Ocular rosacea is a type of rosacea that affects the eyes. Rosacea of the skin is a condition where the nose, cheeks, chin or forehead experience redness or flushing.
Signs and symptoms
- watering eyes
- swelling of the eyelid
- foreign object under the eyelid sensation
- clogged eyelid oil glands (meibomian glands)
- chalazion or stye
A person can have rosacea of the eye alone, the skin alone, or both.
INMODE Lumecca Intense Pulse Light treatment (IPL) works to control the inflammatory process and to stop the vicious cycle of inflammation and to reduce the need for medications. IPL treats ocular rosacea, meibomian gland dysfunction, and inflammatory dry eye. It has been shown to decrease demodex mites and bacteria around the eyelids. The powerful bursts of light also close off blood vessels that release inflammation in ocular rosacea.
IPL can reverse the signs of aging by stimulating collagen production by smoothing wrinkles and eliminate dark spots for younger looking eyes
WHAT IS LUMECCA-I?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) designed to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. Lumecca-I uses photothermolysis, which provides a photofacialthrough the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. IPL has been FDA approved for more than 15 years to remove superficial skin lesions.
HOW DOES LUMECCA-I WORK?
Lumecca-I creates tissue heating which helps to reduce inflammation. During treatment there will be a bright flash of light and a sensation on your skin that feels like a light snap from an elastic band. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
All treatments are performed right in your physician’s office. As a result, there is no general anesthesia, no incisions, or downtime that is associated with excisional interventions. Most clients find the treatments very comfortable. Your provider will discuss in detail with you the specifics of your customized treatment plan and how it will address your individual condition.
HOW SAFE ARE THESE TREATMENTS?
These treatments are recommended for patients who are seeking non-invasive procedures to address their symptoms.The small size applicators allow for treatment in small and delicate areas. These are very safe and effective procedures that can be used on all skin types and skin tones
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?
Your provider will recommend the ideal number of sessions to be performed based on your personal condition. Treatment times and frequency will be specifically tailored to obtain the optimal results.
WHAT KIND OF POST-PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction typically resolves within a few hours. There is no recovery period or downtime associated with these procedures.