Sterilization of cosmetic instruments

There must be no lack of disinfectants in any office. As we mentioned recently, this process should be carried out after each treatment and include both tools and surfaces in the office. Instruments used during cosmetic procedures that come into contact with interrupted tissue should also be sterilized.

Sterilization has an advantage over disinfection and complements it, because in this case, physical factors such as temperature and pressure are also involved and only in this process can 100% of the microorganisms (including their spore-like forms such as spores) be removed. Currently, autoclaves are used to sterilize instruments. Inside the device, disinfected instruments are placed, previously packaged in special disposable sterilisation packages and by means of a special device called an autoclave, air is pumped out. When the unit is switched on, steam at 121 or 134 ˚C starts to operate. These steam temperatures are made possible by a higher pressure of 1. 1 or 2. 1 bar. For the first parameters (121 ˚C and 1. 1 B), the minimum sterilisation time is 15 minutes, but this depends on the degree of contamination of the instruments, their form, etc. Using the parameters 134˚C and 2. 1 B, sterilization should take approx. 5 minutes. Of course, this is the minimum time and usually the tools are sterilized a little longer.

Only by submitting the instruments to thorough disinfection and subsequent sterilization can you be sure that all microorganisms have been removed. Otherwise, the instruments should not be reused. It should also be borne in mind that both disinfection and washing will not replace sterilization, as well as sterilization will not replace disinfection.

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