PowerPeel A3500 User Manual

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Microdermabrasion System
Operator Manual
A3500
OPERATOR MANUAL
UBS Aesthetics
Exclusive National Distributor of
PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion System
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1
GENERAL INFORMATION……………………………………………………………………………..
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
History………………………………………………………………………………….
Introduction.........................................................................................................
System Description……………………………………………………………………
Parts Description………………………………………………………………………
A3500 System…………………………………………………………………………
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SECTION 2
SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................................................................
2.1
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Specifications…………………………………………………………………………
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INSTALLATION .........................................................................................................................
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System Installation Procedure ……………………………………………………..
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OPERATION …………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Operative Procedures ……………………………………………………………….
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TREATMENT ..............................................................................................................................
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Treatment Procedures ………………………………………………………………
Indications …………………………………………………………………………….
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CONTRAINDICATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………….
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Contraindications ……………………………………………………………………
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SAFETY …………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Safety Precautions ………………………………………………………………….
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MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................................
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System Maintenance ……………………………………………………………….
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE ………………………………………………………………………
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Troubleshooting ……………………………………………………………………
Maintenance Tips……………………………………………………………………
Replaceable Parts & Illustrations………………………………………………….
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SECTION 3
3.1
SECTION 4
4.1
SECTION 5
5.1
5.2
SECTION 6
6.1
SECTION 7
7.1
SECTION 8
8.1
SECTION 9
9.1
9.2
9.3
SECTION 10
WARRANTY & FORMS ...........................................................................................................
10.1
Warranty……………………………………………………………………………..
MEDICAL HISTORY, CONSENT FORMS & ORDER FORMS
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SECTION 1
1.1
GENERAL INFORMATION
HISTORY
The development of microdermabrasion was in Europe in the mid 1980’s. In 1996, the FDA
approved microdermabrasion and actively marketed in the USA as the PowerPeel®
Microdermabrasion System. This design of the system is for both the medical and spa markets for
the treatment of fine lines, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, oily and acne prone
skin, comedones, enlarged pores and as a pre-laser treatment. The PowerPeel®
Microdermabrasion System works by vacuuming ultra-fine aluminum oxide crystals across the
surface of the skin, exfoliating gently and precisely, removing dead skin cells and revealing the new
softer, fresher skin below. The finely abrasive action also stimulates the production of new skin
cells, collagen and elastin to improve the skin’s appearance.
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Recommendation for a microdermabrasion treatment is every 7 to 10 days for a series of 6
to 12 sessions. Follow by a monthly maintenance treatment.
It is the recommendation of UBS Aesthetics that all operators of the PowerPeel®
Microdermabrasion System read this manual in its entirety and complete training by one of
our representatives before attempting to perform treatments with this system.
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1.2
INTRODUCTION
UBS Aesthetics
Exclusive National Distributor of the
PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion System
UBS Aesthetics is a national distributor for clinically proven or FDA cleared products and
equipment. Our selection process for products and services maintains the highest standard of
quality in the industry. We are the total solution for the elite manufacturers and leading service
providers in the day spa, medi-spa and medical aesthetic markets. We provide unsurpassed
customer service and innovative leading technology to those markets. Our commitment, integrity
and honesty is proof by our customer satisfaction and loyalty.
UBS Aesthetics also represents a variety of other products and equipment intended for use in the
aesthetic industry. You may see our entire product offering by visiting our website at
www.ubsaesthetics.com.
UBS Aesthetics is committed to bringing you the highest quality products and the highest level of
customer service available in the industry. Please call us directly at 1-800-925-5022 if you have
any questions. We are happy to hear from you and are available to assist you with treatment
questions, marketing assistance and technical support. Our office hours are Monday through
Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST.
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SECTION 1
1.3
GENERAL INFORMATION
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
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The major components of the PowerPeel A3500 are the vacuum pump, the compressor, the metal
handpiece and the tubing interlink. The angled, user-friendly, controlled handpiece is made of
stainless steel with a titanium venture valve and is fitted with a makrolon tip with an oval aperture
through which air and crystals flow. For each procedure, the tip is changed. Plastic tubing
connects the handpiece to the system’s two crystal containers.
When the handpiece has full contact with the skin, the vacuum pressure is activates the system’s
crystal flow. By watching the crystals agitate in the clean container, is visible proof of the vacuum
pressure. The airflow system begins at the compressors intake port, then passes through the
clean crystal container and carries the crystals through the tubing to the handpiece. The specially
engineered shape of the handpiece nozzle allows a uniform and effective exfoliating action. Once
the crystals pass over the skin, the vacuum absorbs the waste crystals into the sealed waste
container. By adjusting the regulator knob, he speed of the crystal flow may be controlled.
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SECTION 1
1.4
GENERAL INFORMATION
PARTS DESCRIPTION
1)
Vacuum Meter
Indicates the power setting for the vacuum flow (suction).
