Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

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Lumecca by InMode Intense pulsed light (IPL) treats dry eye by targeting the inflammation known to cause symptoms. IPL has been used to treat facial skin damage, as it emits light waves that stimulate collagen production. In addition to combatting dry eye symptoms, IPL can also be used to treat a variety of comsetic concerns, including smoothing skin around eyes and reducing red spots.

Collagen is a protein necessary for healthy tissue, including skin, joints, and structures in the eye. It’s the most abundant structural protein in animals, and it plays a significant role in cellular processes, including:

  • Tissue repair
  • Immune response
  • Improving skin hydration
  • Supporting skin elasticity

During IPL, the eyes are covered with opaque goggles, and the light waves work on the skin around the eyes. The treatment improves dry eye by affecting the tissues connected to the eye. Notable mechanisms include:

  • Light waves warm the meibomian glands, facilitating meibum expression. Meibum is a necessary oil in tears. It prevents tear evaporation and allows moisture to spread more easily across the eye.
  • The light wavelength is absorbed by blood vessels, decreasing the inflammation contributing to dry eye.
  • The light energy stimulates cellular activity in cells responsible for immune response and collagen production.
  • IPL reduces demodex mites. Although some demodex mites can help remove dead skin cells, overpopulation can cause infection and block healthy tear production. IPL treatment helps control their numbers.

Our Locations

Calgary

Find us steps away from Lake Bonavista across from Lake Bonavista Promenade. Please give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 739 Lake Bonavista Drive SE
  • Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

Olds

Find us at the corner of 50 Avenue and 52 Street. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 5202 50 Ave
  • Olds, AB T4H 1G9

Sundre

Find us on 6 Street just off Cowboy Trail. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any trouble finding us.

  • 101 6 St SW
  • Sundre, AB T0M 1X0

Carstairs

Find us north of the Credit union in the same building as Mountain View Smiles Dental Clinic.

  • 208 10th Ave Unit 1
  • Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0
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