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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
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+44 (0)207 616 7693
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+44 (0)203 219 3315

As rosacea itself cannot be cured, the initial treatment is to avoid triggers or factors that can make symptoms worse. These factors are different for every individual but the most important step is to avoid exposure to the sun.

Medical rosacea treatment

There are several treatments available for the symptoms of rosacea including:

  • Topical spot treatments such as metronidazole or azelaic acid. These are applied directly to the skin where the redness is at its most intense.
  • Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline or erythromycin. Treatment needs to continue for several weeks or months to achieve an improvement.
  • Isotretinoin, a potent acne treatment that can also treat rosacea.
  • Eye drops and ointment to help with dry eyes.

Laser treatment for rosacea

The redness, veins and flushing symptoms of rosacea can be controlled with laser treatment. Laser treatment for rosacea can take two forms.

Firstly, laser treatment can be used to target visible blood vessels (telangiectasia), causing them to shrink and become less obvious. Secondly, laser treatment can be used to target thickening skin, which often forms on or around the nose.

Laser treatment is not suitable for pregnant women, people suffering from epilepsy or on light sensitive medication (i.e. Roaccutane) or suffering from vitiligo.

There are some risks associated with laser treatment which your dermatologist will advise you about including burns, scars, change in pigmentation and occasionally blisters.


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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444Appointments: 020 7616 7693Self-pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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