Referrals & Funding
A referral from your GP or hospital doctor is required for all NHS patients.
There is no routine funding for laser treatment, except for active medical problems such as open wounds or bleeding lesions. If you wish to be considered for NHS treatment please see your GP to discuss whether you might be eligible.
In most cases your GP will have to apply on your behalf to your local area Exceptional Funding Panel. Consideration will be given to patients with significant facial lesions such as large birthmarks or other unusually severe conditions.
If you are not eligible for NHS funding you can choose to self-fund your laser treatment. An initial appointment at the Bristol Laser Centre with a specialist doctor costs £120. We offer a sensitive, personal, honest approach to your laser treatment needs.
All laser treatments at the Bristol Laser Centre are performed by doctors and nurses who have received specialist training in skin laser treatment.
A referral is not needed for self-funding patients over 16 years of age. Patients seeking self-funded treatment can contact Bristol Laser Centre or phone us directly on 0117 4141212 to arrange an appointment.
In some circumstances we may request information from your GP, for example if you have any medical history that may influence laser treatment.
We require a referral letter for all children under 16 years old.