- Issue Time
- Apr 26,2022
Before you actually start microblading, make sure you know how to properly disinfect and clean your microblading tools. Here are some of the most important questions about how to properly care for your microblade tools.
Maintenance of instruments is one of the most important things in a long-lasting and thriving business, so before you actually start microblading, make sure you know how to properly sterilize and clean your microblading tools. Failure to pay enough attention could result in your instrument becoming infected, which is definitely something you want to avoid.
Check out some of the most important questions on how to properly care for your microblade tools.
Why is this important to you as an artist?
There is a certain risk if artists do not properly sanitize or clean their tools. Not only is there a higher chance of eventually contracting a virus (such as hepatitis or even HIV), but there is also no guarantee for the safety of the customer's life.
Remember, word of mouth is the best advertising, and when it comes to that, you really want to have an impeccable reputation. The state of your salon and the way you keep things can tell you a lot about you as an artist, it can bring in more clients and it can put you out of a job.
What is important to know about the blade portion of a microblade tool?
When it comes to the "blade" part of a microblade tool, the most important thing to know is that it is designed for single use, never twice in any case. All you need to do is dispose of the microblade responsibly in the sharps container. Micro blades are inexpensive, so there is no need to use the same blade twice.
How to clean and disinfect your microblading pen?
Your best bet is to discard the blade and tool completely and use a single-use, but the second-best option is to autoclave a micro-blade pen. In order to properly clean the pen tool, make sure to follow these steps:
Disassemble the pen and wash all parts thoroughly. Use bio-scrub soap, water, and a clean brush. Make sure the brush is firm as it will help you get into the cracks of the microblade pen.
The cleaning solution should consist of 50% bio-scrub and 50% hot water
Cover all parts of the microblade pen into the solution and let it sit for at least 1 hour
After an hour or so, be sure to rinse and dry carefully
Fully immerse them in a neat hospital-grade CIDEX, Perasafe, or Quadex (but make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly)
Let them air dry
UV disinfection can be performed afterward
Finally, store them in an airtight sterile container until the next time they are needed.
Do microblade tools have an expiration date?
Just like all other products, microblade pens and needles have expiration dates. While people may think they can use microblading anytime, the truth is different. Needles have a shelf life of several years, and it is best to use them before that.
However, it is very important to know that the shelf life of the micro blades is not the date the needle ceases to be sterile, but the date the manufacturer cannot guarantee the sterility of the product. This is mainly because packaging can deteriorate over time and even the smallest breakage can compromise sterility. Although the risk of using outdated needles is not very dangerous, it is best to sterilize them.
Never underestimate the power of cleaning. Always do your best to keep all your microblades clean and read as much as you can about microblading. This is where your business starts and keeping everything clean and hygienic is sure to be a success.
The above describes the cleaning and maintenance of the microblade. If you want to order a microblade tool, please contact us.
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