Each year, we are introduced to a new fad. 2018 is no different. With love blossoming in the air, people are thinking about the next step in their lives: engagement. Getting engaged to the love of your life is one of the happiest days in one's life. Women dream of their true love getting down on one knee and presenting them with a ring. While it can be the greatest moment in two people's lives, it can quickly turn into a headache when the ring doesn't fit.
Many have opted out of having an engagement ring for that reason (and finances), and have opted for a diamond dermal ring.
A diamond dermal ring, known by piercing professionals as a "finger dermal," is basically a sparkly gen that sits on top of the left ring finger. Piercing pros punch a small hole in your finger, removing a small section of skin. Then, they place a metal anchor into your finger. The metal anchor will hold the stone in place. Piercing pros do say that it can be a painful experience, but it's only a few minutes of discomfort. Pros want people to know that the dermal ring piercings are safe and the stones will stay in place for many years to come.
Doctors, however, have a different opinion. Doctors worry about the location of the stone and the high risk for infection.
Joshua Zeichner, a director of cosmetic and clinical research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC had this to say about the piercings:
"My concern with a dermal piercing in the finger is the location. There is constant movement in the fingers, which could displace the piercing. Think about how many times we accidentally bang out hands against the side of the table or doorframe. If you develop an infection or if you have another complication, it could interfere with daily functioning of your finger."
He also stated that there is a risk of an allergic reaction for those who are allergic to nickel.
So, is a diamond dermal piercing worth it? It depends. While it can be a little less expensive than an actual engagement ring, it could still put your health at risk. On the flip side, not everyone will experience complications. Definitely weigh the pros and cons in getting this piercing, and keep in mind your lifestyle. If your lifestyle is very active, you may want to opt out of getting this piercing.
Readers: Would you ever get this diamond dermal piercing? Let me know in the comments below.
source: MSN story
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