Icon IPL in Alliston

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Cynosure’s Icon™ IPL reveals your natural inner beauty, bringing it to the surface by reducing age markers. This innovative technology offers treatments for nearly everything, reducing the look of scars, marks, blemishes, fine lines, and dark spots that make us look older than we feel.

On top of the cosmetic applications of Icon™ IPL, it can also treat dry eye disease! For eye relief and skin rejuvenation, come for a consultation to see what Icon™ IPL can do for you!

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Icon IPL for Dry Eye Relief

Icon™ IPL has beautiful cosmetic applications, but did you know it can also help reduce symptoms of dry eye disease? At NTOC, we offer multiple dry eye therapies, and Icon™ IPL is another option on hand to find relief for your eyes.

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a medical condition that occurs when the eye does not produce the right quality and quantity of tears to nourish and keep the front of the eye comfortable and well lubricated. Inflammation is frequently involved.

Dry eye symptoms include:

  • A stinging, burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes.
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Eye redness.
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes.
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses.
  • Problems with vision during nighttime driving.
  • Blurred vision or eye fatigue.

Dry eye symptoms can also include excessively watery eyes. This may seem counterintuitive, but an imbalance in the tear film can affect the tears’ ability to function properly. Tears are composed of 3 layers:

  • A mucous layer that distributes the tear film.
  • A water layer that lubricates the eyes.
  • An oil layer that reduces water evaporation.

Icon™ IPL can aid in balancing the composition of your tears by targeting the meibomian glands.

The meibomian glands produce the oily layer of the tear film. The oily component of your tears keeps the watery layer in place and makes sure your eye’s surface is smooth so you can blink easily.

Meibomian gland dysfunction is when these glands get inflamed or blocked, which prevents the right amount of oils from reaching your eye.

Icon™ IPL uses intense pulsed light to stimulate the meibomian glands. The heat from the light affects the meibomian glands, interrupting blockages and allowing the fatty layer of your tears to return to your eyes!

How Can Icon™ IPL Rejuvenate My Skin?

Icon™ administers gentle pulses of intense light (IPL) to heat skin cells to break them down, encouraging the body to remove these damaged tissues naturally. The handheld wand allows us to target precise areas, providing you with accurate results and increased confidence.

Icon™ is a non-invasive, quick, and effective technology useful for multiple therapies. It brings out your natural beauty by reducing the appearance of:

  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Spider veins
  • Broken blood vessels


Visit us for a consultation! If IPL is the right choice for you, you’ll be given some preparation guidelines that may include avoiding:

  • sunbathing and tanning beds
  • waxing
  • chemical peels
  • collagen injections

Additionally, we ask that you not wear any lotions or makeup on the day of treatment, as these can affect the results.

During treatment, we’ll begin by applying a gel to help keep your skin comfortable and safe. We’ll then use a handheld device to apply pulses of light to the area you’d like treated. Some people report a pinching sensation, like a rubber band is being snapped against their skin.

Please note it may take several weeks to see the total results of IPL treatment.

There is some recovery time following treatment. Your skin may feel like it’s sunburned with some redness and swelling where it was treated, but these side effects should ease in a few days.

Please wear at least SPF 45 sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage, and keep the area well moisturized for at least 3 months. As your skin heals, it may darken and flake, which is entirely normal.

After the healing process, your skin should look more smooth and radiant!


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We can be found on Centre Street South, just south of Victoria Street East near Shopper’s Drug Mart. Parking is available in the municipal parking lot across from our practice.


15 Centre Street South
Alliston, ON L9R 1G8

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