Cosmetic Treatments for Side Effects of “Ozempic Face”

Medications such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Semaglutide have revolutionized weight loss. The terms ‘Ozempic Face’ and ‘Ozempic Body’ may be familiar to some, as they are used to describe the side effects that may accompany the use of these medications. What many people might not realize is that significant weight reduction can result in fat volume loss, loose skin, and other aesthetic concerns.

What is Ozempic Face?

‘Ozempic Face’ is a term to describe the facial changes some people may experience after losing a significant amount of weight, particularly while on the medication, Ozempic. Facial changes may include a hallowed appearance including sunken eyes, more prominent jowls, sagging or loose skin near the jawline, and wrinkles.


What Are the Aesthetic Side Effects from Taking Ozempic?

Semaglutide medications like Ozempic and Wegovy can be transformative for weight loss, but aesthetic side effects can include volume loss and skin laxity. 

Rapid weight loss can deplete facial fat which can lead to loose or sagging skin. This happens  because the skin loses elasticity and collagen. Other aesthetic side effects from taking Ozempic can include increased wrinkles, sunken cheeks or eyes. It is important to note, not everyone who takes Ozempic experiences Ozempic face.


Which Cosmetic Treatments Can Help with “Ozempic Face”?

An effective approach to combating “Ozempic Face” is with 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. It should be noted that fillers and fat transfers primarily address volume, not laxity. Depending on age and skin quality, these treatments might suffice, but skin tightening may also be necessary for others. 

There are various treatments for non-surgical skin tightening, including radiofrequency, microneedling, ultrasound, and laser. Standout treatments include Sofwave™, Ultherapy®, and Thermage®, which use ultrasound or radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, resulting in tightened and lifted skin. Another effective treatment for skin tightening is Genius™, which combines radiofrequency and microneedling. Genius™ is unique because it contains more fine, flexible needles per tip, which allows it to deliver a higher amount of energy for skin tightening without the associated downtime of other devices on the market.

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.


Can “Ozempic Face” Be Completely Reversed?

Completely reversing “Ozempic Face” can be challenging, especially if the weight loss was significant and rapid. While some improvement with skin elasticity can occur, regaining full elasticity might be difficult. The following factors can influence how well Ozempic face reverses: age, sun damage, and genetics. 

For those with a slower weight loss rate, the skin can gradually regain some elasticity and plumpness. This might help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sunken features.

Treatments like dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC are temporary, lasting several months. On the contrary, many patients who choose to use Sofwave™ to help improve facial lines and wrinkles, may only need one treatment.


Which Treatments Help With Weight Loss In Other Areas

For those with lingering problem areas despite significant weight loss, CoolSculpting® provides a solution. 

Utilizing controlled cooling technology, CoolSculpting® freezes away fat without surgery, reducing fat in specific trouble spots by up to 25%. CoolSculpting® can be used to help treat 9 different areas of the body including chin and jawline, thighs, abdomen, and flanks, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks, and upper arms.

Alternatively, EmSculpt NEO® combines radiofrequency with electrical muscle stimulation to increase density of the muscles, reduce fat, and improve skin quality in targeted areas of the body.


How Do I Decide Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Deciding on the ideal treatment for your needs can be a challenging task. If you’re experiencing concerns about “Ozempic Face” or other skin issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to Advanced Dermatology for guidance.

Our dedicated team is here to support you in maintaining optimal skin health as you embark on your weight loss journey. We’ll carefully explain each treatment option, empowering you to make an informed decision that aligns with your unique circumstances. Request an appointment today at our Lincolnshire or Glencoe locations.