My Mask LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) is a red wavelength LED (Light Emitting Diode) treatment which can be used either as a stand alone treatment or in conjuction with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy in the treatment of dry eye due to MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction). Reports of up to 3 months relief following one combined therapy session have been recorded.
Where IPL uses short, hot pulses of light to soften the oily meibum secretions of the meibomian glands which protect the tears from evaporating, LLLT utilises the longer wavelength red LED light photobiomodulation to stimulate the meibomian glands on both the upper and lower eyelids. An increase in meibum production and consequently an increase in the tear break up time brings about a decrease in the discomfort of scratchy, gritty dry eyes.
Photobiomodulation acts to repair and rejuvenate damaged or compromised cells and improve cellular function https://www.dovepress.com/combined-low-level-light-therapy-and-intense-pulsed-light-therapy-for--peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-OPTH , and is used currently to reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of the skin in acne scarring, hypertrophic scarring and burn healing https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803. There are also reports of LLLT inducing reduced skin redness from rosacea and is being investigated in the healing of plaque psoriasis.