How to Treat Rosacea

Posted on 05 Sep, 2019

Despite being an incredibly common skin condition, rosacea is still poorly understood by medical professionals. Causing an appearance similar to a sunburn, rosacea mostly affects the face although it can occasionally progress to other parts of the body too. While this is a benign skin condition, it can understandably have a profound psychologically effect on sufferers. This is because it can often be difficult to mask rosacea due to it affecting the facial area and there are numerous things which can trigger a flare-up.

Thankfully, The Laser Treatment Clinic staff have the tools and expert knowledge needed to treat rosacea, drastically improving the look of red areas. While our skin experts create tailor-made plans for every patient, to ensure they get the best results, here is an overview of what you can expect from the rosacea treatment at our Harley Street clinic.

IPL Treatment for Rosacea

The preferred method of treatment for rosacea is the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). This procedure works by aiming an intense beam of light at the affected blood vessels. This causes them to coagulate, eventually collapsing and breaking away, to then be cleared away naturally by the body. After several treatments, the redness associated with rosacea will fade to reveal a much more even skin tone.  The treatment itself involves a procedure that fires beams of light aimed at blood vessels in the skin to shrink them and make them less visible. Therefore making your skin look more healthy and natural in a fast and non-invasive fashion.

The number of sessions you will need to see the best results will depend on the severity of your rosacea. When you book a consultation with our skin experts, they will be able to advise you on this as they will create a tailor-made treatment plan for you.

The Benefits of Treating Rosacea

The IPL treatment itself comes with numerous benefits as it can greatly improve the look of your rosacea. With the improvement in skin tone and colour, most patients also feel their self-esteem and confidence returning as they no longer feel like they have to cover up their face to mask their skin condition. And, unlike other treatments or products, IPL offers a permanent solution to dealing with rosacea, making its appearance far more manageable in the long term.

If you’re suffering from rosacea and are ready to take the next step to deal with it permanently, then get in touch with our friendly team and book a free consultation!