What is Upneeq?
Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop proven to lift upper eyelids in adults with acquired low-lying lids. The medical term for sagging lids, or ptosis, is blepharoptosis. Droopy eyelids can be caused by aging, genetics, eye surgery, certain medical conditions, and even Botox. Acquired low-lying lids mean that droopy lids develop over time. This treatment is a great option for those looking for a non-surgical alternative to eyelid surgery.
How Does Upneeq Work?
As we age, the muscles in our eyelids stretch out and weaken. Upneeq works by making certain muscles in the eyelid shorter and tighter. Eyes that are open wider are more youthful-looking and less tired. It can also help to improve the field of vision for people living with acquired ptosis.
Upneeq should only be used as prescribed for the best results. One dose should be used daily. Be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations when it comes to usage. Individuals can use Upneeq with many other eye drops. However, be sure to wait 15 minutes after using Upneeq to use any other eye drops or insert contact lenses.
What are the Benefits of Upneeq?
The main benefit of Upneeq is that it temporarily improves droopy eyelids with a single daily dose. This can help to create a more alert appearance, and also improve the field of vision. This treatment is non-surgical and there is no downtime needed.
Who is a Good Candidate for Upneeq?
Individuals with mild, moderate, or severe eyelid ptosis can often benefit from Upneeq. Ideal candidates will not be taking any medications that will interfere with This medication may affect blood pressure and amine metabolism, and therefore may interfere with beta-blockers, anti-hypertensive medications, cardiac glycosides, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Be sure to disclose all of your medications and supplements, as well as your medical history to your doctor to determine if you are a good candidate.
There is no downtime or recovery associated with Upneeq treatment. However, you should wait at least 15 minutes after applying the drops to drive or operate machinery. Each dose of Upneeq (one drop daily) has been shown to be effective for at least 6 hours.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Upneeq and find out whether it is a good option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Baird. Contact us online today.