The eyelid spa focuses on the symptoms caused by a chronic inflammatory disease called Blepharitis, which causes an overgrowth of normal bacteria that live along the base of the eyelashes. The overgrowth of bacteria causes crusting along the eyelid. Dead skin cells and debris are trapped in the sticky environment, and can accumulate over many years. this causes a multitude of irritating symptoms, and eventually chronic inflammation. Of the eye structures, the tear glands are the most negatively impacted structure in the eyelid.
Since aging naturally reduces the amount of antibodies in our eyes, patients over 65 are especially at risk. A study by Walter Reed Hospital determined that blepharitis affects 71% of people in the 65+ age group.
By eliminating the inflammatory etiology of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid is improved. Patients can then produce more of their own tears and finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with blepharitis and the subsequent dry eye disease.
Lid Spa patients will enjoy the benefits of thorough, effective treatment. We can now precisely and thoroughly clean and exfoliate your lids and lashes, which will almost immediately improve your symptoms and help control long-term damage to your tear glands.
Here are the common symptoms of blepharitis:
- Itching or scratchy eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- Dry eyes
- Eye Rubbing
Before I did the Lid Spa treatment, my eyes were really painful and red. After the Lid Spa, they don't hurt at all. They don't feel dry or gritty. It was a really relaxing experience. I enjoyed everything about it. [The person who performed the procedure] went over all the details, so I knew what was going to happen before it happened. It really made a difference cleaning out my eyelids. They feel so great!
The personnel at Allied Eye make a big difference. Not every place is like that. They laugh and make you feel comfortable, and they respond to you. My eyes still feel great!