Aesthetic Trend Alert: Ozempic Face Sweeping the Nation!

In our quest for youth, improved health and well-being, it’s essential to be aware of the potential side effects of certain medications. Today, we’re delving into a fascinating topic brought to light by a recent New York Times article: the unexpected connection between drugs like Ozempic and facial aging.

The New York Times article highlights the experiences of individuals using weight loss drugs like Ozempic, who have noticed changes in their facial appearance. While weight loss can be a positive achievement for those on these medications, positive results may be overshadowed for the patients noticing increased facial aging.

An effective approach to combating “Ozempic Face” is exploring non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Advanced cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, Sculptra, dermapose, Emface®, laser resurfacing, and microneedling can help address specific concerns associated with facial aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. Advanced Dermatology offers a wide range of options tailored to your unique needs, providing you with a comprehensive and personalized approach to maintain your youthful appearance. Call or text our office at 847.459.6400 to set up a cosmetic consultation to see which antiaging treatment best suits your needs.

Please remember it’s also always important when talking about anti-aging, to have an established wellrounded skincare routine. I designed the CORE 4 skincare program to help our patients achieve healthy and rejuvenated skin by incorporating four types of skincare products into their daily skincare routine: Sunscreen, Antioxidant, Exfoliant, and Growth Factor.

• Sunscreen: Prevent premature aging, sunburn, and skin cancer with at least an SPF 30 that contains a minimum of 5% zinc oxide. Use daily for optimal protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

• Antioxidant: Repair cellular damage caused by the sun, smoke, and other environmental pollutants with routine use of antioxidant skincare products. Cellular damage causes sunspots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.

• Exfoliant: Accelerate skin cell metabolism that slows with age and skin damage. Increased cell turnover minimizes pores, brightens skin, builds collagen, and boosts effectiveness of other products.

• Growth Factor: Stimulate new collagen, elastin growth, and repair damaged collagen. More collagen leads to firmer skin with less wrinkles.