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New laser/IPL eBook – FREE – for medical/aesthetic applications

We have written an eBook discussing the basics and fundamentals of lasers and IPLs in the medical/aesthetic arena. This first Chapter is FREE!! Click on the image below for your free online copy. The book includes links to animations, videos and two quizzes, to test your knowledge. A downloadable pdf copy is also available forContinue reading “New laser/IPL eBook – FREE – for medical/aesthetic applications”

Cleaning the air in your clinic – how to ‘remove’ the Covid-19 virus

The air in your may be contaminated with various nasty elements including viruses, bacteria, carcinogens and chemicals. These may arise from high-energy devices being used on skin or hair, or, may simply be breathed into the air by patients/clients. In particular, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, we must be aware of the potential hazard withContinue reading “Cleaning the air in your clinic – how to ‘remove’ the Covid-19 virus”

Light penetration into skin and the subsequent temperature rise

Where does light go when it enters the skin? Well, it’s actually quite complicated! Some of it reflects off the skin surface, some is absorbed in the melanin (basal layer), some penetrates through to the fatty tissue, while some is turned around and escapes back into the air. The follow slideshow gives a simple explanationContinue reading “Light penetration into skin and the subsequent temperature rise”

The world’s first promo video for a Q-switched tattoo removal laser

Mike recently found an old video from 1991 which his company, DermaLase Ltd., made to promote their newly launched Q-switched ruby laser for tattoo removal. This followed their ten-year research program in Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow where this technique was originally developed. It’s on Mike’s own blog – view here. It’s a real piece of history!Continue reading “The world’s first promo video for a Q-switched tattoo removal laser”

Why do we feel pain in laser/IPL hair removal treatments?

Pain is often associated with laser/IPL treatments, particularly with hair removal. Why? Where does this pain come from and how can we minimise it? An understanding of the nerve receptors in the skin is important to answer these questions. From the figure below, we can see that the ‘thermal’ receptors are located just below theContinue reading “Why do we feel pain in laser/IPL hair removal treatments?”

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