Micro-Dermal Anchor Healing Aftercare
Aftercare is Very simple. – Only clean the anchor area ONCE A DAY, for the First WEEK, before bed. You are cleaning the anchor area to get outside bacteria off. If you over clean it, it may bleed again and crust up, resulting in slower healing. To ensure that the piercing doesn’t get dirty with bacteria, we recommend that you use: any kind of antibacterial hand soap, cotton balls, and an empty spray bottle filled with distilled water. Wash your Hands with anti bacterial soap and then – Soak the cotton ball with almost hot water, lather it up with a FEW drops of soap and then re-soak the cotton ball to make sure it is very drenched with water. Gently put the cotton ball onto the anchor allowing it to soften up anything that formed (blood/crusties ). Push down lightly and DO NOT MOVE IT FOR ABOUT 2 minutes. Then remove the cotton ball and use the spray bottle to irrigate all the softened matter and soap from the skin. Lightly pat it dry with a clean tissue or paper towel and that’s it! After one week clean as needed the same way.
For the first 5 or 6 days, you may want to cover it with a small bandaid for protection, when sleeping, or in activities which could damage, infect or tear out the piercing. (Anchor)
Dermal anchors can migrate/ reject naturally (Rarely though) or if they are injured, hit, pulled and banged. . This can vary from person to person.
Rejection usually takes a month or more. You will notice rejection starting to occur when the skin around the anchor starts to turn pink, then purple in its later stages. Some anchors can be saved if caught in early stages of rejection. Contact your piercer as soon as possible if you suspect rejection may be occurring.