“A novel, simple and efficacious technique for tattoo removal resulting in less pain using the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser”

Article I published this article in March 2014 after observing that applying glass slides to the skin above a tattoo resulted in the reduction of pain, swelling, erythema, punctate bleeding and the risk of infection. If you would like to see a full version please let me know.   Mike. mike@dermalase.co.uk

Q-switched Ruby Laser Treatment of Tattoos – a 9 year Experience : published in 1990

My first ever publication! That was a long time ago when I was just a lad… Me! As a lad…   We published this article in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery (our boss was a plastic surgeon!) to tell the world about our clinical work of 9 years which clearly showed that the ruby… Continue reading Q-switched Ruby Laser Treatment of Tattoos – a 9 year Experience : published in 1990

“Thermal Relaxation Times” – Body Language magazine

Article This article discusses our take on TRTs in a (relatively) non-mathematical way. It discusses tissue denaturation using the Arrhenius Damage Equation which describes the ‘change of state of one species into another’. It also introduces the concept of ‘Omega’ – a parameter which describes the amount of tissue damaged by the heating process. I… Continue reading “Thermal Relaxation Times” – Body Language magazine

“Thermal relaxation times: an outdated concept in photothermal treatments”

Article This is an article I co-authored with my good friend, PA Torstensson, about our interpretation of the idea that thermal relaxation times (TRTs) can be used to determine the pulse duration of laser energy when applied to skin conditions (hair, blood vessels etc). We disagree with this idea – as the title hints at!… Continue reading “Thermal relaxation times: an outdated concept in photothermal treatments”