Safe & effective treatments of rosacea by the UK’s No.1 laser experts.
Rosacea Treatments and Solutions
• Do you wish your overall facial redness and blushing could be reduced?
• That you could be rid of embarrassing broken veins or red patches!
• Control flare-ups of Rosacea
Redness, red veins and rosacea are a common problem experienced by a number of people, those particularly prone are people with Celtic fair skins. These conditions mostly affect the face but people can also get broken leg vessels which can be treated using laser.
Take a look at our Treatment Summary and see a breakdown of the basics when it comes to treating red veins and rosacea at the Clinic:
Carried out by our laser experts
Some people seek laser treatment because they have a few small broken vessels round the nose, on the cheeks or on the chin, these being the most common areas; others may have a complexion that tends towards a red appearance, heightened with episodes of red flushing. If this is the case it is more likely to be rosacea, with carries other symptoms including:
• burning and stinging sensations
• permanent redness
• spots (papules and pustules)
• small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible
Rosacea is best described as a relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms appear to be particularly bad, that may then be followed by periods when the condition is less pronounced.
Many of the symptoms of red veins and rosacea can be controlled with treatments such as IPL (intense pulsed light), laser and sometimes the Murad redness facial
IPL works by emitting filtered light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels heating them to point where they are destroyed. With Rosacea, it is possible with this treatment to shut down some of the larger, more obviously noticeable vessels, but mainly, we aim to stimulate the production of collagen within the skin which helps strengthen the capillary walls. This will naturally result in Rosacea flare-ups being less frequent and less severe. During treatment a thin film of chilled gel is applied to the skin, this aids the light absorption by the blood vessels. Secondly the light is then pulsed over the entire area requiring treatment. After the procedure the chilled gel is cleaned off and the area cooled. Whilst the treatment is being performed, protective eyewear will be worn by the client. Immediately after treatment Rosacea can look worse as the laser treatment itself has put more heat into the skin, this effect usually settles down within 48 hours.
For most clients a minimum course of 5 treatments is recommended for optimum results, although maintenance treatments, which vary according to individual clients will be needed. Repeat sessions are spaced every four to six weeks.
Treatment is comparatively quick and the average time can be just 20minutes for cheeks or up to 45 minutes for a full face.
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but tolerable as the procedure is actually quite quick and there is no need for anesthesia. Descriptions of the sensation felt by clients vary, but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick. In order to make the treatment as relaxed and comfortable as possible the team provide plenty of cooling during the whole time, both during and after the treatment, reducing any discomfort.
The condition of Rosacea is currently poorly understood and treatment is essentially about management of the condition, bearing this in mind individual results can vary from person to person. Clients generally notice improvements in Rosacea flare-ups within the first 3 treatments. However, maintenance treatments will be required in order to keep on top of the condition.
Prices start from as little as £75