- This is how five professionals treat and clean the parts of the human body.
- Procedures include earwax removal, blackhead extraction, and biofilm-guided therapy.
- It is important that each procedure is carried out in a professional manner to avoid damage and injury.
Here is a transcript of the video.
Blackheads and clogged ears can be very uncomfortable, but it’s important to let the experts pick and poke. This is how professionals treat and clean five parts of the body, including teeth, scalp and nails.
This method of cleaning teeth is called biofilm-guided therapy, or GBT. The goal is to remove the biofilm from the teeth. It is a layer of bacteria that is responsible for bleeding gums, bad breath, and some dental infections and diseases. Unlike plaque, you can’t see or feel biofilm because it’s so small. That’s why dental hygienist Faye Donald paints every tooth with this purple liquid. It’s an organic dye called Biofilm Discloser. It stains early biofilm, less than three days old, pink and mature biofilm, more than three days old, blue. Donald wants to disrupt the early biofilm before it has a chance to turn into plaque. Now the cleaning process begins. She uses a tool called Airflow Max, which acts as a gentle washing spray inside the mouth. It uses a combination of hot water and dissolvable antimicrobial powder. Donald says it will remove 100% of biofilm from teeth, even in dark, warm areas that biofilm likes to hide. It also removes stains. Now that’s done, she uses a descaling kit called Piezon No Pain. It uses ultrasonic vibrations to remove any hard buildup or plaque left on the teeth. Unlike older plaque removal methods, there’s no scraping, so it won’t scratch or damage the surface of the tooth.
Earwax can be thick, hard, crumbly, soft and even moldy. Professionals will scrape it off, suck it off, or rinse it off. The removal method depends on the consistency of the wax and its location inside the ear canal. Here we are looking at hard and impacted wax. But this wax is far too impacted, so the suction does not work. It switches to a #6 Cawthorne hook, which is a small, right-angled metal hook with a pointed end. It’s so small that Boland can maneuver the hook around the debris and gently pull it out of the ear canal. It is important that he carefully digs and scrapes the debris in stages. Otherwise, painful damage to the ear may occur. The wax became like this after the patient tried to self-treat it with water-based drops. Earwax is important for ear health, which is why Boland says it should only be removed if it bothers the patient. And in this case, it is important to consult a specialist to have it removed by a professional.
Felicia Brown has created a holistic scalp cleanse for clients suffering from severe dandruff buildup. To prepare the scalp, she sprays the cleansing product directly on the client’s head. Now she scrapes and frees the scalp from dandruff, dead skin and anything that clogs it. Once the buildup is gone, she sprays the hair again with the cleanser and lets it sit for 15-20 minutes. The scalp is shampooed and carefully massaged. She says clients usually feel immediate relief after treatment. Scalp cleansing was designed for patients with psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff or a clogged scalp.
Lori Halloway is a nail technician who cleans thick and impacted nails. She begins by soaking her feet in a hot tub foot bath that contains foot soap and foot salt. This helps soften and disinfect the skin and loosen debris. She treats the bottom of the foot with a callus remover. Nail nippers reduce the length of the nail and a cuticle pusher pushes back the skin stuck to the nail plate. She uses an ingrown toenail sidewall cleaner to carefully remove all affected debris from the sides and under the toenail. She often uses an electric file to reduce the thickness of the nail. When a nail is too thick, it touches the top and front of the shoe. This is what causes it to grow abnormally, which can lead to infection or injury.
Claudia Colombo is a beautician who professionally performs blackhead extractions. Before the extraction process begins, she massages the face to drain the lymph nodes and gently cleanses the skin. Then she pre-softens the skin with a hot towel and enzyme treatment. This facilitates the extraction of blackheads. This silver spatula is actually an ultrasonic skin scrubber, which Colombo uses to exfoliate the skin. Ultrasonic waves help loosen and remove oil and dirt from pores. She begins to gently extract the blackheads with her fingers. Little pressure is needed, as the skin has already been prepped and softened. It is important to replenish the skin with minerals and nutrients that may have been lost in the process. In this case, Colombo applies a complex of chlorophyll and copper to replenish
and copper in the skin. She lets it incubate and then applies blue light to help heal the skin. The light also allows the ingredients to penetrate deeper into the pores. Finally, she applies a hydro jelly mask to soothe the skin.