In our clinic, we use an autoclave to sterilize all our equipment. When the equipment is placed inside the autoclave, it is exposed to high-temperature steam, approximately 132 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
The high temperatures cause the internal parts of the microorganisms to essentially die. When the autoclave has finished its course, the equipment is placed in a sealed sterile pouch bag. All items will remain sterile until used again. We also use single-use sterile scalpel blades, which are discarded professionally.
The function of an autoclave is to kill all kinds of bacteria such as viruses and fungi and their spores. By using an Autoclave we are eliminating the risk of spreading infection in our clinic. Our aim is to ensure that clients’ health and safety is our priority and that each client is assessed in a clean and sterile environment.