2)
Regulator Knob
This regulates the power setting for the vacuum flow
(suction).
3)
On/Off Switch
Located on the front of the A3500.
4)
Fan Light
Light indicating fan is on.
5)
Clean Crystal Container
Houses the clean crystals.
6)
Clean Container Cap
Clean Container Cap is easily removed by lifting up on the
cap to add crystal to the container. Place cap back onto
container and push down to secure seal.
7)
Waste Crystal Container
Houses the used (waste) crystals.
8)
Waste Container Lid
Waste Container Lid is easily removed by lifting up on the
cap to dispose of used crystals. Place lid back onto the
container and push down to secure seal.
9)
Waste Filter (blue)
Stops the crystals from getting into the vacuum pump.
Waste filter is located in the waste container.
10)
Fitting for Crystal Delivery
Tube
Fitting where Crystal Delivery Tube is connected.
11)
Elbow for Crystal Recovery
Tube
Elbow where Crystal Recovery Tube is connected.
12)
Crystal Delivery Tube (small)
One end of the tubing connects to the fitting and the other
end connects to the handpiece.
13)
Crystal Recovery Tube (large)
One end of the tubing connects to the elbow and the other
end connects to the handpiece.
14)
Operator Handpiece
Applicator that vacuums crystals across the surface of
the skin.
15)
Disposal Plastic Tip
A makrolon plastic tip that is placed at the end of the
handpiece to direct crystal flow.
16)
Fan Switch
Located in left rear corner of system. Turn the switch to
the “on” position when starting the microdermabrasion
system. This acts as a cooling system for the machine.
(not visible in photo).
17)
Power Cord Plug
Located in left rear corner of system. Plugs into 120 Volt
wall outlet (not visible in photo).
18)
Fuse Housing
Located in center rear of system. Contains two 5 AMP
fuses (not visible in photo).
19)
Serial Number Plate
Manufacturer’s identifying serial number located in
center rear of cabinet (not visible in photo).
To order the above parts, call UBS Aesthetics at 1-800-925-5022.
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1.5
GENERAL INFORMATION
PARTS DESCRIPTION – A3500 System
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16, 17,
18 & 19
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12 & 13
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SECTION 2
2.1
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
Description
Specifications
Supply Voltage
110 Volt/220
Frequency
60/50 HZ
Fuses
1 x 5 AMP
Vacuum Pressure
20 to 60 cmHg
Positive Air Pressure
1 BAR
Dimensions
39 x 31 x 26 cm
Weight
37 lbs./17 kg
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SECTION 3
3.1
INSTALLATION
SYSTEM INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
For future shipping use, please retain the A3500 system box. To ship the system back to
corporate for service purposes, please ship the A3500 system back using the provided box.
1.
Remove the system from the box by lifting the black handles. Remove the plastic covering
from the A3500. Store the box for use in shipping equipment for service reasons.
2.
Place the system on a sturdy tabletop or counter.
3.
Unpack the plastic tips with plastic tubing connected, crystals, power cord and manual.
4.
Connect the tubing to the clean and waste containers as follows:
Waste Container: Connect the large tube into the large opening at the bottom of the
handpiece and the other end into the large elbow (black metal piece, see Fig. 11) at the
side (top) of the waste container.
Clean Container: Connect the smaller tube into the small fitting (small opening) at the
bottom of the handpiece and the other end into the long fitting (gold medal piece, see Fig.
10) that protrudes from the clean container
5.
Place a disposable plastic tip on the top of the handpiece (where there are 2 o-rings) using
a twisting motion while applying forward pressure until the pin on the handpiece fits into the
groove on the plastic tip.
6.
Remove the cap from the top of the clean container. Fill the clean container with crystals
to the fill line. Replace the cap and push down to secure seal.
7.
Push the lid to the waste container down tight to ensure secured.
8.
Connect power cord to unit and then to the wall outlet.
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Your PowerPeel A3500 Microdermabrasion System is now ready for use.
Please note: In the small box enclosed with your unit, there are extra Silica Gel Desiccant packets.
There is a Silica Gel packet in the top part of the clean container cap. If this packet becomes moist,
replace it with one of the extra packets.
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SECTION 4
4.1
OPERATION
OPERATIVE PROCEDURES
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To ensure that our PowerPeel A3500 Microdermabrasion System operates efficiently, it is
imperative that the relative humidity in the room remain lower than 60%. Therefore, steamers,
misters, hot towel machines and other possible sources of moisture should be located as
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far away from the PowerPeel A3500 Microdermabrasion System as possible.
PROCEDURES:
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DO NOT turn on your PowerPeel A3500 Microdermabrasion System until the installation
procedure on the previous page is successfully completed. Operate according to the instructions
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provided below. Before attempting to operate the PowerPeel A3500 Microdermabrasion System,
UBS Aesthetics strongly recommends that all operators read the instructions completely and
successfully complete training by an approved UBS Aesthetics representative.
