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What is C.STIM IPL treatment?

IPL (intense pulsed light) technology is used to treat dry eye associated with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and/or lacrimal gland dysfunction and/or inflammatory lesions (rosacea and blepharitis).

 

C.STIM is an intense pulsed light (IPL) system that has been designed to offer a safe, painless, effective and long-lasting solution for the majority of skin types.

The treatment involves applying a series of light pulses to the cheek, which:

  • Stimulates the parasympathetic nerve that controls the glands and reactivates their metabolism
  • Reduces skin inflammation (rosacea), as IPL light induces coagulation of the small blood vessels. The reduction in rosacea indirectly improves eyelid inflammation (blepharitis)
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What happens during C.STIM IPL treatment?

IPL treatment with C.STIM takes place as follows:

  • Three sessions spaced out by 7 to 15 days
  • A fourth session may be recommended
  • One follow-up session after several months may be recommended
  • Sessions are short (less than 10 minutes), painless and do not require anaesthetic
Nettoyez votre peau
Avant votre rendez-vous, nettoyez votre peau (sans crème ni maquillage, peau rasée pour les hommes)
Application du gel
Une fine couche de gel transparent est appliquée sur la zone de traitement
Protection oculaire
Equipez-vous des coques de protection fournies par votre médecin
4 tirs
4 tirs sur la joue sont réalisés. Vous pouvez ressentir une légère chaleur et quelques picotements
Nettoyage et hydratation
Retirez les coques de protection. Votre peau sera nettoyée et une crème hydratante pourra être appliquée
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Clean your skin

Before your appointment, make sure your skin is clean (no creams or make-up, shaved skin for men)

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Apply gel

A thin layer of transparent gel is applied to the treatment area

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Protect your eyes

Put on the protective goggles provided by your doctor

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Four shots

Four shots are made to the cheek.
You may feel slight warmth and a little tingling

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Clean and moisturise

Remove the protective goggles. Your skin will be cleaned and a moisturising cream may be applied

What results can I expect?

  • Improved tear quality
  • A reduction in symptoms
  • A reduction in inflammation of the face and eyelids, and fewer Demodex (eyelash parasites)
  • A lasting improvement (several months)

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Parasympathetic Innervation of the Meibomian Glands in Rats

Which patients are eligible for IPL treatment?

Talk to your ophthalmologist to find out whether you are eligible for treatment.

IPL treatment is suitable for patients who have:

disfonctionnement glandes meibomius

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and lacrimal gland dysfunction

probleme inflammatoire

Inflammatory lesions (rosacea and/or blepharitis)

difficultes observance traitement

Difficulty observing treatment

echec autres traitemens

Tried other treatments without success

What other treatments are there?

Since dry eye is caused by multiple factors, its treatment is complex and can include a combination of approaches:

  • Cleaning, heating and massaging the eyelids
  • Blinking exercises
  • Tear substitutes
  • Anti-inflammatory treatments
  • Punctal plugs
  • Scleral lenses
  • Occlusion of lacrimal points
  • Expression of Meibomius glands
  • And more
Blinking exercise

Repeat the sequence five times in a row, several times a day

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