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At Mangat Copit Plastic Surgery in the Vail Valley, we are pleased to offer OptiLight, a cutting-edge, FDA-approved solution for managing dry eye disease due to Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). 

What is OptiLight by Lumenis?

Dry eye disease symptoms range from mild to debilitating and if left untreated, the condition can significantly increase the risk of further eye damage. Many patients are not aware of a solution, so they suffer discomfort in silence. 

Luckily, a viable, effective treatment exists in the form of OptiLight by Lumenis, the world’s first FDA-approved IPL procedure for MGD. OptiLight is non-invasive and gentle and is backed by over 20 clinical research studies. It can help patients return to normalcy and provides long-lasting relief.

How Does OptiLight Work?

OptiLight relies on precision-based light pulses to minimize inflammation, soften lubricating secretions, and enhance Meibomian gland efficiency. In addition, the treatment can reduce irritating demodex mites surrounding the eyes.

What can I expect before my treatment?

Our team will perform a thorough consultation, medical review, and physical examination to determine if OptiLight is the best solution for your needs. We will ask that you arrive at your appointment with clean skin free from cosmetics. You will need to avoid tanning and intense sun exposure for at least 2 weeks prior to your OptiLight session.

What can I expect during my treatment?

OptiLight treatment is rapid and uncomplicated. A gel will be applied to the treatment zones, and your eyes will be shielded with custom covers. As the healing light is applied to the skin’s surface, you will feel a gentle warmth. Most clients do not find OptiLight to be uncomfortable, and the treatment typically lasts 10-15 minutes. 

How many sessions will I need?

Our team recommends that patients undergo at least 4 sessions spaced around 2-4 weeks apart. After this initial treatment series, we recommend a maintenance treatment every 6 months. Once you undergo your private consultation and examination, we will create a customized treatment plan for resolving your dry eye concerns.

What happens after OptiLight?

After your treatment, your skin may appear slightly pink for 1-2 days. During this stage of recovery, you can use a cold compress on your face several times a day. For the first few weeks after your session, you’ll need to wear sunscreen and avoid excessive sun exposure as your skin will exhibit greater sensitivity. 

Am I a good candidate for OptiLight?

While OptiLight by Lumenis is an excellent solution for most patients struggling with dry eye disease, it may not be ideal for patients who…

  • Suffer from aqueous dry eye deficiency or Sjogren’s syndrome (as compared to Meibomian gland dysfunction-related dry eye disease)
  • Have significant scarring around the eyes
  • Are undergoing radiation therapy

Ultimately, only our experienced, seasoned providers can determine if OptiLight is a viable option for your unique situation. Schedule your consultation today to discuss the benefits of OptiLight and see if you are a good candidate.

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Why choose us?

Mangat Copit Plastic Surgery and Skin Care offers specialized treatments at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery practice in the Vail Valley, delivering aesthetically superior outcomes geared towards each unique individual. You can expect personalized attention, comfort, discretion, convenience, and a stress-free environment when you undergo your procedure with us. From your in-depth consultation to your detailed aftercare plan, we support your journey of transformation every step of the way. 

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