Upneeq vs. Blepharoplasty: Why Upneeq is the Best Option

Upneeq vs. Blepharoplasty: Why Upneeq Prescription Eye Drops Are Better Than Surgical Blepharoplasty

Droopy eyes can make you look more tired and older than you are. For the longest time, blepharoplasty was the go-to solution to this. But it’s expensive, invasive, and often not covered by insurance. Today, Upneeq is an attractive Blepharoplasty alternative treatment that doesn’t require surgery. It works well with other anti-aging products like eye creams, serums, and anti-wrinkle facial fillers.

Learn how Upneeq differs from blepharoplasty and why it’s the better option for lifting the eyes.

What Is Upneeq?

Upneeq is a prescription eye drop that treats mild-to-moderate droopy eyelids. It’s FDA-approved for upper eyelid ptosis, which is when the upper eyelid droops toward the pupil and blocks vision. Upneeq works by reducing the amount of fluid in your eyes so that your eyelids no longer sag. Patients enjoy Upneeq because they achieve exceptional results quickly. Best of all, these prescription drops involve no anesthesia or incisions.

This novel treatment may be a promising solution for you if:

  • You need a quick fix without surgery

  •  Your upper eyelids have become heavy over time due to aging

  • You want to look more awake but don’t have time to take off from work

How Does Surgical Blepharoplasty Differ from Upneeq?

Unlike Upneeq, surgical blepharoplasty involves removing the excess tissue from above and below your upper eyelids to give a smoother appearance. The procedure also helps prevent baggy eyes or eye bags from forming under the eyes as you age. A surgeon cuts away fat and muscle tissue beneath each eye along a natural crease in your lower lid.

This surgery comes with risks like swelling, bleeding, infection, and possible scarring and asymmetry. On top of that, you’ll need to take time off work to recover. It’s typical for blepharoplasty patients to need two weeks of rest before going back into full swing again.

Upneeq vs. Blepharoplasty: What Makes Upneeq Stand Out?

There are countless reasons to try Upneeq over blepharoplasty:

  • Upneeq is more affordable.

  • Upneeq requires no incisions or anesthesia.

  • Upneeq takes seconds to administer.

  • Upneeq’s effects aren’t permanent—so if you don’t like the results, you can stop using it. With blepharoplasty, there’s no going back.

  • Those with mild-to-moderate droopy eyes get great improvement by using Upneeq eye drops, without going under the knife.

  • It’s safe to use Upneeq every day to maintain a refreshed appearance.

  • You can use Upneeq with other anti-aging solutions like dermal fillers, eye creams, and serums.

Upneeq for Lifted Eyes in Aurora and Denver, CO

Are you tired of looking sad when you’re not, and older than your age? The eyes make a big difference in how we look. Get the best treatment for yours at Always Beautiful in Aurora and Denver, CO. We offer a plethora of cosmetic treatments and services, including Upneeq eye drops.

Get in touch at (720) 280-7016 to book a complimentary initial consultation. Men and women trust us for their eye-lifting procedures because of our reputation for delivering top-notch care and results. Walk out feeling and looking more youthful and radiant.



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Ali McCoy
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Meet Ali McCoy Stengel, LE, RN, BSN

Denver Area Aesthetic Injector, Speaker, and Trainer

My name is Ali and I am the founder, owner, and Master Nurse Injector at Always Beautiful® Medspa. I have been in medicine since 2002, although my passion for facial aesthetics began much earlier. Growing up with acne and self-esteem issues, it became my mission to help others feel comfortable in their skin. Bringing beauty and medicine together became the ultimate pairing to educate the patient, staff, and injector for a safe experience and natural results.

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