Droopy Eyelid Treatment With Upneeq Q&A
Upneeq has been authorized by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for adults with acquired eyelid ptosis. At En Vogue Medi-Spa, we can provide you with the one-of-a-kind product Upneeq to help correct your droopy eyelids. Contact us today for more information – one of our specialists would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Our clinics are located in Southampton, PA and Langhorne, PA. For more information, contact our friendly staff to schedule a consultation.
Table of Contents:
What is Upneeq?
What can Upneeq do for you?
Who is Upneeq for?
Are low-lying eyelids making your eyes look a little tired?
What are the side effects of Upneeq?
What is acquired ptosis?
Does my insurance pay for an Upneeq prescription?
How Do I Get Upneeq?
How Do I Apply Upneeq?
What warnings and precautions are associated with Upneeq?
Ptosis is a medical condition in which the upper eyelid droops and becomes lax. This can cause the eye to become partially or completely concealed, which can negatively affect the ability to see. Ptosis is usually the result of a weakening of the muscles that support the eye, which may be caused by a disease or injury. In some cases, ptosis may be hereditary. In the past, there were few treatments for ptosis, but with recent advancements, treatments like Upneeq are now available.
Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution), 0.1% is a prescription eye drop used to treat acquired blepharoptosis (low-lying lids) in adults. Upneeq is the only FDA-approved once-daily prescription eye drop for acquired ptosis (low-lying lids) that lifts the upper eyelids to open the eyes.
• Lifts eyelid(s) quickly
• Significantly improve upper field of vision
In as little as 2 hours, most patients in clinical trials had a lift in their eyelids
• 84% of patients some saw improvement
• 74% of patients saw an improvement greater than 50%
In one study, as fast as 5 minutes after the first dose, some patients saw a lift in their eyelids. Upneeq is also safe and well-tolerated. In clinical trials, when used as directed Upneeq was proven to be safe and effective.
On the first day of treatment on clinical trials, Upneeq helped patients with acquired ptosis see more:
• 87.8% of patients saw some improvement
• 40.8% of patients saw an improvement greater than 50% on Day 14 (2 hours after applying Upneeq)
Upneeq was designed for the treatment of ptosis; people who have ptosis may be an ideal candidate for this treatment if they do not have any preexisting medical conditions related to the cardiovascular system, and they are also not taking any medications that could interact with Upneeq. Candidacy for Upneeq can be established during a consultation from a qualified medical professional.
If low-lying eyelids are making your eyes look a little tired, then Upneeq may be right for you. To book a consultation for Upneeq, please call En Vogue Medi-Spa today!
Side effects of Upneeq are relatively rare, seen in only about one to five percent of patients, and may include:
• eye inflammation
• eye redness
• dry eye
• blurred vision
• instillation site pain
• eye irritation
Acquired ptosis is a medical condition characterized by low-lying eyelids, which can make a person’s eyes look a little tired. Acquired ptosis (low-lying lids) can:
• Develop later in life
• Affects adults of all ages
• Occurs more often with increased age
• Be caused by:
• Weakened or stretched eyelid muscles
• Cataract surgery
• Contact lens wear
• An underlying medical condition
RVL Pharmacy does not accept payment from insurance providers; however, Upneeq is priced transparently and consistently for all patients, and will be discussed with the patient beforehand.
Fortunately, Upneeq can be prescribed at En Vogue Medi-Spa in Southampton, PA. Upneeq is available for purchase directly from En Vogue Medi-Spa.
If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, or if you have any questions you can contact En Vogue Medi-Spa directly at (215) 355-5777, or request an appointment online here.
Upneeq is applied directly to the affected eye(s) in 2 easy steps. It is important to note that contacts should be removed before applying Upneeq eyedrops; they can be put back in 15 minutes after applying Upneeq. Furthermore, if more than one topical ophthalmic drug (such as a medicated eye drop) is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 15 minutes between applications. The tip of the Upneeq vial should not touch the eye or any other surface. Avoiding this can help prevent eye injury or contamination. Each Upneeq vial is designed as a one-time use only and should be discarded after being used.
Certain conditions related to low-lying lids should be discussed with a doctor before using Upneeq; these include:
• Brain aneurysm
• Horner syndrome
• Myasthenia gravis
• Loss of ability to move eye muscles
• Eye infection
• Eye tumors
Upneeq may affect blood pressure. People with a history of heart disease, uncontrolled high or low blood pressure, or vertigo should consult their doctor if any symptoms get worse.
Patients who experience eye or mouth dryness due to an immune system disorder (Sjögren’s syndrome), or patients with reduced blood flow to the brain or heart should use care when taking UPNEEQ and call their doctor immediately if symptoms may be getting worse.
In patients with untreated narrow-angle glaucoma, Upneeq may increase the risk of eye pressure due to fluid buildup (angle-closure glaucoma); call the doctor immediately if there is increased pressure in the eye after using Upneeq.
Patients who are taking an alpha-adrenergic agonist medication to treat heart disease or an enlarged prostate should use caution when taking Upneeq; this also applies to patients taking medications (such as beta-blockers) for the treatment of hypertension or abnormal heartbeat. Furthermore, patients who are currently taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (a certain class of antidepressant medication) should also be cautious when using Upneeq and be vigilant of any changes in its efficacy; this is because Upneeq may affect the way the body absorbs the medication.
If you have a low-lying eyelid that is affecting your vision, come to En Vogue Medi-Spa for a simple and easy solution! We look forward to serving you! Our clinics are located in Southampton, PA and Langhorne, PA. For more information, contact our friendly staff to schedule a consultation. We are open 5 days a week and serve clients from Southampton PA, Langhorne PA, Newtown PA, Woodmont PA, Willow Grove PA, Horsham PA, Levittown PA, Parkland PA, and surrounding areas.
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