Rosacea sounds like a harmless enough condition to those not familiar with it. So perhaps you eat something that triggers the condition and you blush? What’s the big deal – it goes away again. So perhaps you have a red rash on your skin after a hot shower or walk in the freezing wind? It only lasts a few minutes, can it really be that bad? Yes, it can be! For those who suffer from it, it can be deeply unsettling and upsetting.

Knowing that your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin have the tendency to flash deep red at just a second’s notice, without you having any control over it, can be very embarrassing. What’s more, the longer you have the condition, the worse it naturally gets. The colour will stay on your cheeks for longer. Irritated, inflamed skin and spots are another long term side-effect and as for the thread veins; these unsightly broken blood vessels appear in single numbers initially, but it isn’t long before they’re covering your cheeks and visible all the time, not just when your rosacea triggers are detected by your body.


Is IPL the answer?


Although there is no definitive cure for rosacea a combination of laser and IPL treatment can greatly reduce its effects. IPL stands for intense pulsed light. This is emitted from a handheld device. During treatment, targeted light energy is turned into heat energy in the skin, cells are broken down and the growth of new skin tissue is stimulated via increased collagen production. When the thread veins are heated, the body reabsorbs them, rendering them invisible within a few weeks.


For a more detailed account of exactly how our treatments can help each individual feature of rosacea, it’s best to speak to our very knowledgable and experienced team. If you’d prefer the treatment to focus on thread veins over acne problem skin, we can adjust our methods to suit your individual complaints.


Here at the Private Skin Laser Clinic in the corner of the Royal Free hospital in North London, we have been providing safe and effective laser and IPL treatment for over 20 years. If you’d like to find out just how much we can improve your rosacea after a block of several sessions, why not give us a call and book a consultation.


During your consultation here at our North London clinic, we will perform a skin analysis and a patch test, as well as discuss the ins and outs of the treatment with you. We will check you are a suitable candidate and give you an idea of just how well IPL could work for you. Don’t be resigned to your rosacea, thread veins don’t have to be permanent. We can genuinely make a difference. Please get in touch.