9419 Norton Commons Blvd.
Suite 101, Prospect, KY 40059

Eye-opening lift in a single daily drop

We’re proud to introduce Upneeq as the only FDA-approved prescription eye drop for low-lying lids (acquired ptosis) that lifts your upper lid to open your eyes. You’ll notice results in as little as 5-15 minutes, with results lasting up to 8 hours.

Acquired ptosis is a common medical condition that affects adults of all ages. It usually occurs when the eyelid muscles weaken and stretch, causing the lid to droop. Low-lying eyelids can affect your eyesight by reducing your field of vision, which may impact day-to-day functions such as reading, driving or looking upward.

Patient Benefits

  • Significantly improves upper field of vision
  • Reduces look of tired eyes
  • Nonsurgical alternative to blepharoplasty
  • Whitens the sclera (the white part of the eye)
  • Can be used to accentuate the results of blepharoplasty

UpNeeq opens the eye by safely stimulating an eye muscle to both widen and whiten the eye.

Frequently Asked Questions

Upneeq is an eye drop inserted once a day, one drop per eye. Upneeq works by stimulating an involuntary eyelid muscle, the Muller’s muscle, to contract.

While the average amount of upper eyelid lift in clinical studies was 1 mm, this small lift can be cosmetically and/or medically beneficial to many patients. It does not provide the dramatic results possible with surgery.

Each dose (one drop daily) of Upneeq was shown to be effective for at least 6 hours in clinical studies.

Upneeq should be used only as prescribed: one dose, once daily. Dr. Samuels and her staff will help you decide how long it is appropriate to use Upneeq,.

If you have mild, moderate, or severe eyelid ptosis (sagging) and you do not take any medications that will interfere with Upneeq, then you may be a good candidate for the eye-lifting drop. Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers help determine if you’re a good candidate based on your medical history. Upneeq may affect blood pressure and amine metabolism and may interfere with certain prescription medications, including:

  • Beta-blockers
  • Anti-hypertensive medications
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Yes, Upneeq may be used to treat Botox-induced droopy eyelids. The effects of drooping eyelids after Botox injections are temporary; while Botox wears off after 3-4 months, the unwanted effects on the eyelid muscle typically wear off even more quickly. Upneeq may be used in the interim to stimulate the eyelid to elevate more normally.

If you’re suffering the effects of Botox migrating to your eyelids, Upneeq can help.

If you experience Botox-induced eyelid ptosis, be sure to disclose this to Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers. We can adjust placement of your future injections to prevent the issue.

Before & After Results

3 sets of before and after treatments of Upneeq to the eyes

Schedule an Upneeq Consultation

For more information about Upneeq or to see if you’re a good candidate for this proceduct, schedule a consultation with Dr. Samuels at 502-897-9411.

Our practice serves Louisville, KY and the surrounding areas.