Dry Eyes and the Lumenis Optima IPL in Pensacola

Panhandle Vision Institute M22 IPL2If you’re looking for relief for your dry eyes in Pensacola, then look to Dr. Barry Concool at Panhandle Vision Institute. He uses the latest in dry eyes technology. IPL is Intense Pulsed Light, a technology used for various skin treatments. Lumenis Optima IPL revolutionary ¬†treatment gently and effectively treats your skin and eyelid inflammation with maximal safety, comfort and fully customization to your skin type and condition.

If you’re wondering if it’s safe, Lumenis IPL is trusted by leading leading professionals around the world and is FDA cleared for over 20 different skin indicators. Lumenis energy-based treatments must be performed by a authorized treatment provider – Panhandle Vision Institute.

“Over 85% of skin and eyelid inflammation patients also suffer from inflammatory ocular conditions, such as dry eyes.”

How Does Lumenis IPL Work?

Why IPL technology, light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the abnormal vessels that are the root cause of the inflammation. The body’s natural reaction to the treatment removes the abnormal vessels and heals the inflammation threatening the skin ¬†and eyelid. IPL technology treats your skin and eyelid inflammation while improving overall skin appearance.

To ensure utmost comfort, Dr. Concool will apply coupling gel on the treatment area. For the safety of your eyes, you will be wearing IPL protective goggles/pads during the whole treatment session. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes. During the treatment, you might experience a warming sensation as light is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable. Following the IPL treatment, Dr. Concool may perform meibomain gland expression, which is an optional procedure to accelerate your skin and eyelid healing process.

What Should I Expect?

Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness around the treated areas that will usually disappear within a few hours. In most cases, makeup may be applied immediately, and daily activities can be resumed the same day. Dr. Concool will advise you to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days following the treatment and apply sunscreen.

Skin and eyelid inflammation can be relieved with as few as 1-2 treatments. Typically 4 sessions with 3-4 weeks in between are needed to achieve optimal results. Following the full treatment session, it is recommended to consult Dr. Concool on maintenance treatments for optimal long term results (usually once every 6-12 months).

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