There is a new way to enhance your eyes without surgery or needles. Upneeq is an eyedrop that acts on the eyelid muscles to open and brighten the eyes. Like Latisse (which makes the eyelashes grow longer and darker) it is a prescription that you can only get from a doctor. Almost anyone can safely use Upneeq, so it is quickly becoming a favorite, especially for anyone who wants to open their eyes up.
Upneeq is an eyedrop containing 0.1% oxymetazoline hydrochloride. It acts on Muller’s muscle in the eye– one the the muscles that hold up the eyelid.
Most people see the eye opening brighter in only a few minutes. It can sometimes take up to 2 hours to see its full effect, but this is rare.
Upneeq lasts about 8 hours. Most people use it first thing in the morning, but if you’re going to an evening event, it is best to apply the drops midday.
Side effects are rare– only about 1-5% of patients. The most common adverse reactions with were eye inflammation, redness, dry eye, blurred vision, eye pain at time of use, eye irritation, and headache.
There is a rare form of glaucoma called Narrow-angle Glaucoma. If you have narrow-angle glaucoma, you can’t be prescribed Upneeq.
We recommend that Upneeq be dropped into the eye with no contact lenses in. If you wear contacts, we recommend waiting at least 15 minutes after using the drops before placing the lenses in your eyes.
Yes! You can use Upneeq to enhance the eyes on a daily basis. Or you can use it only on special occasions. There is no long-lasting benefit or harm.
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