The best in-clinic treatments for rosacea [reviewed 2024]

Vanessa Gibbs

If you’ve experienced rosacea, you’ve probably tried covering up the tell-tale red patches with makeup. But, unfortunately, foundation can only go so far. Luckily there are treatments out there that can reduce the look of rosacea, so you can get an even complexion, without the heavy makeup. 

But first, what exactly is rosacea and how do you know if you have it? 


What is rosacea? 


Rosacea is the name given to the red patches of skin that appear on the face, most often on the nose and cheeks. It’s completely harmless and more common than you’d think. In fact, it’s estimated that 415 million people have rosacea around the world. 

Red patches are the most obvious symptom, but other symptoms include: 

  • A stinging or burning sensation 
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Dry patches of skin 
  • Large open pores 

You may experience these symptoms all the time, or they may come and go with triggers like alcohol, stress, spicy food and heat. Either way, rosacea is often uncomfortable to live with and tough to cover up, but you can do something about it. 

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If you’ve looked into skincare products and found they’re not doing the job, or you’d rather opt for a treatment with quicker results, in-clinic treatments for rosacea may be for you. But where do you start? It can be daunting to pick and choose between all the options out there. 

Here at Face Dr, our experts have been helping clients with rosacea for years, so we also know a thing or two about the best treatments out there. Here, we’ve rounded up the best treatment options for rosacea and exactly what you can expect from each. 

Looking to get tailored recommendations for your skin? Book a free online skincare consultation where one of our experts can analyse your rosacea and recommend the products or treatments that can help.

The best in-clinic treatments for rosacea




woman getting a facial

What is it? What’s not to love about a facial? Relax, get pampered and treat your skin to a boost. But did you know that you could treat rosacea with a facial too? With a selection of exfoliating and calming ingredients, your next facial could help to alleviate the burning and hot sensations of rosacea as well as lighten the look of red patches. 

Where can I get it? Most medispas will offer some kind of facial, but be sure to speak with your skincare practitioner about your rosacea to get the best ingredients and products for your skin. 

Alternatively, opt for a facial that’s designed with rosacea in mind. Facials are a great option for those looking to ease into the world of in-clinic treatments. Come back for another whenever you need a boost. 

The Champagne Enzyme Facial, for example, is not only pampering but it can treat a range of skincare concerns, including rosacea. The 45-minute treatment uses pharmaceutical-grade ingredients like a honey and enzyme balm to soothe and soften the skin and bioactive ingredients to exfoliate and renew the complexion. 

In Perthshire? Check out the Champagne Enzyme Facial at Tay Medispa 

Elsewhere? Find your nearest Champagne Enzyme Facial practitioner 

Nanofractional Skin Resurfacing 


What is it? You can think of nanofractional skin resurfacing as a stronger form of exfoliation. The treatment uses nanofractional radio frequency to make tiny pinpricks in the surface of the skin. Then as the skin heals, it makes fresh new skin cells which aren’t affected by rosacea. 

For the best results, you may need one to four sessions every four to eight weeks. A skincare professional will be able to determine just how many treatments you’ll need for your skin. 

Despite the scary sounding name, nanofractional skin resurfacing is painless and there’s no down time. You can even apply makeup 24 hours after your treatment. 

The treatment helps boost your complexion, evening out a variety of skincare concerns like wrinkles, sun damage and rosacea. For rosacea, your practitioner will deliver the treatment in a way that targets exactly your problem area to promote healing where your skin needs it most.  

Where can I get it? 

In Perthshire? Check out this nanofractional skin resurfacing treatment 

Elsewhere? Find your nearest Venus Viva Skin Resurfacing practitioner 


LED Light Therapy 


woman wearing LED light therapy mask

What is it? LED light therapy, or light emitting diode therapy, is a high-tech treatment that is comfortable, painless and—most importantly—delivers results.  It uses light to trigger your skin’s natural healing and regeneration process. 

During the treatment, you’ll wear a treatment mask that will emit a certain wavelength of light. Different wavelengths of light penetrate the skin to the different layers, so they can be used to treat different concerns like acne, wrinkles and, of course, rosacea.  

Many people can see results after just one treatment, but often multiple sessions are needed for long-lasting results. LED Light therapy will trigger your skin to start regenerating, reducing the look of redness and feelings of discomfort as fresh and healthy skin cells are made. 

Where can I get it? 

In Perthshire? Check out the LED light therapy treatment at Tay Medispa

Elsewhere? Find the nearest Déesee Pro treatment to you 




What is it? 

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. Again, here’s another treatment that can be used for all kinds of skincare concerns, but for rosacea, it’s effective at reducing the appearance of broken blood vessels. 

The treatment uses pulses of light to penetrate the skin and target only the broken blood vessels. The surrounding healthy skin cells are left completely unharmed. 

The blood vessels, on the other hand, are broken down by the light and then your body’s natural immune system removes them. On the surface, the appearance of broken blood vessels is reduced and IPL treatments can also help reduce the look of redness and the stinging and burning sensation of rosacea, too. 

Where can I get it? 

In Perthshire? The IPL treatment at Tay Medispa will target visible veins 

Elsewhere? Find your nearest Sk:n Clinic, who offer IPL treatments specifically for those with rosacea.   


Treatment time? 

woman using skincare product looking in mirror

If you’re finally ready to tackle those red patches once and for all, an in-clinic treatment for rosacea may be for you. Our team of skincare professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have about treatments and the next steps. 

At Face Dr, we offer free online skincare consultations with our experts, who have decades of experience treating skin conditions like rosacea. They can talk you through which treatment is right for you, what to expect and answer any niggling questions you may have about the procedure process. 

Plus, we believe a great skincare routine can make all the difference, and you may even be able to see results from at-home products alone. Over a 30-minute call, one of our experts can analyse your skin, ask about your rosacea and other concerns and then recommend the best products for the job.