Our eyes are extremely delicate, yet they can be subjected to harsh conditions and other environmental factors that affect their health. One of the problems that can affect our eyes is an accumulation of dirt, debris and bacteria on the eyelids. This can cause a range of issues, including stopping tear film from reaching the eyes and being properly dispersed over their surface – which is necessary to keep them healthy and comfortable. Fortunately, a new solution called Zest that can help.
Zest is an in-practice deep cleaning system for dry eye, demodex and blepharitis. This treatment offers patients a professional and convenient solution for removing biofilm which can lead to inflammation and dry eye. With Zest, deep cleaning can be accomplished without any pain or discomfort to our patients.
The Zest treatment is manually applied gently across the eyelids, with the entire, painless process taking approximately 6 to 8 minutes per eye. After the procedure, patients are given instructions on how to maintain the cleanliness of their eyelids with daily/nightly eyelid hygiene at home.
Most patients experience a significant improvement in tear film production and dispersal, and a reduction in unpleasant symptoms that they may have been experiencing within 48 hours of their treatment. While a single treatment is normally enough to produce excellent results, some patients may need annual treatments done.
Zest can be used to clean the eyelids at any time, and people who suffer from dry eyes or eye allergies may find it is particularly beneficial for helping to reduce the symptoms that they experience. It can also be combined with IPL and LLLT– another technological solution – to help counteract the effects of dry eyes.
Unsurprisingly, Zest is particularly recommended as a treatment for an eye condition called blepharitis. Blepharitis is characterized by the inflammation of the eyelids, which causes them to become red, swollen and itchy. Although the condition is not usually serious, it can lead to further problems if it isn’t treated.
Symptoms of blepharitis include:
A gritty, irritated feeling affecting the eyes
Flakes or crustiness around the roots of the eyelashes
Eyelids that stick together when you wake up in the morning
If you are suffering from the symptoms of blepharitis, dry eyes or eye allergies and feel that you would benefit from Zest treatment, please contact our team to schedule a consultation appointment.