We see many dry eye patients throughout the year as it is one of the most common eye conditions we treat. Patients come in complaining of burning, itchiness, or redness in the eye. For years we have treated them with various drops or other methods. We are excited to announce that we are now carrying the latest from Lumenis, the M22 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology for Dry Eyes. It is a unique Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) and is FDA cleared for 20 different skin indications, including ocular rosacea treatment and other skin inflammatory conditions.
What is IPL?
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 physician or an authorized provider in your region. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.
With IPL technology, light pulses penetrate the tissue 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, Dr. DenHartog will apply coupling gel to the treatment area. For your eyes’ safety, you will be wearing protective eye shields 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, Dr. DenHartog may perform meibomian gland expression, which is an optional procedure to accelerate your skin and eyelid healing process.
This is a wonderful treatment for getting rid of the nuisance of dry eyes. With a few sessions of the IPL, you can start to feel pain-free.
If you are interested in trying this new technology, give us a call at 515-512-1444. We are the only ones in the state of Iowa currently offering this treatment.