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Online Laser Training is proud to announce that the U.S. version of our Laser/IPL Physics and Safety 'Core of Knowledge' course has been awarded 1 Board of Laser Safety (BLS) Certification Maintenance (CM) point. This accreditation expands our official recognition on the U.S. continent, and makes our Laser/IPL Physics and Safety 'Core of Knowledge' course one of the most recognised globally. Remember—all Laser & IPL safety courses are not created equal- choose your education provider wisely....

As you prepare to re-open your laser/IPL clinic service, Online Laser Training has gathered together several advisory documents to assist you. They are detailed below with a link where you can download each document: Discussion Document for Resuming Cosmetic Care—charting the client’s journey Cleanliness, Hygiene, Infection & Cross-infection Control Policy & Procedures—to help make staff and clients feel comfortable and safe Cleanliness, hygiene, infection & cross-infection contro—Frequently Asked Questions—23 fully referenced FAQs Published advice from the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) Looking for respirator masks and hand sanitiser?—a trusted source   I expect that recommendations will change and you should consider registering...

We know it’s difficult to know what to do when we’re not able to work in the industry we love, even when its temporary. So what better way of putting the downtime to good use. Why not make it productive and invest that downtime in yourself and your career? Watch our latest video: ...

Dr Godfrey Town chaired the scientific sessions on ‘Product Analysis: Epilatory Lasers and IPLs’ and ‘Home-use Devices (HUDs) and Skin Ageing’ at the IMCAS World Congress held 30th and 31st January 2020 at the Palais des Congrès, Paris. Leading laser and IPL manufacturers (including Alma, Candela, Deka, Fotona, Lumenis and Lutronic) were invited to present latest advances in hair reduction technology including device specifications (new pulse structures, wavelength manipulation, modes of action) and clinical application (new indications, applicators, cooling management, plume evacuation and smart clinic software). World-renowned speakers including Michael Gold, Christine Dierickx, Eloisa Leis Ayers, Gun Young Ahn, Torsten Stocker and Mukta...

Dr Godfrey Town gave a talk on ‘Update on Home-Use Devices: New Devices, Regulations & Safety’ as an Invited Speaker at the new European Congress on Advanced Treatments and Technologies in Skin & Aesthetics (Skin-Med2019) annual conference held 5th to 8th December 2019 at the Holton Munich City Hotel in Germany. This talk reviewed recent safety standards including particular requirements for consumer laser products and the progress of the new EC Medical Device Regulations (MDR) which relate to the safety and performance of medical devices and which replace the current EU Directive. Dr Town concluded that there are currently insufficient Notified Bodies...

Dr Godfrey Town gave a talk on ‘A New Generation of Vascular and Pigmentary IPLs’ as an Invited Speaker at the ACAM annual cosmetic medicine conference held on 25 – 27 October 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. This talk considered a new generation of intense pulsed light (IPL) devices and evaluated how and why they rival traditional pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment of vascular and pigmentary abnormalities. Several companies have released new devices with recent and innovative claims for their intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. Selected company slides were presented to investigate novel technology advances and to explore the clinical and scientific...

Dr Godfrey Town gave a talk at the Medical Devices Expert Forum at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology conference (EADV) on 11th October 2019 in Madrid. His lecture ‘Update on home-use device standards and regulations' considered the likely impact of the new EU Medical Device Regulations on laser and intense light source users, manufacturers and distributors. The forum was chaired by Professor Peter Bjerring, Aalborg University Hospital Dermatology Department, Denmark and Dr Christine Dierickx MD, Skinperium, Luxembourg....

Dr Godfrey Town has been appointed Senior Research Fellow Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark where he plans to assist Clinical Professor of Dermatology Peter Bjerring MD, Dr.Sci., Department of Clinical Medicine at Aalborg University Hospital to build a new dermatological research area with collaboration with other specialities. Godfrey will make his ‘Core of knowledge’ laser and IPL safety courses available to post-graduates and assist in collaborative efforts to introduce new specialist courses in cutaneous light-based therapy to the department....

Our International Course Director, Dr Godfrey Town PhD was featured recently by the highly-rated laser journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, in a short video promoting a clinical and scientific review of low fluence hair reduction. This study was released early online by the journal in January 2019 this year and published in the print version in August. Anyone considering the Online Laser Training Hair Removal Course using intense pulsed light therapy or studying how does laser hair removal work, will be interested in this article. The full article is available to purchase at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lsm.23061, here are the article objectives: Objectives This review has...

Online Laser Training team, Dr Godfrey Town—International Course Director, Anita Clarkson—Senior Assessor and Beverley Town—Administration Manager, attended the annual British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) Conference held on Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th May 2019 at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, London Heathrow. Online Laser Training had an exhibition booth and an opportunity to present its courses to conference delegates including the new Laser & IPL Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvenation Level 4 course. Godfrey was an invited speaker and gave talks on low fluence hair reduction, an update on standards and regulations and in the ‘Great Debate’...