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Procedure Time
20 minutes (estimated)
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Back to Work
Next day
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Anaesthetic
Take paracetamol or co-codamol 30 minutes before procedure (if no contraindications)
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For skin type
suitable for type 1-3 fitzpatrick scale, not suitable for dark skin
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Body area treated
face, neck or chest
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Suitable for
light to medium colour skin only (type 1-3 fitzpatrick scale)
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Can be used on
face, neck and chest
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Patch test required
Yes- at least 24 hours before treatment
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One-off treatment or course
Course of 3 (one per month) and then top up sessions every 9 months
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Duration of Results
top up treatment recommended every 9 months to maintain result
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Risks & Complications
Soreness, skin irritation, swelling, redness, burns, blistering, scarring, uneven skin tone, darkening of pigmentation*

How to reduce redness on face

At Dr Leah clinic we treat a red complexion, thread veins on the face, broken capillaries on the face, facial flushing and rosacea with our FDA approved medical laser, Harmony platform by ALMA lasers. This laser treatment for rosacea is regarded as the best rosacea treatment on the market and an excellent device to treat all kinds of facial redness concerns such as but not limited to - thread veins, broken capillaries, facial flushing, flat cherry angioma, acne rosacea and red marks from previous acne.

Other treatments we offer to treat red skin are:

  • Obagi skincare, our skin therapist will be able to advise you which products you will need and provide you with them on the day of your laser consultation
  • Re-hydration and brightening facial - this will calm irritation on the skin if your skin is red as a result of being sensitive or dehydrated. Our therapist will be able to advise you if this is a more suitable option for you on the day of your consultation.

Results

Thread veins on face treated with Dr Leah Clinic vascular laser

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Thread veins on face treated with Dr Leah Clinic vascular laser
Thread veins on face treated with Dr Leah Clinic vascular laser

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Thread veins on face treated with Dr Leah Clinic vascular laser
Thread veins on nose treated with vascular laser

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Thread veins on nose treated with vascular laser
Thread veins on nose treated with vascular laser

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Thread veins on nose treated with vascular laser
Rosacea treated with harmony vascular laser

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Rosacea treated with harmony vascular laser
Rosacea treated with harmony vascular laser

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Rosacea treated with harmony vascular laser
Before and after course of 6 vascular laser

Before

Before and after course of 6 vascular laser
Before and after course of 6 vascular laser

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Before and after course of 6 vascular laser
Before and after one session of vascular laser

Before

Before and after one session of vascular laser
Before and after one session of vascular laser

After

Before and after one session of vascular laser

Is laser treatment for rosacea and facial redness right for me?

Our Harmony laser for redness is used to:

  • Reduce redness on the face
  • Treat broken capillaries
  • Treat Rosacea
  • Remove thread veins on face
  • Remove flat cherry angiomas
  • Treat facial flushing
  • Remove red birthmark

If you want to reduce redness on the face with the very best rosacea treatment on the market this would be a good procedure for you. Aside from an excellent rosacea treatment this top of the range laser treats thread veins on the face, broken capillaries on the face, and conditions which lead to facial flushing and redness including cherry angioma removal. This treatment will reduce flushing or blushing, rid you of broken veins, red spots, leaving you with clearer, brighter, fresher looking skin.

Not only with this laser treatment remove your redness it will also help rejuvenate the skin!

 

    What is the treatment journey process?

    • Firstly you will book a facial laser consultation with our aesthetic therapist who will be able to advise if this treatment is right for you and advise how many sessions you will need (normally 3 sessions but can be up to 6 if severe redness) and will perform a test of the laser on your skin on the day of this appointment. They will also be able to advise which products you should use to help your skin and provide these for you on the day
    • You can book your first laser session for the following day providing you don’t have a reaction to the patch test
    • On the day of your first laser session you should take 2 paracetamol or co-codamol painkillers (if you are not allergic) 30 minutes before your appointment as the treatment can be uncomfortable
    • The treatment is quick and easy
    • Often some of the veins will disappear instantly after treatment and you will have some puffiness and redness for around 2 days, but most clients return to work the day after treatment and some return to work immediately after if they are only having a small area e.g. nose
    • Your second treatment will be booked for 1 month later


    Laser treatment for rosacea and facial redness Reviews

    Here’s what our clients have to say…
    I have a red skin hand some small veins on my nose and cheeks, which got worse with age and became more difficult to hide under makeup. I have completed my course of 3 laser treatments at Dr Leah Clinic and I am delighted with the result, my skin looks so much better and the overall condition of my skin looks younger too! I found my first session a bit painful (felt like elastic bands flicking my skin, especially around my nose where I had to have a higher setting to get rid of the veins) so took some paracetamol before my next two appointments and it was much better! My results should last the rest of this year and I will need a top up session next year! Very pleased!

