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

Eggs, and their Arrhenius Parameters

  Eggs! Wonderful things. Scrambled, boiled, fried, curried…. Also, very useful to demonstrate the difference in the Arrhenius Parameters with different proteins. Eggs contain at least two sets of proteins – the yoke (also including some fat, vitamins, lecithin and minerals) and albumen (about 40 different proteins in the white). When we cook eggs we… Continue reading Eggs, and their Arrhenius Parameters

My little insects… (tattoos)

When I discovered that high-speed particles of ink were flying out of laser treated tattoos in 2012, I also found that many of these particles had been embedded in the glass slides. Using an optical microscope I found that many of these ink particles looked like ‘insects’ – just like those in the movie Jurassic… Continue reading My little insects… (tattoos)

“Seeing the Light” – or, how to remove hair properly using light energy

  Permanent hair removal IS POSSIBLE – but only if you know how! Open PDF version for an article I wrote. Hair removal, by light, is routine these days’ across the world. A number of devices are used to achieve this – IPLs, diode lasers, alexandrite lasers and others. They all operate by generating heat within the… Continue reading “Seeing the Light” – or, how to remove hair properly using light energy

“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