TREAT­ING RED­NESS IN THE CLINIC

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Two types of pro­ce­dures are known to help:

Laser treat­ments can help treat bro­ken veins by zap­ping red­ness. They work as the light trav­els through the skin and is con­verted into heat, clot­ting the blood and de­stroy­ing vis­i­ble blood ves­sels. They also stim­u­late col­la­gen pro­duc­tion to im­prove skin qual­ity. A course of three treat­ments, four weeks apart, is usual, de­pend­ing on the treat­ment and ar­eas treated, with a down­time of a week or so. From £200 a ses­sion.

Pho­to­dy­namic ther­apy (PDT) re­duces in­flam­ma­tion, bac­te­ria – of­ten present with rosacea – and stim­u­lates col­la­gen. It’s of­ten used along­side in­tense pulsed light (IPL) treat­ments to give the best re­sults for peo­ple with ex­treme red­ness, but can be un­der­taken by it­self. Six treat­ments, one week apart, can of­fer marked im­prove­ment with no pain and no down­time. From £100 a ses­sion.

Laser treat­ments can zap red­ness

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