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.