To ensure utmost comfort, your physician will apply coupling gel on the treatment area. For your eyes safety, 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 warm sensation as light is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable. Following the IPL treatment, your physician may perform meibomian gland expression, which is an optional procedure to accelerate your skin and eyelid healing process.
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 full customization to your skin type and condition.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness around 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. Your physician should advise to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days following the treatment and apply sun screen.
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 your physician on maintenance treatments for optimal long term results (usually once every 6-12 months).