"They perform their treatments in a 100% sterile treatment room"
Strict hygiene is key when it comes to a procedure where the skin’s barrier is broken. Even small infections can affect the healing of an enhancement, whilst transmission of diseases can damage the health of both client and technician.
It’s important when choosing where to have your enhancement done that you look at the premises and question the technician on their health and safety practices. No procedure room is ever going to be “100% sterile” – if an operating theater in a hospital cannot claim to be guaranteed sterile, then it is very unlikely that this environment is going to be achieved in a beauty salon or a spa. Sterilisation is a process that eliminates all micro-organisms, including fungi, bacteria, viruses and spores, and whilst single pieces of equipment can be sterilised via pressure boiling over 120 degrees centigrade (such as in an autoclave), it’s very difficult to achieve that across a whole room.
However, there are things that the client can be on the lookout for. The procedure room should have walls and a floor that can be easily wiped down with disinfectant. Carpets, wallpaper and curtains should be removed, seeing as they can harbour bacteria, and be difficult to clean. Treatment couches should be smooth and made of a non-absorbent material, so that they can be easily wiped down. There should always be hand-washing facilities available, and a proper disposal method for hazardous waste.
Most councils will require a premises to be licensed before treatments can be performed, and a health inspector will examine the facility to ensure that it meets safety criteria. You can always ask to see a copy of the licence certificate, which should be displayed on site.