If your eyes look and feel tired because you have droopy upper eyelids (ptosis), Upneeq is a new, easy, non-invasive solution. These FDA-approved eyedrops lift up your lids in 15 minutes for long-lasting results. One dose will make your eyes look more open and awake all day long.
How does Upneeq work?
Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) contains oxymetazoline hydrochloride, an alpha-adrenergic agonist, which triggers the tiny muscles in your upper eyelids (levator palpebrae) to contract. This causes your eyelids to raise about 1 mm on average. It only takes 15 minutes to work and the results last all day.
Is Upneeq safe?
Upneeq is FDA-approved to be both safe and effective for the treatment of acquired eyelid ptosis in adults . The main ingredient in Upneeq, oxymetazoline hydrochloride, is also in decongestant nasal sprays, such as Afrin®. In nasal sprays, it works by stimulating the blood vessels to contract, which helps open up the nasal passage. In Upneeq, oxymetazoline hydrochloride stimulates eyelid muscle contraction, which lifts up lids.
Who is a candidate for Upneeq?
Upneeq is ideal for people who have droopy or low-lying eyelids caused by mild, moderate, or severe eyelid ptosis. We recommend a complimentary consultation with one of our Expert Providers to determine if Upneeq is right for you.
How do I apply Upneeq?
Apply Upneeq in two easy steps. Step 1: Cut open the foil wrapper and remove the single-use vial. Step 2: Apply one drop of Upneeq in each eye as directed, once a day. Vials should not be reused after opening and should be thrown away after usage.
How long does it take to see results?
Your eyelids will become noticeably more lifted in as little as 5 to 15 minutes after applying the eyedrops.
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How long do the results of Upneeq last?
Clinical studies show that one dose of Upneeq is effective for at least 8 to 10 hours.
Can I use Upneeq if I have prescription contacts?
Yes, you can wear contact lenses while using Upneeq, but you should remove them before applying Upneeq eyedrops, then wait 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
How much does Upneeq cost?
One box of Upneeq costs $205 and contains 45 single-use vials. Each vial contains enough solution to treat both eyes.
What are the side effects of Upneeq?
Few, if any, side effects are associated with Upneeq. Side effects that may occur include eye inflammation or irritation, redness, dry eye, and headache. If you are experiencing any side effects, please call us: 412-429-1151.