Laser clinic

Laser skin treatment at our laser clinic

The laser clinic at the Royal Free Hospital operates three types of laser that can be used to treat a great variety of skin conditions, such as rosacea: a chronic skin condition that causes excessive facial redness and affects nearly three million people in the UK .

Our three lasers are built using the latest laser technologies, so that healthy skin is protected, side effects are reduced and patient comfort is increased.

Some laser treatments are one-off but others, like port wine stain removal or hair reduction, require regular treatments.

Patient progress is our priority. This means tests are sometimes carried out on a patient’s first visit to assess which laser skin treatment will work best. Photographs are taken before and after treatments to see how things are going.

We run an out-patient clinic and have access to theatre time if patients require a general or local anaesthetic for their treatment.

Some of our laser skin treatments

Pulsed dye laser treatments (targets red marks):

  • Port wine stain removal
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Red scar removal
  • Laser treatments for other facial flaws or problems related to blood vessels.

Alexandrite laser treatments (targets melanin and brown pigment)

  • Hair reduction to treat excessive facial-hair growth 
  • Brown hairy birthmark removal
  • Hair reduction to prevent recurrent pilonidal sinus disease
  • Hair reduction after reconstructive surgery with hair-bearing grafts

Carbon dioxide laser treatments (removes top layer of skin):

  • Mole removal
  • Birthmark removal
  • Wart removal
  • Removal of smaller sections of port wine stains

How to make an appointment at the Royal Free London laser clinic

Your GP will need to refer you to a consultant, who will assess your suitability for treatment first. If your condition is suitable for skin laser treatment, you will then be given an appointment for our London laser clinic.