Fix an Ozempic face with Surgical and Non-surgical Treatments
What is Ozempic?
Ozempic is a brand name for the medication Semaglutide. It is a medication that helps treat type 2 diabetes. It works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Furthermore, It works as an injection once a week. It works in combination with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Interestingly, some people use this drug for off-label weight-loss treatments. Some of these adventurous users are facing the issue of skin sagging in their faces, as a side effect of rapid loss of body weight. The condition can make you look much older than you are. This is how the term ”Ozempic Face” has come into being.
What the FDA says?
Ozempic is not specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for weight loss. However, a higher dose of the same (2.4 mg once weekly) was approved by the FDA in June 2021 for use in overweight adults (BMI ≥ 27) with at least one weight-related condition. Weight conditions include – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
What is “Ozempic Face”?
Facial skin can sag after rapid weight loss because the skin and the tissues underneath it lose their elasticity. When a person loses a significant amount of weight quickly, the skin may not have enough time to adapt and shrink back to the body’s new shape, causing it to sag. “Ozempic face” is a popular term used to describe the sagging, gaunt look of the facial skin due to the loss of facial fat following drastic weight loss after using Ozempic.
Additionally, when a person loses weight, they may lose fat from their face, which can cause the skin to sag because there is less volume underneath it to support it. This is especially true if the weight loss is concentrated in the face or if a person has lost a significant amount of weight overall.
Other factors that can contribute to sagging skin after weight loss include genetics, age, smoking, sun exposure, and poor nutrition. These factors can affect the quality of the skin and its ability to bounce back after weight loss.
How to deal with Ozempic face?
To help prevent or reduce facial sagging after rapid weight loss, it is recommended to lose weight gradually. Maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, proper hydration, and sunscreen use to protect the skin from sun damage – are some of the ideal habits you can practice. In some cases, cosmetic procedures such as facelifts or facial fillers may also be helpful to address sagging skin.
Before getting facial fillers, make sure that you are not allergic to certain filler materials. It is essential to consult with an expert plastic surgeon before going for invasive treatments. Plastic surgery can be the best choice in certain cases, especially when the sagging effect is pronounced.
“Ozempic Face” Treatments to Reduce Sagging Skin
Various treatments can help improve facial skin after weight loss, and the right approach for you depends on your needs.
Juvéderm and Restylane dermal filler is one of the most effective and instant fixes for loss of volume as a result of facial weight loss, Shafer says. Of those, hyaluronic acid fillers, including Juvéderm and Restylane, are the most popular. There are a few different types of dermal filler.
FaceTite is a revolutionary new facelift alternative by InMode that uses radiofrequency energy (RF energy) to tighten skin and combat laxity – but that’s just part of what makes this treatment so impressive. FaceTite has the additional bonus of reducing fat as well, resulting in a slimmer, tighter, more contoured look. FaceTite is a minimally invasive way to fight laxity and reduce fat in numerous areas, including:
- Other small areas
With FaceTite, you can get all of the results of a facelift without ever having to deal with the anesthesia or long recovery times of traditional surgery. Lift Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer FaceTite to all of our Houston patients who are seeking to fight aging and restore a more defined, youthful face without undergoing facelift surgery.
A facelift serves to reposition the fat and muscles of the face so that the contours are once again full and rejuvenated. The skin is then re-draped over this foundation and tightened to reduce wrinkles. Often a facelift is combined with fat grafting to help fill in some of the deeper furrows and hollow areas that cannot be addressed by the facelift alone.
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