Meet Upneeq: A New Treatment for Droopy Eyelids
Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eye drop for acquired ptosis (low-lying lids) that lifts your upper eyelids to open your eyes.
Are low-lying eyelids making your eyes look a little tired? You may have acquired ptosis.
Acquired ptosis is a common medical condition that:
- Can develop later in life
- Affects adults of all ages, but occurs more often with increased age
- Usually occurs when the muscles in the eyelid stretch and weaken, causing the upper eyelid to droop
- May be caused by other issues, such as cataract surgery, contact lens wear, or an underlying medical condition. It could also be a sign of a more serious medical condition.
Millions of people who have acquired ptosis may not even be aware of it
- Millions of people over the age of 40 may have acquired ptosis
- But only 15% have been diagnosed, and even fewer have received any treatment*
Acquired ptosis can lead to vision impairment
Low-lying eyelid(s) can affect eyesight by not only blocking your vision, but also by reducing field of vision, which may interfere with day-to-day functions such as:
- Computer use
- Looking up without the need to tilt your head back
What Can Upneeq Do For You?
Using Upneeq every day can provide an improved field of vision, lift your upper eyelids to open your eyes which in turn may help you see better.
Lifts eyelid(s) quickly
Most patients in clinical trials had a lift in their eyelids in as little as 2 hours.
- 84% of patients had some form of improvement
- 74% of patients had more than a 50% improvement
In one study, some patients saw a lift in their eyelids as fast as 5 minutes after the first dose.
Significantly improves upper field of vision
- In clinical trials, Upneeq helped patients with acquired ptosis see more—on the first day of treatment!
- 87.8% of patients had some form of improvement
- 40.8% of patients had at least a 50% improvement on Day 14 (2 hours after applying Upneeq)
Before and Afters
Please note that the clients pictured here may have undergone other procedures in addition to their Upneeq treatment. Your Upneeq treatment does not guarantee these or similar results.
Upneeq is also safe and well-tolerated
- In clinical trials, Upneeq was proven to be safe and effective when used as directed
- Common side effects (seen in 1-5% of patients) included eye inflammation, eye redness, dry eye, blurred vision, instillation site pain, eye irritation, and headache
How Do I Apply Upneeq?
Apply Upneeq to your affected eye(s) in 2 easy steps
Step 1: Cut open foil wrapper and remove single-use vial
Step 2: Apply one drop of Upneeq in each affected eye as directed, once a day.
- Do not let the tip of the vial touch your eye or any other surface.
- Vials should not be re-used after opening and should be thrown away after applying drop(s)
- If you wear contact lenses, remove them before applying Upneeq eye drops
- You may put them back in 15 minutes after applying Upneeq
- If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 15 minutes between applications
How Often Should I Use Upneeq?
Upneeq is not cure, although the drops help to lift your eyelids to open your eyes, it is important to use the drops once a day, every day.
Get an Eye-Opening Lift at Skin Therapeutics
Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe ptosis, see the difference Upneeq drops can make by scheduling an appointment with our specialists today. Book an in-person or virtual consultation at Skin Therapeutics to start your journey toward clearer vision and lifted eyelids. We offer both in-person and virtual appointments to clients in Ellicott City, Elkridge and the greater Baltimore area.