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Dermals: Taking Care of Microdermals


Microdermals are beautiful pieces of jewelry. I’ve gotten dermals done nine times (I still have six) and I love them to pieces but there is not a lot of information circulating about them. How do they stay in? How do you get them? How much do they cost? Can you change them? What if they start to reject? Are they irritated? Getting a new piercing can be confusing but luckily, I’m here to teach you all about them so you don’t have to learn the hard way.

Microdermals are small, decorative pieces of jewelry that can be placed virtually anywhere. It’s best to get them in low impact areas because they never fully “heal” (they don’t develop a fistula likeĀ more traditionalĀ piercings) therefore they can reject at any point, especially if they’re snagged or bumped. Dermals are also semi-permanent because they only have a single entry point and must be removed through small incisions, making them harder to remove in the case of an MRI.

So how does it stay in?

Saint Sabrina’s was my go-to guide when I first began to consider dermals. She describes dermals as a leg and a foot, with the foot being the anchor that stays in your skin. The anchor has holes in it to allow the tissue to grow through it and anchor it down. You can change the jewel after 2 – 3 months by simply unscrewing the top.

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How dermals look

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