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In the pursuit of health and wellness, many individuals are turning to weight loss treatments like Ozempic, a medication that has been effective in helping people shed pounds rapidly. However, rapid weight loss can sometimes come with an unexpected side effect – a phenomenon known as “Ozempic Face.” This condition can sometimes cause a gaunt, aged appearance due to the  loss of facial volume. Luckily, dermal fillers can restore volume in the face and a youthful glow.

What is Ozempic Face and Why Does it Happen?

Ozempic Face is a term used to describe the hollow, sagging appearance that can occur after taking the medication and experiencing rapid weight loss. Primarily used to manage Type 2 Diabetes, Ozempic has gained popularity for its transformative weight loss effects. While shedding pounds quickly can boost confidence and improve our health, it can also lead to a loss of vital facial fat, resulting in a sunken appearance.

Rapid weight loss can cause the skin to lose elasticity and facial fat. Unfortunately, the face is one of the first places where these changes become noticeable. When the underlying fat that supports the skin diminishes, it can lead to sagging, wrinkles and a generally aged look. This can be particularly distressing for those who have worked hard to achieve their weight loss goals and want to look as vibrant as they feel.

Enter Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injected into specific areas of the face to plump up the skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles as well as add volume where it’s most needed. These fillers, which are made from various materials like hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid, are safe and effective for use in cosmetic treatments.

The procedure is minimally invasive and typically requires no downtime, all while delivering immediate results. The effects can last anywhere from several months to a year, depending on the type of filler used and each patient’s unique needs. 

Restoring Volume with Dermal Fillers

Restoring facial volume with dermal fillers involves injecting the filler into areas that have lost fullness and structure. Common treatment areas include the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds (smile lines), and under the eyes.

After cleansing the treatment area, your doctor uses a fine needle to inject the filler into the targeted areas. Some discomfort may be experienced, but most fillers contain lidocaine to minimize pain. The entire process typically takes less than an hour.

The Benefits of Dermal Fillers for Ozempic Face

Natural-Looking and Subtle Enhancement

Dermal fillers can provide natural-looking results that enhance your features without making you look “overdone.” The goal is to create a subtle improvement to the face that restores youthfulness while maintaining your unique beauty. By replenishing lost volume, dermal fillers can create a more balanced and youthful appearance.

Choosing the Right Provider

Selecting a qualified and experienced provider is crucial for achieving the best results with dermal fillers. Look for a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, like the qualified team at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center, who specialize in exceptional plastic surgery procedures and treatments. 

Post-Treatment Care and Recovery

After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites. These side effects are usually mild and are gone within a few days. It’s essential to follow your provider’s post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize any potential complications. They will also provide guidance on the best maintenance schedule for your needs.

Next Steps

Rapid weight loss from Ozempic can lead to a gaunt appearance, yet dermal fillers offer a safe and effective solution to restore lost facial volume. By choosing the right practitioner and following a customized treatment plan, your appearance can improve. With minimal recovery time, patients can walk out of their session looking refreshed and feeling rejuvenated. Addressing the aesthetic concerns associated with Ozempic Face can significantly boost your self-esteem and confidence. 

Dr. Cristina Keusch is a highly respected Board Certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 1990. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a more youthful you.