BlephEx can be done at any time on any one. Any age patient is a candidate for the treatment. It is recommended treatment is done every 4 months for the first year, then yearly or twice a year after that, but technically can be done as much as the patient would like. Patients can use daily lid scrubs, especially formulated for blepharitis at home in between treatments. I tell patients BlephEx treatment is the eyelid equivalent of getting your teeth cleaned. It scrubs the eyelids and gives the patient a temporarily clean slate, but since blepharitis is chronic it is imperative to use scrubs at home after to get the full benefit of the treatment and to help decrease recurrence as fast.
BlephEx treatment is curative for demodex when this becomes a problem along with blepharitis. Immediately following treatment patients report cleaner feeling lids, less itching, noticeably less eyelid redness and irritation. Blephex also helps to open and prime the oil glands along with removing the flaking caused by blepharitis, which therefore helps with tear film and tear evaporation. It is recommended daily hot compresses and massage to lids for a couple of weeks following treatment will help maximize tear flow.