Wednesday November 7th, 2007 @ 7:39 PM
Filed under: Piercing
Hey QOD. Just wondering about Dermal Anchors: if a person had to go for an MRI or something like that, they wouldn’t be able to take it out (unless permanent removal was waht you wanted)… would that be okay?
For scenarios like that, or if a person got in an accident and doctor’s didn’t know how to remove the dermal anchor, could this cause problems?
I really want a dermal anchor piercing, but at my last panoramic dental x-ray my nape piercing was going to maybe mess up the x-ray (just visually)… and I don’t want to cause any problems for myself.
What do you think?
You bring up an excellent point. This is the main reason microdermals scare me…people don’t understand how permanent they can be. Ine the case of microdermals, metal subdermals and transdermals (or any piercing that could not be easily removed) can cause problems with not just x-rays and mri’s but with AED’s (shock paddles) that need to be used in a timely manner to effectively save the patients life. I don’t know the severity of the problem first hand, but I do know AED’s cause an arc that travels from one pad to the next with the heart in between. Metal objects in this path can cause the electricity to focus on them.
I have a metal subdermal and 6 transdermals. I went into them thinking of the possible outcomes and accepting of the risk. I fear that people may not take microdermals as seriously because of how much easier they are to get in the body. There’s a piercer south of me who puts them in monroe placement…..not even telling the client it’s any different than a piercing!
Educate yourself, know the risk and then decide if the risk are worth it to you.
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