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May 20, 2021

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) for Dry Eye Disease

In addition to Radiofrequency (RF) treatments for dry eyes, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy can be coupled with RF or Ilux to improve your signs and symptoms. Lumenis Optima™ IPL, a revolutionary treatment targeting the inflammation in the meibomian oil glands, the underlying cause of evaporative Dry Eye Disease.

IPL is a light-based therapy selectively targets and destroys abnormal blood vessels along the eyelid margins which reduces redness and the level of inflammatory agents in the oil glands. IPL removes excessive bacteria and Demodex (mites) along the eyelid margins which can worsen inflammation. Lumenis Optima™ IPL warms the meibomian glands in our eyelids that produce the oily part of our tears improving the quality of the oil or meibum. Enhancing oil secretion from these glands reduce your dry eye symptoms and slow down the progression of chronic Dry Eyes.

In addition, IPL stimulates collagen production which improves the skin’s texture and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, age spots and dark circles while tightening the skin on the delicate skin around the eyes and face. IPL photofacial therapy targets the deeper layers of the skin and is a great treatment solution for reducing the appearance of redness and helping create an even and natural complexion.

Lumenis Optima™ IPL is gentle and effective at treating meibomian gland dysfunction, rosacea and the esthetics of the skin with maximal safety, comfort and full customization to your skin type and condition. We are so excited to share this technology with you. Book your dry eye consultation today or inquire at your next appointment if IPL is right for you.

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