1.
We advised that the operator wear eye protection, particulate mask and gloves while
performing all PowerPeel® microdermabrasion procedures.
2.
Turn on the power switch on the front the system.
3.
For the first treatment, set the vacuum control to 20hg. This is the recommended setting
for two passes in the same treatment. To verify the setting of 20hg, place your finger over
the hole at the end of the handpiece tip and turning the regulator knob counter-clockwise
until the vacuum meter needle is at 20hg. Place the open portion of the plastic tip
completely over the skin. Place the tip securely properly placed on the skin, a successful
system vacuum will be established and the crystals in the clean container will begin to
agitate.
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IMMEDIATELY begin moving the handpiece in 2 to 3 inch strokes over the area being
treated. Use your other hand to keep the skin taut while the handpiece is gliding over the
skin. The system will continue vacuuming crystals across the skin as long as the aperture
of the handpiece remains in full contact with the skin and the crystals in the clean container
continue to agitate.
A trail of crystals will appear on the portion of the treated skin; referred to as a “pass”. We
recommend removing the crystals between passes. To remove excess crystals off the skin,
use a brush, dry sponge or gauze.
6.
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Before starting a second pass, remove any residual crystals from the first pass. Always
check for the appropriate setting before starting a “pass".
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SECTION 5
5.1
TREATMENT
TREATMENT PROCEDURES
Facial Fact:
Your skin has two main layers,
the epidermis and the dermis. The
epidermis is the layer closest to the outside
world. The set of dead skin cells on top of
another layer of cells are in the process of
maturing. The topmost layer of the
epidermis is the stratum corneum. The
stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier
between the outside world and the lower skin
layers. It keeps all but the smallest
molecules from getting through.
To perform a microdermabrasion treatment, the skin has to be clean and dry. This will enhance the
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PowerPeel treatments and overall clinical efficacy. Please follow the microdermabrasion
treatment procedures below:
1.
The recommendation is to use a gentle cleanser as the initial step to clean the skin. It is
critical to remove any moisturizer, make-up or any other product that may be on the skin.
2.
After cleansing the skin, treat the skin with Oasis Skin Solutions Microderm Prep
Solution. This product will remove any remaining residue on the skin and prepare the skin
for the treatment.
3.
The rate of exfoliation directly relates to the rate at which the handpiece is moved across
the skin or stroke speed and the vacuum pressure setting. To increase vacuum pressure,
turn the regulator knob to the left.
Start the microdermabrasion treatment on the forehead. For the forehead, use
either horizontal or vertical strokes spaced one to two inches apart. To treat the
upper cheekbone area, including the area under the eye, move the handpiece from
the nose to the ear. Move the handpiece in an upward motion from the jaw line to
the cheekbone for the remainder of the cheek and jaw area.
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SECTION 5
5.1
TREATMENT
TREATMENT PROCEDURES – Continued
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PowerPeel offers the following vacuum power settings as a guideline only. The power
setting you select will depend on the client’s skin type and skin condition:
00 – 20
This is a low power setting and is selected for areas of sensitive skin, such
as around the eyes (avoiding the lids), the neck, areas of rosacea,
couperose, broken capillaries, etc.
20 – 30
This is a low to medium power setting. It is ideal for a client’s first
treatment and for regular treatments on slightly sensitive skin or for
estheticians/ physicians with a slower stroke technique.
30 – 40
A medium power setting used for most routine treatments.
40 – 50
A medium to high power setting used for thicker skin, hyperpigmentation
and scarred areas. The client will feel the abrasion. Move the handpiece
in quick short strokes to avoid discomfort.
NOTE: Some clients with sensitive skin may find treatments uncomfortable. For clients with
sensitive skin, it is recommended to use a lower power setting and perform additional treatments.
(For example, 6 treatments at a normal setting are recommended for normal skin. For sensitive
skin, it is recommended to perform more than 6 treatments at a lower setting). The treatment
should never be painful. In most cases, clients find the treatments very enjoyable, as they receive
an invigorating facial in addition to the treatment of the problem areas. Most clients notice softer
and smoother skin after just one session. For significant results, at least 6 to 12 sessions are
needed, spaced 7 to 10 days apart.
5.
Select the proper vacuum setting. The operator should use the thumb and forefinger of the
free hand to hold the skin taut. This will improve contact between the handpiece tip and
the skin, creating a more effective vacuum.
6.
To begin treatment, gently move the handpiece over the treatment area in short, quick
strokes. In order to ensure a uniform exfoliation, cover the treatment area completely
using horizontal strokes. When the crystals cover an area completely in one direction, we
refer to this as a “pass.” It is our recommendation to use two passes with the handpiece.
Therefore, treat the same area again using vertical strokes at the same vacuum setting.
7.
A light coating of crystals will appear on the portion of the treated skin. After treatment is
completed, brush away crystals and follow-up with a damp sponge to ensure removal of all
crystals.
