Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which primarily affects the face.
Rosacea causes facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled pustules (bumps), and thickening of the skin. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated. It is often mistaken for acne or eczema, or some other skin allergy.
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.
No anaesthetics are required, and many patients describe the treatment as being like a snap from a rubber band followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle sunburn.