A brief history of my life in medical lasers and IPLs…
I’ve just been confirmed for two talks at this year’s British Medical Laser Association meeting in London in May. I’ll be presenting OP18 and OP20 on Friday May 10th, 2019 at 8.15am and 8.45am respectively, in the Endeavour Room. 1st Presentation – OP18 The first presentation is entitled “Laser Tattoo Removal – a deeper analysis… Continue reading British Medical Laser Association annual meeting 2019 – My talks
A simple mistake…. I’ve just been contacted by a lady with eye problems. She couldn’t find her usual laser safety glasses and was about to treat some nail fungus So she used her IPL glasses “because they offered protection between 200 and 2000nm”. She used a QS laser at 1064nm followed by a second… Continue reading Eye safety!!
I constantly hear laser users talking about the ‘energy’ they are using to treat tattoos, hair, blood vessels etc. However, it is clear that many don’t really understand what they mean. I often read about treatments using “500” or “250” or “never above 600” joules, millijoules or whatever!! I think these are the numbers… Continue reading Laser energy, energy density, fluence, leprechauns and star bursts……
I have updated my published articles – both in peer-reviewed journals and in trade magazines. You can find them here…. Let me know what you think please. Cheers, Mike.
There is a curious anomaly around today. When we discuss our weight we invariably refer to the number of kilograms we ‘weigh’. But this is a measurement of mass, not weight! So, if someone claim a weight of 100 kg, they are really referring to their mass. This is where it gets interesting. To… Continue reading What is your weight on Mars? Or other planets???
I have a new training course available now, due to demand! If you are interested in the treatment of onychomycosis (nail fungus) using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser then contact me. I have reviewed the current literature and composed an effective clinical protocol around the evidence. Nail fungus can be treated very well with QS… Continue reading New Training Course – Onychomycosis
Nowadays, it is possible to purchase Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers with a single YAG rod, or with two rods. So, what is the difference and is it important? To understand why a laser might have two rods instead of one we should look at the basic design of a laser first. Basic laser cavity A… Continue reading Single or Double Rod Nd:YAG Lasers?