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
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
Here’s a thought… When is the ‘best’ time to fly through space? Given the technology is always advancing, the velocity of space vehicles will tend to increase over time. So, how does this affect journey times in space? Here’s a scenario: Imagine it is the year 2000 and a spacecraft can travel at maximum velocity,… Continue reading Space travel – when???
A bit of fun…. If you treat 10 tattoo patients a day with a Q-switched laser (using a 10 nanosecond pulse width) and each treatment requires, say, 1000 pulses, then the total treatment time is 0.1 milliseconds. This is the actual time you have applied the laser energy! If you operate your laser clinic for… Continue reading How long have you actually treated patients/clients wth lasers?
New Paper – click here I just had a new paper published in the journal ‘Lasers in Medical Science’. It discusses the amount of back-scatter light emanating from the skin during laser treatments. It is much higher than we had previously thought. This comes from new Monte Carlo modeling which found that back-scattering is much… Continue reading New paper – my musings on back-scattered laser light from tattoo treatments
I finally managed to list all my publications – medical/laser journals and trade magazines – into one place – My Publications. Feel free to read through and send me comments, questions, arguments etc. I like a good ‘chat’ about this sort of stuff. I am currently working on a number of new reports into… Continue reading All my publications, so far…