The droop of the upper eyelids (ptosis) is commonly experienced with aging and sagging of the lids (pseudoptosis) or may be acquired. Acquired ptosis is a condition that causes the upper eyelids to droop, creating the appearance of tired eyes. While there are surgical procedures that can open your eyes, Upneeq is an innovative prescription eyedrop that can give you temporary improvement without the need for surgery and can restore a more youthful appearance to the eyes.
What is Upneeq?
Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop used to treat hanging eyelids and is a great option for those who are considering or unable to have surgery. The main ingredient is clinically proven and when applied to the eye, will constrict the muscles responsible for opening the eyelid as well as improve the brightness of the eyes. When those muscles are contracted, this creates a lift that can last about 8 hours. Not only will this create a beautiful appearance, but your upper field of vision may also significantly improve without droopy eyelids in the way.
How to Use Upneeq
Once a day, you will apply one drop of Upneeq to each eye. The solution comes in a single-use vial that you will open by cutting the foil wrapper with scissors. Next, tip your head back, gently pull the lower eyelid down, and apply one drop. Be careful not to let the vial touch your eye since this can scratch or irritate it. Keep your eye closed for 30 seconds and your daily treatment is already done! You should see results in as little as minutes or within two hours, resulting in a more open eye and a bright, youthful appearance for up to 8 hours.
One thing to be careful of is if you wear contact lenses. Upneeq should not be applied while you are wearing your contacts and you should wait at least 15 minutes to put your contacts in after applying Upneeq.
Am I a Candidate for Upneeq?
Upneeq is intended for those with slight to moderate drooping of the upper eyelids because of acquired ptosis, a condition that can affect people at any age. If you have heart disease or blood pressure problems, there may be more careful consideration about whether Upneeq is right for you. This is a great option if you are considering surgical correction or unable to have surgery or do not wish to have surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
EVOLV Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics, located in Toledo, OH, is now offering Upneeq! Along with other clinically proven non-surgical and aesthetic surgical options to rejuvenate aging eyelids and restore a natural-appearing, and more youthful look. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Frank Barone or an EVOLV professional to discuss whether Upneeq is right for you and how best you can improve the appearance of your tired eyes. You can use our online form or call the office at 419-464-9422.