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Intense-Pulse Light (IPL)

What is IPL, and how does it work?

Intense-Pulse Light (IPL) technology has been used for over 25 years to treat various skin and inflammatory issues. It works by delivering light energy into the skin at different wavelengths, targeting the root cause of ocular inflammation. The DARWIN IPL™ by LUVO has multiple proprietary features that make it especially safe and comfortable for you. The square wave pulse ensures predictable energy delivery with no energy spikes, and the advanced cooling technology ensures a comfortable procedure for you.

What to expect before and during treatment:

Before treatment, your skin will be cleaned and scleral shields will be applied to ensure eye safety. Light energy will then be delivered to the skin through a series of brief pulses. The pulses will be delivered from your nose to the temple. During the procedure, you will see a bright light and may experience a snapping sensation & warming, both of which are typically very well tolerated. 

What to expect following treatment:

Immediately following treatment, your skin may appear slightly red and mildly swollen. This typically lasts only a few hours. Daily activities can be resumed immediately, including applying makeup in most cases. You will need to stay out of direct sunlight for the week following the treatment and are advised to apply sunscreen to the treated area. In the weeks following the treatment, you may also notice improved tone, texture, and a reduction in fine lines in the treated area.


  • No pain or downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • No Drops or medication
  • Quick treatment
  • Immediate results

In order to determine if you are a candidate for treatment our Optometrists will perform a comprehensive dry eye assessment in office. Call now to schedule your consultation.