Looking and feeling good can help improve the quality of your life. Light therapy technology can help treat skin and eye conditions. Patients who want healthy, clear skin can benefit from Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. This state-of-the-art therapy can also treat dry eye conditions, which improves the individual’s vision and eye health. Restoring eye moisture helps to enhance comfort.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is an effective treatment for dry eye disease. It helps treat the underlying cause of dry eye by targeting the meibomian glands. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of chronic dry eye.
IPL uses precise, broad-spectrum light to address MGD. The comfortable and effective procedure targets the delicate area below the eye, unclogging the glands. It helps to reduce inflammation and boost oil flow.
IPL helps to alleviate dry eye symptoms. Benefits of the therapy include:
It is a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment.
It helps to improve tear breakup time.
It reduces inflammatory mediators.
It helps to reduce Demodex.
It restores the meibomian glands.
Most patients experience improvements immediately after the first therapy session. Most people achieve the desired results after two or three sessions.
IPL dry eye treatment is a non-invasive, in-office procedure that takes 10 to 15 minutes. During the treatment, doctors place a protective shield over the eyes. They apply a thin layer of gel to the treatment area below the eyes.
A special hand-held device applies heat to the skin below the eyelids. Patients experience a warm sensation from the light with little or no discomfort. Most people can return to their regular duties immediately after treatment. Doctors usually recommend four treatment sessions, two to four weeks apart.
Many people with rosacea suffer from chronic dry eye. Symptoms of ocular rosacea include red, burning, and itching eyes. IPL can help to treat the condition by reducing inflammation and rejuvenating the skin.
The comfortable light treatment helps to improve skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation due to rosacea. Specific wavelengths are absorbed by the redness or pigmentation, leaving the skin clear. Most patients notice significant improvements in their skin clarity and complexion after treatment.
Advanced IPL technology offers a multi-purpose treatment solution by providing skin therapy. The technology helps to treat a wide range of skin conditions safely and effectively. Studies show that IPL can treat various skin types.
The devices produce light beams that stimulate the skin’s natural production of elastin and collagen, tightening the skin. Skin rejuvenation can help treat melasma, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, photodamage, and acne.
The treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes, and multiple sessions are necessary to achieve the desired results. Eye doctors look for the underlying cause of dry eye to develop the most effective treatment.
For more on reviving beauty and comfort with IPL eye treatments, visit Santa Barbara Eyecare at our offices in Santa Barbara or Goleta, California. Call 805-967-9990 or 805-451-8180 to book an appointment today.