Ozempic, also called semaglutide, is quickly becoming one of the most popular and effective ways to lose weight. With just a few quick injections at home, semaglutide has made it incredibly easy for patients to hit their weight loss goals and see meaningful progress in their wellness journey. Although there are many benefits to weight loss injections like Ozempic, there are unfortunately also some downsides. One increasingly common side effect is a phenomenon called “Ozempic face,” a byproduct of the weight loss process. If you’ve experienced this, then it’s important to know that you have cosmetic options. Here’s what to know about Ozempic face and how we treat it here at Laser Skin & Wellness.
What is Ozempic Face?
Ozempic face is a form of premature aging. It’s typically characterized by a hollower appearance with increased skin laxity in areas like the cheeks. It happens because the deep supportive tissues of the skin don’t adjust quickly enough to the rapid weight loss and thus begin to sag and wrinkle. Even at a relatively young age, Ozempic face can cause you to look older than you really are.
Treatments for Ozempic Face
Thankfully, cosmetic surgery isn’t necessary to fix Ozempic face. There are a few non-surgical treatments that can help reverse the effects of volume loss and contract the skin back into its natural position. We typically recommend a combination approach for best results and can help you explore your best options during a consultation.
Sculptra is a unique injectable treatment that can naturally restore volume. It’s made with poly-L-lactic acid, an ingredient in absorbable sutures that stimulates the production of healthy new collagen. Sculptra has become one of the treatments of choice for signs of aging like volume loss, and in fact has been used for many years to treat facial fat loss associated with HIV (lipoatrophy). Once injected, Sculptra prompts the body to create new collagen and fill in hollow areas – results which can last for up to two years, making it much longer-lasting than traditional hyaluronic acid fillers.
Morpheus8 is an RF microneedling device that can have compounding benefits when it comes to collagen loss. Microneedling works by generating tiny channels in the skin, a process which creates new collagen as the skin repairs itself. On its own, microneedling can be an incredibly effective way to plump and restore the skin. RF microneedling comes with the benefit of radiofrequency energy, a technology that is famously effective at tightening loose skin. During treatment, Morpheus8 creates tiny channels in the skin and emits RF energy into the deepest layers where it generates gentle heat, causing the connective tissues to contract and tighten. Then, as your skin heals, it generates healthy new collagen and youthful volume.
Schedule a Consultation
At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer some of the leading cosmetic treatments to help you feel confident in your medical weight loss results. To meet with our team of experts and explore your options, contact our Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens offices by calling or filling out our online form.