Weight loss is great, except when it leaves you with “ozempic face” (facial volume loss), excess skin, and/or weak muscles. Unfortunately, these unwanted side effects can occur but there is a fix. If you took Ozempic or a similar type II diabetes medication and are stuck with loose saggy skin, then dermal fillers, Emsculpt and the Vivace Ultra treatment may be right for you.
Dermal Fillers can address facial gauntness due to fat volume loss. This reduction in fat can often cause the patient to look older as rapid weight loss may cause the skin of the face to lose its ability to retract due to reduced fat, elastin and collagen. Fillers can alleviate this hollowed-out appearance in many cases.
For targeted skin tightening and fat reduction the Vivace Ultra can deliver a personalized RF microneedling treatment. Ultrasound technology ensures the most effective treatment, while radio frequency microneedling induces the production of collagen and elastin. This treatment can not only tighten loose skin, alleviate sagginess and crepiness, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, the Vivace Ultra can also melt stubborn fat. The advanced technology allows for versatile and efficient treatment in all areas of the body including the arms, legs, abdomen, and face.
If your problem is not excess fat or skin, but you would like to build your muscles, the Emsculpt may be the treatment for you. This procedure utilizes high-intensity electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions to help build your muscles. During the treatment, a specialized device is placed on the targeted area, and electromagnetic waves are emitted allowing for consistent muscle contraction similar to when you are exercising, but at a much greater intensity. This treatment can target and tone muscles that are difficult to treat through exercise alone, making the Emsculpt particularly helpful for individuals who have lost weight but are struggling with excess skin or depleted muscles.
It's important to note that while the Emsculpt and the Vivace Ultra are great tools to help tone muscles and tighten skin, they are not a substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle is important to ensure your best results.
So, if you have lost weight due to Ozempic, or through other methods, fillers, Emsculpt and the Vivace Ultra may be options worth considering. They are fast procedures with virtually no downtime that can treat various areas of the face and body. A consultation with board certified dermatologist Dr. Marie Hayag will help determine which treatment best aligns with your aesthetic goals.