Upneeq®

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woman with bright eyes after UPNEEQ treatment

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UPNEEQ | PRESCRIPTION EYEDROP THAT LIFTS DROOPY EYELIDS

UPNEEQ® is the first and only FDA-approved eye drop that improves acquired ptosis (droopy eyelids caused by aging.) The once daily eyedrop temporarily lifts the muscle of the upper eyelid, causing the eyes to open wider. This results in younger-looking eyes and an overall more rejuvenated appearance.

UPNEEQ BEFORE AND AFTER*

Upneeq before and after images depict genuine patients and real results. As with any cosmetic procedure, outcomes may vary.*

For optimal results, proper patient selection is necessary. Find out if Upneeq is right for you by scheduling a consultation with Always Beautiful, the premier provider of Upneeq in the Denver, Colorado area.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Upneeq is a prescription eyedrop. One eye drop is inserted into each eye once a day.

Upneeq’s active ingredient consists of a 0.1% oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution. Oxymetazoline is found in other medications, like nasal decongestant spray. With Upneeq, oxymetazoline causes the upper eyelid muscle to contract (tighten up). This causes a subtle lifting effect and opens the eyes wider.

Upneeq’s lifting effect is temporary. Visible improvement is typically seen within 15 minutes of application. Results can last up to 8 hours.

UPNEEQ PRICE | HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Upneeq is a prescription medication that costs, on average, $220 for a 45-day supply. That’s a little over $4 per day. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not cover the eye-lifting eyedrop.

WHAT IS ACQUIRED PTOSIS?

Ptosis is the medical term for low-lying or droopy eyelids. Ptosis may be genetic (congenital ptosis), caused by aging (acquired ptosis), or caused by other issues such as:

  • surgery (cataract surgery or LASIK)
  • eye injuries
  • wearing contact lenses
  • migrating Botox
  • Other medical conditions

Upneeq is designed to treat acquired ptosis, the most common cause of droopy eyelids.

Millions of adults over the age of 40 suffer from some degree of acquired ptosis. The skin loses structural proteins (elastin and collagen) that provide elasticity as the skin gets older. Elasticity is the ability of the skin to bounce back into place. Loss of elasticity and the constant pull of gravity causes the upper eyelid to droop down over the eye. Acquired ptosis is primarily a cosmetic concern. However, drooping eyelids can also impair vision.

UPNEEQ vs. EYELID SURGERY (BLEPHAROPLASTY)

Blepharoplasty, the popular eyelid surgery, was performed over 325,000 times in 2020. This makes blepharoplasty the second most popular cosmetic surgery in the nation (trailing close behind the first-place winner: rhinoplasty, aka, a nose job.)

After the eyelid surgery, swelling and bruising may take up to six weeks to subside.

EYELID SURGERY SCARRING: During eyelid surgery, the surgeon cuts along the natural crease of the upper eyelid and removes excess skin, muscle, or fat. These incisions are visible for about a year after the surgery when the scars are red or pink. After a year, the scarring fades to a less noticeable skin color and can only be seen when the eyelids are shut.

While blepharoplasty is an invasive cosmetic surgery, improvement to droopy eyelids is dramatic, and results typically last for six to seven years.

Upneeq is a non-surgical alternative to blepharoplasty. The prescription eye drop is ideal for moderate, temporary improvement.

UPNEEQ vs. BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)

UPNEEQ

BLEPHAROPLASTY

FDA CLEARED

X

X

SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN

X

X

TREATMENT TYPE

Daily eyedrop

Cosmetic surgery

RESULTS

Moderate improvement in droopy eyelids

Dramatic improvement in droopy eyelids

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST

Results last for 6 hours

Results last for six years

DOWNTIME

No downtime required

Extensive downtime

SCARRING

No scarring

Minimal scarring once fully healed 

COST

$220 per month

According to the ASPS, the average cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery is $4,120.This estimate does not include the price of anesthesia, facility fees, and other related expenses. 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

Men and women with acquired ptosis that want moderate cosmetic improvement without surgery

Men and women with congenital or acquired ptosis who want dramatic improvement to their eyelids and are willing to undergo major cosmetic surgery. 

SCIENTIFIC REVIEWS AND CLINICAL EVIDENCE

Clinical studies prove Upneeq to be safe and effective at improving the appearance of the upper eyelid and scope of vision.

Nearly 90% of patients demonstrated a visible improvement. 74% of these patients demonstrated great results, with 50% or more improvement to their upper eyelids.

On average, patients saw a 1mm lift in their upper eyelid.

Most patients saw a noticeable lift in their upper eyelids within 15 minutes of applying the drops. Some patients saw improvement in as little as 5 minutes.

IS UPNEEQ RIGHT FOR ME?

Upneeq is designed for men and women suffering from acquired ptosis (droopy eyelids caused by aging.) The daily eyedrop provides moderate improvement. It is ideal for individuals who want younger-looking eyes without surgical intervention.

Upneeq may interfere with certain medications, especially those that affect blood pressure and amine metabolism. Be sure to disclose medication use and medical history to your doctor.

UPNEEQ SIDE EFFECTS

Upneeq is FDA-approved and clinically proven to be safe and effective. Side effects are rare. However, in a small percentage of patients, Upneeq may cause eye inflammation, redness, dryness, blurred vision, or headache. These side effects are temporary.

UPNEEQ PROVIDER NEAR ME | AURORA + DENVER

Don’t let droopy eyelids make you look old and tired. Take the first step towards a more rejuvenated look by contacting Always Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine, the preferred provider of Upneeq in Aurora and Denver. Reach out online by filling out the form below or call the clinic directly by dialing (720) 280-7016.

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SOURCES:

“2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons. ASPS National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics. 2021. LINK.

Slonim CB, Foster S, Jaros M, et al. “Association of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride, 0.1%, Solution Administration With Visual Field in Acquired Ptosis: A Pooled Analysis of 2 Randomized Clinical Trials.” JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(11):1168–1175. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.3812 LINK.

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