TREATING REDNESS IN THE CLINIC
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