As they get older, many people start to suffer from droopy eyelids, which are most commonly caused by a condition called acquired ptosis. Droopy eyelids can cause your face to look tired and your eyes to appear smaller. In some cases, the condition can even hamper your vision. For anyone in search of a safe and simple way to improve their droopy eyelids, Upneeq® may be the perfect solution.
What Is Upneeq?
Upneeq is a prescription eye drop that temporarily lifts the upper eyelid muscle to reduce the effects of droopy eyelids. Upneeq allows people with droopy eyelids to open their eyes wider and achieve a more youthful facial appearance.
How Does Upneeq Work?
When using Upneeq, you insert one drop of the liquid into each eye every day. Upneeq’s active ingredient is an 0.1% oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, which causes the muscle in the upper eyelid to contract when inserted into the eye. That causes the eyelid to raise slightly, which allows the eye to open wider and counteracts the effects of the droopy eyelid. Upneeq is the first FDA-approved treatment for acquired ptosis.
Benefits of Upneeq
- Lifts droopy eyelids
- Gives the face a more youthful appearance
- Improves vision impacted by droopy eyelids
- Quick results
- Safe, FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
One of the great things about Upneeq is that it requires virtually no recovery time. After taking the eye drops each day, you should wait at least 15 minutes before driving or operating heavy machinery. Other than that, you will be fine to go about your life as normal after taking Upneeq.
Am I a Candidate for Upneeq?
Men and women who would like to improve their droopy eyelids with a safe, non-surgical treatment may be ideal candidates for Upneeq. If you suffer from droopy eyelids and do not take any medications that may interfere with the treatment, then you could be a good candidate for Upneeq.
Because Upneeq can potentially affect blood pressure and amine metabolism, it could interfere with the following prescription medications:
- Anti-hypertensive medications
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- Cardiac glycosides
Before taking Upneeq, you should always disclose any health conditions and current medications to your prescribing doctor.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Certain side effects have been known to affect a small percentage of patients using Upneeq. Possible side effects of the treatment include:
- Eye inflammation and irritation
- Redness of the eyes
- Dry eyes
- Blurred vision
- Redness in the lining inside and at the front of the eye (conjunctival hyperemia)
- Inflammation of the cornea
- Pain while inserting the eye drops
How Long Will It Take To See Results When Using Upneeq?
Typically, you can see visible improvements to your eyelids about 15 minutes after using Upneeq eye drops. The effects of Upneeq are temporary and usually last for approximately six to eight hours before they begin to fade.
Why Choose Dr. Allen Gabriel?
Dr. Allen Gabriel is a board-certified plastic surgeon who believes in attentive, personalized treatment. If you’re interested in trying Upneeq, he will work closely with you to ensure that you’re a candidate for the treatment and that it’s the right fit for you. His goal will be to help you achieve the best results possible while remaining safe and having a positive experience. Dr. Gabriel and his team will do everything they can to set you on the path toward restoring your youthful, vibrant eyes.