You don’t have to put up with redness!

Redness of the face and visible capillaries are common skin problems among Nordic women. People often think it is something one just has to accept. However, actually there has long been a simple and painless cure for the annoying skin condition.


What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a disorder characterised by red and hypersensitive skin that itches and feels unpleasantly tight. As the condition progresses, papules, pustules and dilated veins may appear. Rosacea is a chronic and escalating disease that occurs in about 10% of the population. The condition is usually most prominent on the centre of the face – forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.


What causes the redness?

The causes of the redness are thought to be hereditary predisposition, environmental factors, and ageing of the skin. Ultraviolet radiation is considered a definite contributing factor as it damages the blood vessels in the skin and induces inflammation. Other factors can further intensify the redness, for example cold, wind, sun exposure, heat, alcohol, and spicy food.

What is telangiectasia?

In case of telangiectasia (also commonly called spider veins or thread veins) the facial capillaries are dilated and therefore visible in the skin as general redness or thin red or blue lines that appear mainly on the face, neck and décolletage.

The root causes of telangiectasia are genetics, climate, lifestyle and hormonal changes in the body. It can occur in all skin types; however, it is more common in women with delicate pale skin. Therefore, it is a prevalent skin problem among Nordic women. The cold, moist and windy climate exhausts the facial skin and alternation of warm and cold as well as heated dry indoor air increases the likelihood of skin irritation and ruptured capillaries. One should also be careful when enjoying the sun as excessive sunbathing also induces the rupture of capillaries. Telangiectasia is aggravated by inappropriate skin care, alcohol, tobacco and spicy foods.

Both rosacea and telangiectasia appear as redness. With telangiectasia the surface of the skin is usually smooth and only the network of capillaries is visible; while in case of rosacea the skin appears more inflamed and uneven with raised nodules.

Redness is caused by constant dilation and constriction of the blood vessels which leads to permanently dilated or ruptured capillaries.

How to get rid of the redness?

As these skin conditions are similar, both rosacea and telangiectasia can be effectively alleviated with IPL laser treatment which safely reduces the redness caused by ruptured capillaries. The IPL light pulses are absorbed in the capillaries which then shrink and disappear. In addition, the treatment reactivates the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen, in turn, strengthens the walls of blood vessels making them less likely to rupture.


In Lasermed beauty clinic the highly prized Lumenis M22 IPL laser is used for treatment as it enables precise, safe and effective procedures.

Lumenis M22 IPL laser functions by combining two systems. The OPT (Optimal Pulse Technology) enables more effective results as it allows to maintain a high and stable current all throughout the pulse. In IPL lasers without the OPT extra function the pulses are significantly weaker and create a so-called triangular pulse that is high-powered in the beginning but diminishes to the extent of rendering the whole procedure ineffective.

Therefore, the M22 IPL laser, combined with the OPT is very convenient, effective and safe.

M22 IPL laser is used by renowned beauty clinics all over the world.

Before the procedure:

  • Cleanse and moisturise the skin.
  • Use sunscreen with UV-A protection of at least SPF 30 every day.
  • Allow at least 2–4 weeks to pass from last sunbathing.
  • Arrive for the procedure without any make-up on.
  • For best results an IPL treatment course of 3–5 sessions is recommended leaving a period of at least 4 weeks between each procedure.After the treatment the skin might be slightly swollen and blushing, but this is only temporary. Intensive UV-radiation should be avoided and sunscreen with SPF 50 used after the procedure. Swimming pool and sauna is prohibited for two weeks and it is not advisable to consume alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure.


  • Oncological diseases, chronic inflammations, active cold sores/herpes, keloids.
  • The procedure is unsuitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • The procedure is unsuitable for patients with a cardiac pacemaker.
  • The treatment cannot be performed on suntanned skin. After sunbathing a period of at least 2–4 weeks should pass before the treatment.