Ozempic and Facial Volume Loss

Ozempic Weight Loss and Facial Volume

Ozempic has been all over the news lately with many social media influencers and celebrities being suspected of using the drug as a quick fix for weight loss.

What exactly is Ozempic?

Ozempic, and its alternatives Bydureon, Victoza, Mounjaro, Tanzeum, and Trulicity, is a medication that helps regulate blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes. It’s part of a group of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which stimulate the release of insulin and reduce the production of glucagon. However, did you know that it can cause a side effect of facial volume loss?

Facial volume loss can make you look like a hollowed-out version of yourself. It’s like someone has sucked out all the fat from your face. While it’s not harmful, it can be quite distressing. Luckily, there are ways to restore your facial volume, and a dermatologist can help you do just that!

Lisa’s Story

We recently had a patient that came to us with concerns about facial volume loss due to weight loss. Read on to hear about her experience and how we helped correct it. 

My name is Lisa, and I recently lost 30 pounds due to using Ozempic. But here’s the thing, as I shed those pounds, I started noticing that my face looked a bit hollow and older than it should. Not gonna lie, it made me feel a bit self-conscious.
One day, while I was scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon an ad for a dermatologist who specialized in facial volume loss. I thought, why not give it a shot? When I arrived at Simply Dermatology, Dr. Papantoniou examined my skin and told me that dermal fillers could do wonders for me. 

At first, I was nervous about getting fillers. I had never done anything like this before and I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, Dr. Papantoniou put me at ease, explaining the process and answering all of my questions.  It put my mind at ease, and I decided to go for it.

The dermatologist used hyaluronic acid fillers to add volume to my cheeks and smooth out my wrinkles. The treatment was quick, and I felt comfortable throughout the process. When I looked in the mirror afterward, I was amazed! My face had regained that youthful fullness I thought I had lost forever.

Over the next few months, my friends and family began to notice the difference in my appearance. The compliments started pouring in! They asked me what my secret was, and I was happy to share my experience. I told them about how dermal fillers had restored my facial volume loss which gave me back my confidence and made me feel like myself again.

I’m so glad I made the decision to get dermal fillers. They helped me regain my youthful appearance and feel confident in my skin again. If you’re experiencing facial volume loss from Ozempic as I did, I highly recommend speaking to a dermatologist to learn more about the available treatment options.

How to restore facial volume loss

If you’re experiencing facial volume loss due to Ozempic, it’s best to speak to your doctor or dermatologist. They can check your skin and determine which treatment options are best for you. There are many treatments available, such as dermal fillers, collagen-stimulating injections such as sculptra, and skin tightening procedures. They can help bring back your youthful glow and restore your face’s plumpness.

Fillers

Despina Filler Needle

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular options for treating facial volume loss. These fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body. They work by adding volume to the face, which can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. The results are immediate, and the treatment is minimally invasive. The effects typically last between 6 to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used.

Sculptra

Sculptra is another option for restoring facial volume loss. It’s a collagen-stimulating injection that can help to improve skin texture, plumpness, and firmness. Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production, which helps to add volume to the face gradually. The results are subtle, but they can last up to two years. It’s a great option for people who want to achieve a more natural-looking appearance.

Skin Tightening

Lastly, skin tightening is a non-invasive option that can help to restore volume loss to the face. It’s ideal for people who have mild to moderate sagging or drooping skin. Skin tightening treatments, like Micro RF or Ultherapy, use radiofrequency or ultrasound to heat the deep layers of the skin, which stimulates collagen production. As a result, the skin becomes firmer and more toned, which can help to restore facial volume loss. The treatment is painless, requires no downtime, and the results can last for up to six months.

Sam using Micro RF on Face

Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation Today

Ozempic and other diabetes medications can cause facial volume loss. However, it’s a side effect that can be addressed with the help of a dermatologist. There’s no need to live with this condition, and you can restore your facial volume with the right treatment options. So, don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor or dermatologist if you’re experiencing this issue! Schedule your cosmetic consultation today.

Some other additional Blogs that you might like to check out regarding results from Micro RF as well as why it’s important to only choose an Expert Injector for all your filler needs.

-Dr. Papantoniou

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