Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Suffering from dry, itching, red, or burning eyes?

This may be caused by skin and eyelid inflammation that affects millions of Americans every year.

In fact, eyelid inflammation is the leading cause of dry eye in over 85% of people. This inflammation damages the glands in the eyelid leading to decreased oil production which is required to protect the ocular surface for dry eyes.
Lumenis Optima IPL is a revolutionary new treatment for dry eye associated with inflammation, which is often root cause of your ocular problem.

What is it?

IPL is Intense Pulsed Light, a technology used for various skin treatments. Lumenis Optima IPL revolutionary treatment gently and effectively treats your skin and eyelid inflammation with maximal safety, comfort, and full customization to your skin type and condition.

Is it Safe?

Lumenis IPL is trusted by leading professionals around the world and is FDA cleared for over 20 different skin indications.

Lumenis energy-based treatments must be performed by a physical or an authorized provider in your region. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.

How Does It Work?

IPL Technology

With IPL technology, light pulses penetrate the tissue on the eye and create heat targeting the abnormal vessels that are the root cause of the inflammation. The body’s natural reaction to the treatment removes the abnormal vessels and heals the inflammation threatening the skin and eyelid. IPL technology treats your skin and eyelid inflammation while improving overall skin appearance.

Optima IPL Treatment

To ensure utmost comfort, your physician will apply coupling gel on the treatment area. For your eyes safety, you will be wearing IPK protective goggles/pads during the whole treatment session. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes. During the treatment, you might experience a warm sensation as light is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable. Following the IPL treatment, you physician may perform meibomian gland expression, which is an optional procedure to accelerate your skin and eyelid healing process.

What should I expect?

Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness around treated areas that will usually disappear within a few hours. In most cases, makeup may be applied immediately, and daily activities can be resumed the same day. Your physician should advise to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days following the treatment and apply sun screen.

Treatment schedule

Skin and eyelid inflammation can be relieved with as few as 1-2 treatments. Typically 4 sessions with 3-4 weeks in between are needed to achieve optimal results. Following the full treatment session, it is recommended to consult your physician on maintenance treatments for optimal long term results (usually once every 6-12 months).