Pier Eight Room, Wednesday 17th May 2017, 13:30 – 16:30
Faculty: Harry Moseley, University of Dundee; Stan Batchelor, Independent LPA and RPA; Graham Hart, Independent LPA and RPA, Bradford.

Basic principles of laser generation and review of laser/IPL technology
  • Emission characteristics of different types of equipment
  • Laser hazard classification
  • Meaning of associated warning labels
  • Principles of quality assurance
  • Laser-tissue interaction mechanisms
  • Penetration of light of different wavelengths through skin and eye
  • Dangers of central versus peripheral retinal damage
  • Hazards to eye and skin from accidental exposure
  • The concept of Maximum Permissible Exposure and Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance
  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Laser safety management including the role of the Laser Protection Adviser, Laser Protection Supervisor, Local Rules and Controlled Area
  • Risks associated with accidental reflections
  • Personal protection measures including eye protection
  • Hazards to the patient, e.g. endotracheal tube ignition
  • Incidental hazards, including electrical, fire explosion and plume emission
  • Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • How to deal with an adverse event or accidental exposure

Course 1: Hair Removal and Vascular lesions

Pier Eight Room, Thursday 18th May 2017, 09.05 – 10.20
Faculty: Sanjay Rajpara, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary; Harry Moseley, University of Dundee

Basic Principles:

Hair Removal: Choice of laser/IPL and Good (and bad) Expectations.
Vascular: Telangiectasis and Spider Naevi and Other Vascular Abnormalities.
Course 1 will be presented by Prof Harry Moseley and Dr Sanjay Rajpara, who are both
masters of the art of laser hair removal and treatment of vascular abnormalities.

The following points will be addressed:

  • An outline of the basic principles of laser hair removal and treating vascular abnormalities
  • How to choose the most suitable laser/IPL for you
  • What the client can expect from a course of laser hair removal (and the pitfalls)
  • Treatment of thread veins and spider naevi
  • Successful treatment of more challenging vascular conditions

Course 2: Tattoo Removal & Pigmentation

Pier Eight Room, Thursday 18th May 2017, 10.25 – 11.40
Faculty: Sean Lanigan, Skin Clinics, Birmingham; Vishal Madan, Salford Royal

This course will be delivered by Drs Sean Lanigan and Vishal Madan, 2 Consultant Dermatologists with a combined experience of over 50 years of using lasers to treat skin diseases. The course will include teaching on laser tissue interactions and treatment of pigmented lesions, laser treatment of tattoos and opportunities to question the faculty. The speakers will provide a comprehensive overview of the subject including new developments in the field based on their own extensive experiences and published literature.

Course 3: Energy Based Treatments

Pier Eight Room, Thursday 18th May, 11.45 – 13.00
Faculty: Claudia van der Lugt, Alizonne, Meijel, The Netherlands

This course will review the current energy-based devices for facial and body contouring procedures. New developments in the applications of RF, magnetic pulsing, focused ultrasound, cryolipolysis, connective tissue massage with incorporated laser and LED, or combinations of the above, have extended the scope for facial and body contouring treatments.

The course will:

  • Explain and clarify the physics of different EBD techniques
  • Describe the technologies and devices used for facial treatments
  • Describe the technologies and devices used for body treatments
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of EBD non-invasive procedures
  • Discuss the new developments on future EBD treatments for hyperhydrosis and other problems
  • Illustrate a variety of results, acquired by EBD treatments for body & face with different techniques
  • Discuss the options for treatments in an interactive Q&A

Course 4: Ablative Laser Treatments (Fractional & Non-Fractional)

Pier Eight Room, Thursday 19th May 2017, 14.00 – 15.30
Faculty: Elizabeth Raymond Brown, Training and Education Consultant; Vishal Madan, Salford Royal

This course will review the current laser and energy-based devices for ablative skin procedures. Advances in beam delivery technologies, such as ‘fractional’ handpieces, and the use of novel energy devices, such as plasma, have greatly extended the scope of ablative treatments – from improving the appearance of photo-aged skin, lesion removal, to full face skin resurfacing. However, confusion often arises from the different terms, descriptions and claims made for the many sublative, ablative, non-fractional and fractional technologies.

The course will:

  • Explain and clarify the terms and definitions associated with ablative procedures
  • Describe the technologies and devices used for a variety of skin treatments
  • Review the light-tissue interactions initiated by ablative procedures
  • Identify presenting conditions amenable to different ablative procedures (fractional, non-fractional, laser, energy based)
  • Discuss the benefits, risks and limitations of ablative procedures
  • Illustrate a variety of ablative treatments in the clinical setting

Please note: Photography of speaker’s slides is prohibited.