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The physical processes behind laser tattoo removal – what is really going on?

Mike presented a video to the British Medical Laser Association conference in May 2021, discussing my work on the physical processes which may be occurring during laser tattoo removal. In it, he discusses the formation of steam bubbles, how they evolve over time, the latent heat energy of vaporisation and condensation, and the cyclic bubbleContinue reading “The physical processes behind laser tattoo removal – what is really going on?”

BMLA Conference 2021 Presentation

Mike is presenting at this year’s BMLA conference discussing some of the physical processes which occur during laser tattoo removal. Talk Title: O04 Understanding the Physical Mechanisms Involved in Laser Irradiation of Tattoos Paper Reference: 004 Session 2A –  Scientific Developments Date: Thursday 6th May Time: 13:30 – 14:45 Once the conference is over, I will post my videoContinue reading “BMLA Conference 2021 Presentation”

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”

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