UPNEEQ® Prescription Medication for Ptosis

woman with gray hair looking at mirror touching face If your eyelids obscure your field of vision or make you look tired or older than you really are, it might be time to speak with a professional about certain treatment options. Ptosis is a unique condition in which the eyelids sag. It is sometimes caused by relaxed muscles in the eyelid that are unable to keep the eyelid up in a more youthful position and may be something that is completely unavoidable. While there are certain plastic surgery treatments that may be performed to address sagging eyelids, the team at The Bougainvillea Clinique of Winter Park, FL, may recommend the use of a nonsurgical approach with prescription eye drops designed for acquired ptosis. These drops are known as UPNEEQ®.

What is UPNEEQ®?

UPNEEQ® is an FDA-approved eyedrop that is only obtainable with a prescription from a medical professional. This particular prescription eyedrop uses 0.1% oxymetazoline hydrochloride and is an ophthalmic solution that can be used each day to help in the contraction of the levator palpebrae muscle that is responsible for the lifting and closing of the upper eyelid. While this medication often results in a contraction that lifts the upper eyelid by about one extra millimeter, it can be enough of a subtle change to improve one’s appearance and assist in restoring a youthful, more well-rested look.

How do I obtain UPNEEQ®?

Because UPNEEQ® is only available with a prescription, you need to work with your provider at The Bougainvillea Clinique to determine if this eyedrop will provide you with the results you truly desire. A consultation appointment is scheduled, during which our team will talk to you about your condition and decide if you are an appropriate candidate. The prescription can be written at our office and obtained at most pharmacies in the Winter Park, FL, area.

Learn more about UPNEEQ® prescription medication

If you have ptosis and want to work with our team to find out if UPNEEQ® prescription medication is appropriate for you, call Dr. Walt Sweeney and his team at The Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, FL, to discuss your needs. Call 407-638-8174 to request your initial evaluation and consultation appointment with our providers to find out if this or other solutions are recommended for you!

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