New Book – Medical/Aesthetic Lasers & IPLs and Skin Treatments

I have been asked many times in the last few years for a recommendation for an introductory book describing the application of lasers and IPLs in aesthetic treatments. My answer was always the same – “There isn’t one!!” So, I finally took the plunge and decided to write one, with my colleague PA Torstensson. The… Continue reading New Book – Medical/Aesthetic Lasers & IPLs and Skin Treatments

Calibrating your laser – making sense of the numbers…

How do you calibrate your lasers so that the numbers on your laser screen actually mean something useful? Well, there is a process which you need to follow. The video shows this process in detail. So, you need to measure the laser energy for each of your ‘input’ settings using an energy meter designed for… Continue reading Calibrating your laser – making sense of the numbers…

Laser/IPL Hair Removal – plume and precautions!!!

I wrote an article for Aesthetics recently regarding the plume generated by laser/IPL hair removal and other treatments. All ablative treatments will generate a plume. In addition, many other laser/IPL treatment will also generate plume. What is a ‘plume’? Plume consists of smoke particles and tiny, invisible particles of tissue, hair, bacteria, viruses and potentially… Continue reading Laser/IPL Hair Removal – plume and precautions!!!

Back-scattered light from the skin is much more than we think…

My Letter describing back-scattered laser radiation from the skin has been published in the ‘open market’ by Springer! I’m very pleased that they have done this. However, I am now thinking that the levels of back-scattered light are higher than I first thought. The is coming from new work I have been doing looking at… Continue reading Back-scattered light from the skin is much more than we think…

Useful Covid-19 Papers : Peer-reviewed (and other info)

I have been following the science behind the coronavirus. Here is a collection of some of the papers I have found useful… Peer-reviewed papers Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection toprevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 andCOVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19 Masks and… Continue reading Useful Covid-19 Papers : Peer-reviewed (and other info)

BMLA Advice for re-opening laser/IPL clinics – new training course

The BMLA has issued some guidance on re-opening medical laser/IPL clinics with a view to staff/patient safety. It has some very useful information in it. Click here for the advice. I can now offer a training course on re-opening clinics in the UK. This course includes a Powerpoint training sessions for all staff which discusses… Continue reading BMLA Advice for re-opening laser/IPL clinics – new training course

Picosecond vs Nanosecond Laser Tattoo Removal: which is better?

I recently read an excellent article entitled “Effects of picosecond laser on the multi-colored tattoo removal using Hartley guinea pig: A preliminary study” by some researchers in South Korea. You can obtain a copy here – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6126847/ In it, they compare the use of two picosecond lasers and a nanosecond Nd:YAG laser. In all, they… Continue reading Picosecond vs Nanosecond Laser Tattoo Removal: which is better?

My first published paper…. on laser tattoo removal, in 1990

‘Q-switched ruby laser treatment of tattoos: a 9 year experience’ – British Journal of Plastic Surgery (1990), 43, 663-669.‘ I can’t believe we wrote this paper 30 years ago!!!   I am still working on this topic. In particular, I am modeling the interactions between laser energy and tattoo ink particles, with both nano- and… Continue reading My first published paper…. on laser tattoo removal, in 1990

One-to-one online training now available

  Finally, I’ve caught up with Zoom! I can now offer my training courses online in a one-to-one situation. You can ask me questions during the course whenever you like. Plus, you don’t need to have Zoom on your computer!! I prefer to do these courses with a small group of people – no more… Continue reading One-to-one online training now available