Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a treatment that helps target skin pigmentation and dry eyes. It works to control the inflammatory process and stop the vicious cycle of inflammation.
With IPL you can treat ocular rosacea, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and inflammatory dry eye. It has been known to decrease demodex and bacteria around the eye lids. The powerful bursts of light will also close off blood vessels that release inflammation in ocular rosacea.
The Forma treatment will also be used to stimulate collagen formation; bringing white blood cells and stem cells to the skin around your eyes while reducing inflammation. This treatment helps to open up the clogged meibomian glands allowing for improved tear production and secretion.
During the treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca™ that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment, and subsides within an hour.
There may be slight redness and discomfort in the treated areas but will subside a few minutes after the treatment.
IPL for dry eyes is unlikely covered by insurance but it may be worth asking your insurance provider anyways. If they do, you may be able to claim some reimbursement. Contact your insurance provider to see if this treatment will be covered.
Usually 4 sessions are required over the course of 3 months.
You will notice a significant improvement after 3 treatments. Maintenance treatments may be needed every three to six months.