A brief history of my life in medical lasers and IPLs…
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?
Three times in three weeks I’ve heard the same comment – “my eyes hurt for a few hours after I’ve finished lasering”….. All three times that has raised alarm bells in my head. As a Laser Protection Adviser I knew right away what this meant. It means that their eyes were not being properly… Continue reading Do your eyes hurt after ‘lasering’?
We are ALL time-travellers. According to Einstein we move thru spacetime, not time. One day at a time…. Personally, I cannot see how time travel is possible. Nor is it sensible. Being able to go back in time and change something is just a fantastically stupid concept as to be non-sensical. Why would… Continue reading Time Travel – is it possible?