Below you will see the two different methods to piercing dermals:
1.) needle method 3.) punch method. I only offer the needle method, if you would like to inquire as to why please feel free to email me and I will gladly explain the benefits to this method!
In pictures 2 you can see how the dermal sits under the skin and the tissue heals around it. Picture 4 is an example of how you could change the tops once the piercing is healed.
The aftercare for Dermals is very minimal, all you have to do is make sure to rinse it every day (soak it in running water for 2 - 5 mins each day) and that's it! Because they don't have two openings like most piercings you don't get the movement of bacteria into the piercing! It is very important to bandage your dermals for at least the first 6 months! Always when you are sleeping and anytime you might be worried about something that could catch on the dermal (ie working out, playing with kids ect.) You may experience some bruising from the piercing (it's almost a given for any in the face area) but aside from that they look healed the next day!
Most people are under the belief that if you ever want to remove the dermal you have to get it cut out; this is completely UNTRUE! All you have to do is come see me and I can take it out for you. If it's been in for a long time I may need to lance it out with a needle but there is no cutting required, and it generally is less painful then the piercing it's self!
The fact that they just sit under the skin gives them a much higher success rate then surface piercings and you can put them more places! With all of the benefits to dermal anchors I don't see why anyone would want anything else!! It is very important to pick the correct spot for YOU when picking a dermal. Think of everything in your day to day life that comes in contact with that area, if it is a "high traffic area" then it's best to choose a different placement. If you have any questions about placement ask Tee!