Single-point piercings are another name for dermal piercings. This contrasts conventional piercings, where the jewelry is inserted and removed through two holes.
Instead, the piercer will make a single tiny hole in your skin and implant an “anchor” into the dermis. The length of the anchor’s base is usually between 6 and 7 millimeters, which is sufficient for securing the post.
The jewelry is fastened to the post through a screw at its top. It floats on the surface, making your skin look like little pearls.
The distinction between dermal and superficial piercings.
Dermal jewelry may be worn on the epidermis, although dermal is not the same as surface piercings.
A piercing in the skin has two points: one for entry and one for the exit. Anchoring them are barbells in the form of open staples. Put this barbell in subcutaneously. Accessory caps are worn directly on the skin for aesthetic purposes.
The location of a dermal piercing
You can get a dermal piercing pretty much anyplace there’s flat skin.
The following are examples of trendy places:
- The face
- upper back
- lower back
Generally, nowhere is off-limits, but the skin must be thick enough to support the dermal anchor.
The potential dangers of getting this piercing.
Yet, there is a substantial danger of complications with dermal piercings, despite their widespread use and adaptability. You and your piercer should talk about the potential risks involved with getting the following done:
- Infection. Bacteria can penetrate the dermis if the piercing isn’t performed in a sterile location or if proper aftercare isn’t followed.
- Displacement. Lack of sufficient depth during insertion increases the risk of the anchor becoming dislodged within the skin and migrating to a different location on the skin.
- Rejection. When tissues in the dermis swell, pushing out the jewelry, this is known as rejection. It’s not uncommon for the body to reject a foreign object after experiencing anchor displacement.
- Injury to the tissues. The anchor could puncture nearby blood vessels or nerves if put too profoundly.
- Hypergranulation. If the jewelry is excessively snug or the piercing is inflamed in any way, this condition, known as hyper granulation, will manifest as a red lump around the piercing site. Hypergranulation can be brought on by various factors, including covering the skin with makeup or a tight garment, fiddling with the jewelry too often, or not cleaning it properly.
- Scarring. The hole will heal with a tiny scar if you remove the piercing for a rejection or other reasons.
How much time does it take to recover?
The average healing time for a dermal piercing is between one and three months. It could take longer for the piercing to heal if you don’t take the time to complete the things your piercer tells you to do following the procedure.
Some swelling and crusting at the jewelry top are typical for the first two weeks. As time passes, you’ll feel better and better, and these symptoms will fade away.
Unless the piercing is also hot to the touch, oozing yellow or green pus, or showing other signs of infection, they are usually not causing alarm.