Blood Diamond Results
edited April 2016 in Coatings, transdermals, other implants
Can those of you who received a Blood Diamond at GF give me some feedback? So far everyone I've spoken to reports great healing and no reactivity/propensity for rejection. Anyone having a different experience?
It is a cleaverly naming for a coated m31 in diamond. (Blood from implanting, diamond coating).
I may suggest a different name for this because of the term blood diamond being such a negative (popular opinion) name.
Personally I don't care but mainstream might.
The good news is that it had nothing to do with the coating. The coating as near as I can tell has held up just fine. My problem was both in positioning and placement. The magnet is either too close to the skin or in a too prominent position on my pinky. Or both. Either way ever couple weeks or so it swells and gets incredibly sensitive due to grazing or bumping something. So it will have to be removed. I hope it's stayed in long enough for reasonable data about the coating to be collected. I'm either going to take it out myself if the swelling doesn't go down soon or have cassox do it the next time I'm in his area.
The reason I wouldn't add parylene here is its too complicated a solution. These were magnets first coated in titanium and then coated diamond. That alone is overkill. There are other viable solutions. They may lack the finesse but function is all that matters.
Likely cause a metal to gather bacteria and such more than it otherwise would? (I'm thinking mostly in the case of transdermals as I think a black color would look nicer than a shiny silver color a polished metal would likely have. Noting that the method could be applied to nearly any metal, not just gold.)
Think a similar process could be used to smooth a metal to the point where (assuming it's not itself rejected by the body) any sort of metal could become safer to implant uncoated?