Drooping upper eyelids are a common problem among both men and women and typically occur gradually with age. While sometimes only a cosmetic concern, drooping eyelids can sometimes also impair vision.
Previously, eyelid surgery was the only truly effective way to improve the appearance of drooping eyelids. But now, there is a completely non-surgical option called UPNEEQ®.
What UPNEEQ Is and How It Works
UPNEEQ is an FDA-approved prescription eye drop that works by causing a muscle in your upper eyelids to contract. This subtly lifts the eyelids, resulting in a brighter, more alert appearance that continues as long as you use the eye drops.
UPNEEQ is applied once daily, with results becoming noticeable just a few hours after application.
UPNEEQ vs. Eyelid Surgery
UPNEEQ is a non-surgical solution to drooping eyelids, whereas eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that requires downtime to recover. Many people choose UPNEEQ because it does not require surgery or recovery time, yet can offer noticeable eyelid-lifting results. It’s a great way to “try out” what a lifted upper eyelid appearance can look like. UPNEEQ eyelid drops are also considerably less expensive than eyelid surgery, making them a cost-effective option.
However, UPNEEQ’s effects do wear away over the course of the day, so the drops need to be reapplied each day to maintain the same results. Eyelid surgery results are longer-lasting, though neither eye drops nor surgery can completely stop the natural aging process.
If you think UPNEEQ could be right for you or would like more information, call our Sarasota office today at 941-955-8384 or get in touch online to schedule a consultation with one of our medically-trained aesthetic professionals.