Are you one of the millions of adults who are living with low-lying eyelids? Also known as acquired ptosis, this common condition can easily make your eyes look sleepy or tired. In some cases, your drooping eyelids may even obstruct your vision and reduce your quality of life.
The good news is that you can now elevate your eyelids without surgery. UPNEEQ® eyedrops will give you an eye-opening lift — minus the cost, scars, or recovery of a cosmetic procedure.
What Is Upneeq?
Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop used to treat acquired ptosis in adults. It works by stimulating an involuntary muscle in your eyelids to lift them and open your eyes.
Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe ptosis, Upneeq is likely a good treatment option. Individual results may vary. But the average lift seen in clinical trials was 1 mm.
How Can Upneeq Benefit Me?
Upneeq can rapidly raise the position of your low-lying eyelids. It can give you a more awake and youthful appearance. Most patients in clinical trials saw results in as little as two hours.
Some even had a lift in their eyelids as soon as five minutes after administering the first dose. 74% of patients had more than a 50% improvement in their acquired ptosis during clinical trials.
Upneeq can also improve your upper field of vision significantly. It can help you see more — starting on your first day of treatment! 87.8% of clinical trial patients had some improvement.
How Often Should I Use Upneeq?
You should only use Upneeq as prescribed. That means one dose, once a day. Work with Dr. Shaun Patel to determine how long it is appropriate for you to continue using Upneeq drops.
Each dose of Upneeq was shown to be effective for at least six hours in clinical studies. Take this longevity into consideration when determining when to use Upneeq before a big event.
How Do I Apply Upneeq?
It takes just two simple steps to apply Upneeq to your affected eye(s). First, you will cut open the foil wrapper and remove the single-use vial. Then, you will apply one drop in each affected eye. Do not apply more than one drop in each eye, and do not use it more than once a day.
Here are some other application tips:
- Be careful not to touch the tip of the vial to your eye or any other surfaces
- Do not re-use a vial after opening it
- Remove your contact lenses before applying the eyedrops
- You can put your contact lenses back in 15 minutes after Upneeq application
You may need to follow additional instructions if you are taking other topical ophthalmic drugs.
What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Upneeq?
One to five percent of Upneeq patients experienced side effects such as:
- Eye inflammation
- Eye redness
- Dry eye
- Blurred vision
- Eye pain or irritation
Clinical trials proved Upneeq to be safe and effective when used as directed. Dr. Patel will provide more information about warnings and precautions associated with these eye drops.
Get a Prescription for Upneeq in Miami
If you are interested in achieving more open and lifted eyes with Upneeq, call 786-618-5039 to schedule an appointment at Miami Skin and Vein. Dr. Shaun Patel can determine if they are right for you. He can also develop a comprehensive plan to achieve your other cosmetic goals. Our office serves Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby Florida areas.