Our expert says:
Thank you for
I am presuming
you are referring to the TCP Mouth Wash and if so this contains a low
concentration of phenol and is specifically indicated for the mouth and throat.
Following this I do not believe that using TCP is a good idea to disinfect your
derma roller. Ideally we would prefer an alcohol concentration of at least 70%
to ensure complete sterilisation of the roller.
Generally the recommendation
to clean and disinfect your derma roller would be to first wash it under some
warm (not hot or boiling) running water for about 1 minute. Then let it soak in
a soapy mixture for about 60 minutes so that all skin, protein and blood gets
removed and dissolved off the needles.
If you can’t
find 70% alcohol or isopropyl then an alternative would be hydrogen peroxide. Let
the derma roller sit in this for another 60 minutes. Finally rinse off well
under running water for another 1 minute and let it air dry.
I hope the
above has helped.
Dr Alek Nikolic
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