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A microdermal, dermal anchor or surface anchor as it is sometimes referred to as, is basically a flat plate which sits beneath the skin with a single exit for a barbell post that the wearer can then thread any end piece on, to give it the look they wish. In short, a microdermal is a single point surface piercing.
I use only the highest quality microdermal pieces made in the industry. The basic design element is as follows: The portion of the jewellery which sits beneath the skin has three holes in it, allowing tissue to grow through to anchor the jewelry in place. The shaft of the piece varies in length so each procedure can be specific to the clients needs. I take in to consideration the location and the thickness of the skin and the placement the wearer wishes to have the microdermal procedure performed. All of my microdermal pieces are made of cast titanium and are ALWAYS internally threaded.
Being a newer procedure, piercing professionals have arrived at a few different ways of performing microdermals. Some use a 10g or 12g needle to make the initial hole then using a taper, create a small pocket for the implant piece. Once the hole and pocket are made they then slide the piece under the skin and apply the threaded end to the piece and heal from there.
I use the best method for performing this procedure. Using optimal placement, proper jewelry and aftercare, I have had an unbelievable success rate when it comes to these piercings. I use a method that has been termed “punch and taper” to initially place the hole, then using a taper I create a small pocket in which the implant piece will sit once finished. This method places the base of the piece in a completely even position under the skin at the perfect depth. This ensures that the threaded end sits flush to the skin, which is better than the procedure being performed freehand-method with a needle. I only use disks on the microdermals for initial healing. The disks aid in the healing process and allow room for swelling. Once healed the wearer may use a number of different threaded ends to give the microdermal the look they wish to achieve.
*ALWAYS GO TO AN EXPERIENCED PIERCER THAT CAN SHOW YOU HEALED PHOTOS OF MICRODERMALS THEY’VE DONE!