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Upneeq at Vesper!

Skin Care / June 1, 2023
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Do you want to look less tired, more awake and a little more youthful? Do you wake up and have coffee in the morning to help give you a boost and so you look more awake? If your eyes look “tired” or “sleepy,” you may have a condition called acquired blepharoptosis (also known as acquired ptosis or low-lying lids).Well we have a solution for you! It’s called Upneeq!


 What is Upneeq?

Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution), 0.1% is a prescription eyedrop used to treat acquired blepharoptosis (low-lying lids) in adults. Upneeq contains oxymetazoline, an alpha adrenergic agonist that triggers the levator palpebrae muscle (Muller’s or Mueller’s muscle), causing the muscle to contract and raise the upper eyelid.  Upneeq is used once a day and it lasts for 8 hours. If you wear contacts you apply it before and wait 15 minutes before putting your contacts in.


Who is a candidate for Upneeq? The right candidate is a person who  has acquired droopy lids with aging or over time. For example, most women are starting to wear lash extensions which make the eyelids heavy or pull the eyelids down, they can use Upneeq to help lift their eyelids so they look more awake. If a person is born with congenital droopy eyelids, they are not a candidate for Upneeq, they may require a surgical approach. Most patients notice a 1mm, lift in their eyelids.


Upneeq is FDA-approved to be both safe and effective for the treatment of acquired eyelid ptosis in adults. In clinical trials, a range of side effects were observed in 1-5% of patients and included eye inflammation or irritation, redness, dry eye, blurred vision, headache, redness in the lining inside and at the front of the eye (conjunctival hyperemia), and inflammation of the cornea (punctate keratitis). Eye pain is also possible around the time that Upneeq drops are used. It can also cause rebound redness.


The best way to figure out if Upneeq is for you is to come in  and try it yourself (or give any of our other great medical grade products a try).
Vesper Aesthetics is located at 3916 N. Broadway in Chicago, you can also give us a call at 773-360-8501 to book your consultation. You can ask our staff for a sample.  You apply it to one eye, wait 15 minutes and look to see if you notice a significant change in your eye.  You can also see a live demo of Upneeq being used by Nurse JuanCarlos on our instagram account!