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UPNEEQ Nonsurgical Eyelid Lift in San Diego & Carlsbad

Tired of looking tired? Meet the nonsurgical eyelid lift in a bottle: UPNEEQ, available at our San Diego and Carlsbad medical spa locations. These little FDA-approved drops make a difference for women and men from Encinitas, Oceanside, and San Marcos. You can go from perpetually looking worn out (no matter how many zzz’s you caught the night before) to taking on the world with a youthful, fresh expression that reflects how you really feel inside.

Read on to learn more about how UPNEEQ works, how much it costs, and whether it’s the right solution for you.

womans eyes before and after upneeq


UPNEEQ is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop for droopy upper eyelids. It treats a condition called acquired ptosis, also known as acquired blepharoptosis or low-lying eyelids. This usually occurs when the muscles in the upper eyelid become weakened or stretched. While it’s common in older adults, it can happen at any age and for lots of different reasons—even regular contact lens wear.

How Does UPNEEQ Work?

UPNEEQ works by stimulating the Müller’s muscle in the upper eyelid, causing it to contract and lift the lid. The eyedrops contain a unique solution—oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, to be exact. The solution triggers the eyelid’s involuntary muscle, exposing more of your iris to give your eyes a wider, more awake look.

How Do I Use UPNEEQ?

All you have to do is place a drop in each eye to look refreshed for the rest of the day. You can use it daily or whenever you need a little lift.

When Will I See Results With UPNEEQ & How Long Will Those Results Last?

You’ll start to see results in 15 minutes, with peak effectiveness at 2 hours. You can expect your results to last for 8 hours. Keep in mind your results may vary depending on how the product affects your eyelid muscles.

How Much Does UPNEEQ Cost in San Diego?

We encourage you to visit our pricing page to find more information on the cost of UPNEEQ at our San Diego and Carlsbad med spa locations. Keep in mind that there is no sales tax, and it is not returnable as it is a prescribed product.

How Do I Know Whether I Need UPNEEQ or Eyelid Surgery?

Your provider will determine the best treatment approach for you, but keep in mind that it’s not always an either/or situation. A blepharoplasty removes skin, but it doesn’t change the position of the eyelid. UPNEEQ works beautifully in concert with both blepharoplasty and BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver total eye rejuvenation. (If you want to enhance your look even further, try LATISSE® for longer, fuller lashes!)

eyes before and after upneeq

Are There Any Side Effects I Should Know About?

Side effects are rare—only 1% to 5% of people experienced any issues in clinical trials. The most common side effects include eye redness, irritation, dry eye, and headaches.

How Do I Get Started With UPNEEQ?

Your first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our helpful providers at our La Jolla and Carlsbad medical spa locations. If they determine you’re a good candidate, we’ll send you home with your prescription so you can start enjoying your refreshed new look.

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If you would like to talk with a member of our team about UPNEEQ and whether it’s right for you, please give us a call at (858) 788-7989 or contact us online.

Last reviewed by a La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa Editor on March 24th, 2024. Meet Our Medical Editors

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