Dry Eye & Rejuvenation

Have you ever experienced a gritty, itchy, stinging sensation in one or both eyes?  Have you ever wondered why your eyes and/or eyelids always appear red?  Do your eyes constantly water?  If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may have dry eyes.

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Dry Eye

Causes

Dry eye syndrome is a very common and often chronic condition that occurs when there is an insufficient amount of quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eyes.  Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye (cornea) and for providing clear vision. 

 

Tear production tends to diminish due to age, hormonal changes (pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, and menopause), medications (antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure medications, and antidepressants), medical conditions (diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hyper- or hypothyroid, blepharitis), and LASIK. 

 

Poor quality of tears results in the tears evaporating too quickly or not spreading evenly over the cornea.  Quality can be affected by smoking and environmental conditions (windy, dry climates and computer usage).

The primary approaches to managing and treating dry eyes include adding tears (over-the-counter artificial tears), conserving tears (punctal plugs), increasing tear production, and treating the ocular surface and eyelid inflammation (blepharitis).  Our doctor will recommend the brand that will be right for you.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the inflammation and clogging of small glands in your eyelids.  It is the leading cause of dry eye and ocular discomfort, and is now treatable with radiofrequency!

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Rejuvenation treatment

Dry Eye and Rejuvenation

Radio frequency (RF) treatment gently heats your skin in a controlled office environment.  The special probes maintain the increased temperature for a defined amount of time.  As a result, it stimulates clogged tear glands and revives an optimal surface for your eyes.  The heat also triggers the body’s natural reaction to produce new collagen.  These new collagen fibers are tighter and denser, reducing wrinkles, puffiness, and excess skin in the upper and lower eyelids.    
 
RF treatments work on all skin types and usually last about 30-60 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated.  It provides a pleasant and effective treatment every time with ZERO downtime!  You will see results instantly, noting a natural glow and experiencing a “tighter” feeling.  Best of all, your results will continue to enhance over time.  We recommend that you schedule a series of treatments and regular maintenance appointments to help your body counteract its natural loss of collagen over time.  Revive your skin’s natural beauty today!

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Untreated skin

Rejuvenation treatment targets facial lines and wrinkles.

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Collagen Synthesis Begins

The radio frequency treatment will gently heat your skin to naturally boost new collagen production. 

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Collagen Remodeling Occurs

New collagen fibers are tightly and neatly formed to provide you with tighter and younger looking skin.

Skin tighting
Skin tighting