pocket and the healing process does not drag on.
How to remove microdermal?
It is recommended to do this with a specialist. Moreover, it is desirable from the same one who was engaged in the installation of decorations. A tiny hole will remain at the site of the piercing. If the removal is successful, the hole will heal quickly and there will be no trace left. Independent attempts (in other words, attempts by a non-professional) of removal can cause scarring and scars. It is important to remember this before removing microdermal at home.
Microdermal – consequences
If the piercing is done in a proven place, after consultation, by a master with the appropriate skills, whose knowledge is confirmed by certificates, you should not worry about the consequences. In this case, the microdermal jewelry will be worn easily, without problems. Still, sometimes troubles happen and it can manifest itself like this:
- Infection. Pathogenic microorganisms can get into the wound both during a puncture and later due to improper care.
- Rejection of decoration. The body refuses to accept accessories from inappropriate materials. You can understand this by the wound that does not heal for a long time and the reeling of the anchor.
- Scar. If an inexperienced person makes a puncture, a scar may appear even at the stage of microdermal installation.
Which is better – skindivers or microdermals?
They look similar, but they are different types of jewelry, each with their own benefits. You need to choose what to do – microdermal on the collarbone or skindiver – with the master, while understanding that the latter:
- less traumatic;
- can be placed on any part of the body;
- heal very quickly;
- extremely rarely rejected;
- more easy to install.