8.
Clean your waste filter after each client to ensure proper operation of your PowerPeel
Microdermabrasion System. The waste filter is cleaned by holding your finger over the
handpiece tip hole, adjusting the vacuum setting to 50hg and quickly decreasing the
vacuum setting to zero.
9.
Discard the plastic tip after each client unless the client is having a series followed by
maintenance peels, see Page 18 for more details.
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SECTION 5
5.1
TREATMENT
TREATMENT PROCEDURES – Continued
NEVER RECYCLE USED CRYSTALS!
The crystals you have just used are contaminated with the dirt, oil and dead skin cells of the
client you have just treated and have also been altered by use. They will not exfoliate properly
a second time and must be discarded. If used crystals placed back into the clean container, this
compromises the hygienic integrity of the system. Coverage under your warranty will not be valid
for any damage to the machine due to re-use of crystals.
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The crystals provided for use with the PowerPeel Microdermabrasion System are the only crystals
approved by UBS Aesthetics for use with our equipment. The crystals manufactured to our
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specifications for safety and effectiveness. The use of any other product with your PowerPeel
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Microdermabrasion System may damage your unit. PowerPeel is not liable for any damage that
may occur with the use of other crystals or abrasives. Coverage under your warranty will not be
valid for any damage to the machine due to the use of other crystals or abrasives.
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5.2
TREATMENT
INDICATIONS
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Indications for use of the PowerPeel Microdermabrasion System are fine line reduction, mild
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acne, mild discoloration, rough skin, enlarged pores and sun damage. The PowerPeel
Microdermabrasion System design is to exfoliate gently and precisely, gradually improving
abnormalities and leaving the skin looking fresher, younger, smoother and healthier. Your
clients will enjoy an invigorating facial treatment while improving the health and appearance of their
skin. The treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Once the treatment is completed, the client can apply make-up. It is recommended that no
products containing acid be used 72 hours before and after a microdermabrasion.
Proper assessment of the skin prior to treatment is essential. A skin evaluation must commence
when deciding whether the PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment is appropriate for your
client. The evaluation includes assessing thickness, degree of damage and pre-existing skin
conditions to determine power setting and number of passes. That is why the PowerPeel®
Microdermabrasion System is only available to physicians and licensed estheticians. Following the
initial assessment, clients with skin conditions, which may require medical treatment, referred to a
physician for proper evaluation and treatment prior to a PowerPeel® treatment.
The PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment is ideal for use 7-10 days prior to a laser
resurfacing procedure, as it enhances the effectiveness of the laser. The PowerPeel®
Microdermabrasion recommendation for treating laser footprints, the line of demarcation on the
neck following the laser resurfacing, once the client has completely healed. The PowerPeel®
Microdermabrasion used alternately with glycolic or other professional acid treatments (Retin-A and
Renova), when spaced at least seven days apart, to enhance their effectiveness.
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SECTION 6
6.1
CONTRAINDICATIONS
CONTRAINDICATIONS
It is important to remember that not every client is a candidate for microdermabrasion. A careful
evaluation of the skin is necessary, as well as a medical history to determine if your client has any
known infectious or inflammatory skin disease or is on any medication that might interfere with
healing or increase the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These include, but are not
limited to, Coumadin and Accutane. Regular outbreaks of cold sores around the mouth indicate
that the client’s Herpes Simplex Virus is not well controlled and the treatment could stimulate an
outbreak. If there is an active Herpes outbreak, treatment should absolutely be avoided. Clients
with flat warts should not use this treatment, as they can spread. If your client has diabetes that is
not well under control, avoid treatment. Clients with HIV should not use this treatment. The closed
loop system designed specifically to prevent the transmission of disease, but the benefit of the
treatment weighed against the potential risk to both the operator and the client. Due to the close
proximity of the esthetician to the client during the treatment, a client with known or suspected TB,
not recommended. A pregnant woman is not a candidate for microdermabrasion.
Various other conditions that limit the production of collagen inhibit proper healing or increase the
risk of the spread of infection avoid. It would be impossible to list every instance in which the
treatment that contraindicates, but a thorough medical history recommended, along with a consent
form clearly outlining the contraindications. Refer any clients with skin conditions that may require
medical treatment to a physician.
Products used at home which contain AHA or BHA Renova and Retin-A need to stop 7 days
prior to the treatment and not resumed for 7 days after the treatment.
Do not attempt to combine an acid peel with a PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment, as
there is an increased risk of side effects due to exfoliating too deeply and this process could be
painful.
Unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment. It is important that the esthetician and the
client have a clear understanding of the expected results. Review carefully with the client the
purpose for the treatment, the realistic expectations, the possible side effects and the
contraindications. It is important for the client to know these contraindications. If they a diagnosis
of an illness or prescribed medication in the middle of their series of treatments, they need to
inform you of this fact. It is also imperative that clients understand that adherence to a prescribed
skin care regimen at home is vital to maintaining the results they achieved with this treatment.
