Cynosure Icon Dry Eye Treatment, Northport, AL
If you’ve ever experienced dry eyes, you know just how frustrating it can be. Traditional dry eye treatments, such as artificial tears or prescription medication, may provide temporary relief but often fall short of addressing the root cause of the issue.
At Tuscaloosa EyeCare in Northport, Pickens County EyeCare in Reform, and Hale County EyeCare in Greensboro, we provide Cynosure’s Icon dry eye treatment to address an underlying cause of dry eye and provide lasting relief. The Icon system combines industry-leading intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser therapies with Skintel™, the industry’s first live melanin reader. Icon is not only a highly effective treatment for dry eyes and styes but also provides anti-aging benefits.
How does Icon help with dry eye?
Icon targets meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), a common cause of dry eye disease. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the oily layer of your tears, which helps prevent tear evaporation and keep your eyes moist. When these glands don’t work correctly, your tears evaporate too fast, leaving your eyes dry and irritated. The Icon system uses a specialized handpiece to apply gentle pulses of light and heat to the affected area, helping to unclog the blocked glands and stimulate oil production.
Cynosure’s Icon system also provides anti-aging benefits. Icon’s Skintel™ technology measures the amount of melanin present in your skin. It then adjusts the treatment to your skin type, providing optimal results with minimal discomfort. Icon’s anti-aging treatments help minimize fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and other signs of aging, giving patients younger-looking, firmer skin.
Treatment for styes
Icon is also a safe and effective treatment option for styes. Styes are small, painful lumps that form on the eyelid or the base of eyelashes. They’re usually caused by a bacterial infection and can be very uncomfortable. The Icon system can effectively treat styes by safely applying heat to the infected area. This treatment kills the bacteria causing the stye, reducing inflammation and pain.
Schedule a dry eye evaluation
Icon can help relieve dry eye symptoms and styes while also giving you a more youthful appearance. Contact us today to learn more about the Icon system and how it can improve your eye health and overall quality of life.