Dry Eye Testing
Do your eyes feel Sandy or gritty? Or do they water for no particular reason? If so you may have dry eye disease. Dry eye disease occurs when your tear quality or quantity is abnormal. We have specialized diagnostic tests, as well as state of the art treatment for dry eye disease. Schedule an appointment for a complete dry eye assessment.
Dry eye diagnostic testing includes meibography, tear film analysis, blepharitis assessment.
Darwin IPL and RF
Intense Pulsed light (IPL) has been shown to relieve dry eye symptoms
through its thermal action, by melting away thick oil clogging up the
meibomian glands. IPL also shrinks the fine blood vessels on the lid
margin that carry inflammatory factors.
Other Benefits of IPL treatment
IPL also helps reduce sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles by
boosting production of skin firming proteins like collagen and elastin. It also
reduces acne, pigment and vascular lesions.
During IPL treatment the pulses may cause a snapping sensation (like a rubber band snapping against your skin) and warmth. Following your treatment brown spots will darken and skin may appear red for up-to 24 hours. Your improved complexion should be visible 3 weeks post treatment. Best results typically require 4-5 treatments spaced one month apart.
Radio Frequency (RF)
The RF procedure generates heat at an optimal temperature within the
eyelid tissue. The heat delivered melts the oil that is clogging the
glands, which allows for easy expression. As a bonus, RF reduces skin
laxity and promotes collagen growth, resulting in wrinkle reduction.