Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatment

What is IPL? 

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Therapy is a common dermatology treatment that is used for skin conditions such as rosacea, sun damage, acne scarring, and wrinkles. Recent studies show that it also effectively treats chronic dry eye because it has multiple mechanisms of action that target the root cause of symptoms. Treatment with IPL uses a series of controlled, high energy light pulses to directly reduce inflammation and vascularization of the eyelid, liquefy and unclog tear glands to stimulate healthy tear production and keep eyes healthy, moisturized, and comfortable. 

For best results, your doctor will recommend an initial series of four IPL treatments, performed once a month over the course of four months. After the initial series of treatments, most people may need only occasional maintenance treatments depending on the severity of their dry eye symptoms.

 Schedule a consultation today to see if IPL treatment is right for you!


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Kathleen Andersen, OD
Bringing Your World Into Focus

Rancho Santa Margarita Optometrist (eye doctor), Dr. Kathleen Andersen is dedicated to excellence in optometry such as eyeglasses, izon lenses, contact lenses, general eye examinations, and laser eligibility exams. Dr. Andersen co-manages with the finest surgeons for LASIK and other ocular surgery like cataract surgery. Dr. Andersen is proud to serve Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Coto De Caza, Dove Canyon, Trabuco Canyon and Surrounding communities.

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