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6.1
CONTRAINDICATIONS
CONTRAINDICATIONS - Continued
If client has had the following
procedures:
The allotted time below states how long you
should wait to perform a PowerPeel®
treatment:
Collagen Injection
At least 14 days.
Botox Injection
7 to 14 days
Laser Resurfacing
Approximately eight weeks or until the client is
completely healed with no sign of erythema.
Chemical Peel
Until the client is completely healed with no sign of
erythema.
Accutane Therapy
Client should consult with their physician. A minimum
of six months is recommended.
If your client is planning on having the
following:
Wait the allotted time below:
Collagen or Botox Injection
No need to wait AFTER having the PowerPeel®.
Laser Resurfacing
7 to 10 days AFTER the PowerPeel® to enhance the
effect of the laser. Notify physician that a
PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment has been
performed.
Chemical or Acid Peel
7 to 10 days AFTER the PowerPeel®. Notify the
physician or esthetician.
Glycolic or TCA Peels
PowerPeel® and other superficial peels can be used
alternately, but must be spaced at least a week apart.
Accutane Therapy
Consult the physician.
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7.1
SAFETY
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion System designed with safety in mind. The closed-loop
system prevents cross-contamination between the clean crystal container and the waste container.
There are very few known side effects to the client. The treatment designed to be superficial. Your
stopping point should always be the appearance of erythema. The PowerPeel® is extremely safe
when used by a licensed skin care specialist. There are a few important factors to remember:
1.
Eye protection for the client is essential.
2.
Always have clients remove their contact lenses before the treatment.
3.
Avoid treating the areas closest to the eye, including the lids.
4.
Use wet gauze, cotton balls or sun goggles to cover the eyes completely during and after
the procedure when removing the crystals from the skin.
5.
Crystal in the eye can be uncomfortable and may scratch the cornea if rubbed.
6.
A particulate mask is recommended while performing the PowerPeel® procedure and
when emptying and refilling the crystal containers.
7.
Wear latex or vinyl gloves while performing the procedure as well as during cleanup. Be
sure to ask your client if they have an allergy to latex. In this case, use vinyl gloves.
8.
Always remove and discard the plastic tip after each client. Replace with a new tip. The
tips design is to be disposable. The tip will melt at the temperature necessary to sterilize
the material accurately resulting in a slightly altered shape. This can cause an inadequate
seal on the handpiece or a change in aperture size.
9.
Tubing that becomes contaminated or worn discard and replace. The tubing will last for
approximately 50 treatments.
10.
Dispose of used crystal by emptying into a sealed container and discarding with your
regular trash. NEVER RE-USE THE CRYSTALS.
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7.1
SAFETY
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - Continued
11.
Contaminated articles such as linen, cosmetic brushes, spatulas and other instruments
used on the skin should be disposed of according to your facility’s policy.
12.
If necessary, clean the clean crystal container with a soft, dry brush. Never wash the
containers with any chemical agents as the use of alcohol or other chemicals could
breakdown the plastic. The container must remain perfectly dry.
13.
The metal handpiece designed to last for thousands of cases. Sterilization is necessary
after any procedure that has resulted in exposure to blood or other body fluids. To
sterilize the handpiece, remove the brass fittings, o-rings and the plastic tip. Place the
handpiece in an autoclave. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase a second
handpiece if you wish to continue treatments while the other handpiece is in the
sterilization process.
In every instance, our goal is to ensure a safe and effective treatment for both you and your
client.
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8.1
MAINTENANCE
SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Crystals
DESCRIPTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Do not leave crystals in the waste & clean containers overnight.
To store crystals, keep original sealed container in a cool, dry place.
Leave the silica gel packet in the container.
Dispose of waste crystals after each use.
NEVER RE-USE CRYSTALS
Containers
1. Clean waste & clean containers thoroughly with a soft brush or soft cloth
at the end of each day.
2. Use a DIFFERENT brush or cloth to clean the waste & clean containers.
Using the same brush for both containers could contaminate the
containers. Do not use any liquid to clean the containers. Never use
alcohol or liquid cleaners. This can cause damage to the containers,
the machine or both.
Stoppers
1. Clean stoppers daily by removing any crystal that have deposited on
the stopper. This will ensure a good seal. Replace the stoppers
when they become worn.
Tubing
1. All tubing is made of polyurethane. UBS Aesthetics recommends
replacing tubing sets after 50 treatments, once a year or when tubing
starts showing the first signs of wear by discoloring.
2. Not replacing the tubing can cause a loss in vacuum pressure.
3. Replace tubing immediately in the event of drawn blood during a
procedure or if it becomes contaminated in any other way.
Handpiece
1. The handpiece is made of stainless steel with a titanium valve. The
design of the handpiece allows for thousands of procedures.
Fittings
1.
