A brief history of my life in medical lasers and IPLs…
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
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?
‘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
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
Terrible name! Thank goodness we dropped it. Back in 1996 we were developing the world’s first IPL system for hair removal. Except, back in 1996 the name ‘IPL’ had not been coined! We were using a strange expression – “supraherence”. I honestly can’t remember why we came up with that!! We had done a… Continue reading Before ‘IPL’, there was ‘Supraherence’!!
Today I learned about a case where a medical doctor was sued by an unhappy patient following laser tattoo removal. Even though she had formed a limited company – meaning that she should have had ‘limited liability’ – she was sued personally by her patient’s lawyers. They did this because her Consent Form was wrong!… Continue reading Beware your patient paperwork
I recently published an article in the Aesthetics magazine (Volume 7, Issue 3, Feb 2020) showing my results with a new masking technique in the treatment of angiomas and benign pigmented lesions – click here for my article. In it I show how higher fluences and longer pulsewidths may be used to treat small… Continue reading New IPL Masking Technique