Upneeq is a prescription eye drop approved by the FDA for blepharoptosis, or droopy eyelids. It's easy to use - just put one drop into the affected eye once daily - and it's proven to be effective for most people in a short amount of time.
Upneeq has also been found to offer long-term benefits and may improve overall ocular comfort. With its convenience and effectiveness, Upneeq could be the answer you've been looking for to restore and maintain a healthy level of clear vision that fits your lifestyle or aesthetic preference.
How Does Upneeq Work?
The primary ingredient in Upneeq, oxymetazoline hydrochloride, is a familiar one. It is the same main ingredient found in popular decongestant nasal sprays, such as Afrin, known for working quickly and effectively to reduce congestion.
In fact, when used topically in Upneeq, this same active ingredient stimulates eyelid muscle contraction so that you can experience fast-acting relief from your eyelid dysfunction symptoms. This means that you can trust that Upneeq contains an effective and well-known active ingredient that will work quickly, making it an ideal solution to provide you with immediate relief and comfort.
Why Do We Need Upneeq?
Over time, our eyelids start to droop and sag due to a combination of aging, environmental factors, and genetics. As we age, our skin loses natural elasticity and experiences a decrease in collagen production which can cause bags under the eyes and a sagging skin appearance. Certain lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, stress, sun exposure or lack of sleep may also contribute to premature wrinkling and other signs of aging around the eye area.
Fortunately, Upneeq works by injecting a small amount of an agent that contracts the tissues that support the skin in the upper eyelid area. This helps to lift up the skin to smooth the wrinkles and create a more alert, wide-eyed look. The process is safe, fast and effective, with noticeable results.
All in all, this innovative eye-drooping solution is highly recommended if you’re looking for a quick and convenient way to restore your skin integrity without any surgery, major side effects, or serious risks.
Am I a Candidate for Upneeq?
It’s essential to understand if Upneeq is right for you. If you suffer from skin ptosis around the eye, then Upneeq may be the treatment you are looking for. A simple consultation with our office can help determine whether Upneeq is an appropriate option that you should consider.
Even if your eyelid droopiness is mild or doesn’t significantly impair your vision, Upneeq may improve your facial aesthetics and confidence. There are many factors to consider before deciding which treatment route to seek out; however, speaking with our expert team will allow you to ask as many questions about the process and treatment as you would like.
As a general rule of thumb, you should always have a thorough discussion with your provider about having Upneeq performed if you are on any of the following medications, as the treatment may affect blood pressure and amine metabolism:
- Anti-hypertensive medications
- Cardiac glycosides
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Upneeq?
In clinical studies, it was proven effective with just one dose per day: the effects were felt within minutes and lasted close to six hours. It is the first single-drop medication to show this level of efficacy. Upneeq has been rigorously tested to ensure safety. Patients are encouraged to follow their doctor’s instructions regarding how often to use their prescription. However, many experience positive vision improvements with only one dose a day for up to three months.
Does Upneeq Compare to Eyelid Lift Surgery?
Upneeq is a safe and nonsurgical option for those wishing to address mild acquired ptosis. While blepharoplasty surgery can provide more permanent, pronounced lifting results for many types of droopy eyelids, Upneeq offers a gentler alternative that can help people feel more comfortable with their appearance.
Can I Combine My Upneeq with Other Eye Drops?
Using Upneeq along with other eye drops is possible, although you should always consult your doctor first to ensure they are compatible. After using Upneeq, wait 15 minutes before using any other eye drop products or inserting contact lenses.
This time gap lets the Upneeq fully absorb so that it can work effectively and not interfere with any other medication you may have been prescribed. Your doctor can tell you which products are safe to use together and answer any questions about taking multiple medications for your eyes.
How Much Does Upneeq Cost?
Upneeq’s affordability is one of its major benefits, as it costs about $160 for a 30-day supply and just $240 for a 45-day supply. With such a low cost, maintaining a regular treatment schedule around Upneeq doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. This means you can stay on top of your dry eye treatment without worrying about accumulating too much expense.
Ready to Drop Your Sagging Eyelids?
At California Vein Specialists, we provide excellent Upneeq results to patients in Orange County. We are in an easily accessible location for anyone in Newport Beach or surrounding areas. We are looking forward to being your trusted partner throughout this process.
Give our office a call at (949) 339-1032 or fill out our online contact form to receive a callback at a more convenient time. We are ready to answer any questions you have and address any fears about the procedure.