Upneeq®

Jennifer Armstrong, MD, is your state-of-the-art center for high-quality medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her expert medical team members are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that provide patients with their healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. We are proud to offer Upneeq to men and women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring communities in Orange County, California.

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  • Downtime: NONE
  • Pain Level: Very Minimal
  • Results Duration: 6 Hours or More

Treats:

Acquired blepharoptosis

Side Effects:

Minor redness, stinging, and irritation in the eyes

Location:

Primarily used on the face

Follow Up:

Treatment can be used daily

How Performed:

Patients apply eyedrops at home

Preparation:

None

Procedure Type:

Eye drops 

Expected Outcome:

Reduction of droopy eyelids

Onset:

Results visible in as little as 2 hours

What is Upneeq?

Upneeq is an FDA-approved, prescription eye drop that temporarily treats ptosis, a condition that causes droopy eyelids. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of cosmetic dermatology specialists are proud to offer Upneeq as a non-invasive solution for patients with blepharoptosis (droopy eyelids), who may not be ready for eyelid lift surgery.

Formulated with oxymetazoline ophthalmic, Upneeq is specifically created for patients with acquired blepharoptosis, a type of eyelid sagging that can develop over time. This once-a-day eye drop is simple to use and lasts for at least six hours once applied.

What are the Benefits of
Upneeq Treatment?

There are many benefits to using Upneeq for droopy eyelids, including:

  • Non-invasive treatment for droopy eyelids
  • Can improve your field of vision
  • Works within minutes of application
  • Provides up to 1mm of eyelid lifting
  • Can be used with contact lenses and other eye drop medications
  • Lasts at least six hours
  • Once-a-day application

What Can I Expect During My
Upneeq Treatment?

Upneeq is a prescription treatment that you use at home once a day. After a careful examination, Dr. Armstrong can issue your prescription and give you detailed instructions on applying the medication yourself.

It’s important to note that Upneeq is not intended to treat congenital blepharoptosis, which is present at birth. However, these prescription eye drops can effectively treat Botox®-induced ptosis. Eyelid ptosis from Botox occurs when the neuromodulator injected into your forehead begins to migrate downward toward the muscles that control eyelid movement. While the concern is cosmetic and typically resolves once the effects of Botox wear off, Upneeq can improve the appearance of your ptosis in the meantime.

Understanding the cause of your blepharoptosis is essential before trying Upneeq. If you don’t know whether your condition is acquired or congenital, Dr. Armstrong may recommend visiting an ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis before recommending cosmetic treatment.

What Can I Expect After My Upneeq Treatment?

After applying Upneeq, results appear within a few minutes. Dry eye, redness, and irritation can occur, but these side effects should subside quickly. Once the medication wears off, your eyelid will gradually begin to droop again. You should not re-apply the eye drops once your results fade to minimize irritation and discomfort. Upneeq should only be used once a day to protect your eyes.

How Does Upneeq Compare to
Eyelid Surgery?

Upneeq is an ideal treatment for mild improvement of acquired droopy eyelids, but results are temporary. It is not a replacement for an eyelid lift, a surgical procedure that involves lifting the skin around the upper eyelids. Also called blepharoplasty, a surgical eyelid lift produces permanent results and can treat both acquired and genetic blepharoptosis.

Am I A Good Candidate for Upneeq?

Upneeq is an excellent treatment if you have mild or moderate acquired ptosis and are not currently interested in undergoing eyelid lift surgery. This temporary treatment is also ideal for those who aren’t candidates for surgery. Upneeq cannot treat ptosis from underlying eye injuries, nerve damage, sagging eyebrows, or excess skin. If you’re taking medication for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, Upneeq may not be the right treatment for you.

Dr. Armstrong is proud to provide individualized treatment at her Orange County office. After a thorough exam and review of your medical history, she can determine whether you’re a good candidate for Upneeq.

How Much Do Upneeq Treatments Cost?

The cost of your Upneeq treatment may vary depending on the extent of your condition. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options through CareCredit® and special in-house membership programs that allow you to save money on your treatments.

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of medical professionals are proud to offer a variety of advanced non-surgical dermatologic services to residents of Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and the neighboring communities of Orange County, CA. Contact us to schedule your private medical or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Armstrong today.

Why Choose ArmstrongMD?

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