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Facial Fillers for ‘Ozempic Face’ After Rapid Weight Loss
Ozempic is a medication that was developed and used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin secretion and reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver.
While Ozempic was used to treat type 2 diabetes, it was found to have a side effect of promoting significant weight loss. As a result, Ozempic (semaglutide) was approved for weight loss in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 4, 2021. Ozempic is now being widely prescribed as a weight loss drug for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m2 or greater.
While that is great news for many people – rapid weight loss also comes with some side effects. One consequence of shedding pounds quickly with semaglutide medications is a gaunt appearance or sagging skin of the face due to fat loss. This effect is now being called ‘Ozempic Face.’
The good news is that facial fillers available at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI can restore lost volume to the faces of weight loss patients, so they no longer suffer the sunken appearance of ‘Ozempic Face’.
What is ‘Ozempic Face’?
Sudden or extreme weight loss – whether due to gastric bypass, extreme dieting, illness, or semaglutide meds like Ozempic – can have a significant impact on a person’s facial appearance. Rapid weight loss removes fat from all areas of the body – not just the belly and other ‘trouble spots’.
This often causes the face to appear gaunt and out of proportion with the rest of the body. This is because fat is lost from the face just as it is from other parts of the body.
Fortunately, there are a number of fillers that can be used to restore volume to the face, giving patients a more youthful and balanced appearance.
Facial Fillers to Treat ‘Ozempic Face’
One of the most popular fillers for restoring facial volume is Juvéderm. This is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid fillers that are designed to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Juvéderm is available in a range of formulas, each designed to address specific areas of the face and different degrees of volume loss.
For example, Juvéderm Voluma is specifically designed to add volume to the cheeks, which can become sunken and hollow after weight loss or illness. This filler is formulated with a thicker gel that is designed to add structure and lift to the cheeks, restoring their natural contours.
Juvéderm Vollure, on the other hand, is a slightly softer filler that is designed to add volume to the nasolabial folds, which are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. This filler is ideal for patients who have lost volume in this area, which can make them appear older and more tired.
Another popular filler for restoring facial volume due to ‘Ozempic Face” is Sculptra, also available at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI. This is a unique filler that is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which is a synthetic material that is biocompatible and biodegradable. Sculptra is designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, which can help to restore volume to the face over time. This filler is particularly effective for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, as it can help to restore the contours of the face gradually, giving a more natural and long-lasting result.
There are also a number of other fillers available at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI that can be used to restore volume to ‘Ozempic Face, including Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero. Each of these fillers has its own unique properties and is designed to address different areas of the face and degrees of volume loss.
Top board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali and the experienced and certified nurse injectors at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI will help you to determine which filler is right for you based on your individual needs, the areas in which you have experienced facial fat loss, and your appearance goals.
Other Treatments for Ozempic Face
In addition to facial fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Sculptra, AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI offer other treatments that can help restore volume to the face and improve the appearance of gauntness and hollowing.
CO2RE laser treatment is a minimally invasive, non-surgical option for tightening loose skin on the face and promoting collagen production to plump and firm the skin. CO2RE can help improve skin texture and elasticity, add volume, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to counteract the effects of ‘Ozempic Face’.
For individuals with more extreme weight loss resulting in more severe cases of loose skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali also offers surgical procedures such as facelifts, mini face lifts, neck lifts, mini neck lifts, eyelid surgery and more to achieve maximum skin tightening results.
Ozempic Face Fillers & Treatments | Birmingham, MI
Facial fillers can be an extremely effective way to restore volume to the face after sudden or extreme weight loss due to gastric bypass, extreme dieting, illness, or ‘Ozempic Face’.
Top board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali and the experienced and certified nurse injectors at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI can help you decide which treatments are best for you. We will achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results that restore volume to your face, tighten your skin, and give you confidence in your facial appearance, so you can enjoy your new weight loss!