Ozempic is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It contains the active ingredient semaglutide, which is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Recently Ozempic has become popular as a weight loss medication with many celebrities using it for drastic weight loss.
Ozempic has become main stream as a weight loss drug and recently the term "Ozempic face" appeared in social media.
There is no medical condition known as "Ozempic face." However, some people who take Ozempic may experience side effects related to the medication. The most common side effects of Ozempic include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain. These side effects may cause a person's face to appear pale, tired, or drawn. In some cases, long-term use of GLP-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic may cause weight loss, which may also affect the appearance of a person's face.
The quick loss of weight can mean the facial and neck skin does not contract leading to lose, hanging skin, formation of jowls and sagging neck skin.
This can be addressed through both surgical and nonsurgical methods - including fillers, sculptra, PDO threads, Face tite, Morpheus 8 or surgical face/neck lifts.
If you have had a dramatic weight loss and are unhappy with the appearance of excess skin we will create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.