Ozempic, a new type 2 diabetes medication, has been generating a lot of buzz on social media recently as a potential weight loss tool. Ozempic has seen great success in helping individuals get their weight under control and improve their overall health. This popular weight loss medicine works by lowering appetite and reducing carbohydrate absorption.
While it isn’t intended for long-term use, there can be possible adverse effects and one of them is known as “Ozempic face.” The term, coined by Paul Jarrod Frank, MD, a New York City dermatologist, refers to a side effect of the drug, and of rapid weight loss in general: facial aging, including gauntness and skin sagging.
Losing facial volume and collagen occurs naturally as we age, but this process can be accelerated by other factors, such as losing weight. If you are having signs of Ozempic face, here are a few treatments at Revive that can help you combat it!
There are several options for facial fillers. Depending on the type of skin you have and how much volume loss you have at the time of your consultation, the type of filler used will vary. Some fillers are known to be more robust and provide structure, while others provide a smoothing and subtle effect. Our providers use hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers to increase the volume that has been lost over time.
Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that has a liquid consistency and after being injected, it is eventually incorporated into the tissue and stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen to restore lost volume.
Because Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging, it can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for up to 2 years. Some visible improvements can be seen within the first few weeks of treatment, but the Sculptra regimen is designed to deliver its unique effects over the course of a few months. And because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle yet noticeable results in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
Morpheus8 is a safe, effective, minimally invasive skin tightening treatment that uses targeted microneedling with radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen and fractionally remodel subdermal adipose. Penetrating deep into the skin, this treatment tightens, lifts, and smooths skin for a vibrant and youthful look.
Morpheus8 can be used on any area that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas are the face and neck!