Drooping eyelids can be a source of self-consciousness for many patients. They make people feel older than they actually are and inhibit their vision. Thankfully, there are treatments available that can address this issue. Upneeq is an innovative new treatment that addresses signs of aging in the upper face region.
How does the procedure work?
Upneeq is designed to treat upper eyelid drooping. It is an alpha-adrenergic agonist that is formulated with oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, 0.1%. Oxymetazoline. The formula works by causing the Muller’s muscle in the upper eyelid to contract, lifting the eyelid to a better position. Research shows that these eyedrops can lift the eyelids by anywhere from 1 to 3 millimeters.
How to prepare for the procedure
As with any procedure, the first step is to come in for a private consultation. This allows us to carry out a thorough assessment of the patient’s medical history and current situation. It is vital to make sure that the liquid used is clear. Contact lenses must be removed before applying Upneeq. After 15 minutes, they can be put back in.
How are the Upneeq eyedrops applied?
Upneeq application is similar to any other type of eye drop. The patient leans their head back and keeps their eyes open. The dropper is held directly above the eyes, and the drops are released one at a time. The formula takes a few moments to be fully absorbed, so patients must wait at least a minute before touching their eyes or blinking.
How soon do the results show up?
Changes are perceivable in a matter of minutes to hours.
Is there any downtime?
There is no recovery time with Upneeq. That said, patients must wait at least 20 minutes before driving a car.