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People who suffer from drooping eyelids know how emotionally and physically distressing they can be. They can make people feel older than they are or negatively impact their ability to see. Fortunately, there are now solutions available to treat this condition. Upneeq is a cutting-edge topical approach that accomplishes rejuvenation of the upper face region.

What is Upneeq?

Non-invasive and FDA-approved, Upneeq is a treatment designed to address eyelid ptosis. Instead of utilizing surgery or dermal fillers, Upneeq uses a simple eyedrop prescription to treat eyelid drooping. This method is able to restore a more aesthetically-pleasing smile and upper facial appearance and doesn’t come with any of the risks or recovery time of blepharoplasty. Some studies have shown that patients notice more youthfulness in their face in just minutes to hours after the eyelid drops are applied.

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What are the benefits of Upneeq?

  • A safe, FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure
  • Lifts drooping eyelids
  • Revitalizes the face, making it look more youthful and enticing
  • Improves vision by addressing drooping eyelids
  • Eliminates signs of aging
  • The results are noticeable almost immediately
  • There is no downtime or discomfort

How to prepare for the procedure

As with any procedure, the first step is for the patient to have a consultation with an experienced practitioner to discuss the treatment and ensure that their desired outcomes are attained. This is the best way to prepare for Upneeq. It is important to make sure that the liquid is clear before being used. Patients who wear contacts should remove them before applying Upneeq. They can be put back in after 15 minutes have elapsed.

How are the Upneeq eyedrops applied?

Applying Upneeq is similar to the application of standard eye drops. The patient will have to lean their head back and make sure to keep their eyes open. The eyedropper should be held directly above the eye before releasing the drop (just one at a time). The patient can then close their eyes and give the Upneeq formula time to be absorbed. Patients should wait at least one minute before blinking or touching their eye area. It is also vital to make sure that the vial never makes contact with the eyes, as this can cause contamination.

When do results show up?

Patients usually see a change in a matter of minutes to hours.

Is There Any Downtime?

Upneeq requires no recovery time. After applying the eye drops, patients should wait at least 15 minutes before driving or operating dangerous equipment.

Why Choose Aesthetic MdR?

Double board-certified, Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally revered, highly-experienced cosmetic surgeon known for his ability to achieve natural-looking results. Dr. Macias helps patients all over the world reach their aesthetic goals, whether they prefer a surgical or non-surgical approach. He is committed to providing his patients with the best treatments available, always delivering outstanding results.

Dr. Macias’ lengthy educational and training background includes a bachelor’s and medical degrees from UCLA, a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic, a fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, and training in cosmetic surgery at the USC-Marina Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship.

Beyond that, He is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons (LASPS), The Rhinoplasty Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Above all, Dr. Macias is committed to patient satisfaction and works tirelessly to ensure that every patient leaves his office feeling and looking their best. Call today to schedule a consultation.


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