In the realm of diabetes management and weight loss, a medication called Ozempic has been making waves. While hailed for its efficacy in treating Type 2 diabetes and aiding in weight loss, this medication has another unexpected side effect known as “Ozempic Face.”

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Coined on the internet, “Ozempic Face” is the new term to describe the rapid weight loss and change in facial appearance from the medication. Users have reported reductions in facial fullness, sagging skim and an overall appearance of aging, characterized by increased lines, wrinkles and hollowness. This unexpected phenomenon has prompted some Ozempic users to seek solutions ranging from skincare products to more invasive cosmetic procedures.

From fillers to facelifts, there are many interventions to this issue. Dermal fillers, designed to replenish lost volume in the face, are one of the more popular options. These fillers vary in longevity and effectiveness depending on the area being treated, with some lasting up to five years and others simulating collagen production for longer-term results.

The “Ozempic Face” occurrence has also led to younger patients exploring facelift options – either full facelifts or “mini facelifts” for those looking to correct small problem areas. Doctors everywhere are seeing younger patients investigate their options for this procedure and citing the impact Ozempic had on their body as the main cause. Instead of patients in their 50s and 60s seeking out this procedure, doctors are seeing a rise of those in their 30s and 40s who are interested in tightening and lifting sagging skin. This could be in part due to their Ozempic usage, but other factors like smoking can contribute to an aged appearance.

The best way to determine a correction for “Ozempic Face” is through an in-person consultation to discuss options. These consultations provide the opportunity for a compressive analysis and treatment plan, even providing the “real age” of the skin so each patient leaves with a full understanding of their treatment path and skincare needs. Through tailored care, individuals embarking on their weight-loss journeys with Ozempic can navigate the transformative effects with ease as they find a balanced approach that complements both their cosmetic and health changes. 

Author: Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh is the founder of Arizona Facial Plastics. Arizona Facial Plastics is an award-winning aesthetics practice in Phoenix, specializing in plastic surgery, cosmetical procedures and sexual rejuvenation. Book your free consultation today by visit or call 480-296-0488.