Mike Murphy - Our Trainer
So, why train with us? What's so special about our trainer?
Well, his background includes the following:
|he is a certified Laser Protection Advisor (LPA) - click for more information|
|he is an actual, real scientist (physics, astronomy, bioengineering);|
|he researched medical laser applications in skin in Strathclyde University and Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow, from 1986 to 1992;|
|his team developed the scar-free tattoo removal technique currently used in thousands of clinics across the world today;|
|he opened the world's first commercial tattoo removal clinic using the Q-switched ruby laser;|
|he helped to develop the world's first commercial Intense Pulsed Light System (IPL) with its inventor in the mid '90s;|
|he spent more than ten years developing computer models of laser-skin interactions (using Monte Carlo, 2D numerical thermal analysis programs and Arrhenius tissue denaturation analyses);|
|he has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals;|
|he introduced the UK's first IPL system into the beauty market in 1999;|
|he writes probing articles for UK trade and clinical magazines;|
|he continues to make improvements to clinical techniques to this day;|
|he is a full member of the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the Association of Laser safety Professionals (ASLP) (committee member).|
|Mike presented at the 2012 BODY Conference in London in the 'Non-surgical' session - more info .|
|Mike presented two reports in the BMLA conference 2013 - one on a new tattoo removal technique and another on some theoretical aspects of IPL/laser treatments in hair. He won a 'Best Paper' award for his tattoo report!|
|A new report is published in the journal 'Lasers in Medical Science' in October 2013 written by Mike and his Swedish colleague. This report is a cutting-edge study on the effects of long pulses on hair and blood vessels. For a full copy please click here.|
|Mike published a report on a new tattoo removal technique which helps to reduce the pain sensation felt by many patients. Click here.|
|Mike presented two talks at the 2016 ASLMS meeting in Boston. They were both picked as two of the "top ten" talks of the entire conference! Two new report based on these presentations will be published in their journal soon.|
Mike started working with medical lasers in 1986 in the renowned Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow. He was involved in the original tattoo removal research using the Q-switched ruby laser and opened the world's first commercial clinic using this technology in 1989 in Glasgow. He continued his clinical research at Canniesburn and Strathclyde University investigating the use of the ruby laser on benign pigmented lesions, Nd:YAG lasers on tattoos and with pulsed dye lasers on vascular conditions (particularly paediatric port wine stains). His Ph.D. studies looked into the physics of the interaction of laser energy and tissues in the skin.
In 1992 he started working with the inventor of intense pulsed light systems to develop the world's first commercial system used in the beauty sector. He launched the Plasmalite into the UK market in 1999 initially for hair removal. Following that he sold lasers and IPL systems into markets across Europe, Asia and in the US.
Throughout the last 25 years he has travelled across the world training plastic surgeons, dermatologists, nurses and beauty therapists in various hospitals, clinics and salons. In addition he has trained service engineers on the maintenance and repair side of things. In that time he has developed many techniques to help people understand how these technologies can be used to achieve excellent results and improve their businesses.
For more about Mike's history with medical lasers and IPLs click here. Mike is currently a member of the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
NOTE : These courses are generic and are aimed specifically at laser/IPL users in the medical, cosmetic and beauty industry - they do not refer to any particular laser or IPL system. Note that there are no references to surgical lasers within these courses.