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What does UPNEEQ® treat?

In addition to affecting your appearance, low-lying eyelid(s) can also impact your eyesight by reducing your field of vision. Eyelids that droop may make you appear tired, and your eyes may look smaller than they usually are. Drooping eyelids can also interfere with your eyes' function and reduce your vision field. Low-lying lids may lead to issues with:

  • Day-to-day functioning
  • Appearance
  • Reading
  • Driving
  • Computer use
  • Looking tired
  • Asymmetrical eyes
  • Cosmetic concerns

UPNEEQ® is the first treatment approved by the FDA to treat acquired ptosis. Ptosis is an eye condition characterized by a droopiness of one or both upper eyelids. Causes include:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Eye surgery
  • Certain underlying medical conditions
  • BOTOX® that has traveled to the eyelid muscles after injection in the forehead

There are several types of ptosis, characterized into two broad categories: congenital ptosis, present at birth, and acquired ptosis when the condition develops later in life. UPNEEQ® treats acquired ptosis in which the levator muscle of the eyelid becomes overstretched, usually due to:

  • Aging
  • Excessive eye rubbing or eyelid pulling due to eye irritation or long-term contact lens use

How does UPNEEQ® treat ptosis?

UPNEEQ® uses oxymetazoline, an alpha-adrenergic agonist, to stimulate the involuntary levator eyelid muscle to contract. When this muscle contracts, the upper eyelid is raised for a more youthful, wide-eyed appearance. Each dose (one drop daily) of UPNEEQ® is clinically proven effective for at least six hours, providing 1mm of an upper eyelid lift. While you won’t get the dramatic results you can expect from eyelid surgery, this small lift makes a noticeable difference and avoids surgical intervention.

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UPNEEQ® candidates

If you have mild, moderate, or severe eyelid ptosis (sagging) and are not taking any medications that will interfere with UPNEEQ®, you may be a good candidate for the eye-lifting drop.

However, UPNEEQ® may affect blood pressure and amine metabolism, interfering with certain prescription medications, including:

  • Beta-blockers
  • Anti-hypertensive medications
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

What are the benefits of UPNEEQ®?

One incredibly innovative benefit of UPNEEQ® is that it can treat BOTOX®-induced ptosis, which happens when injected BOTOX® migrates from your forehead to your eyelid muscles. Because this causes the muscles to relax, you could experience drooping eyelids.

BOTOX®-induced ptosis is temporary; while the injectable wears off after 3-4 months, the unwanted effects on the eyelid muscle generally disappear even more quickly. UPNEEQ® may stimulate the eyelid to elevate more normally while waiting for the unwanted effects to resolve.

Some of the other UPNEEQ® benefits include:

  • Ideal for temporary use
  • Mild improvement of ptosis
  • An alternative to surgery for those not prepared to have a surgical eyelid lift
  • Simple, daily treatment
  • Lifts eyelids quickly-most; patients noticed a lift within two hours, and some saw a lift within five minutes
  • Safe and well-tolerated
  • Significantly improves upper field of vision
  • A more youthful and awake appearance
  • Enhance your eye’s natural beauty

See a difference with UPNEEQ® at AdmireMD® Plastic Surgery + Skin Clinic

As a prescription ptosis treatment, you can get UPNEEQ® here at AdmireMD®. Our clinic offers the perfect blend of education, exceptional products, cutting-edge technology, and fantastic service to create a solution suited to your individual needs. If drooping eyelids are one of your aesthetic concerns, contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more about these ingenious eye drops

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