Plastic Tips
1. Keep the tips in their original packaging, clean and dry.
2. They are pre-sterilized and individually sealed. Once the seal is broken,
they are no longer sterile. The use of tips is for superficial peels.
3. Discard after one use. If a client is having a series followed by
maintenance peels, use the same tip (save in a clean and dry bag) for a
maximum of 15 peels. Before placing tip in dry bag, clean and dry.
Filters
1. Clean waste filter before each treatment. To clean the waste filter, hold
your finger over the tip aperture and turn the vacuum pressure to 50hg.
While holding your finger over the tip aperture, rapidly turn the regulator
knob to zero.
2. Replace filter every 3-6 months depending on usage.
Vacuum
Regulator Knob
1. The vacuum adjustment range of the regulator is much less than its
physical range. A few turns may be required before the meter needle
begins to rise from zero.
2. Maximum pressure reached well before the knob reaches its leftmost
physical stop. Do not turn the vacuum knob to this stop or it may
lock at full vacuum pressure requiring maintenance to free it.
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Change the small and large fittings every six months.
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9.1
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TROUBLESHOOTING
Difficulty
System does not turn
on
Low vacuum pressure
Possible Cause
Solution
Power cable is not plugged in.
Connect power cable.
No power coming from the wall
receptacle.
Voltage on the wall outlet has to be
120V.
Blown fuse.
Check facility circuit breaker.
Waste container has not been
emptied.
Empty crystals from waste container.
Clean Container Cap
Check cap for a tight fit.
Old, bent or crimped tubes.
Replace with a new tubing kit.
Moisture on the skin.
Properly prepare skin with our
a gentle cleanser and Microderm Prep
Solution. Skin must be dry.
Replace the tip.
Tip is old or cracked.
The handpiece fittings are reversed.
The large fitting should be on the same
side as the metal notch holding the tip
(notch and groove should fit securely).
Tubing is loose in the fittings.
Ensure both tubes (small/large) are
securely inserted into the small/large
fitting.
O-rings
Filter
Crystals do not flow.
PowerPeel® A3500
The clean container does not have
the proper amount of crystal in it.
Two o-rings should be on the end of the
handpiece.
The filter should be changed annually
or every 3-6 months depending on the
usage.
Check the level of crystals in the clean
container. The clean container should
be nearly full with crystals for better
flow.
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SECTION 9
9.1
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TROUBLESHOOTING – Continued
Difficulty
Poor crystal flow
PowerPeel® A3500
Possible Cause
Solution
Crystal build-up in the handpiece.
Remove the plastic tip from the end of
the handpiece. Insert an open
paperclip into the small hole in the
metal tip of the handpiece to unclog it.
Place tubing back in handpiece and
ensure both tubes are secure in the
fittings.
Balls of crystals in the clean
container.
Turn unit off and remove clean crystal
container. Turn clean container over
and look for small balls of crystal. If
they exist, this indicates moisture in the
container. Empty the crystal from the
clean container into a waste receptacle.
Fill the clean container with new dry
crystals. Check the relative humidity in
the room where the PowerPeel®
system is located. The humidity level
should be below 60%.
Moisture on the skin.
The client’s skin should be completely
dry before starting the treatment. To
ensure that the skin is dry, use our
Oasis Microderm Prep Solution and
allow product to dry completely prior to
treatment.
Tightly secure both tubes in the fittings.
The tubes are considered secure if they
cannot be removed without pushing
down on the blue/black ring.
Tubing is loose.
Moisture in treatment room.
Check the relative humidity in the room
where the PowerPeel® is located. The
humidity level should be below 60%.
Crystals were left in the clean
container overnight.
Check that there is no moisture in the
clean container. Empty the clean and
waste containers every night (after last
treatment) to ensure dry crystals for the
next treatment.
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SECTION 9
9.1
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TROUBLESHOOTING – Continued
Difficulty
Possible Cause
Solution
Broken fitting
Handpiece was dropped or fitting is
worn.
The end of the
handpiece is loose
Handpiece dropped or damaged.
Replace with a new fitting. To remove
the old fitting, use needle nose pliers or
strong tweezers to unscrew the fitting.
Screw in new fitting securely.
Be careful not to damage threads
inside handpiece.
Tighten the screw located at the center
of the handpiece (where the crystals
are released) with a Phillips head screw
driver.
If the Troubleshooting Section cannot solve your problem, please call our Technical Support
Department at 1-800-925-5022
PowerPeel® A3500
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SECTION 9
9.2
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
MAINTENANCE TIPS
Maintenance Tips
Keeps your PowerPeel System Running Smoothly!
Disposable Plastic Tips
Tubing
Crystal
▪ Tips are pre-sterilized and individually sealed. Once the seal is broken,
they are no longer sterile. The use of tips is for superficial peels.
▪ Assign the tip to the patient/client for series and maintenance peels for a
maximum of 15 peels.
▪ Replace once per year. Not replacing the tubing can cause a loss in
vacuum pressure.
