Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. Maria Lombardo | Rancho Mirage, CA


Droopy eyelids, also known as ptosis, can majorly impact one’s eyesight and overall self-confidence about their appearance. The only way to fix this cosmetic issue used to be through undergoing eyelid surgery. However, thanks to new developments in medications, Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer UPNEEQ® – the newest, non-invasive prescription eye drop that lifts the eyelids allowing the eye to appear wider and brighter.

What is UPNEEQ?

Approved by the FDA, UPNEEQ is a prescription eye drop that works to temporarily provide about a 1 mm lift from eyelids that are drooping, sagging, and sometimes even affecting the view of patients. With a single daily dose, patients will notice that after a drop, their eyelids will begin to appear more lifted. While this won’t achieve results as dramatic as those from an eyelid lift surgery, UPNEEQ provides a noticeable life difference and is perfect for those uninterested in the complications of recovering from eye surgery.

Who Is A Candidate for UPNEEQ?

Because UPNEEQ is a prescription medicine, most patients are able to take it home and use it on their own as long as they have eyelid ptosis to treat and are not taking any other prescribed medications that may interfere with UPNEEQ. A personalized consultation with either Dr. Maria Lombardo will determine your candidacy for UPNEEQ and will provide in-depth detail about how the eye drops can be beneficial to your needs.

How Often Can I Use UPNEEQ?

UPNEEQ should be used no more than once a day, with one drop in each eye. UPNEEQ, which is made from oxymetazoline, will trigger the Mueller’s muscle on the eye, causing it to contract and raise, giving droopy eyelids an improved, lifted look.

Are There Any Risks With UPNEEQ?

Although UPNEEQ is a safe medication to use, patients should be aware of a few side effects that may occur when using UPNEEQ. Some patients may experience inflammation, irritation, redness, dry eye, blurred vision, or headaches. At the time the drops are inserted into the eye, some patients may feel a light stinging, but this should disappear within a few seconds as the eye adjusts.

Can UPNEEQ eye drops be used to treat Botox-induced ptosis?

Yes. Sometimes, patients can experience ptosis, or droopy eyelids, as an after-effect of dissolved BOTOX injected into the forehead area or surrounding eye area. This unwanted side effect can often cause patients to feel insecure about the appearance of their eyes. UPNEEQ will be able to lift eyelids even if you’ve had BOTOX injected in the past.

What Are The Benefits of Using UPNEEQ?

UPNEEQ is the perfect solution to treating droopy eyelids for people who do not want to commit to eyelid lift surgery or dermal fillers. With no downtime needed, UPNEEQ provides a quick, once-a-day treatment to open and widen the appearance of the eye. While also avoiding the risks and complications that can come from eyelid surgery, patients are free to use UPNEEQ whenever they’d like. UPNEEQ also helps provide a more natural, lifted look to the face than surgery or dermal fillers might.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in using UPNEEQ, click here to schedule your first consultation at Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Maria Lombardo is dedicated to providing patients with high quality that not only helps improve their overall appearance but also restores confidence. Call (760) 610-8990 to find more information on beginning your journey to eliminating drooping eyelids today.

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