Microdermal implants are a form of body modification which gives the aesthetic appearance of a transdermal implant, without the complications of the much more complicated surgery associated with transdermal implants. Implants can be placed practically anywhere on the surface of the skin on the body, but are different from conventional piercings in that they are composed of two components: an anchor, which is implanted underneath the skin, with a step protruding from (or flush with) the surface of the surrounding skin, and the interchangeable jewellery, which is screwed into the threaded hole in the step of the anchor. Implants are a more desirable alternative to surface piercings, as they provide less scarring when removed. They are semi permanent and Davin specializes in their removal with limited to no scarring. There is an estimated 2% rejection rate. Implants should be left alone and covered for the first 1–6 months as they are susceptible to outside damage (tugging, pulling and catching, which move the implant closer to the surface of the skin).