▪ Dispose after each use. Never Re-Use.
Large Fitting
▪ Change every six months.
Small Fitting
▪ Change every six months.
O-Rings on Handpiece
Waste Filter
PowerPeel® A3500
▪ Replace once per year.
▪ Replace every 3-6 months depending on use.
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SECTION 9
9.3
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
REPLACEABLE PARTS & ILLUSTRATIONS
A3500 Microdermabrasion System
Handpiece
Tip Screw
Handpiece with
Plastic Tip
Tubing Connections
Large Fitting
Small Fitting
Tubing Set inserted
into Large & Small
Fittings on the
Handpiece
PowerPeel® A3500
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SECTION 9
9.2
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
REPLACEABLE PARTS & ILLUSTRATIONS
A3500 Microdermabrasion System
O-Rings
(Set of 6)
Large Fitting
Large Elbow
Small Fitting
Small Elbow
Tubing Kit
PowerPeel® Crystals for the
Clean Container
PowerPeel® A3500
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SECTION 10
10.1
WARRANTY & FORMS
WARRANTY
The A3500 PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion has a one-year warranty. This warranty is from the
manufacturer against manufacturing defects. In the event of a mechanical failure, the customer
should call the Technical Support Department at 1-800-925-5022 for further instructions.
In many instances, system problems solved over the telephone. We recommend that the customer
call from a phone within reach of the machine to follow some simple instructions from technical
support and to answer a few questions about the failure. If we determine that the machine requires
shipping to us, we will ask you to return it in its original shipping box. All warranted repairs
completed and the unit returned within 48 hours of receipt at no charge for parts or labor.
This warranty does NOT cover:
1. Any damage caused by acts of nature, incompatible power source, negligence, improper
operation of the equipment, damage in transit, damage caused by customer’s failure to
replace worn external parts and damage caused by any attempt to alter equipment or
make repairs not authorized by UBS Aesthetics.
2. Damage caused by the use of crystals or other abrasives other then those offered by
UBS Aesthetics.
3. Routine maintenance items such as filters, tubing, tips, stoppers and fittings.
UBS Aesthetics shall perform repairs necessary for proper mechanical operation of the unit during
the warranty period under the following terms:
1. Personnel expressly authorized by UBS Aesthetics must perform the installation and
technical repairs.
2. The electrical power outlet to which the unit is connected must match the power
requirement displayed on the same unit endplate, which houses the power “on/off” switch.
3. The unit must be used only in the manner herein described:
a. The unit must NOT operate after the useful life of the system-required disposable
items has expired.
b. The unit must NOT operate using system-required disposable items not purchased
directly from UBS Aesthetics.
c. The Buyer/Operator shall RETAIN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING BOX and shall
return the unit to UBS Aesthetics for repair if directed to do so by our service
personnel. At no time, can the system return to UBS Aesthetics without prior
authorization and shipping instructions.
Failure to comply with the above listed terms could result in damage to the unit and not covered
under warranty.
PowerPeel® A3500
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SECTION 10
10.1
WARRANTY & FORMS
WARRANTY - continued
1. UBS Aesthetics provides PowerPeel® crystals and are the only crystals approved by
for use with our product. UBS Aesthetics crystals are manufactured to our
specifications as to composition and size. Our crystals tested for safety and effectiveness.
The use of any other product with your PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion System may
damage your unit. UBS Aesthetics is not liable for any damage that may occur from the
use of other crystals or abrasives.
2. Clinical results may vary and not guaranteed. UBS Aesthetics is not responsible for the
failure to achieve results or damage resulting from operator’s misuse of the machine.
3. Operators are required to be licensed estheticians or physicians. We recommend that you
carry professional liability insurance.
4. UBS Aesthetics’ sole liability shall be limited to the repair of unit only.
5. Buyer/Operator herein agrees to this limited liability as a condition of sale.
PowerPeel® A3500
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Patient Completed
Medical History Form
Date of Initial Visit:____________________________Esthetician:___________________________________
Client Name:_________________________________Occupation:__________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________________
City, State & Zip:_________________________________________________________________________
Phone:___________________________________
Age:
□ 21 years & under
□ 22-30 years
□ 31-40 years
□ 41-50 years
□ over 50 years
®
The following profile must be completed for all clients participating in a PowerPeel microdermabrasion treatment. This
form has been created for us to obtain adequate information about your past medical history, in order for the
esthetician to evaluate the condition of your skin. All information is kept confidential.
1.
Briefly describe your cosmetic concerns and what results you would like to achieve?
2.
What made you consider PowerPeel microdermabrasion and how did you hear about us?
®
Client History:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Are you currently or within the last year under a physician's care? □ Yes □ No
Have you undergone any surgery in the last nine months?
□ Yes □ No If Yes, please specify
____________________________________________________________________________
Have you had any of these health problems in the past or present?
