Three categories of medical devices and their associated level of disinfection:

Critical: A device that enters typically sterile tissue or comes into contact with bodily fluids such as blood. Sterilization, which is defined as the complete annihilation of all microbial life, should be performed on such devices. Implements such as microblading tools, comedone extractors, surgical implements, and so on.

Semi Critical: a device that comes into contact with mucous membranes that are intact or skin that is not in contact. Electrodes, tweezers, scissors, marking pencils etc.

Non Critical: devices that do not normally come into contact with the patient or only come into contact with undamaged skin. Low-level disinfection should be used to clean these devices. Machines, aesthetic beds, counter tops, mag lights.

  • Use warm, soapy water or an enzymatic implement wash to clean your microblading instrument. Allow to dry completely, then prepare an open garbage can with a clean liner for convenient disposal of spent waste.
  • To lay out, use a sterile tray with a disposable drape on top. If you’re using a chemical sterilant, make sure to read the instructions that came with your tools.
  • Soak the approved instrument in a sealed sterile pouch for the recommended amount of time (typically 20 minutes) until you’re ready. Once finished, rinse and dry your instrument with clean gloves to ensure it is free of chemicals.
  • Once you’re ready, place the tool in a sterile pouch and seal it until you’re ready to microblade. Clean the skin one last time after you’ve measured and designed the brows.
  • If you want to use it again, clean it right away.
  • Never leave your tools and blade tools unclean for more than a few hours because bacteria multiply and therefore must be cleaned again.
  • Replace your gloves and dispose of all drapery at the end of the day.
  • Dispose of your blade in a labelled ‘biohazard’ sharps container which are available at your local pharmacy.