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Rosacea and Facial Flushing Treatment
At London Real Skin, we use the Dye-VL technology to treat facial redness, flushing and thread veins. Such therapy can effectively reduce skin reddening that is often difficult to camouflage.
What are the benefits of Rosacea and facial flushing treatment?
The treatment provides a significant reduction of the redness as well as the flushing episodes.
From £95 for a small area
What is Rosacea and facial flushing treatment?
Rosacea is a common and long-term skin condition that mainly affects a person’s face. When rosacea first appears, the face may look flushed. Later symptoms include permanent redness, spots, visible blood vessels and a sensation of burning or tingling.
Rosacea affects around one in 10 people to some extent, mostly people with fair skin. The cause of rosacea is not known, although there are several different theories. While no-one knows definitely what causes rosacea, some circumstances and conditions can trigger the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
During the consultation, one of highly-skilled practitioners will examine your skin. They will determine if you are suitable for this procedure. If so, photos will be taken prior to the procedure.
During treatment, the skin will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution and a cool gel will be applied onto the skin. The practitioner will then commence with the treatment. Clients have reported a warm sharp sensation to the skin but that it is generally painless.
Photos will be taken after the procedure too so as to allow the practitioner to compare the results.
The following aftercare is recommended to improve the treatment results and to minimise side-effects from the treatment:
- The application of a cool pack during the first few hours after treatment will reduce any discomfort.
- Apply only Biafine or aloe vera gel (without alcohol) to the treated area
- Makeup may be used immediately after the treatment unless there is epidermal blistering. (Preferably mineral make up)
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation or darker pigmentation. Use sunscreen SPF50+ or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
- Avoid swimming until the treated area is fully healed
- Avoid hot baths, heat treatments and exercise for the first 48 hours
- Avoid picking scabs
- Avoid using retinoids for 2 days before treatment and 7 days post treatment
Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and swelling at the treatment area, this may feel like mild sunburn. If pigment is present, it will become darker and form a scab. This is a normal effect of treatment. Swelling may also occur, especially on the cheek area, but will reduce over the course of a few days.
We recommend sleeping with an extra pillow to decrease swelling.
Laser treatment for facial redness is not suitable for the following people:
- Pregnant or breast-feeding
- Patients with sunburn
- Patients suffering from melasma, seizure disorders, herpes simplex virus, hyperpigmentation, history of photosensitivity to light
- Patients on isotretinoin, topical or oral steroids, medications that cause photosensitivity
Although there is no downtime associated with this treatment, the skin may appear red for a few hours. It can be easily covered with makeup, preferably mineral, and clients can resume their normal activities immediately after.
All laser treatments are carried out by qualified Medical Aesthetic Practitioners, with the risks being very low.
Patients are requested to follow aftercare instructions that will be explained in detail during the consultation.
We can treat facial redness and flushing, and vascular conditions such as thread veins on the face (small fine red veins also called telangiectasia) and small birthmarks. We are unable to treat larger thread veins on the legs.
The number of sessions depends on what areas are being treated but can typically be between 1 to 3 sessions.