IPL in Bonney Lake
lumecca intense pulse light (IPL)
Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment delivers targeted light energy to areas of the face, body, and delicate eye area, offering benefits for dry eye, inflammation, and pigmentation concerns. Light energy targets tiny inflammatory blood vessels just below the skin, reducing eyelid inflammation, rosacea, eyelash mites (demodex), and improving collagen synthesis, indirectly helping dry eye symptoms and associated discomfort. Additionally, Lumecca IPL's ability to target pigmented areas can be utilized to address issues like hyperpigmentation, improving the aesthetic appearance around the eyes, areas of the face, and body.
How does Lumecca IPL work for dry eyes?
Lumecca IPL works by targeting the abnormal blood vessels on the eyelid margin. These blood vessels can contribute to inflammation and tear film instability. The IPL light energy heats up the blood vessels, causing them to shrink and close off. This helps to reduce inflammation and improve the quality of tears.
What are the benefits of Lumecca IPL for dry eyes?
There are many benefits to using Lumecca IPL to treat dry eyes, including:
Reduced dry eye symptoms, such as burning, itching, and redness
Improved tear quality
Improved eyelid hygiene
Fewer eye drops needed
Potential for long-lasting results
Who is a good candidate for Lumecca IPL for dry eyes?
Lumecca IPL is a good option for people with all types of dry eye, including evaporative dry eye, aqueous tear deficient dry eye, and ocular rosacea. It is also a good option for people who cannot tolerate eye drops or who have not had success with other dry eye treatments.
What happens during a Lumecca IPL treatment?
A Lumecca IPL treatment is a quick and easy procedure that is performed in the office. Your eyes will be protected with special goggles and your eyelids will be cleaned. The IPL device will then be used to deliver pulses of light to your eyelids. The treatment is typically pain-free, but you may feel a slight warming sensation.
How many Lumecca IPL treatments are needed?
Most people need 3-5 Lumecca IPL treatments for dry eyes. The treatments are typically spaced 2-4 weeks apart. You may start to see results after your first treatment, but the full results of the treatment will typically be seen after 6-8 weeks.
Is there any downtime after a Lumecca IPL treatment?
There is minimal downtime after a Lumecca IPL treatment. You may experience some mild redness and swelling of the eyelids, but this should resolve within a few hours. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment.
Are these treatments covered by insurance?
These treatments are not recognized by insurance companies as coverable services and are therefore cash pay. These treatments are intended to improve and treat the root cause of dry eye disease, thereby saving money on the lifelong need for expensive prescription eye drops.