Meet UPNEEQ® for Brighter, Well-Rested Eyes AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: July 5, 2023
Category: Blog

One of the most frustrating and noticeable effects of aging is drooping eyelids. Sagging skin on the eyelids can make you look tired and older than you truly are… and definitely older than you feel. Low-lying upper eyelids can sometimes require surgery, especially if the sagging skin is affecting your field of vision and eyesight, but you may not be at that stage yet. And that is where UPNEEQ® comes in. UPNEEQ® is a prescription eyedrop medication that allows qualified candidates the chance for brighter, more well-rested eyes that can make them feel confident and comfortable with their facial aesthetic. 

What Is UPNEEQ®?

UPNEEQ® is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop medication that is designed to lift your upper eyelids. The drop works by making a specific eyelid muscle (the Müller’s muscle) become shorter and tighter. When this happens, the eyelid contracts and lifts it to reveal brighter eyes. Individuals who qualify for UPNEEQ® will be given this prescription medication to use at home, one time per day. Some patients have even noticed a visible difference in as little as five minutes. Additionally, full results can last eight to 10 hours per day. Even though the results are not permanent, UPNEEQ® can give you lasting effects with continued use. 

Why Would I Need UPNEEQ®?

Low-lying eyelids can develop later in life and usually occur when muscles in the eyelid(s) stretch and weaken, ultimately causing the lid(s) to droop. If you have mild, moderate, or severe eyelid ptosis (sagging), then you may need UPNEEQ® to help lift your eyelids for maximum results. These eyedrops can also increase your confidence and give you the needed boost to enjoy the view a little bit more. 

Who Should Not Use UPNEEQ®?

Children under the age of six years old should not be given this prescription medication. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with your physician before starting UPNEEQ®. It is recommended that you schedule a consultation with Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics so that we can evaluate your condition and prescribe this medication to you. We will review your full medical history to ensure that this product will not interfere with any other medications that you may be taking. 

Potential Side Effects of UPNEEQ®

The most common side effects of UPNEEQ® are:

  • Eye inflammation
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye redness
  • Dry eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain at the time of use
  • Headache

The Bottom Line

UPNEEQ® can be a very efficient treatment to make your eyes look bigger, brighter, more beautiful and well-rested. So, if you notice that your eyelids begin to drop, you can schedule a consultation with Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics.

For more information about UPNEEQ® at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, please call our office. We can be reached at 858-230-8040 for our San Diego practice or 760-206-8926 for our office in Carlsbad. You may also fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch as soon as possible