UPNEEQ® is a revolutionary eye drop medication designed to help women and men correct low-lying upper eyelids that contribute to a tired and worn-down appearance. This FDA-approved product temporarily lifts and tightens lids to allow your eyes to open wider, thus improving your sense of confidence, all from the comfort of your home.
UPNEEQ® has brought about more attention to the aesthetic value of ptosis correction. For patients who like their results achieved by UPNEEQ®, there is a permanent surgical option that Dr. Lee performs in-office in less than 15 minutes called the “mullerectomy.” This procedure is Dr. Lee’s favorite surgical procedure due to its high satisfaction rate along with its minimal recovery and complications.
Call us at (610)-638-6822 to schedule your consultation and see if UPNEEQ® or surgery can help you achieve a more alert and open eyes appearance!
What Is UPNEEQ®?
UPNEEQ® is a prescription eye drop treatment composed of an oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution that causes the muscle underneath the eye to contract, thereby shortening and tightening the muscle. This treatment temporarily corrects mild, moderate, and severe eyelid ptosis (sagging).
What Are the Benefits of UPNEEQ®?
You administer UPNEEQ® drops yourself in the comfort of your own home. This treatment:
- Is safe
- Requires one drop per eye per treatment
- Requires one treatment per day
- Is relatively pain-free
- Provides stunning results in as little as five minutes
What Can UPNEEQ® Treat?
One of the most common effects of age is the loosening of the muscles. While exercise can help to firm some muscles in the body, other muscles are unaffected by a healthy lifestyle.
One of these troublesome muscles is the Müller’s muscle, which is responsible for holding up the upper eyelid. As this muscle loosens, women and men suffer from sagging upper eyelids (also known as blepharoptosis or acquired ptosis).
With UPNEEQ®, you can achieve temporary relief from droopy eyelids, which can make you look younger and more awake, boost your self-confidence, and help you feel proud of your appearance. Additionally, UPNEEQ® can help women and men whose vision is obstructed by low-lying eyelids.
How Does UPNEEQ® Work?
The oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution in UPNEEQ® causes the Müller’s muscle to contract, which results in the eyelid opening wider than it could without stimulation. With UPNEEQ®, there is no need for surgery. Instead, the at-home solution helps patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.
How Much Is UPNEEQ®?
The total cost for your UPNEEQ® prescription will vary, depending on the quantity of the treatment you purchase. At our office, we offer a 7-day trial supply for $40 and 45-day trial supply for $200.
Is There a Recovery Period After UPNEEQ® Treatments?
Along with helping patients to literally open their eyes to the world, a benefit of UPNEEQ® is that there is no downtime or recovery. Some patients have reported irritation immediately after use; however, you can look forward to returning to your normal, daily routine without delay.
How Long Does UPNEEQ® Last?
UPNEEQ® provides patients with temporary relief of eyelid ptosis. Most patients report improvement for eight to 10 hours a day before the effects wear off. Continued use can help you achieve a lasting effect.
Is UPNEEQ® Right for Me?
If you suffer from low-lying eyelids and desire relief from this condition, UPNEEQ® may be a fantastic option. You should be in good health and have realistic expectations for your results. A consultation is needed to determine your candidacy for UPNEEQ®.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is UPNEEQ® painful?
While some patients have reported mild irritation initially after use, UPNEEQ® should not cause pain and discomfort.
Are there side effects associated with UPNEEQ®?
Some side effects have been reported with UPNEEQ®. Though rare, these include:
- Eye inflammation
- Eye irritation
- Eye redness
- Dry eyes
- Blurred vision
Who should not use UPNEEQ®?
UPNEEQ® is FDA-approved to treat low-lying eyelids in patients of nearly any age. However, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with their physician before using UPNEEQ®.
What other eye treatments does Dr. Lee offer?
UPNEEQ® is a great option for people with minimal upper eyelids ptosis. However, the results from this eye drop treatment are temporary. If you are interested in achieving long-lasting results that will help you achieve a more alert and more refreshed eyes appearance, then you may want to consider surgical options, including:
- Upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery of the upper eyelid)
- Lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery of the lower eyelid)
- Asian eyelid surgery procedures
- Mullerectomy (tightening of the muscle underneath the eye)
Schedule Your UPNEEQ® Consultation
To learn more about the benefits of UPNEEQ®, or if you are ready to learn about the more permanent mullerectomy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee today. Dr. Lee is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon (eyelid surgery, facial plastic surgery) with extensive experience in eyelid correction surgeries, like mullerectomy and blepharoplasty.
Call 610-638-6822 today or fill out the appointment request form on our contact page. Our practice serves King of Prussia, Bryn Mawr, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.