How Can Intense Pulsed Light Help Me?
Intense pulsed light therapy works by sending bursts of light at specific wavelengths — not lasers — into areas of your face, to help correct problems with the Meibomian glands, and restore their ability to produce proper tears once more.
Often, problems with the Meibomian glands come about when the oils that they produce fail to evaporate and clear out, clogging the glands and resulting in improper tear production. Intense pulsed light, by using specific wavelengths of intense light, can heat these glands, warming the oil that might be causing the blockage and allowing it to be evacuated, cleaning the glands once more.
This treatment only takes about 20 minutes, and is completely pain-free. You’ll experience some tingling in the treatment area, and a bit of redness is common after your treatment. Otherwise, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities right away. Most patients require four to six monthly treatments, to find their best results.