Upneeq Prescription Eyedrops That Lift Droopy Eyelids!
What is Upneeq?
Upneeq is the first and only FDA-approved eye drop for acquired ptosis (droopy eyelids caused by aging.) The once-daily eyedrop causes the top eyelid muscle to briefly lift, causing the eyes to open wider. This gives you younger-looking eyes and a more youthful appearance overall.
How Does Upneeq Work?
Upneeq is a prescription eyedrop. Once a day, one eye drop is placed into each eye.
A 0.1 percent oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is the active ingredient in Upneeq. Other drugs that contain oxymetazoline include nasal decongestant spray. Oxymetazoline causes the upper eyelid muscle to contract with Upneeq (tighten up). This gives the eyes a modest lift and opens them wider.
The elevating effect of Upneeq is transient. Within 15 minutes of application, noticeable results are usually seen. The effects can persist for up to 8 hours.
What is Acquired Ptosis?
The medical name for droopy or low-lying eyelids is Ptosis. Ptosis can be caused by genetics (congenital ptosis), aging (acquired ptosis), or other factors such as:
- Cataract surgery or LASIK
- Eye injuries
- Wearing contact lenses
- Migrating Botox
- Other medical conditions
Upneeq is a treatment for acquired ptosis, which is the most prevalent cause of droopy eyelids.
Ptosis is a condition that affects millions of persons over the age of 40. As we age, our skin loses structural proteins (elastin and collagen) that provide elasticity. The capacity of the skin to bounce back into position is known as elasticity. The upper eyelid droops down over the eye due to a loss of flexibility and the persistent pull of gravity. Ptosis is mostly a cosmetic issue with acquired ptosis. Drooping eyelids, on the other hand, can hamper eyesight.
Upneeq vs Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty is becoming the country’s second most common cosmetic procedure (trailing close behind the first-place winner: rhinoplasty, aka, a nose job.)
Swelling and bruises from eyelid surgery might take up to six weeks to go away.
Eyelid Surgery Scarring: During eyelid surgery, the surgeon cuts along the upper eyelid’s natural crease and removes superfluous skin, muscle, and fat. When the scars are red or pink, these incisions are visible for about a year following the procedure. The scarring fades to a less apparent skin color after a year and is only visible when the eyelids are closed.
While blepharoplasty is an invasive cosmetic procedure, it significantly improves drooping eyelids, and the effects often last six to seven years.
Upneeq is a non-surgical blepharoplasty option. For modest, transient relief, the prescription eye drop is ideal.
Is Upneeq right for me?
Upneeq is a treatment for men and women who have developed ptosis (droopy eyelids caused by aging.) The daily eyedrop improves things slightly. It’s perfect for people who want younger-looking eyes without undergoing surgery.
Certain drugs, particularly those that influence blood pressure and amine metabolism, may interact with Upneeq. During your consultation, we will review your medical history to ensure you are the right fit for Upneeq.
Upneeq for Droopy Eyelids in Knoxville, TN
Allowing your eyes to drop will make you appear elderly and exhausted. Contact Beautique Medical Anti-Aginging, the preferred provider of Upneeq in Knoxville, TN and the surrounding areas, to take the initial step toward a more youthful appearance. To schedule your risk-free consultation, call us today! 865-409-0040