Implements and Tools
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How should I disinfect esthetician tools?
To prevent the spread of germs and infections, you should disinfect extraction tools with products like Prevention™ One-step Disinfectant Cleaner and Citrus II® Hospital Germicidal Deodorizing Cleaner to clean and disinfect extractor tools thoroughly. When you complete treatment on a client, clean the tools to lift germs, impurities, and dirt from surfaces. Then, disinfect them to remove disease-causing microorganisms, including bacteria, mycobacteria, and viruses. After thoroughly disinfecting and cleaning your esthetician tools, store them in a UV Sterilizer Cabinet to help destroy a vast spectrum of microbes from your tweezers, scissors, brushes, and combs. This attention to cleanliness will help keep your spa area safe for you and your clients.
Which tools do estheticians use for pimple extractions?
You can easily extract pimples with specialized metal tools called pore or blackhead extractors. Pore extractors like the Extra Fine Extractor are stainless steel instruments with a loop on each end. After thoroughly cleaning and preparing your client’s skin, position the thin angled loop around the clogged pores and press it evenly against the skin. The applied pressure will squeeze out the pore’s contents. For whiteheads, wait until the contents break the skin membrane before gently rolling the wire over the open pores. And press directly over a blackhead with the pore extractor’s flat side.
What are the three most popular types of tweezers?
Slanted, precision, and splinter tweezers are the most popular tweezer types available. For general purposes, a product like the Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer is your best choice, especially for working around the natural curves of your skin. The slanted hand-etched tips set these stainless-steel instruments in perfect alignment. On the other hand, precision tweezers are the best instruments for removing splinters and other objects from your skin, including ingrown hair, thorns, glass, and pebbles. Splinter forceps tweezers are also splinter removers. However, their serrated tips are best for removing acupuncture needles or other tiny spears that are hard to grab onto.
What are precision tweezers used for?
Precision tweezers like the Toolworx® Precision Pointed Tweezer are extractor tools used to extract splinters and embedded objects in the skin. Their long, tapered, pointed tips make extracting simple and pain-free, even when removing tiny, smooth, needle-like objects. But blood and possible contaminants may remain in the exposed pores. Therefore, you must clean and disinfect the treated area and your tweezers. This step will decrease the chances of infection and transfer of bacteria to other clients. Since splinter extractions are very common, precision tweezers are essential implements in esthetician supplies.
What is a lancet used for?
A lancet, or blood lancet, is a tiny medical implement used for pricking into the skin. It has a double-edge blade and a sharp pointed tip like a sterile needle. Although lancets are the primary implement for blood glucose monitoring for diabetic patients, estheticians use lancets to carefully remove the top layer of a pimple to allow easy extraction of the pimple’s contents. This function is why lancets are vital implements in spa essentials. However, some states don’t allow estheticians to remove cysts, milia, abscesses, and boils. But other states allow licensed estheticians with specialized training to use lancets to pierce the skin for acne treatment.
What are the must-have tools for estheticians?
Examples of must-have tools for estheticians are the B&S skin scrubber, Boar Exfoliating Brush, B&S Facial Steamer, Silverfox Diamond Microderm Abrasion Machine, and a 5X Magnifying Lamp With Stand. If you are starting your esthetician career, these essential esthetician supplies encompass all the tools you will need to succeed in the profession. For example, the facial steamer blows a selected ozone variety of warm steam over your client’s skin. It stimulates blood flow, moisturizes the outer skin, softens follicles for pore cleansing, and helps spread other products over the skin.