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I have an infected dermal piercing that needs to be removed. Should I go to a doctor for removal or my piercer? If so, what type of doctor?

I have an infected dermal piercing that needs to be removed. Should I go to a doctor for removal or my piercer? If so, what type of doctor?

Piercing: I think you should have the piercing removed by your physician because it is likely that antibiotics will have to be started as well.

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Can a dermal piercing be rejected by the body?

Can a dermal piercing be rejected by the body?

You can and will: Create scar tissue and you can be allergic to the metal of the pierce

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Does the monroe piercing leave an ugly scar?

Does the monroe piercing leave an ugly scar?

Any piercing has the: Potential to leave an ugly scar. Consider keloid scar formation, infection or rejection of metal.

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Would it hurt badly to get a piercing in a scar tissue?

Would it hurt badly to get a piercing in a scar tissue?

Piercing a scar: I advise against any piercings through existing clinically significant scar tissue. Scar tissue is less pliant has poor circulation and poorer healing which could open the door to imperfection or eroding through the piercing. Thanks for your question dan downey M.D. Downey plastic surgery www. Dr-downey. Com.

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I'm wondering what should I use and not use on my dermal piercing?

I'm wondering what should I use and not use on my dermal piercing?

Saline Solution: Clean a new dermal piercing w saline (1/4th tsp non-iodized salt mixed in 1 cup of warm water). Apply with clean gauze or spray 2 to 3 times a day ; wipe w fresh paper towel.

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Diagnosis for inflamed dermal scar, how do I proceed?

Diagnosis for inflamed dermal scar, how do I proceed?

See dermatologist: Wounds heal in several ways. Usually, they heal uneventfully, leaving a firm scar, and maybe some limitation of motion. Sometimes, they become infected or inflamed, and don't heal properly. Make an appointment with a surgeon or a dermatologist to look at your scar and determine exactly what is going on. They will then recommend a treatment regimen.

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What would be a good way to take care of a scar from a piercing?

Time: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon.

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What would be a good way to take care of a rejected piercing scar?

What would be a good way to take care of a rejected piercing scar?

See your doctor: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon.

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What to do if I have surgery with a dermal or micro dermal piercing?

What to do if I have surgery with a dermal or micro dermal piercing?

Is the microdermal: Piercing in the area where the surgery is to be? If yes, then please consult with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure.

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I have a micro-dermal piercing. It's hanging like at the end of the skin. I've tried to tug an pull. But I don't want to risk anything.

I have a micro-dermal piercing. It's hanging like at the end of the skin. I've tried to tug an pull. But I don't want to risk anything.

Removal: There are two ways to remove it. Both can be uncomfortable especially if it has been in place for a long time. If you can't remove it their are instruments that can actually cut it and solve the problem.

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Would dermal piercings interfere with an MRI scan?

Would dermal piercings interfere with an MRI scan?

Yes if...: If you left your piercings in they could produce enough metal artifact to distort the images. There could also be significant heating around any metal piercings. Finally, any piercings which are magnetic could potentially be ripped off your body and cause projectile injuries. Don't try to hide your piercings and enter the scan room!

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What doctor should I see to remove a dermal piercing?

Dermal piercing: Your primary medical provider would likely have the skill set to do this.

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What can happen if you piercing a keloid scar?

More Keloid!: I would not do it - could end up with an even bigger keloid!

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What are dermal piercings made of?

Not sure: Not sure what your asking but usually various metals-gold, steel, nickel, titanium etc.

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What are the pros/cons of dermal piercings?

What are the pros/cons of dermal piercings?

Cosmetic, infection: Dermal piercings satisfy a cosmetic and societal need depending upon the company you keep. The other advantage is that unlike tatoos, they can easily be removed. The cons are infection in the healing period after piercing and long term allergic response to the rings and things placed in the piercing.

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Can you tell me which are the things I need to know when getting a dermal/anti dermal piercing?

Can you tell me which are the things I need to know when getting a dermal/anti dermal piercing?

Dermal Piercing: Clean a new dermal piercing w saline (1/4th tsp non-iodized salt mixed in 1 cup of warm water). Apply with clean gauze or spray 2 to 3 times a day ; wipe w fresh paper towel. Risks w dermal piercings include migration of piercing (shallow piercing), embedding (pulls skin layers together), infection, allergic metal contact dermatitis (especially nickel) or rejection of metal.

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Can nipple piercing hurt more than dermals?

Can nipple piercing hurt more than dermals?

Yes: This article compares body piercing pain by site: http://www. Happynews. Com/living/bodyart/body-piercing-pain. Htm.

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How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

Piercing Scar: You can never completely get rid of all scarring after a piercing but perhaps a physician can help minimize the scarring through advice, injections of medication or minor procedures.

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