Sean W. Lanigan

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During the last 5 years, 640 patients had treatment to their port wine stains (PWS) with a flashlamp-pumped pulsed dye laser. One hundred and fifty-six patients have been discharged for varying reasons, of which 59 (38%) achieved excellent (at least 75%) lightening of their birthmark. Of the remaining patients, those who attended the clinic for the sixth(More)
Laser removal of tattoos is not generally or readily available on the National Health Service and removal in privately run clinics is expensive. For those seeking removal of their tattoo this can create significant financial hardship. We investigated the psychological, social and financial impact of tattoos on the lives of those patients requesting laser(More)
To determine the efficacy of Omnilux Revive facial treatment in skin rejuvenation, twenty-three volunteers received randomised 20 min treatments three times a week for three weeks to one half of their face, with the untreated side acting as control. Regular assessments were carried out, focusing on parameters of subject satisfaction, photographic(More)
In psoriasis, the earliest observable electron microscopic changes are in the dermal papillary vasculature. The flashlamp-pumped pulsed tunable dye laser can achieve selective photothermolysis of the dermal vasculature. This laser was used to treat eight patients with chronic plaque psoriasis, as it was hypothesized that the ablation of dermal papillary(More)
The response of rosacea-associated erythema and telangiectasia to treatment with the pulsed tunable dye laser (PDL) was evaluated in 12 patients. Improvements in erythema, telangiectasia, flushing, the physician's and the patient's perception of overall severity, treatment tolerability, and the adverse side effects were examined. With the sole exception of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the widespread use of lasers for hair removal there are few data published on the incidence of side effects from this treatment. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to generate data on a large number of patients receiving laser hair removal to obtain an accurate assessment of the incidence and type of side effects resulting from(More)
BACKGROUND The pulsed dye laser (PDL; 585 nm, 450 micros pulse) has been established as the treatment of choice for port-wine stains (PWS), but only few patients have total clearance. A modulated potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser (532 nm) has been developed that allows the adjustment of energy fluences within the 5-50 J cm-2 range with laser pulse(More)
One-hundred and eight patients with psoriasis completed a questionnaire concerning their knowledge about the condition. This was carried out at two departments of dermatology, at Bridgend General Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary. There were no significant differences between the two centres, and the main source of the patients' information about(More)