Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is a non-invasive, light-based treatment performed to improve the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease. IPL uses precise pulses of light to eliminate fine blood vessels (telangiectasia) that are responsible for promoting inflammation. By treating inflammation at its source, IPL can improve the function of the meibomian glands (responsible for producing the oily portion of the tear film), improve tear film quality, and reduce the population of bacteria and Demodex mites along the lid margin. As a side effect, IPL can also reduce uneven facial pigmentation and improve cosmetic appearance in the treatment area.
RF is a safe and effective treatment for Dry Eye Disease. During the procedure, a RF handheld device is used to gently massage the area around your eyes with a soothing gel. This changes the flow of electrons through your skin, creating a gentle warming sensation. RF reduces inflammation, stimulates the production of collagen, and improves elastin quality. By gradually increasing the temperature of the eyelid, RF melts thickened oil blocking the meibomian glands and improves tear film quality. Improved collagen and elastin result in tighter, firmer looking skin as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.