Fortunately, there are now treatment methods that can address this issue, reversing its troubling effects. Upneeq is a cutting-edge topical treatment that can reverse drooping eyelids and rejuvenate the upper facial region. 

What is Upneeq?

Upneeq is a prescription medication that is designed to address acquired blepharoptosis, a condition that’s responsible for upper eyelid drooping. The active agent in Upneeq is oxymetazoline hydrochloride, a vasoconstrictor. Vasoconstriction is the process of constricting blood vessels, which lifts the eyelids and improves the overall appearance of the eye region. 

Upneeq is a topical ophthalmic solution (administered in the form of eye drops) that is applied once a day. It is recommended that patients apply only one drop in each affected eye in the morning. 

How does it work?

Upneeq is a type of eye drop that is administered once a day (in each eye). It works by causing the Muller’s muscle in the upper eyelid to contract, lifting the eyelid. Trials have indicated that the eyedrops can achieve a lift of approximately 1 to 3 millimeters. 

The effects of the treatment can be perceived in just 5 to 10 minutes after application, and the results can last for up to 12 hours. It is vital that patients follow the dosage instructions prescribed to them by their practitioner to ensure safe and effective use. 

What are the benefits of Upneeq eye drops?

  • A safe, FDA-approved treatment
  • Elevates sagging eyelids 
  • Rejuvenates the upper face, giving the patient an overall younger look 
  • Addresses any vision obstructions 
  • Reverses signs of aging in the face
  • Almost immediate results 
  • No discomfort or recovery period 

Who is a candidate for Upneeq?

Whether a result of the natural aging process or a genetic trait, drooping eyelids can be a very troubling condition. Factors that can lead to the development of eyelid ptosis include cataract surgery, frequent contact lens use, and certain health issues. Upneeq is the preferred treatment option for patients who are looking to address their eyelid ptosis without having to take on the risks, scars, and downtime that often come with plastic surgery.

Upneeq is designed only for adult use and is not recommended for use in children. Beyond that, individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to oxymetazoline or any other ingredients of the medication should refrain from using it. 

What are the side effects of Upneeq?

Numerous clinical trials have shown Upneeq to be incredibly effective, with major improvements in eyelid position in the patients who used the product properly. That said, as with any medication, Upneeq can cause certain side effects. Some of these include eye redness, eye irritation, headache, and increased blood pressure. Patients should go over the risks and benefits of Upneeq with their practitioner before undergoing the treatment.

How to prepare for the procedure

The only stipulation prior to the treatment is that patients who wear contact lenses take them out before applying the eye drops. These lenses can be put back in after 15 minutes. 

What should I expect of Upneeq?

Upneeq works like any other eye drops. The patient tilts their heads back and keeps their eyes open, placing the dropper directly above the eye. After the drops have been applied, the patient can close their eyes, allowing the formula to be absorbed. 

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Why choose Dr. Sofonio for Upneeq? 

When it comes to choosing a cosmetic practitioner, one can never overlook characteristics like artistry, skill, and attention to detail. Throughout his career, Dr. Mark Sofonio has committed himself to patient satisfaction, always going above and beyond to achieve remarkable results. He leans into innovation, embracing the most cutting-edge techniques available to ensure that his patients achieve the greatest possible results. 

Beyond his expertise and experience, Dr. Sofonio is highly revered for his empathy for his patients. He constantly strives to help his patients reach their ideal aesthetic and make them feel comfortable every step of the way. Reach out to our office to set up a private consultation and learn more about Upneeq. 

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