Device maintenance is an essential aspect of running a successful skin and aesthetic clinic. Keeping equipment up to date and functioning correctly can help ensure that treatments are conducted accurately and effectively, protecting the clinician and patient. Regular maintenance also helps to maximise the lifespan of each device, reducing replacement costs in the long run.
InMode devices and workstations harness the latest technology to deliver long-lasting results. Radio frequency light-based energy, and laser technologies require device maintenance to continue to provide accurate and efficient aesthetic results.
What is Device Maintenance?
Aesthetic device maintenance is a crucial part of any medical practice that performs aesthetic services. This type of maintenance involves regularly inspecting devices, ensuring all equipment is functioning as it should, and troubleshooting any issues or errors that may arise.
Known within the industry as 'preventative maintenance', regular upkeep of aesthetic equipment is one of the most important ways to ensure client safety and preserve equipment performance. Any technician undertaking such maintenance will also need to properly document all procedures taken to maintain devices according to relevant laws and regulations.
Corrective maintenance, on the other hand, takes place after an issue has been identified. While corrective maintenance does have its place, clinics shouldn't rely on it as it can be expensive and affect patient waitlist times.
Overall, proper aesthetic device maintenance is essential for smooth operation and high efficiency in medical practices intending to offer aesthetic treatments.
Risks of Improper Use & Maintenance
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of your clients. With that in mind, it's a good idea to briefly discuss the risks of improper device use.
Permanent Damage to Patients
As an aesthetic services practitioner, the last thing you want is to cause damage or harm to your patients.
Our devices are designed to operate in a very specific manner. Failure to adhere to instructions can result in damage. The Morpheus8, for example, should be used to conduct face and body contouring through fat remodelling.
Improper use or using a device when it hasn't been through appropriate maintenance can result in treatment that damages patients.
Fire or Safety Hazard
A lack of preventative maintenance around aesthetic machines can be a major hazard, as it can result in unexpected fires. Regular servicing should be carried out to ensure all electrical components are working safely and efficiently.
Removing dust, lubricating mechanical parts, and monitoring temperature levels are just some measures that can help minimise the risk of a fire from occurring. Aesthetic services providers should also periodically check their fire safety systems to ensure they operate as expected.
In an industry where even the slightest malfunction can have dire consequences, preventive maintenance for medical equipment is essential for promoting patient safety and well-being.
Injury to Staff or Patients if the Machine Breaks
Maintaining aesthetic devices is essential for clinical operations and ensuring patient safety. A lack of maintenance can cause machines to malfunction or break, leading to injury to both staff and patients.
In addition to the immediate risk of injury, a broken workstation can consume additional resources as clinicians work to fix the device or replace it with a functional one, often resulting in costly delays in delivery.
It is, therefore, critical for clinical teams to provide regular preventive maintenance and follow reliable best practices for machinery care. Such attention will ensure better equipment performance, minimise equipment downtime and make sure that patient safety is not compromised.
How to Take Care of Your InMode Devices & Machines
Taking care of your InMode devices and workstations is essential for achieving long-term clinical performance. Here are a few practical tips to help you keep them functioning at an optimal level:
- Make sure that your machines receive regular maintenance from a qualified service technician.
- Check user guides before starting a new device and follow all safety instructions.
- Be careful not to overload any machine beyond the recommended capacity — this may cause serious damage.
- Keep all devices clean and dust-free by wiping down surfaces with approved cleaning products as per the manufacturer's guidelines.
Following these basic steps can go a long way towards keeping your InMode devices and machines in optimal condition. Keep in mind that proper maintenance will depend on each individual machine — if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the InMode team.
Contact InMode for Medical Aesthetic Devices
Device maintenance is one of the most important aspects of running an aesthetic clinic. Whether you offer anti-ageing treatments or laser hair removal, understanding your responsibilities when it comes to device maintenance should be a top priority.
If you have specific questions about the maintenance of your InMode devices, please get in touch with our team today.