Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology is a scientifically
They are sometimes known as lasers. But the IPL devices are in fact different from the laser as the light comes from a very bright, high-energy flashlamp that emits light of different wavelengths (which means they are different colors). In contrast, real lasers are a medium that produces ; to emit light of uniform wavelength (and only one color).
IPL light wavelength 420-1200 nanometers. Using the appropriate filters for the separation, the doctor may block the shorter wavelengths and allowing only the longer waves pass through. Wavelengths can be selected according to the depth of the target structure. Light is introduced either as a single pulse or a mini-split pulses separated by short intervals to prevent too much heat from building up and damaging the skin, because the light into the tissue.
Ability to produce heat in target tissues of the new ideas work in the IPL devices for treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD alternatively called, meibomitis blepharitis and posterior). 2002-2003, IPL technology has been utilized for the treatment of MGD for the first time.
MGD is one of the main causes of dry eye syndrome. MGD comes from a variety of reasons, so it is very difficult disease to treat. But that usually means inflammation of the meibomian or oil secreting glands of the eyelids, where a thick or hardened meibomian gland secretions stop his inauguration, the size of the envelope. Meibomian gland dysfunction caused by releases of oil, oil, or the lack of excess oil, which is too viscous or abnormal quality. As a result, an unstable tear film and affects the tears evaporate too quickly from the surface of the eye, creating burning, itching, gritty sensation and other symptoms of dry eye.
MGD treatments with IPL equipment select a narrow band of light wavelengths (500-800 nm) to produce heat eyelid skin. Minuscule blood vessels directly under the epidermis for the light and as the temperature rises, meibomian gland secretions, congealed begin to melt and open up the glands. The doctor then applies some pressure to remove the gland, all troublesome secretions. The heat also drives the skin of the eyelids and microbes such as bacteria and parasites that may impair the MGD. If you feel a warm compress time-tested, you will find the IPL device is essentially a high-tech version.
In most cases, only the lower eyelid gland is treated. Lower lids, the heat produced is transported to the upper glands. Warming benefits, rubs off them indirectly, as well as encouraging them to expand and allow gland expression must be done. IPL intervention to normalize the volume and quality of meibomian gland secretions, providing relief from dry eye symptoms.