Upneeq: Elevate Your Gaze
BBL Laser in O'Fallon, IL

What is Upneeq™? 

Tired of looking fatigued? Introducing Upneeq from Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics in Fairview Heights, Illinois – the FDA-approved prescription eyedrop that targets and lifts droopy eyelids for a fresh and rejuvenated appearance. With just one daily dosage, Upneeq provides temporary relief for acquired ptosis, giving your eyes a youthful boost. Enhance your tired and sleepy look caused by droopy eyelids and experience the transformative power of Upneeq for uplifted eyes. 

How it Works 

Upneeq works by activating receptors in the upper eyelid muscle. When the muscle contracts, the upper eyelid can lift by about 2mm, giving a more open, alert look for hours. 

Upneeq is a revolutionary medication that is designed to treat a condition called acquired blepharoptosis, which is also known as droopy eyelids. Upneeq contains an active ingredient known as oxymetazoline hydrochloride, which has the ability to stimulate the muscles that lift the eyelids. When the medication is applied to the eyes, it helps to tighten and strengthen the muscles around the eyelids, resulting in a more youthful and alert appearance.  


Upneeq is the sole FDA-approved prescription eye drop for acquired ptosis (low-lying eyelids), inducing upper eyelid elevation for eye-opening. Ptosis is a prevalent condition that affects adults of all age groups, although it is more common among the elderly due to stretching and weakening of the eyelid muscles, resulting in drooping of the lid. 

Aside from its cosmetic implications, low-lying lids can impair visual acuity by restricting the field of vision. This, in turn, can hinder tasks such as reading, driving, and computer usage, as well as give an appearance of fatigue. 

The onset of effects can range from 5 minutes to 2 hours, with a typical duration of 8 hours. 

What is the Difference Between Upneeq™ and other treatments? 

Upneeq in Fairview Heights stands out from other eye drops due to its active ingredient, oxymetazoline. This substance specifically targets the muscles in the eyelid, resulting in lid contraction and lifting. Notably, Upneeq is the only FDA-approved eyedrop for droopy eyes or ptosis. 


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What It Treats:

Upneeq treats aquired ptosis (low lying eyelids). 

Procedure Time:

This innovative treatment takes only seconds to administer, which means you can get back to your daily activities immediately. 

Recovery Time:

There is no recovery time for upneeq. 


Realistic Results:

Results can be seen anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours. 


What To Expect Before Upneeq™ 

Prior to utilizing Upneeq, a comprehensive medical intake will be necessary, followed by a consultation to determine if Upneeq is a viable option for your condition. 

What To Expect During Upneeq™ 

Apply one drop of Upneeq in each affected eye as directed, once a day.   The drops work by activating receptors in the upper eyelid muscle. When the muscle contracts, the upper eyelid can lift by about 2mm, giving a more open, alert look for hours. 

What To Expect After Upneeq™ 

After applying Upneeq, your vision may temporarily become blurry, but this resolves quickly. Within 5 minutes to two hours, your upper eyelids will lift, opening your eyes, and the effects typically last for 8 hours. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Upneeq available over the counter, or do I need a prescription?

Upneeq is not avaliable over the counter. It is a prescription eyedrop for acqured ptosis (low lying eyelids). 

What are the common signs and symptoms of ptosis?

Ptosis, or droopy eyelid, is a condition that affects the muscles responsible for lifting your eyelids. Common symptoms include excessive blinking or squinting, difficulty keeping your eyes open, and a visibly sagging upper eyelid that can obstruct your vision or give you a tired look. 

Can Upneeq be used to treat both mild and severe ptosis?

Upneeq is a prescribed medication that has exhibited efficacy in addressing both mild and severe cases of ptosis. However, its application may not suffice for complete correction of moderate (3-4mm) to severe (4mm) drooping. 

How should I use Upneeq eye drops correctly?

Upneeq should be used only as prescribed – one dose, once daily. 

Are there any potential side effects associated with Upneeq?

The most common side effects (occurring in 1-5% of patients) include eye inflammation, eye redness, dry eye, blurred vision, eye pain at the time of use, eye irritation, and headache. 

How long does it take for Upneeq to start working and lift the eyelids?

The time it takes for results to appear and lift the eyelids can range from 5 minutes to 2 hours. 

Is Upneeq safe for long-term use?

Collaborate with your healthcare provider to determine the appropriate duration for your Upneeq usage and adhere to their professional recommendations. 

Is Upneeq suitable for all ages, including children and the elderly?

Upneeq is suitable for adults and children 13 years and older. 

Are there any contraindications or medical conditions that may affect Upneeq use?

Certain medical conditions, such as low blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, glaucoma, and certain muscle/nerve problems, may affect the use of Upneeq. 

What should I do if I miss a dose of Upneeq?

If a dose is missed, it is recommended to skip it and resume the regular dosing schedule without duplicating the missed dose. 

Can Upneeq be used by individuals with contact lenses or eyeglasses?

Upneeq can be used by individuals who wear contact lenses or eyeglasses. If you wear contacts, wait for 15 minutes after using the eye drops before putting in your contacts. 

How often should I follow up with my healthcare provider while using Upneeq?

It is imperative that your healthcare provider thoroughly assesses your complete medical history prior to prescribing Upneeq. Additionally, your healthcare provider will provide guidance on the appropriate timing for follow-up after usage. 

Is Upneeq covered by health insurance, and what is the cost without insurance?

Insurance usually does not cover Upneeq. The cost of Upneeq varies based on the quantity required 

If you are considering Upneeq in O’Fallon, Belleville, Shiloh, or the surrounding areas of Illinois, contact Pure 111 Medical Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.