UPNEEQ® in Reno, NV
Regardless of your age, low-lying upper eyelids (blepharoptosis) can cause you to look older, more tired, and more frustrated than you are. Not only can this issue affect your physical appearance, but low-lying lids can obstruct your vision and cause you to feel self-conscious about your condition. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can address blepharoptosis; however, it is a surgical procedure that requires downtime. The good news is that UPNEEQ® is a non-surgical alternative to eyelid lift surgery.
UPNEEQ® is the first and only eye drop that is FDA-approved to lift the upper eyelids and help you achieve a more natural facial appearance that you can feel comfortable with. And what’s even better is that you can use UPNEEQ® from the comfort of your home.
How Is UPNEEQ® Used?
At your consultation, you can discuss your aesthetic frustrations, and your provider will evaluate your condition to determine if UPNEEQ® is the right treatment option for you. You will also be able to ask any questions about the treatment.
UPNEEQ® is a prescription eye drop treatment that should be used once per day. For this treatment, apply one drop of the UPNEEQ® solution to each eye. The UPNEEQ® treatment is packaged in single-use containers to ensure the safest results possible.
It is important that you do not irritate the eyes for at least fifteen minutes after applying the solution (this includes rubbing the eyes and putting in contact lenses).
What Can I Expect for My UPNEEQ® Treatment?
Along with an improved appearance to your eyelids and eyes, there is no recovery or downtime associated with UPNEEQ®. This means you can get on with your normal, daily activities without delay.
While some patients have reported irritation while applying the eye drop solution, most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort.
After applying UPNEEQ®, you can expect to have lifted upper eyelids and clearer and brighter eyes.
It can take anywhere from five to 15 minutes for the solution to activate and the results to become visible. Additionally, results generally last at least six hours, with some patients achieving improvement to their upper eyelids for eight to 10 hours.
Your UPNEEQ® cost varies depending on the number of treatments purchased. At your consultation, you will be provided with an accurate cost estimate.
Frequently Asked Questions About UPNEEQ®
What is UPNEEQ®?
UPNEEQ® is an oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution that stimulates the levator and Muller’s muscles in the upper eyelid, causing the muscles to contract. This process lifts the upper eyelids to give you a more youthful appearance to your entire face.
Should I see my primary doctor first?
While age is the most common reason for patients to suffer from blepharoptosis, ptosis of the upper eyelids can indicate more serious health concerns, including neurologic or orbital diseases. Because of this, it is often smart to schedule a visit with your primary care physician to ensure that there are no underlying health concerns related to your condition.
How often can I use UPNEEQ®?
UPNEEQ® is safe and effective to use one time per day. You may continue using UPNEEQ® as long as needed to achieve the desired aesthetic appearance.
Is UPNEEQ® safe for anyone?
UPNEEQ® is safe to use; however, women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and patients under the age of six should not use UPNEEQ®.
Can I still use other eye drops?
Yes. However, it is important that you wait at least 15 minutes after applying the UPNEEQ® solution before using other eye drops.
Are there any risks associated with UPNEEQ®?
While UPNEEQ® is safe and effective, as with any cosmetic treatment, there are risks of side effects. Some UPNEEQ® side effects include:
- Eye inflammation
- Dry eye
- Blurred vision
- Eye irritation
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