Envision By InMode FORMA-I & LUMECCA-I

Montrose Eye Care

Optometrists located in Houston, TX

Forma-I (bipolar radiofrequency) addresses the symptoms of dry eye disease (DED) caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Intended for use in the the periorbital area and upper and lower lids and relieves inflammation of meibomian glands and eye irritation.

INMODE Forma-I Radiofrequency treatment (RF) uses Radio-Frequency energy to generate heat which is applied to the skin around the eyes. This heat stimulates collagen formation, bringing white blood cells, and stem cells to the skin around your eyes while reducing inflammation. The main benefits of RF are:

§ Safely heating meiboman glands for expressions
§ Tightening existing collagen at the dermal layer
§ Stimulating the production of NEW collagen in the deeper dermis

This treatment aids in opening up clogged meibomian glands, allowing for improved tear production and secretion.

INMODE Lumecca Intense Pulse Light treatment (IPL) works to control the inflammatory process and to stop the vicious cycle of inflammation and to reduce the need for medications. IPL treats ocular rosacea, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and Inflammatory dry eye. IPL treatment involves flashes of light to the skin around the eyelids and face. Light gets absorbed by the mitochondria of the Meibomian Glands. This helps to switch on the Glands. They become ‘younger’ and more active. The powerful bursts of light also close off blood vessels that release inflammation in ocular rosacea. The Glands produce better Meibomian Oil and improve dry eyes. IPL also kills bacteria and Demodex on the surface of the eyelids.


What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

Our tears are made up of three layers: the lipid (oil) layer, aqueous (water) layer, and the mucous (sticky) layer. These layers work in unison to lubricate and coat the eyes, keeping them moist and comfortable.

Your meibomian glands control the lipids in the eye, called meibum, which combine with other substances in the eye area to create a thin film that consistently lubricates your eyes. Meibum is an essential part of your eye’s makeup as it prevents the evaporation of the eye’s tear film.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction occurs when the meibomian glands fail to provide enough meibum. This can be triggered by various factors and causes the tear film to evaporate at a quicker rate, leading the eyes to feel dry and uncomfortable. 80% of Dry Eye is due to MGD.

What is FORMA-I?

This is an innovative nonsurgical procedure that delivers bipolar radiofrequency (RF) technology to smaller, more delicate subdermal layers. Designed with unprecedented safety, the small size applicator, precision RF depth control, and intelligent temperature monitoring, ensure a safe non-drug alternative.

How does FORMA-I work?

Forma-I feels like a warm massage in the eye area, improving blood circulation. The small size applicator and precision RF depth control allow for treatment in small and delicate areas.

What is LUMECCA-I?

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) designed to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. Lumecca-I uses photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. IPL has been FDA approved for more than 15 years to remove superficial skin lesions.

How does LUMECCA-I work?

Lumecca-I creates tissue heating which helps to reduce inflammation. During treatment there will be a bright flash of light and a sensation on your skin that feels like a light snap from an elastic band. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour.

What can I expect?

All treatments are performed at Montrose Eye Care. As a result, there is no general anesthesia, no incisions, or downtime that is associated with excisional interventions. Most patients find the treatments very comfortable. Your provider will discuss in detail with you the specifics of your customized treatment plan and how it will address your individual condition.

How safe are the treatments?

These treatments are recommended for patients who are seeking non-invasive procedures to address their symptoms. The small size applicators allow for treatment in small and delicate areas. These are very safe and eective procedures that can be used on all skin types and skin tones. However, it is not recommended for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who have certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma or corneal ulcers.

What is Envision by InMode?

Envision by InMode is a, non-surgical treatment for dry eye that uses radiofrequency and IPL to improve tear production and relieve symptoms. It is a safe and effective treatment that can help you get relief from dry eye and improve your vision.

How does Envision by InMode work?

Envision by InMode uses radiofrequency to heat the meibomian glands, which are the glands that produce oil in the tears. This helps to clear the blockages in the glands and improve tear production. IPL is used to reduce inflammation in the eyes.

How long does the treatment take?

Each Envision by InMode treatment takes about 30-45 minutes and is performed in our office.

How many treatments do I need?

Most people need a series of 4 treatments to get the full benefit of Envision by InMode. Maintenance treatments are typically done once a year after the 4 treatment sessions. 

Is Envision by InMode covered by insurance?

This is a cash paid procedure with treatments averaging around $500-750. The goal is to get you off drops which can cost anywhere from $2,000-$2,400 a year and needed for the rest of your life.

Are there any side effects to Envision by InMode?

The most common side effects of Envision by InMode are mild redness and swelling of the eyes. These side effects usually go away on their own within a few hours.

How long do the results of Envision by InMode last?

It varies. Most patients experience relief and get annual treatments to maintain results. 

What is the difference between Envision by InMode and other dry eye treatments?

Envision by InMode is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency and IPL to improve tear production and relieve symptoms. Other dry eye treatments, such as artificial tears and prescription eye drops, can also help to relieve symptoms, but they do not address the root cause of dry eye, which is meibomian gland dysfunction.

What is the success rate of Envision by InMode?

The success rate of Envision by InMode is high. Most people who have the treatment experience significant improvement in their dry eye symptoms. In trials at other offices they are seeing anywhere from a 85%+ success rate in their patients symptoms.

What are the age requirements for Envision by InMode?

Envision by InMode is safe for most people over the age of 18.

What are the pre-treatment requirements for Envision by InMode?

There are no specific pre-treatment requirements for Envision by InMode. However, your doctor may ask you to stop using certain medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, before the treatment.

What are the post-treatment requirements for Envision by InMode?

Your doctor will give you specific post-treatment instructions.

How long does it take to see results from Envision by InMode?

Most people start to see results from Envision by InMode within a few days of the treatment. However, it may take several weeks to see the full benefits of the treatment.

Is Envision by InMode a permanent solution for dry eye?

Envision by InMode is not a permanent solution for dry eye. However, it can help to improve symptoms and reduce the need for other treatments.