Avant Eyes is the first office in North Los Angeles to offer this FDA approved Dry Eye Treatment
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Bacteria build up in the eyelashes
Facial skin rejuvenation
Light energy from the IPL delivers heat to the meibomian glands, thereby helping soften the meibum for effective evacuation.
The wavelength of light is selectively absorbed by telangiectatic vessels such as those seen in facial and ocular rosacea, coagulating them and closing off the leakage of pro-inflammatory mediators.
The presence of Demodex Blepharitis also reduces with light energy from the IPL, resulting in reduced bacterial load on the eyelids and eyelashes, and therefore reduced overall inflammation.
When IPL is applied around the eye, it also restores tear osmolarity to homeostasis, therefore further reducing inflammation.
In addition, IPL also stimulates cell activity in the mitochondria, and a “happy side effect” of this is collagen synthesis and smoother skin!
IPL has been utilized in dermatology and aesthetics successfully for many decades; it now has substantial benefits when applied to reduce Dry Eye Disease!
We typically start with 4 IPL treatments, often in combination with other in-office therapies for maximum benefit. These treatments are spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatment may be necessary every 6-12 months.
We will create a custom tailored program that suits the severity of your case. The program is designed to maximize benefit, allowing you to continue with your busy life without the challenge of living with dry eye symptoms. We will often need to consider expression of your meibomian glands and a gentle microblepharoexfoliation procedure.
There are restrictions to the use of IPL. Please schedule a Dry Eye Consultation.
Anterior segment photos of the adnexae, conjunctiva, cornea, eyelids
Fluorescein/Lissamine Green Staining
Corneal Sensitivity Testing
Additional testing as needed