□ Cancer
□ Heart problems
□ Tuberculosis
□ Rosacea
□ Diabetes
□ Hormone imbalance
□ Hepatitis
□ Herpes, prone to cold sores
□ Epilepsy
□ Thyroid
□ Liver disease □ HIV or other immune deficiency disorder
List any medication and vitamins that you take regularly.___________________________________
Are you allergic to any medications?
□ Yes □ No If yes, please specify:____________________
Other allergies:___________________________________________________________________
Do you smoke?
□ Yes □ No
Do you exercise regularly?
□ Yes □ No
Have you ever had a chemical peel?
□ Yes □ No
Do you get regular sleep?
□ Yes □ No
Do you use Retin-A?
□ Yes □ No
Do you wear contact lenses? □ Yes □ No
Have you used Accutane?
□ Yes □ No
Do your wounds heal slowly? □ Yes □ No
Do you have any special skin problems on your face? □ Yes □ No If yes, please specify:__________
What types of skin care products are you currently using:
□ Soap
□ Toner
□ Masque
□ Other __________________________
□ Cleanser
□ Moisturizer
□ Scrub/peel?
__________________________
Female:
10.
Male:
Are you taking oral contraception?
□ Yes □ No
Do you experience irritation
Are you pregnant or trying to become
from shaving?
□ Yes □ No
pregnant?
□ Yes □ No
Do you experience ingrown
□ Yes □ No
Are you lactating?
□ Yes □ No
hair?
Skin Conditions:
1.
Do you experience breakthrough oil shine during the day?
□ Yes □ No
2.
Do you experience breakthrough breakout regularly?
□ Yes □ No
If so, where?:_____________________________________
3.
Do you ever experience: □ Flakiness
□ Tightness
□ Dryness
4.
Do you use a sunscreen? □ Yes
□ No
□ Occasionally
Do you burn easily?
5.
Does your skin have reddening tendencies?
□ Yes □ No
□ Yes □ No
I confirm that the answers I have given are correct and that I have not withheld any information that may be relevant to
my treatment.
Client’s Signature:
Informed Consent
PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion Treatment
This form is designed to give you the information you will need to make an informed choice as to whether
or not to undergo a PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment. Although PowerPeel® is effective in most
cases. No guarantee can be made that a specific individual will benefit from the treatment.
A PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment projects a flow of inert crystals over the skin and abrades
epidermal tissues in the areas treated. Microdermabrasion is used for various skin conditions such as the
treatment of acne, acne and chicken pox scarring, fine lines, sun damage and skin irregularities.
What are the possible side effects and complications of a PowerPeel® treatment?
Individuals having a PowerPeel® microdermabrasion for one small scar can expect very minimal side
effects and will require less pre and post op care, while those having large areas treated are more likely to
experience the following effects (Note: These side effects do not occur in all individuals):
COMFORT LEVEL: You may feel some discomfort during the treatment. The sensation feels similar to
very fine sand rubbing against your skin. If the treatment is too uncomfortable, the power setting can be
decreased. After the procedure, a slight “wind-burned” sensation may continue for 24-48 hours.
PIGMENTED CHANGES: The treated area may heal with increased pigmentation (hyperpigmentation).
This occurs most often in darker pigmented skin following exposure to the sun. Some individuals may have
a predisposition to this type of reaction, and may have noticed it with minor cuts, abrasions or acne lesions.
Protecting treated areas from exposure to the sun for three months should minimize the risk, although
some rare individuals may still hyperpigment. Hyperpigmentation spots usually fade away in 3-6 months
and medication can be given to speed up this process. Though rare, sometimes the hyperpigmentation
changes can be permanent. In other individuals, treated areas may rarely lose pigmentation and not tan
normally. This type of reaction is rare with microdermabrasion and tends to fade away, but in rare
instances could be permanent.
Further Consideration for Consent
1. I acknowledge that no guarantee has been given to me as to the condition of the complexion, skin
pore size, wrinkle reduction or the amount or percentage of improvement expected following the
treatment.
2. I acknowledge that for many conditions, more than one PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment
may be required in certain areas to achieve the desired result.
3. I acknowledge that no guarantee or assurance has been made by anyone regarding the procedure
that I herein request and authorize.
4. If I know or suspect that I may be pregnant, I will inform the operator prior to treatment.
CONSENT:
By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing informed consent regarding the
PowerPeel® microdermabrasion treatment; and I have been adequately informed regarding the associated
risks. I hereby give consent for the PowerPeel® microdermabrasion procedure to be performed by:
Date:
Time:
Esthetician/Skin Care Professional
Client’s Signature
Parent or Guardian (if patient is under the age of 18)
Exclusive National Distributor of the
PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion System
701 West Broad Street, Suite 102
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Toll Free: 1-800-925-5022
Local: 610-317-1670
Fax: 610-317-1672
Website: www.ubsaesthetics.com
Email: info@ubsaesthetics.com