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How to Clean a Microdermabrasion Machine

How to Clean a Microdermabrasion Machine How to Clean a Microdermabrasion Machine How to Clean a Microdermabrasion Machine

Overview

A microdermabrasion machine exfoliates surface skin to remove dead cells and embedded dirt. The styles of machines vary, but most come with an application wand attached to a tube that delivers specialized crystals used to scrub the skin. A vacuum hose that feeds into a disposable collection container removes crystals and exfoliated skin. Cleaning this system between uses is important in order to ward off the spread of disease and infection. Cleaning takes just a few minutes if done correctly.

Step 1

Unplug the machine from the wall outlet.

Step 2

Spray a clean cloth with an antibacterial cleaner and wipe down the base of the machine, covering the entire surface area.

Step 3

Remove the vacuum hose from the unit. Most hoses will unscrew, but the removal method will depend on the model. If need be, refer to the manufacturer's guidelines.

Step 4

Use the cleaning brush to scrub out each end of the hose. If your unit does not have cleaning accessories, use a soft-bristled brush such as a toothbrush. Wipe the outside of the hose with the cloth and antibacterial cleaner. Wipe the rim of the hose with an alcohol wipe.

Step 5

Disconnect the applicator hose and wands. Scrub the end of the hose with a small brush or toothbrush, then wipe down the outside. Use the same method as with the vacuum hose.

Step 6

Replace the wand with a new one if using disposable units. If not, wipe the wand with alcohol wipes.

Step 7

Install new containers, both collection and crystal, then discard the used ones. Containers must be disposable.

Step 8

Wipe the front display and control panel with an alcohol wipe.

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