Learn more about Upneeq eye drops for a non-surgical eye lift

At United Medical and Aesthetics in Wilmington, North Carolina, patients with low-hanging upper lids may be unhappy with their tired, aged appearance. Fortunately, more than just plastic surgery can be used to achieve the desired results. If you are interested in addressing ptosis without the need for invasive surgery, it may be time to ask Aleta Sloan about the benefits of the Upneeq eye drops for non-surgical lifting.

Upneeq, United Medical and Aesthetics, Wilmington

What is Upneeq?

Upneeq is the first and only non-invasive treatment option for patients with low-lying lids, allowing patients with acquired ptosis to have their upper lids lifted to open the eyes and provide a more youthful and rested appearance. It is FDA-approved to deliver the results you need with a simple eyedrop medication obtained by prescription.

What is acquired ptosis?

Acquired ptosis is common as we age and is often caused by weakening muscles and skin around the eye. This can be because of several factors, including sun damage, aging, contact lens wear, and more. When ptosis occurs, it can cause your upper eyelids to sag, making you look tired or older than you actually are.

How does Upneeq work?

The active ingredient in Upneeq is oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.1%, which works by constricting blood vessels and temporarily tightening the muscles around the eye. That increases tone and elasticity, allowing the eyelid to be lifted for a temporary period. The results are typically visible within minutes after administration. And can last for up to eight hours, allowing you to enjoy a more youthful appearance when you need it most.

Is Upneeq safe?

Yes, Upneeq is considered safe for most patients when used as directed. Some potential side effects can occur, such as temporary burning or stinging upon administration, increased tearing, or dryness of the eyes. These side effects are typically mild and do not last long.

How do I learn more about Upneeq?

If you are ready to discuss a non-surgical approach to your ptosis, contact United Medical and Aesthetics of Wilmington, NC, to discuss your options. Aleta Sloan and her team can assist at the office, located at 1908 Eastwood Road, Suite #218, and can be reached to request a visit by calling (910) 226-0355.

Dr. Aleta Sloan, United Medical and Aesthetics

Aleta Sloan is United Medical and Aesthetics' founder, owner, and chief practitioner. Her love and enthusiasm for healthy food and exercise is the driving force that makes her want to assist everyone who walks in through the doors of her practice.

Aleta graduated from one of the country's first PA schools at 23 and became the first PA in Eastern North Carolina. She has sustained her privileges at Carolina East Medical Center for the past 30 years and is dedicated to serving her community in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology.

Her passion for aesthetic medicine has motivated her to enroll in many hours of continuing education courses. She looks forward to assisting you in all your requirements while assuring that your trust is always in excellent hands, regardless of your goals!