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Dry Eye



DRY EYE: Finally taking a stand!

For so long Dry Eye Disease (DED) has controlled our life in Alberta
With symptoms ranging from: 
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Fluctuating Vision
  • Eye Irritation
  • Eye Fatigue
  • Extra mucus and even excessive tearing
  • Red Eyes and feeling of "Grit/Sand"

Dry Eye Treatment From your Local Eyecare Provider

Dr. Colin Hobson and his team will go through a step by step approach to determine if you are a candidate for the Dry Eye Treatments available at Skin Effect. 
Our technologies to treat Dry Eye Disease include: 

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (LUMECCA)

IPL is a light energy therapy originally used to remove irregular skin discoloration. During the treatment of skin disorders such as Rosacea, it was discovered that IPL was also very effective as a dry eye treatment.
IPL is a non-invasive and painless procedure that is done in the doctor’s office. Intense pulses of light are applied underneath and above your eyelash line. Typically, the only sensation patients feel during the procedure is the application of moderate heat or an elastic-band sensation. Recovery is overnight. Many patients report improvement after only one treatment, though several may be required.

Radiofrequency Therapy (FORMA)​

This non-invasive dry eye treatment can be performed in our office at Skin Effect. It uses Radio-Frequency energy to generate heat, which is applied to the skin around the eyes. This heat induces the dermal heating required to stimulate collagen formation, bringing white blood cells, anti-inflammatory mediators and stem cells to the skin around your eyes.
This new collagen production stimulates the skin's tightening, eliminating fine lines and circles under the eyes. Most importantly, it significantly aids in opening up clogged tear glands, allowing for improved tear production and secretion. This treatment is most often used along with Meibomian Gland Expression. 3-4 treatments are typically needed and touch-ups yearly!
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