Upneeq treatment in Houston
The eyelid lift in a bottle
Upneeq, the new FDA-approved prescription eyedrop with eye-opening results, is the talk of the town. Results that are literally eye-opening… Ptosis, or droopy eyelids, can be temporarily improved with a single daily dose of UPNEEQ® (blepharoptosis).
This groundbreaking non-invasive treatment for ptosis, or patients suffering from low-lying eyelids is a new option that will benefit many patients.
Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 0.1 percent works by stimulating the Muller’s muscle, an involuntary eyelid muscle, to contract and raise the upper eyelid.
Each Upneeq single-use vial contains enough solution to treat one or both eyes once a day by inserting one drop per eye. While the results will not be as dramatic as eyelid lift surgery, patients will notice an average of a 1mm lift in the upper eyelid after just one use.
How Does Upneeq work?
Upneeq is a decongestant for the eyes. The remedy works by constricting the blood vessels in the eye.
This effect is useful for treating eye redness, but doctors have discovered that it can also be used to alleviate the symptoms of acquired ptosis. The continued use of the solution has been shown to cause eyelids to droop less, giving patients a better appearance and a wider range of vision.
Many patients report immediate improvement after their first dose, with the effects improving over time. When taking Upneeq, more than 85% of patients noticed an improvement in the droopiness of their eyelids.
How do you use Upneeq?
It is simple to use Upneeq. Patients use the drops once a day, one drop in each eye. The drops are packaged in single-use containers for ease of use.
You’ll never have to wonder if you’re using the correct amount because you’ll always have the exact amount when you need it. If you wear contact lenses, you can use Upneeq as long as you wait 15 minutes after the eye drops have been administered before inserting your contacts.