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Introducing Upneeq Eyelid Lifting Drops


We are thrilled to announce that Melamed Aesthetics in Deerfield, IL, now offers Upneeq eyelid lifting drops! Upneeq is a revolutionary prescription eye drop designed to help your eyes feel more hydrated, brighter, and give your eyelids a slight lift. This can make you look and feel more rested and awake. Upneeq is the only FDA-approved daily eye drop for adults with acquired ptosis (low-lying lids), working on the Mueller’s muscle to elevate the eyelid without any needles or surgery.

What is Acquired Ptosis?

Acquired ptosis, or low-lying eyelids, can significantly impact your vision. It can obstruct your eyesight, reduce your field of vision, and interfere with daily activities such as reading, driving, computer use, and looking up without tilting your head back.

Do You Have Low-Lying Eyelids?

Take our interactive quiz to see if you might have acquired ptosis and could benefit from Upneeq!

Why Try Upneeq?

Upneeq offers several compelling benefits:

  • Lifts Eyelids Quickly: Most patients in clinical trials experienced a lift in their eyelids within two hours. Some even saw a lift as quickly as five minutes after the first dose.
  • Improves Vision: Upneeq significantly enhances the upper field of vision. In clinical trials, 87.8% of patients saw some improvement on the first day of treatment.
  • Safe and Well-Tolerated: Upneeq was proven safe and effective in clinical trials when used as directed. Common side effects (seen in 1-5% of patients) include eye inflammation, redness, dry eye, blurred vision, eye irritation, and headache.

How Does Upneeq Work?

Upneeq works by stimulating Mueller’s muscle, an involuntary muscle in your eyelid, to lift and open your eyes. This provides an immediate and visible improvement in the appearance of your eyelids and helps you see more clearly.

How Do You Use Upneeq?

Using Upneeq is simple:

  • Prepare the Vial: Cut open the foil wrapper and remove the single-use vial.
  • Apply the Drops: Apply one drop in each affected eye. Do not apply more than one drop per eye, and use only once a day.

Additional Tips:

  • Avoid touching the tip of the vial to your eye or any surface.
  • Do not reuse the vial after opening it.
  • Remove contact lenses before applying the drops and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
  • Follow additional instructions if using other topical ophthalmic drugs.

Who Can Benefit from Upneeq?

Upneeq is suitable for adults with mild, moderate, or severe acquired ptosis. Whether you need a lift for a special occasion or daily use, Upneeq can provide a more awake and youthful appearance.

Real Results

Clinical trials showed that 84% of patients experienced some form of improvement, and 74% had more than a 50% improvement in their acquired ptosis. These results highlight the effectiveness of Upneeq in enhancing both appearance and vision.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should I Use Upneeq?

Use Upneeq as prescribed, typically one dose once a day. Consult with Dr. Shaun Patel at Melamed Aesthetics to determine the appropriate duration of use.

How Long Do the Effects Last?

Each dose of Upneeq is effective for at least six hours, making it ideal for daily use or before important events.

What Are the Side Effects?

Common side effects include eye inflammation, redness, dry eye, blurred vision, eye pain or irritation, and headache. These side effects occurred in 1-5% of patients in clinical trials.

Experience the Benefits of Upneeq at Melamed Aesthetics

If you feel you could benefit from Upneeq eyelid lifting drops, contact Melamed Aesthetics in Deerfield, IL, for a consultation. Call our office at (847) 418-3308 to schedule your appointment today. Elevate your eyelids and your confidence with Upneeq!

Upneeq offers a non-surgical solution for those with low-lying eyelids, providing immediate and lasting results. Discover the benefits of this innovative treatment at Melamed Aesthetics and enhance your natural beauty with brighter, more awake-looking eyes.