5 Signs Upneeq May Help Rejuvenate Your Sagging Eyelids

Are your eyelids saggy, droopy, or making it more challenging to see the world around you? Until recently, surgery was the best treatment for drooping or sagging eyelids.

But there’s now an alternative called Upneeq. Upneeq is a prescription eye drop that, when used over a period of time, can reduce sagging eyelids.

The prescription medication is made from oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution. The ophthalmic solution is traditionally used to treat minor eye irritation.

But scientists discovered that when using a particular form of this solution regularly, it gradually lifts drooping eyelids. This effect occurs because the solution restricts the blood vessels in the eye.

If you have sagging eyelids, you may benefit from Upneeq. Keep reading for 5 signs that Upneeq may be the perfect way to rejuvenate your sagging eyelids!

1.    You Have Acquired Ptosis

Acquired ptosis is a common condition that causes the eyelids to droop because the muscles and nerves that hold them up become weakened. Many people develop acquired ptosis as a side effect of aging and getting older. Many muscles, including those inside and surrounding the eye, become weaker with age.

Although ptosis is most common in older adults, you can develop it at any age. Patients of all ages may suffer from certain medical conditions that weaken facial muscles, causing the eyelids to droop.

Whether or not your acquired ptosis is age-related or not, though, you can benefit from Upneeq. Upneeq can help lift your eyelids no matter your age or why your eyelids are sagging or drooping.

2.    Your Drooping Eyelids are Limiting Your Vision

Drooping eyelids are often seen as a cosmetic issue. But having drooping eyelids can affect your vision and limit your ability to see.

When your upper eyelids droop, they get in the way of your eye and thus may limit your visual field. If your visual field becomes more limited, it can be incredibly frustrating if you’re also dealing with other visual problems, like presbyopia.

Presbyopia is extremely common if you’re 40 or older. Upneeq can help you see better by lifting your eyelids.

Many patients find that being able to see better makes them feel younger. Seeing more clearly is often associated with youth.

If you struggle to see due to drooping eyelids, you should consider Upneeq.

3.    Your Drooping Eyelids are Affecting Your Self Confidence

Even if your drooping eyelids don’t affect your vision, they can affect how you feel about yourself. Since the most common cause of acquired ptosis is aging, sagging eyelids are often seen as a sign of aging.

While aging is normal, no one wants to feel older than they are. You may feel less confident and energetic if you see yourself in the mirror, and all you can focus on are the bags under your eyes.

Even if you’re well-rested, being faced with the less-than-pleasant results of your muscles weakening can take its toll. Upneeq can help by reducing the appearance of sagging eyelids, helping you look and, more importantly, feel more youthful and energetic.

With Upneeq, you can rejuvenate your sagging eyelids and feel more confident in your appearance and yourself. Feeling more confident can spill over into other avenues of life, giving you new energy for the things you love.

4.    You Don’t Want Invasive Cosmetic Surgery

The traditional treatment for sagging eyelids is undergoing a cosmetic procedure called blepharoplasty. Although blepharoplasty is not invasive, you’ll still need incisions and a few weeks to recover.

Eyelid surgery can also be dangerous for patients who have certain nerve conditions. Nerve conditions are sometimes the reason why some patients develop ptosis.

If you have a nerve condition and want to reduce the appearance of your sagging eyelids, this would make blepharoplasty problematic. For patients with neurogenic ptosis, this is where Upneeq comes in.

Upneeq is the perfect alternative. It’s non-invasive, requires no surgery, and you can administer the eye drops yourself.

Putting in the drops is easy to do. It comes in pre-portioned, single-use containers, so you don’t have to worry about using too much or too little.

All you need to do to take Upneeq is put the drops in each eye daily. You can still wear your contact lenses as you usually would afterward.

You’ll need to wait 15 minutes after using the eye drops before putting your contact lenses back in your eyes. If you take Upneeq every day as directed, your eyelids will begin to lift, giving you a more youthful appearance without needing a surgical procedure.

5.    You Don’t Have Glaucoma or Hypertension

Many patients with drooping eyelids can benefit from Upneeq. Like all medications, it isn’t suitable for everyone.

Because these eye drops constrict the blood vessels in your eye, they can adversely affect patients with high blood pressure. If you have hypertension or glaucoma caused by a build-up of pressure in the eye, Upneeq may worsen the eye condition.

Upneeq is also not a good fit for patients who take medication that raises their blood pressure. However, if you don’t have high blood pressure, there’s an excellent chance that Upneeq is the perfect treatment for your drooping eyelids.

Before your eye doctor can prescribe it, they’ll discuss your medical history to ensure you don’t have any conditions that may interfere with Upneeq. They’ll also go over your current list of medications.

With this information, they can determine if you’re a candidate for Upneeq. The only way to know for sure if Upneeq is right for you is to talk to your eye doctor.

Schedule an appointment today with See Clearly Vision in McLean and Arlington, VA, to be evaluated by a member of our eyecare team and see if Upneeq is right for you! Don’t let saggy eyelids stop you from taking on the world around you any longer. Take back control by learning more about Upneeq!

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