When you look in the mirror, have you noticed your eyelids starting to sag? Droopy eyelids are a common side effect of aging that can make your face look both older and perpetually tired. To address this cosmetic issue, upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a popular solution for lifting the upper eyelids. However, surgery is not your only option. Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, Florida is also pleased to offer Upneeq, a prescription medication that has been clinically proven to elevate the position of the eyelids. This amazing new eye drop is a safe and easy way to rejuvenate your face.
How Upneeq Works
The reason that eyelids become droopier with age is usually due to the gradual weakening of eyelid muscles, specifically the Muller’s muscle. Upneeq is a oxymetazoline hydrochloride solution that stimulates the Muller’s muscle, causing it to contract. When the muscle contracts, the eyelid raises.
Upneeq comes in eyedrop form. Patients self-administer this treatment, placing one drop in each eye. Because the results are temporary, it is necessary to use Upneeq every day to maintain the elevation of the eyelids. Although Upneeq is fine for people who wear contact lenses, patients should remove the lenses prior to using the drops and wait at least 15 minutes to put their contacts back in their eyes.
What Makes Upneeq Special
Most patients who use Upneeq see marked improvement to their eyelids: on average, the eyelid lifts one full millimeter. Better still, the results are fast-acting. Most see the improvement within a couple hours of using Upneeq, with some seeing the lifting effect in as little as five minutes.
Upneeq is the only prescription eye drop to receive FDA approval for lifting the eyelids. Clinical trials found that 84% of patients saw less eyelid sagging when using Upneeq. Furthermore, 88% of patients saw their field of vision expand — understandably, when the eyelid covers less of the eye, it is possible to see more.
Be aware that people who have had droopy eyelids from birth (congenital blepharoptosis) will not see improvement with Upneeq. These patients are better treated with surgical options like blepharoplasty.
Try Upneeq for Yourself
Are you interested in seeing what Upneeq can do for your sagging eyelids? If you are tired of looking tired and want a non-invasive treatment for rejuvenating your face, Upneeq may be your best option. Meet with Dr. Avron Lipschitz to determine if you are a good candidate for these prescription eye drops. To schedule consultation at Athena Plastic Surgery, please fill out our online form or call us at 772-266-5003.