Upneeq is an exciting new treatment that effectively reduces the appearance of drooping lids. By temporarily lifting the eyelid, Upneeq eyedrops can significantly improve the symmetry of the eyes, which can lead to a more appealing and youthful appearance.
Unfortunately, many people dealing with this issue can feel self-conscious and insecure. At Xanadu Med Spa, we offer our clients who are suffering from low-lying eyelids this effective treatment. As this treatment is fast-acting and effective, so you can start feeling confident in your appearance in no time.
Based in Fort Collins, our clinic serves the people of Windsor, CO, and the surrounding areas and has done for years. Our estheticians are fully licensed and trained, so you can rest assured that you will only be treated by the most professional experts in the area.
Contact us today at (970) 591-7919 to schedule your free consultation.
What Causes Drooping Eyelids?
Known in the medical world as blepharoptosis or ptosis, drooping eyelids can either develop with age or be present at birth.
In order to rectify a drooping eyelid present from birth, surgery is usually required. If you have been diagnosed with ptosis since birth, then a medical professional will be able to examine the state of your condition and recommend the best treatment moving forward.
Causes of acquired blepharoptosis include:
- Botox complications.
- Nerve damage.
- Injury to the eye or eyelid.
- Using contact lenses.
Symptoms of Blepharoptosis
Symptoms of blepharoptosis are usually easy to spot. Symptoms include:
- Eye inflammation.
- Blurred vision.
- Irritated or dry eye(s).
- Eye pain or discomfort.
- Asymmetry of the eyes.
Who Do Drooping Eyelids Affect?
The short answer is that anyone, no matter their age or sex, can suffer from one or both eyelids that droop.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and firmness. This means that older people are more likely to acquire blepharoptosis as they get older.
Nevertheless, children can still suffer from the condition too. Blepharoptosis can be present from birth and can also develop throughout childhood into adulthood.
Can Botox Be Used to Improve Low-Lying Lids?
Not only can Botox be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, but it can also be used to lift drooping lids. When injected close to the eyelid muscle, Botox can relax the muscles and tighten the sagging skin, which may have previously been the root cause of the sagging eyelids.
However, it’s important to note that Botox can sometimes be the cause of low-lying eyelids. When Botox is injected incorrectly or the wrong dosage is used, the substance may move to other areas of the face. If this happens, patients run the risk of the substance affecting other facial muscles, which in turn may inadvertently cause eyelid drooping.
What Are Upneeq Eyedrops?
Upneeq is an oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1% used to treat blepharoptosis. The prescription eye drop contains oxymetazoline, which is also an alpha-adrenergic agonist. Alpha-adrenergic agonists help the upper eye muscle to contract, which in turn helps to open the eye and reduce sagging.
Benefits of Upneeq Eye Drops
- FDA approved.
- Quick and effective results.
- Up to 6 hours lasting effect.
- Non-invasive alternative to surgery.
- Promotes a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
How Is Upneeq Administered?
The Upneeq eye drops are dropped into the eye(s) where blepharoptosis is present.
Only one drop is usually required to see results, and an esthetician can help administer them for you.
Results are usually apparent after 15 minutes.
Warnings And Precautions
As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, patients must be advised of the warnings and precautions of using Upneeq before using the eye drops.
- High blood pressure – individuals suffering from high blood pressure or cardiovascular diseases should exercise caution before using the Upneeq eye drops. The treatment contains alpha-adrenergic agonists which, although effective at lifting eyelids, can impact blood pressure.
- Angle-closure glaucoma – as the drops can cause a build-up of pressure and/or fluid in the eye, it is recommended that patients with untreated angle-closure glaucoma should not use this treatment.
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors – individuals taking prescribed antidepressants, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors, should talk to their healthcare professional before undergoing treatment.
Am I Eligible?
If you have experienced drooping of one or both of your eyelids, then Upneeq eye drops may be the treatment for you.
If you are suffering from the following conditions, we highly recommend consulting a healthcare professional before undergoing treatment:
- Horner syndrome.
- Myasthenia gravis.
- An aneurysm.
- Acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
- Sjögren’s syndrome.
If you have any doubts or health concerns about using these drops, we recommend speaking to healthcare professionals who are aware of your medical history. If you are taking any medications, please consult your doctor before using the eyelid drops.
During your initial consultation, one of our estheticians can answer any questions relating to the Upneeq treatment.
Is Upneeq Safe?
Upneeq eye drops are completely approved by the FDA.
The eye drops were studied during multiple clinical studies and the treatment was found to be both effective at treating ptosis and safe to use.
Side Effects of Upneeq
Possible side effects include:
- Redness, swelling, and irritation.
- Headache and dizziness.
- Blurred vision.
- Dry eye.
Although Upneeq does carry some risks of side effects, they rarely occur and usually subside quickly. If you experience any serious side effects, you should seek assistance from a healthcare worker as soon as possible.
How Effective Are Upneeq Eyedrops?
Upneeq has been proven to be an effective treatment for low-lying lids. In fact, in Upneeq’s first trial, which involved 300 patients, it was found to lift the upper eyelid by 1mm on average.
After 15 minutes of administering the eyedrop, 84% of patients noticed a visible difference in the eyelid appearance.
In the case of congenital blepharoptosis, Upneeq eye drops are not a suitable treatment. This type of ptosis and more severe cases of droopy eyelids usually require other treatments, such as surgery.
Upneeq Or Eyelid Surgery?
Upneeq prescription eye drops are an effective but temporary treatment for mild acquired blepharoptosis. Those with more severe cases of blepharoptosis may opt for eyelid surgery as a permanent fix for the condition.
Eyelid surgery is very popular in the US. In fact, it’s one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the country. However, it’s worth noting that invasive eyelid surgery often leaves scarring that can usually last for over 1 year.
Upneeq is a non-invasive alternative to surgery and is the preferred choice for most people looking for a quick solution to moderate blepharoptosis.
Contact Us Today!
Although blepharoptosis is a harmless condition that causes little to no impact on your health, it can be a huge source of anxiety and insecurity for many people suffering from it. The condition can also disrupt vision and become a huge inconvenience, especially if the condition worsens with time.
Droopy eyelids can cause a person to look tired and older and can increase the asymmetry of the face. But fear not! Upneeq eye drops are the perfect solution for the temporary lifting of the eyelids.
Serving the Windsor area, our staff at Xanadu Med Spa can determine whether Upneeq is the best treatment for you to improve the appearance of blepharoptosis and droopy lids. During your free consultation, a member of our team can analyze the severity of the sagging and create the best treatment plan specific to your needs.
Call us at (970) 591-7919 to schedule your free consultation today!