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I am not responsible for anything that might happen to your microdermal or your skin if you do what I did. This was a last ditch effort for me in an attempt to save my microdermal. I would suggest talking to your piercer first, always before trying to fix your microdermal piercing on your own.
My poor microdermal has been through hell since I got it done back in February.
After it was healed.
I’ve snagged it on sweatshirts a few times, literally felt the rip as it well, ripped. In fact, I snagged it on that sweatshirt I have on in the picture above the first time. I got it caught on my pillow a few times. Each time, I put a band aid over it for a couple of days and it was fine.
The worst though was when I got hit in the face with a soccer ball. My husband was taking shots at my son so he could practice his goalie work. I wasn’t paying attention and smack, right into my microdermal.
If you look under my dermal there, you can see the lump. I had make up on, but without it, you could totally see the anchor under my skin. It was completely silver/gray.
I went to my piercer, who wasn’t there. The other guy said, I don’t mess with micros. Come back when she is here. I was worried she was going to take it out, so I didn’t go back.
Last night, it was really pushed up and I was worried about it.
I started surfing and searching how to fix your microdermal. All I was finding was how to take care of it and that you need to have it taken out if your body rejects it. My body hadn’t rejected it, I had pretty much ripped all of the tissue out of the anchor holes. That is the whole reason for this post, if I had trouble finding something about going through something similar to what I did, others are going to also.
Finally, after much digging, I found this (the site I found it at is no longer available).
I don’t suggest you doing this because your not a piercer but if your stuck and you have no other option you want to push really hard with your pointer finger in the center of the gem on your anchor pushing it straight down onto your skin. You would do this before you started the 3-4 day round circle band aid rejection reversing trick. get it? hope that helps..
What did I have to lose? I was going to lose my microdermal anyway if something didn’t happen, and it looked horrible even with make up over it.
Went to the mirror and started pushing down. It didn’t hurt at all and I started noticing a difference right away. Kept pushing and pushing and….
this is disgusting, weak stomachs skip down a bit. I think the tissue and pus from injuring it was actually stuck UNDER my anchor and was pushing it up against the skin, because a lot of not completely dry, but not liquid, stuff came out. I just kept pushing until it was lying flat again and I couldn’t see the color of the anchor through my skin.
I put a band aid over it last night so I wouldn’t snag it, but I truly don’t think it needs to heal again, it didn’t hurt at all. It was just disgusting the stuff that came out, the smell. Be forewarned, if you have what I had, it stinks….bad.
It’s almost completely flat under my skin again. I’m going to keep working on it but I’m so relieved. Have to take out your favorite piercing? Please no. I had to find another option. I was desperate enough to have my piercer move it around under my skin if she would.
Turned out, drastic measures weren’t needed.
Have a great day!
Update: It is now July of 2014. Almost 3 years after I wrote this post and my microdermal is still doing great. I want another one so badly. Maybe just maybe I will treat myself to one for my 40th birthday in December. You’re never to old to get pierced right? 🙂
All 3 facial piercings in one shot? That’s almost impossible.
Microdermal, monroe, and nose.