The only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop proven to lift upper eyelids.
Are low-lying eyelids making you look a little tired? If so, there are nonsurgical options available that can provide noticeable improvement. Upneeq® is a revolutionary once-a-day eyedrop medication developed to help with this condition. It’s the only one on the market that’s FDA approved to noticeably lift the upper eyelids in patients with ptosis for a more pleasing aesthetic look as well as provide visual field improvement in many cases.
What is Upneeq and how does it work?
Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) is a 0.1% prescription eyedrop used to treat acquired blepharoptosis in adults. Upneeq directly activates alpha adrenergic receptors in Müller’s muscle, stimulating contraction and elevation of the upper eyelids in adults with low-lying lids. While it won’t produce the more dramatic results of a surgical eyelid lift, patients still see an average of about 1 millimeter of lift in their upper eyelid after their first use.
What is acquired blepharoptosis?
Acquired blepharoptosis (or low-lying lids) is a common medical condition that can develop later in life. Though it occurs more often with increased age, it can affect adults of all ages.
Acquired blepharoptosis usually occurs when the muscles in the eyelid stretch and weaken, resulting in the upper eyelid drooping. This condition may be caused by other issues, such as cataract surgery or an underlying medical condition, or it could be a sign of a more serious medical condition.
Low-lying eyelids can affect an individual’s eyesight by not only blocking their vision but also by reducing the field of vision. That may interfere with day-to-day functions, such as reading, driving, using a computer, and looking up without the need to tilt your head back. Upneeq was developed to help improve these effects without surgery.
Am I a candidate for treatment with Upneeq?
Upneeq is considered safe and effective for adults displaying drooping eyelids. But it may interfere with certain other conditions or medications. We’ll go over all details at your consultation to make sure Upneeq is right for you.
Are there any side effects with Upneeq?
The most common side effects associated with Upneeq are eye inflammation, eye redness, dry eye, blurred vision, eye pain at time of use, eye irritation, and headache. These only occur in 1-5% of patients based on studies. In clinical trials, Upneeq was proven to be safe and effective when used as directed.
What results can I expect with Upneeq?
In clinical trials, Upneeq helped patients with acquired ptosis experience a slight lifting effect on the first day of treatment – even just two hours after application in some cases! In fact, 87.8% of patients had some form of improvement, while 40.8% of patients had at least a 50% improvement on Day 14. Results have been shown to last around 6 hours with each application.
Where can I get Upneeq in West Bloomfield!
If you’re experiencing droopy upper eyelids in West Bloomfield or the surrounding area, then we invite you to schedule your complimentary consultation at Pristine Rejuvenation. We’ll examine your situation and help you determine if Upneeq is right for you. Call us today at (248) 955-3535 or book online here.