Whether caused by genetics or the natural aging process, eyelid ptosis (drooping eyelids) can have a significant impact on your appearance. In the past, treatments for ptosis were extremely limited and mainly involved surgery. But, with the introduction of Upneeq eye drops, patients have a non-invasive treatment option for this cosmetic concern.
What is Upneeq?
Upneeq is a daily, prescription eye drop that’s formulated for low-lying lids. In fact, Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eye drop for acquired ptosis.
Acquired ptosis develops in adulthood. Typically, it occurs when the levator muscle, which keeps the upper eyelid in a raised position, stretches out and weakens with age. This causes the eyelids to droop, giving the eyes a tired appearance.
How Does Upneeq Help With Ptosis?
0.1% oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is the active ingredient in Upneeq. It’s categorized as an alpha agonist, which is a type of drug that provokes vasoconstriction and muscle contraction. Upneeq causes contraction in the Muller’s muscle, which helps keep the upper eyelid elevated.
How Long Upneeq Lasts
Upneeq starts to lift the upper eyelids within just a few minutes, providing a visible improvement in as little as 5 minutes. That said, it takes two hours for most patients to see a difference after using the drops. Additionally, the eyelids typically stay in an elevated position for about six hours after administering Upneeq.
Upneeq Side Effects
Upneeq presents a low risk of side effects. In clinic trials, when used as directed, Upneeq caused mild side effects in 1% to 5% of patients. Possible side effects include eye inflammation, irritation, redness, blurry vision, dry eye, headache, and instillation site pain.
Get a Non-Invasive Eye-Lift With Upneeq
Upneeq is a safe, non-surgical solution for ptosis. It starts working instantly to provide an eye-opening lift, giving your eyes a refreshed appearance and restoring your field of vision. To learn if Upneeq could work for you, schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today.