At Beverly Hills Optometry; Advanced Dry Eye Center, we are proud to offer the 'iLightPro' Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) device, which may be a standalone treatment or best when used as combination therapy with your dry eye treatment plan.
The iLightProX system has various setting such as Blue Light (415nm), Red Light (630nm), Green Light (520nm), Yellow Light (630+520nm), Pink Light (630+415nm), and Infrared Light (830nm).
These specific wavelengths work safely and effectively to:
1) control sebum/oil production (MGD)
2) target overgrowth of microbials (Blepharitis)
3) treat acne/rosacea (Ocular Rosacea)
4) improve skin tone, increase collagen and reduce winkles (Aesthetics)
5) reduce redness and inflammation (Stye/Hordeolum/Chalazion)
Recent 2020 study results from 'Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) in the Treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)':
LLLT treatment significantly improved dry eye symptoms and tear film. Appearance and morphology of the lower eye lids were unchanged after treatment. The warming effect of the device was larger at the upper than the lower eye lid.
Day of the Procedure:
Complete consent form. Cleanse the skin ensuring all make-up and moisturizer is removed from the skin. Optional but recommended: Take photograph of the treatment area pre-procedure. Ideal wavelength selected for approximately 15 minutes. After the therapy, SPF may be applied. For desired effect, 4-6 sessions should be performed (1-2 times per week). After the initial sessions, it is advised to have maintenance treatments every 1-3 months.
*Potential precautions/concerns: Patients who are pregnant, patients who suffer from light induced migraines, patients with suffer from epilepsy or seizures triggered by light, patients taking medications that can induce photosensitivity, patients who have taken Accutane (or oral Retinoids) within the last 2 months.