Next Generation Facial Treatment 

In order for the eyes to function properly, they need to form healthy tears. When tears are lacking, the condition is called dry eye. Common symptoms of dry eye include a stinging or burning feeling in the eyes, blurred vision, mucus in or around the eyes, and pain when wearing contacts.

While patients tend to make fewer tears as they age, there may be other underlying causes at play. Thyroid disease, swollen eyelids, environmental irritants, excess exposure to computer screens, LASIK, and certain medications can also be directly associated with dry eye.

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OptiLight is an innovative and advanced method of combating dry eye and restoring your comfort and quality of life. The technology targets multiple causes of dry eye at once, exponentially increasing your healing. Safe and effective, OptiLight can finally replace your eye drops and give you the peace of mind you seek.

What is OptiLight?

OptiLight utilizes intense broad-spectrum light to help counter the effects of dry eye due to MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction.) MGD is the cause of dry eye in the majority of cases, according to clinical studies. By addressing eye inflammation, OptiLight can help restore your comfort and well-being.

What is OPT Technology?

OPT (Optimal Pulse Technology) from Lumenis is a patented method of transforming light energy to create precision-based, targeted treatments for the eyes. OPT is safe for the delicate areas of the eye that are most prone to inflammation.

    How Does OptiLight Work?

    OptiLight addresses the underlying root causes of dry eye such as abnormal blood vessels, Demodex mites, and agents of chronic inflammation. Using concentrated light energy, OptiLight restores the meibomian glands and slows down the evaporation of tear film.

    What Can I Expect From the OptiLight Treatment?

    OptiLight treatment involves about 4 sessions spaced out over 2-4 weeks. Each appointment takes less than 20 minutes. Your practitioner will apply OptiLight non-invasively to gel-covered skin beneath the eyes while protecting your eyes with a shield. Patients report a warm feeling on the skin while the light is applied, with minimal discomfort. After treatment, the meibomian gland is expressed, at which point patients can immediately return home.

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    When Will I See Improvement?

    Most clients will experience marked improvement after 2-3 OptiLight sessions. For comprehensive changes, 4 sessions are ideal. After your initial treatment, it is advised that you undergo maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.

    What Should I Expect After Treatment?

    Immediately after your OptiLight treatment, you may experience some minor redness, but this will abate within a few hours at most. You will be able to resume your regular activities right away and can apply makeup after your session. It’s important that you avoid direct sunlight for 24-48 hours and that you wear the proper level of sunblock for your environment.

    Why Choose Dr. Halaas?

    Dr. Yael Halaas is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As a leading female surgeon in the region, she has appeared on Fox News, Dr. Oz, NBC, and Telemundo to voice her expert opinion on matters related to cosmetic science.

    Dr. Halaas has an intuitive understanding of which treatments are ideal for specific patients, and she takes a great deal of time during the consultation process to craft a personalized and precise treatment plan that will become the bedrock for a successful outcome. 

    Dr. Halaas graduated in the top ten percent of her medical school class at Cornell University Medical College. She then completed a demanding general surgery internship and otolaryngology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. There, she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and was awarded a prestigious fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Yael Halaas MD

    Written by Dr. Halaas

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