New this month at Body Jewellery Shop we have everything you need for handling dermal anchors with our brand new Dermal Anchor Kits! These superb kits include all the tools you need to insert and change dermal anchors. All the tools in our dermal anchor kits are professional quality, machined in medical grade surgical steel. Each kit contains eight dermal anchor tools including micro forceps, insertion tools, tapers and bead grabbers. Due to the delicate nature of dermal anchor jewellery, we recommend having a professional piercer change and care for your anchors using this kit.
What are Dermal Anchors?
Dermal anchors are very small implants, also known as micro dermals. In many ways, dermal anchors can be said to be a cross between a piercing and a traditional implant. To the left is a standard dermal anchor. As you can see it has a long foot with a round bead on top. The foot is placed under the skin and only the bead is visible on the skin surface. The bead is threaded and can be unscrewed and replaced with other accessories. Dermal anchors are quite delicate and need a lot of care to heal well. Even after healing they remain delicate, hence our recommendation that you have a professional piercer do any jewellery changes.
Dermal anchors are a great way to combine the look of an implant with the comfort of a piercing. They do require a lot of care and attention during healing but once your anchor is healed why not make the most of it with one of our new dermal anchor attachments? These internally threaded attachments look fantastic when in place and they are a great way to show off your dermal anchor. We have just added sixteen new dermal anchor attachments to the Body jewellery Shop online store, so check out or new range for lots of cool options.
Body piercing threaded accessories are fantastic for customizing your body piercing jewellery within seconds, for a completely new look! Easy to fit, these funky threaded accessories can be threaded onto your body jewellery, including threaded barbells, labret studs, body spirals, bananabells and circular barbells.
A microdermal anchor (also known as a surface anchor,Â or microdermal implant) is a similar procedure to any surface piercing; however, it involves only one single-point incision into the skin creating a â€˜pocketâ€™ for microdermal jewellery. The microdermal anchor is held in place by â€˜hookingâ€™ into the pocket of skin, healing around the foot of the jewellery. The single-point entry of the procedure means that only one end of the jewellery is seen on the surface of the skin, unlike standard piercings that have twoÂ entry holes.Â Microdermals are great for body modifications where only one visible threaded accessory is desired, such asÂ the â€˜third-eyeâ€™Â placement in between the eyebrows. Microdermals are also very popular as an alternative to lip and labret piercings, as they make tooth damage & gum recession a thing of the past!
What are the advantages of a microdermal anchoring? Microdermal anchoring is a very versatile procedure that can be placed almost anywhere on the body, although healing can indeed be difficult on areas of high movement. As imcrodermal anchors allow the skin to move, pull & stretch, this allows the body to heal with less scarring and smaller possibility of the jewellery migrating and rejecting. A great range of placement possibilities have been successfully accomplished with microdermal anchoring, such as the face, fingers, neck, arms, head, hips and back; all of which are much more difficult to heal as standard surface piercings.
How long does a microdermal piercing take to heal?
Healing time varies depending on placement and care. Some people find healing a fairly quick process within 1-3 months, however, some have been known to take 6-12 months. It is important to note that even after this time, a regular cleaning routine is still important. Careful aftercare instructions will be provided to you when your piercer has done the procedure, depending on how the piercer feels is best for you to look after your new modification!
Microdermal anchors are considered a permanent piercing; once healed, they can only be removed by making an incision into the healed flesh to allow the microdermal anchor to be removed. For this reason, it is important to carefully consider the placement of the jewellery when deciding to have the procedure.