Pain relief during laser tattoo removal – a new technique

Article Back in 2012 I carried out a wee experiment to try to speed up the tattoo removal process. I figured that if I compressed the skin, using a glass slide, then everything in the dermis would be a bit closer to the skin surface. Hence, perhaps the whole process might be accelerated a wee… Continue reading Pain relief during laser tattoo removal – a new technique

“Thermal Energy Levels” – my description of how RF operates in the skin

Article People kept asking me how radio frequency (RF) worked in the treatment of skin conditions. It’s pretty simple, really. It’s just electrical heating – nothing new! But, there appears to be a lot of, shall we call it, ‘mis-information’ out there, so I wrote this piece.   I’ve also included some info on ‘Heat… Continue reading “Thermal Energy Levels” – my description of how RF operates in the skin

Q-switched laser removal of tattoos: a clinical and spectroscopic investigation of the mechanism, 1996

via Q-switched laser removal of tattoos: a clinical and spectroscopic investigation of the mechanism | DeepDyve A lot of patients kept asking me why green ink was so difficult to remove with the ruby laser. At the time we didn’t know. So I gathered a bunch of tattoo inks from Terry’s Tattoos in Glasgow and… Continue reading Q-switched laser removal of tattoos: a clinical and spectroscopic investigation of the mechanism, 1996

Variable pulsewidth vascular system for dermatology | (1994) | Gustafsson | Publications | SPIE

via Variable pulsewidth vascular system for dermatology | (1994) | Gustafsson | Publications | Spie   ┬áThis report describes the world’s first IPL system, developed by Morgan Gustafsson in the early 1990s. Back then we didn’t call it IPL – that name came later. Morgan approached me at an ASLMS conference after I gave a… Continue reading Variable pulsewidth vascular system for dermatology | (1994) | Gustafsson | Publications | SPIE

Q-switched ruby laser treatment of benign pigmented lesions in Chinese skin. – PubMed – NCBI

via Q-switched ruby laser treatment of benign pigmented lesions in Chinese skin. – PubMed – NCBI   One of the first reports into the use of the Q-switched ruby laser in the treatment of Chinese pigmented lesions in patients in Taiwan.   Mike. mike@dermalase.co.uk

Calculation of the clinical parameters to effect removal of Port Wine Stains | (1990) | MJ Murphy | Publications | SPIE

via Calculation of the clinical parameters to effect removal of port wine stains | (1990) | Murphy | Publications | Spie   I started doing Monte Carlo and numerical thermal models in 1987 to try and figure out the ‘best’ set of laser parameters to treat PWS vessels. That was a long time ago! Since… Continue reading Calculation of the clinical parameters to effect removal of Port Wine Stains | (1990) | MJ Murphy | Publications | SPIE

Port Wine Stains: optical assessment and practical implementation of treatment | (1990) | MJ Murphy | Publications | SPIE

via Port wine stains: optical assessment and practical implementation of treatment | (1990) | Murphy | Publications | Spie   A report I co-authored with some colleagues in Strathclyde University describing our attempts to treat PWS with Candela’s original pulsed dye laser, back in the mid 1980s. We designed a PC-operated scanning system to deliver… Continue reading Port Wine Stains: optical assessment and practical implementation of treatment | (1990) | MJ Murphy | Publications | SPIE