Microdermal Implant

Microdermal Implants, or surface anchors, have evolved from various techniques, such as pocketing, dermal anchoring, and transdermal implants. It is a safer procedure that gives the appearance that jewelry is screwed into the skin.

There are two basic procedures for inserting a microdermal implant. 1) A beveled piercing needle is inserted at an angle to provide the entry/exit point. 2) A dermal punch is used to create a hole to insert the jewelry into the correct placement.

The pain will vary per person, but many say that it is no more or less painful than a surface piercing. No anesthetics are used, and no specialized tools are required. All you want to ensure is that you’ve chosen a qualified professional who has experience with surface anchoring.

Microdermal Implant Jewelry
The jewelry used in surface anchoring is similar to transdermal anchors, but smaller. The base is flat with holes that tissues will grow through and around in order to increase stabilization and decrease rejection risks. For the best results, make sure that titanium jewelry is used instead of steel.

You will find that there are different styles of microdermal anchors.

  • One large hole with an longer, oval base.
  • One medium hole and one small hole on the other side of the screw with a oval base.
  • Two small holes on one side and one small hole on the other side of the screw with a oval shaped base.
  • Two small holes on one side and one small hole on the other side of hte screw with a curved base.

You can find different ends to screw into the implant, ranging from flat tops, gems, balls, etc.

Healing Microdermal Implants

You want to make sure to keep the area around the implant clean, dry, and free of irritants. Do no use lotions or sprays near the area, and do not go swimming until the implant is fully healed.

It may take 1 to 3 months before the implant has healed.

Risks

  • Inward Travelling Infection
  • Deep Microdermal Placement
  • Rejection
  • Keloids
  • Hypertrophic Scarring
  • Bruising (temporary usually)
  • Implant Rejection