Dr Clayton established a laser unit at University Hospital Aintree in 2009. He performs laser surgery for vascular skin lesions including port wine stains, roscaea and other conditions.
Dr Tim performs private vascular laser treatments at Salford Royal Hospital for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The conditions he usually treats include: spider naevi, port wine stains, facial redness and rosacea, telangiectasia and other vascular lesions. Redness and visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) can also sometimes be successfully improved with vascular laser. These treatments may also improve flushing. A referral to a dermatologist is usually required before having these treatments and they’re not usually available on the NHS, so you may need to pay for them privately. Around two to four treatments may be needed, so the overall cost may be significant.
Lasers produce narrow beams of light that are aimed at the visible blood vessels in the skin. The heat from the laser damages the dilated veins and causes them to shrink so they’re no longer visible, with minimal scarring or damage to the surrounding area.
Laser treatment can cause pain, but most people don’t need an anaesthetic. Side effects of laser treatment are usually mild and can include: bruising, crusting, swelling and redness of the skin. Rarely small blisters and secondary infection can occur. These side effects usually only last a few days and are rarely permanent.
Dr Tim was trained in laser at the Centre for Dermatology in Leeds and also he also received specialist laser training during his fellowship in Dublin. Dr Tim Clayton has extensive knowledge of the indications for laser treatment within the field of dermatology.
Dr Clayton has also completed a BTEC Advanced Award in Laser, Light & Associated Aesthetic Therapies.
Dr Clayton is happy to advise on laser treatment and direct patients onto the most appropriate treatment.
Dr Clayton uses the Candela V-Beam laser: