Advanced Dry Eye Therapy
Radiofrequency and Intense Pulse Light
InMode Forma Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes bipolar radiofrequency energy to generate heat, which is applied to the skin around the eyes to stimulate collagen production, attract white blood cells and stem cells, reduce inflammation, and improve the function of Meibomian glands. This comprehensive approach aims to enhance the appearance of the eye area and alleviate dry eye symptoms. Here's a breakdown of how this procedure works:
Heat Stimulation: The controlled heat generated by the RF energy is applied to the skin around the eyes. This heat serves several purposes:
Collagen Stimulation: Heat stimulates collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. RF treatment aims to boost collagen levels, resulting in firmer, smoother skin.
White Blood Cells and Stem Cells: The heat generated by RF also attracts white blood cells and stem cells to the treated area. This can help in the regeneration and repair of the skin.
Reducing Inflammation: RF can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, which may help reduce puffiness and redness around the eyes.
Meibomian Gland Function: Meibomian glands are small glands located in the eyelids that secrete oils that help lubricate the eyes. Clogged or dysfunctional Meibomian glands can lead to dry eyes. The RF treatment aids in opening up clogged Meibomian glands, allowing for improved tear production and secretion.
Meibomian Gland Expression: Following the RF treatment, Meibomian gland expression may be performed. This is a procedure where a healthcare professional manually expresses the Meibomian glands to help release the trapped oils. This can further improve tear quality and alleviate dry eye symptoms.
InMode Lumecca is an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment that is primarily used for various skin conditions, including those affecting the eye area. IPL therapy uses intense bursts of broad-spectrum light to target and treat skin concerns. Here's how Lumecca IPL treatment works:
Control of Inflammatory Processes: IPL therapy is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. It can help control the inflammatory processes occurring in conditions such as ocular rosacea, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), and inflammatory dry eye. Inflammation in the eye area can lead to discomfort and vision problems, and controlling it can be crucial for managing these conditions.
Reduction of Medications: By effectively addressing inflammation, IPL treatment may reduce the need for medications often prescribed to manage ocular conditions. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who want to minimize their reliance on medications or experience side effects from them.
Treatment for Ocular Rosacea: Ocular rosacea is a condition characterized by redness, inflammation, and irritation of the eyes. IPL treatment is used to target and close off blood vessels responsible for releasing inflammation in ocular rosacea. This can lead to a reduction in redness and discomfort associated with the condition.
Management of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD): MGD is a common cause of dry eye syndrome. IPL therapy may help by improving the function of the Meibomian glands, which secrete oils that contribute to tear stability. By addressing MGD, IPL treatment can contribute to better tear quality and relief from dry eye symptoms.
Control of Demodex and Bacteria: IPL treatment has been shown to decrease the population of demodex mites and bacteria around the eyelids. Demodex mites are microscopic organisms that can contribute to eye irritation and inflammation when they overpopulate the eyelid area. Reducing their numbers can be beneficial for individuals with ocular conditions.
WHAT KIND OF POST-PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED? Most patients do not experience any sideeffects and any skin reaction typically resolves within a few hours. There is no recovery period or downtime associated with these procedures.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED? Your provider will recommend the ideal number of sessions to be performed based on your personal condition. Treatment times and frequency will be specifically tailored to obtain optimal results.