Orange County's Best Eyelid Surgery Center
Eyelashes are a vital component in the overall appearance of one’s eyes and face. Our lashes can thin over time for various reasons. Makeup can only do so much, especially when the lashes are severely affected, thinned, or even falling out.
As an ophthalmologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Joseph understands the importance of our lashes to the appearance of our eyes.
There are two main components to eyelash care, stimulation and maintenance.
- Bacterial sensitivity or overgrowth
- Age or hormone related changes to meibomian gland secretions
- Follicular mites such as Demodex.
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Allergic or hypersensitivty mediated eyelid inflammation
- Avenova daily lid and lash hygiene – Avenova, a new dimension in lid and lash hygiene, is specifically designed for patients with blepharitis, MGD, and chronic dry eye. Avenova functions by clearing debris and microorganisms from eyelids and eyelashes, as well as reducing inflammation.
- BlephEx – This new device approaches the debris (called a biofilm) that collects on the eyelid edge in patients with blepharitis in a very novel way. A precise microsponge debrider is used to clean the lashes and eyelid edge of this biofilm. This biofilm, if left untreated leads to a cycle of inflammation, meibomian gland dysfunction, poor oil production, tear film instability, all of which can affect lash health.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) – This treatment is FDA approved for rosacea. Now used in a new way, it is proving successful in treating the inflammatory component of blepharitis. Using high-intensity light, blood vessels, which are dilated and contribute to inflammation, are narrowed. This decreases the inflammatory signals to the lids and glands allowing them to function normally. An added benefit is that the IPL has an antibacterial effect, decreasing the amount of bacteria living on the eyelid causing reactive inflammation. IPL can even decrease the amount of demodex mites on the lid edge, which can cause significant eyelid inflammation or blepharitis.