How to provide a safe service
Sterilise the equipment
- Sterilise all instruments in accordance with the sterilisation recommendations.
- All needles and blades, including clinical grade derma rollers above 0.5mm, must be sterile and single-use disposable.
You must have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide electrolysis, red vein treatment and derma rolling/stamping:
- National Certificate (or international equivalent) in:
- electrology for electrolysis
- electrology and commercial industry experience of 12 months or more for red vein treatment
- beautician and commercial industry experience of 12 months or more for derma rolling/stamping
- commercial industry experience of five consecutive years or more, and evidence of professional development in the commercial service
- evidence of training with an electrolysis, red vein treatment or derma rolling/stamping training provider, and commercial industry experience of 12 months or more.
Store equipment safely and securely
- You can reuse derma rollers/stamps of 0.5mm and below on the same customer if you store them in a way that prevents contamination from any other item.
- Ensure customers of re-usable derma rollers/stamps sign a disclaimer that the derma roller/stamp is only to be used on the same customer.
- Dispose of all re-used derma rollers/stamps within six months of opening.
Use protective face and eyewear
Wear protective eyewear and a mask when undertaking derma rolling/stamping.
Use of creams and lotions
Apply creams and lotions with single-use disposable applicators before and after derma rolling/stamping.
Keep records of maintenance and calibration of electrolysis equipment for two years.
Make records available for inspection, on request.
Get a medical consent
All operators must get written medical consent to undertake electrolysis or red vein treatment:
- for the removal of hair from moles or the inside of ears or nostrils; and
- on any customer who uses a hearing aid, or who has metal plates or pacemakers inserted in their body.
Best practice: some additional recommendations
After electrolysis the treated area should not be touched.
Your customer should apply after care product for three to five days after the service to accelerate healing.
The New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists recommends that single-use disposable paper towels should be suitably placed to catch any drops of blood serum from derma rolling/stamping.