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What Is Upneeq?

Upneeq is a prescription eye drop that temporarily improves droopy eyelids with a single daily dose. Patients of Upneeq in Fairfield see an average 1 mm lift in their upper eyelid after the first use. While you won’t get the same dramatic results as eyelid lift surgery, it’s just enough to make a noticeable difference. Your eyes will be more open for that wide-eyed, youthful appearance.

This first-of-its-kind non-surgical treatment for eyelid ptosis, or droopy eyelids, is an attractive option if you’re not ready for eyelid surgery or are suffering from low-lying eyelids from BOTOX® injections

What Causes Droopy Eyelids?

Droopy eyelids are more than a cosmetic issue. Eyelids that droop can:

  • Cause you to appear tired
  • Make your eyes look smaller than they are
  • Interfere with the function of your eyes

The causes of droopy eyelids include the following:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Eye surgery
  • Some underlying medical conditions
  • Botox travels to the eyelid muscles after injection in the forehead

Droopy eyelids can be congenital, meaning they are present from birth or acquired, which means they develop over time. While you cannot treat hereditary droopy eyelids with Upneeq, acquired blepharoptosis can.

Before beginning Upneeq, it is essential to visit an ophthalmologist for an eye exam to rule out an underlying medical condition. Some examples of severe neurological or eye conditions that cause eyelid ptosis include the following:

  • Stroke
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Horner syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • External ophthalmoplegia
  • Orbital infection
  • Orbital masses

How Does Upneeq Work?

Upneeq is a revolutionary alternative to eyelift surgery and the first treatment specifically approved by the FDA to treat acquired droopy eyelids. You’ll insert the drops once per day, one drop per eye. Each single-use vial of Upneeq contains enough solution to treat one or both eyes at a time.

The drops contain oxymetazoline hydrochloride, the same primary ingredient in decongestant nasal spray. When used in Upneeq, the ingredient stimulates the eyelid muscle to contract and raise the upper eyelid to 1 mm higher than without the drops. This small lift is enough to help you look more awake and refreshed.

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What Are the Benefits of Upneeq?

One of the benefits of Upneeq is that each dose was shown to be effective for at least six hours in clinical studies. You can go about your day with clear, open eyes for a more youthful appearance.

Other benefits of Upneeq in Westport include the following:

  • You can likely use Upneeq with other eye drops
  • You can treat botox-induced droopy eyelids with Upneeq
  • Treatment is simple and convenient
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Why Choose Gabrielle Pino, PA-C, for Upneeq?

Gabrielle Pino, our acclaimed aesthetic provider at Privá Medspa, has been nationally recognized as a “Most Loved Injector” by RealSelf. This honor reflects her countless patient nominations from the Fairfield area, Westport, Southport, Norwalk, surrounding communities, and other cities and states. Patients do not trust their treatments to anyone other than Gabriel and her extraordinary skills.

After undergoing an aesthetic treatment, you deserve to feel confident that you look rejuvenated and refreshed, but in the most natural way. These skills are obtained through experience, dedication, and professional training. Gabrielle spent years of her medical career assisting in plastic and reconstructive surgeries, and her knowledge of facial muscle structure is the secret behind her impressive results. For these reasons, you should choose Gabrielle Pino and Priva Medspa for your Upneeq treatment.

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