Do Electrologists Follow Appropriate Infection Control Precautions?

The American Electrology Association (AEA) with the assistance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) developed national Infection Control Standards which include sterilization of all electrology instruments. I use pre-sterilized disposable probes for every treatment and sterilize all instruments using Dry Heat sterilization. If you are currently receiving electrolysis, be sure to verify the operator is using a method of sterilization approved by the department of Health. Universal precautions also dictate strict hand-washing and use of a fresh pair of disposable gloves for each patient.