Lynton Lasers (UK) have produced a very useful Covid-19 Risk Analysis document for laser/IPL clinics and centres. You can download a copy above. Mike.
Research from around the world clearly shows that the coronavirus sits on saliva droplets in the air for hours. This is not widely understood. Even The WHO have only recently begun to ‘get’ this!! I put together a video to explain the physics behind this – its not rocket science!!! Watch here – You can… Continue reading The virus is in the air…
I found a great video showing ‘The Scale of the Universe’… Ciao, Mike.
How do you calibrate your lasers so that the numbers on your laser screen actually mean something useful? Well, there is a process which you need to follow. The video shows this process in detail. So, you need to measure the laser energy for each of your ‘input’ settings using an energy meter designed for… Continue reading Calibrating your laser – making sense of the numbers…
I wrote an article for Aesthetics recently regarding the plume generated by laser/IPL hair removal and other treatments. All ablative treatments will generate a plume. In addition, many other laser/IPL treatment will also generate plume. What is a ‘plume’? Plume consists of smoke particles and tiny, invisible particles of tissue, hair, bacteria, viruses and potentially… Continue reading Laser/IPL Hair Removal – plume and precautions!!!
My Letter describing back-scattered laser radiation from the skin has been published in the ‘open market’ by Springer! I’m very pleased that they have done this. However, I am now thinking that the levels of back-scattered light are higher than I first thought. The is coming from new work I have been doing looking at… Continue reading Back-scattered light from the skin is much more than we think…
I have been asked many times in the last few years for a recommendation for an introductory book describing the application of lasers and IPLs in aesthetic treatments. My answer was always the same – “There isn’t one!!” So, I finally took the plunge and decided to write one, with my colleague PA Torstensson. The… Continue reading New Book – Medical/Aesthetic Lasers & IPLs and Skin Treatments
My article on the hazards associated with laser/IPL-generated plume during various standard procedures was published recently in the Aesthetic Journal. Click here – Ciao, Mike.
I have been following the science behind the coronavirus. Here is a collection of some of the papers I have found useful… Peer-reviewed papers Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection toprevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 andCOVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19 Masks and… Continue reading Useful Covid-19 Papers : Peer-reviewed (and other info)
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