We’re so excited to add revolutionary dry eye treatment technology to our line-up: Lumecca Intense Pulse Light and Forma-I Radiofrequency by InMode. These technologies were originally developed and used in dermatology and aesthetics. They have been well-studied in recent years for the treatment of dry eye disease. InMode’s devices have been an industry leader for many years.
Intense pulse light (IPL) has been FDA-approved for more than 25 years to safely treat rosacea and remove superficial skin lesions such as age spots, vascular lesions, freckles, and sun damage in dermatology and aesthetics. Broad spectrum light emitted by IPL is absorbed by the melanin (pigment cells) in skin and hemoglobin in blood vessels which decreases inflammation and removes pigment. IPL helps treat dry eye disease by decreasing inflammation from over-active blood vessels and unclogging the meibomian glands with light energy. The device also helps treat demodex and blepharitis by eradicating the mites and bacteria which cause these conditions.
Non-surgical radiofrequency (RF) has been safely used in dermatology and aesthetics for over 20 years. Radiofrequency energy stimulates new collagen formation, giving patients smoother and tighter looking skin. This technology has been more recently used to treat dry eye disease. Radiofrequency energy is used to deliver non-invasive heat for the treatment of dry eyes by unclogging obstructed meibomian glands which improves the quality of our tears. The Forma-I RF handpiece has been specifically developed to deliver the energy safely to the upper and lower lids.
Our Lumecca IPL and Forma-I devices can be used on their own if indicated, however, the best results occur when used together over a series of treatments. Contact us for a dry eye consultation to learn more!