WHAT IS FORMA-I?
Forma-I is a Health Canada certified treatment to address the symptoms of dry eye disease caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). It is intended for use in the periorbital area and eyelids and relieves inflammation of meibomian glands and eye irritation. This is an innovative nonsurgical procedure that delivers bipolar radio-frequency (RF) technology to smaller, more delicate sub-dermal layers. Designed with unprecedented ocular safety, the small size applicator, precision RF depth control, and intelligent temperature monitoring, ensure a safe non-drug alternative for dry eye and MGD sufferers.
HOW DOES FORMA-I WORK?
Forma-I feels like a warm massage in the eye area, improving blood circulation. By directly treating the periorbital region and eyelids, Forma-I can help you achieve more defined characteristics while alleviating other issues such as red burning itchy eyes. Heat is delivered during the procedure to ‘melt’ the oils clogging your glands, and pressure from the movement of the applicator allow for the oils to be expressed. The small size applicator and precision RF depth control allow for treatment in the small and delicate eye area
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
All treatments are performed right in your physician’s office. As a result, there is no general anesthesia, no incisions, or downtime that is associated with excisional interventions. Most clients find the treatments very comfortable. Your eye care provider will discuss in detail with you the specifics of your customized treatment plan and how it will address your individual condition.
WHAT IS LUMECCA?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) designed to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. Lumecca, with the Lumecca-I adaptor, uses photothermolysis, which provides a photo-facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. IPL has been FDA approved for more than 15 years to remove superficial skin lesions. Increasingly, it has been shown to have a positive effect on tear film characteristics and patients with dry eyes.
HOW DOES LUMECCA WORK?
Lumecca, with the Lumecca-I spot-size adaptor, creates tissue heating which helps to reduce inflammation. During treatment there will be a bright flash of light and a sensation on your skin that feels like a light snap from an elastic band. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour.
HOW SAFE ARE THESE TREATMENTS?
These treatments are recommended for patients who are seeking non-invasive
procedures to address their symptoms. The small size applicators allow for treatment in the small and delicate eye area. These are very safe and effective procedures that can be used on all skin types and skin tones.