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…
As of now I have a new website covering my LPA stuff – laserprotection.net. It also lists all my publications to date – My Publications. Please visit if you are interested in having your laser/IPL facilities checked for compliance etc. If you need any advice on your laser/IPL equipment please let me know. Mike.
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
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?
I’ve just received acknowledgement that my paper – High speed ink aggregates are ejected from tattoos during Q‐switched Nd:YAG laser treatments has been accepted for publication in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. It should be available for public consumption next month, but if you want a wee preview just let me know. Mike.