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Say hello to happier eyes with the help of Upneeq in Ohio. This eye treatment stimulates the muscle in the upper eyelid to lift the appearance of the eyes. Upneeq is a great option for people who want to treat droopy eyelids, or ptosis, without having to go under the knife.
What Is Upneeq?
Upneeq is an eyedrop solution that can lift the upper eyelid by 1-3mm. This solution is used to treat eyelid ptosis that has developed over time through aging.
Results may not be as dramatic as an eyelid lift procedure, but Upneeq is an excellent option for individuals who want to avoid surgery due to factors like an increased chance of complications. If you prefer a non-invasive method of lifting the upper eyelids, the Upneeq eyedrop solution is an alternative way to achieve brighter-looking eyes.
How Does Upneeq Work?
An Upneeq contains 0.1% of oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution. The solution causes Muller’s muscle on the upper eyelid to contract. This contraction will raise the upper eyelid, giving the eyes a more awake and alert appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Upneeq?
The best candidates for Upneeq are individuals who have acquired ptosis but are not eligible for surgery. This treatment can help mild, moderate, or severe cases of droopy eyelids.
Congenital ptosis may be more difficult to treat with Upneeq. Candidates with congenital ptosis are recommended to arrange a consultation in order to find out whether an eyelid lift is an available option.
Since Upneeq is an eyedrop solution, it may not work while other medications like beta blockers, anti-hypertensives, cardiac glycosides, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors are being taken. These medications are used to treat heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression.
Your Upneeq Consultation
An Upneeq consultation will involve an in-depth conversation about the condition of your sagging eyelids. Provide your complete medical history, including any current prescriptions, to ensure that this treatment will be safe for your overall health and will not trigger any allergic reactions.
How to Apply Upneeq
Upneeq eyedrop solution can be prescribed by our eye care professionals at Advanced Aesthetic & Laser Surgery. Once you have your prescription, you may administer Upneeq for your ptosis.
First, wash your hands thoroughly to prevent infection. Avoid touching the Upneeq dropper tip to prevent contamination. Tilt your head back and then gently pull down your lower eyelid. Apply one drop of Upneeq in the lower eyelid pouch, then carefully look downward and close your eyes.
Apply gentle pressure at the inner corner of your eye to ensure that the solution completely fills the eye. Refrain from rubbing your eyes to get the best results. Next, perform the same process for the other eye.
One drop of Upneeq per eye is recommended each day. If a patient is wearing contact lenses, they must rest their eyes for at least 15 minutes after administering Upneeq. After waiting for a few minutes, it should be safe to wear contact lenses again.
According to clinical studies, a drop of Upneeq can last for 6 hours. If you have a preference on the duration of your lifted eyes, consult with Dr. McMahan to learn more about the safe dosage of Upneeq.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about Upneeq in Columbus, contact Advanced Aesthetic & Laser Surgery to schedule a consultation. Dr. McMahan will be available to assess your eyes and recommend the best treatment plan for your appearance goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a Upneeq®
Upneeq® is a topical eye drop used to slightly elevate the eyelids.
2. What is the active ingredient in Upneeq®?
The active ingredient in Upneeq® is Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.1%. It first became available as a prescription medication for the treatment of nasal congestion in 1966 and has been sold over the counter for that purpose since 1975.
3. How does Upneeq® work?
Deep inside of the upper eyelid, there is a tiny muscle known as the superior tarsal muscle or Mullers muscle. It arises from the muscle that is primarily responsible for opening the upper lid called the levator palpebrea superioris and it inserts on the tarsal plate which sits inside of the lower portion of the lid. Upneeq® stimulates Mullers muscle to contract resulting in a slight elevation of the upper eyelid.
4. Can I use Upneeq® if I wear contacts?
Upneeq® can be used by patients who wear contacts. It is recommended that they be inserted at least 15 minutes after application.
5. How long does it take Upneeq® to elevate my eyelid?
Most patients will see the full effect of Upneeq® in about ten minutes; some may take a little longer.
6. How long do the effects of Upneeq® last?
The effects of Upneeq® typically endure for five to six hours.
7. Can I use Upneeq® every day?
Upneeq® is safe to use every day, however, most patients use it on special occasions such as when they are going out in public or when they are going somewhere where they may be photographed.
8. Can I use Upneeq® with other eyedrops?
Use of other ophthalmic drops should be avoided for about 15 minutes before and after applying Upneeq® .
9. How is Upneeq® applied?
The easiest way to use Upneeq® is to pull the lower eyelid out away from the eye with your head tilted upward and placing one drop in the resultant pouch.
10. How is Upneeq® supplied?
Forty-five individually foil-wrapped plastic vials of Upneeq® come in a small box with each purchase.