202013May

British Medical Laser Association Conference Feedback

Feedback from the British Medical Laser Association Conference (BMLA) in the Lowry Centre in Manchester last week.

Dr. Mark and I have just returned from the BMLA conference in Manchester last week.

It was a stimulating meeting highlighting new techniques, new technologies and reporting important complications to encourage best practice for our patients.

Here are just a few areas that we felt may be of interest:

Laser Tattoo Removal, Kent

A new cream is being developed (not on the market anywhere in the world yet), to increase the effectiveness of laser tattoo removal in Kent.

The cream will increase the rate of clearance of tattoos 4 fold ie 2 treatment sessions instead of 8! It will also increase the effectiveness of laser tattoo removal of stubborn tattoos, such as coloured tattoos that appear to have become resistant.

Another technique was described for tattoos that have some textural change. They found that a combination of Fractional non ablative laser treatment prior to the Nd Yag laser can reduce textural changes and increase clearance of stubborn tattoos. We have both lasers at the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, so we will be offering this treatment combination for suitable cases.

Laser Hair Removal, Kent-

There are no long term studies to confirm the permanency of laser treatments in hair removal. This is simply because this information has not been collected beyond a 6months timeframe. However, the speaker and many others have anecdotal evidence of permanent reduction lasting more than 10 years, just as we have found in our own practice, having provided laser hair removal on Kent since 1997.

There are still no effective methods of treating white, gray, and red hairs using lasers or IPLs. The difficulty of treating fine hairs on darker skins was acknowledged by all.

There were many pearls of wisdom gained at the meeting which will help to improve our service to you.

You can be reassured that our staff are highly trained and have many years of experience in all aspects of non-surgical skin treatments, including Botulinum injections and Dermal Fillers for anti-ageing treatments in Kent, Acne treatments, laser thread vein removal, mole removals and much more. Our Aesthetician offers evidence based beauty treatments that are effective yet indulgent.

We are open Monday -Saturday 8.30am -5pm and late evening on Wednesday to 7pm. If you would like to make an appointment, please call us on 01227 472288 during our opening hours.