If you have ever thought about a surface piercing and are weary because of the high rejection rate (over 80%), then you might want to consider a microdermal implant also known as a surface anchor. Since microdermals have only a 2% rejection rate, maybe this is just the piercing for you.
How Surface Anchors Work
The holes at the base of the jewelery provide space for tissue growth through the holes, better securing the surface anchor. Yes, your skin will grow through the holes, so surface anchors are permanent.
All microdermals will have a shaft that stick up above the skin. This shaft is where the bead or jewelry head is screwed on. The skin around this shaft usually heals just as though it were a normal piercing.
Microdermal Piercing And Insertion Process
The skin is pinched and the dermal punch is inserted at an angle. The punch is removed and the foot of the jewelery is inserted in the hole. Then with some finesse the piercer will separate the skin as needed with the jewelery and pop the heel of the jewelery into place beneath the skin.
The result is a small post sticking out of the skin in which a bead or other accessories can be screwed in.
Performed by a trained professional this is actually a pretty quick and easy procedure.