    Miranda, 52
    I have rosacea and had been looking for a rosacea treatment. Between the skincare Dr Leah clinic put me on plus laser treatment for rosacea - now it is under control. I have had 3 laser sessions and I will now need to do a laser session every 4-5 months to keep on top of the rosacea, but it is worth it! It is definitely the best rosacea treatment. This is a professional clinic who really know their stuff - I would recommend. Thank you.

    Philip, 34

    Treatment Price

    Small Area
    3 Sessions
    £330
    6 Sessions
    £600
    Half Face
    3 Sessions
    £540
    6 Sessions
    £960
    Full Face
    3 Sessions
    £720
    6 Sessions
    £1,320


    To view our full price list, please click here


    Q&A

    What should I do before my laser for redness / laser for rosacea / laser for facial thread veins treatment?

    • Clients on retinol products, glycolic acid or other AHA containing products or hydroquinone containing products should stop them 3 days before having laser
    • You will need to make sure you do not have a tan on your face so avoid sunbathing the face for 14 days before your laser treatment and no sunbed use for 14 days before
    • No fake tan cannot be on the face on the day you have laser so avoid self-tanning products on the face for 7 days before treatment

    What can I expect during and after laser treatment for rosacea?

    During treatment, some patients may feel discomfort and we advise clients to take 2 paracetamol 30 minutes before their appointment.

    Depending on your skin type (and the lesion being treated), some redness and swelling may be visible, but this will usually subside around 48 hours after treatment.

    Lesions may appear darker around 5 – 7 days later.

    What is the aftercare laser treatment for rosacea / laser treatment for redness / laser treatment for thread veins?

    • Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and swelling at the treatment area (this can feel like mild sunburn).
    • The application of a cool pack during the first few hours after treatment will reduce any discomfort.
    • The application of sudocreme is recommended and can be done at home that evening
    • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation or darker pigmentation. SPF 50 sunscreen is a MUST.
    • Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin as this may darken any areas of pigmentation.
    • Avoid hot baths, exercise and heat treatments, and treat the skin gently – as if you had sunburn – for the first 24 hours.

    How many laser for rosacea treatments will I need and are results permanent?

    You will need a minimum of 3 treatments and can have a maximum of 6 within 12 months.

    The average client will have 3 treatments initially to remove the collective redness. You will then have a top-up, one off treatment every 9 months to remove any new veins that are created.

    Although the course of 3 lasers will remove existing veins which have accumulated, you may have a skin type which creates new veins even after laser. In this instance you will need a one off treatment every 9 months to maintain your results by removing any new veins you have created.

    Skincare is important to reduce the red appearance of skin and sustain your result and there is an Obagi skincare regime which we can put you on to work well alongside your laser and optimise and maintain your results.

    How does laser treatment for thread veins / laser treatment for facial redness / laser treatment for rosacea work?

    By exposing a vascular lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated area of haemoglobin can be raised sharply, enough to damage the vessel wall and shatter. The vessels are then absorbed by the body, making them less visible.

    Can I go on sunshine holiday during my laser for redness treatment?

    Yes, but you need to wear factor 50 SPF on your face and wear a hat in the sun. You also need to wait for 2 weeks after returning from holiday before having your next session if you get any suntan on your face while away.

    Who is laser treatment for redness not suitable for?

    • Not suitable for Asian or black skins as will cause pigmentation. Clients with a very dry and sensitive skin may need to use products to fortify the skin barrier prior to treatment – your aesthetic skin therapist will be able to advise you on this on the day of your consultation and test patch.
    • Any clients who have a reaction to the test patch (burn, blister or pigmentation) will not be able to have this treatment.
    • Cannot be performed on anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Cannot be performed on anyone who has had a suntan on the skin within 14 days before treatment
    • Cannot be performed on anyone on photosensitising medication such as lymecycline or doxycycline
    • Not suitable if you have active acne – we will need to prescribe you skincare to treat your breakouts first
    • Clients on retinol products, glycolic acid or other AHA containing products or hydroquinone containing products should stop them 3 days before having laser

    At Dr Leah Clinics, you’re in safe hands


    Meet the Dr Leah Clinics Team



    Dr Leah Totton
    Medical Director
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    Dr Sheila LI
    Associate Medical
    Director
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    Dr Ana Barragan
    Senior Cosmetic
    Doctor
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    Dr Manav BAWA
    Senior Cosmetic
    Doctor
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    Dr Sidra Shakir
    Senior Cosmetic
    Doctor
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    Jenna Bugeja
    Lead Aesthetic Practitioner
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    Rasa Cernova
    Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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    Kim Vu
    Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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    Katie Barrett
    Advanced Aesthetic Therapist
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    Ewa Skowron
    Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner
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