Key Information

Laser experts

Dr. Saqib Bashir

Dr. Ai-Lean Chew


Lasers in use

Pulsed Dye

Intense Puled Light



Carbon Dioxide (Fractionated)

Nd:YAG (lipolysis/cellulite)


Patient feedback

High levels of satisfaction


Rosacea & laser treatment

Rosacea, previously known as acne rosacea, is one of the most common reasons for an adult to visit the practice. Characteristic features of rosacea include: 

  • Facial redness
  • Facial flushing (easy blushing)
  • Thread veins on the face
  • Inflammatory spots 
  • Eye symptoms

What causes rosacea?

The precise cause of rosacea remains unknown, but current theories are focussed on the surface immunity of the skin sending signals that cause inflammation. 

How do I know if I have rosacea?

Rosacea can be difficult to diagnose in some cases, whilst in others it is more obvious.  You may have been diagnosed by your GP, or another specialist.  Typically, we look for a constellation of clues when asking you about your skin, it's sensitivity and triggers for facial flushing.  An expert dermatological examination of your skin will help provide evidence to substantiate the diagnosis and differentiate from other inflammatory facial conditions. 

What treatments do you recommend for rosacea?

The precise treatment we recommend depends on the appearance of your skin.  In many cases, there will be some spots, in addition to flushing and broken veins, but this is not always the case.  Treatments include:

  • Topical antibiotic creams
  • Topical sunscreens
  • Anti-redness creams
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Oral retinoic acid
  • Oral antiflushing medications
  • Lasers/IPL

Should I have laser treatment for rosacea?

Lasers/IPL are best suited for patients who have erythemo-telangiectatic rosacea.  This means facial redness due to broken veins (telangiectasia) on the facial skin.  These are often seen on the cheeks, forehead, and chin. Prominent veins can also be seen on the side of the nose, particularly in men.  Your dermatologist will advise on the suitability of laser or IPL treatment for your skin. 

What can I expect when having laser for rosacea?

All patients who wish to have laser treatment for rosacea are seen for an initial consultation.  Your skin will be examined and suitablity for laser or other treatments will be discussed.  If you are to have a laser treatment, a test patch will be informed initially, before you can progress to a full treatment.