Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatment
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatment For Dry Eye Relief
Traditionally, dry eye disease has been treated with artificial tears, hot compresses, and Omega 3 supplements. While this may provide temporary symptom relief it does not get at the root cause of dry eye disease. Dry eye disease has a substantial inflammatory component. IPL directly targets and reduces that inflammation.
How IPL Treats Dry Eye
Intense Pulse Light or IPL, delivers high intensity light to the skin which is used by dermatologists to treat pigmented and vascular lesions, more commonly known as a photofacial. By directly targeting the small blood vessels of the eyelids, IPL reduces inflammation around the meibomian glands, dramatically increasing their function. This leads to better oils being produced and a reduction in dry eye symptoms.
The Benefits of IPL
- Reduction in dry eye symptoms, targeting the inflammatory component of dry eye
- Reduction in age spots
- Reduction in small blood vessels on the face ‘spider veins”
- Reduced frecklesReduced sunspots