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What is Upneeq?

Upneeq is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment that addresses eyelid ptosis. Upneeq is an alternative to surgery and dermal fillers, requiring only a simple eye drop prescription to reverse eyelid drooping. This treatment enables patients to improve the appearance of their smile and upper-face region without the commitment of eyelid surgery. Many patients find that they look more youthful just minutes after receiving the treatment.

What are the Benefits of Upneeq?

  • A safe, FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure
  • Addresses drooping eyelids
  • Rejuvenates the face, making it more aesthetically pleasing
  • Removes obstructions to proper vision 
  • Addresses signs of aging in the face
  • The results show up almost immediately
  • There is little downtime or discomfort 

Who is a Good Candidate?

Whether a case of drooping eyelids is caused by the natural aging process or a genetic trait, it can be incredibly frustrating for the patient. Other potential catalysts for the condition include undergoing cataract surgery, frequent contact lens use, and certain health conditions that increase the likelihood of developing ptosis.

Upneeq eye drops are an ideal treatment option for patients who are struggling with mild to severe eyelid ptosis and want to avoid the potential risks, pain, scars, and downtime that are associated with plastic surgery. 

Some other criteria include:

  • Being physically and mentally healthy
  • Having realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure


How does the procedure work?

Upneeq is designed to treat upper eyelid drooping. It is an alpha-adrenergic agonist that is formulated with oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, 0.1%. Oxymetazoline. The formula works by causing the Muller’s muscle in the upper eyelid to contract, lifting the eyelid to a better position. Research shows that these eyedrops can lift the eyelids by anywhere from 1 to 3 millimeters.

How to prepare for the procedure

As with any procedure, the first step is to come in for a private consultation. This allows us to carry out a thorough assessment of the patient’s medical history and current situation. It is vital to make sure that the liquid used is clear. Contact lenses must be removed before applying Upneeq. After 15 minutes, they can be put back in.

How are the Upneeq eyedrops applied?

Upneeq application is similar to any other type of eye drop. The patient leans their head back and keeps their eyes open. The dropper is held directly above the eyes, and the drops are released one at a time. The formula takes a few moments to be fully absorbed, so patients must wait at least a minute before touching their eyes or blinking.

How soon do the results show up?

Changes are perceivable in a matter of minutes to hours.

Is there any downtime?

There is no recovery time with Upneeq. That said, patients must wait at least 20 minutes before driving a car.

Why Choose Dr. Garramone?

Having been a member of the Fort Myers medical community for over 20 years, Dr. Garramone has garnered much attention and respect from the cosmetology community. He treats every patient as if they were a member of his own family, always prioritizing communication so that they feel comfortable. Dr. Garramone works tirelessly to ensure that each and every one of his patients leaves his office looking and feeling their best.