Treatments for Ozempic Face & Body

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Lake Oswego, Portland, OR and Woodburn, OR

“Ozempic face and body” is a term coined to describe the volume loss, loose and sagging skin, and hollowed-out appearance acquired after quickly losing weight using semaglutide-based medications. The non-surgical treatment approach to Ozempic face and body is typically dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables that add volume back to the depleted areas. Though Ozempic and other semaglutide-based medications work wonders for those looking to shed pounds, they can also initiate volume loss in the wrong places. Fillers offer a minimally invasive treatment to plump hollow cheeks and flattened buttocks after successfully achieving weight loss.

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At Aesthetic Laser Center, Dr. Quita Lopez performs many types of cosmetic surgery and treatments for her patients in Portland, OR, and surrounding areas. She prioritizes safety and efficacy while providing the latest aesthetic treatments. With a large collection of today’s latest fillers, Dr. Lopez performs all injection treatments with care and precision.

To schedule a private consultation with her, call us at (503) 353-0888 (Lake Oswego) or (503) 951-1622 (Woodburn) today. We also offer this convenient contact form to contact us online.

Effects of Ozempic on the Face & Body

Ozempic, or semaglutide, is in a class of anti-diabetes drugs known as glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA). It works by signaling the release of insulin from the pancreas in patients with type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide provides glycemic control and induces weight loss by regulating food intake and making patients feel satiated. More recently, it has been implemented for patients who are overweight or obese to help them lose weight. (1)

Since the use of semaglutide initiates significant shifts in weight, a patient’s entire body is subject to change. They may notice a reduction in waist size, less belly fat, and smaller thighs, all things they set out to slim. The downside is that, as a patient loses weight at an accelerated pace, the skin of the face and body cannot keep up.

After losing elasticity when stretched over their initial body shape, the skin typically has a difficult time reshaping to its new contour. This leads to loose and sagging skin and visible hollowing. Some patients lose 5% of their body weight or more while using Ozempic, leading to multiple areas with excess skin and volume loss. (2) The frontline non-surgical treatment option to replenish volume and increase a patient’s self-esteem is dermal filler injection.

Dermal Fillers & Injectables

Before patients reach the age where a facelift is necessary for facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables provide a comprehensive increase in volume. Typically containing hyaluronic acid (HA) or calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), fillers plump the skin and promote collagen production.

We offer the following injectables fit for a myriad of patients and their needs.:

  • EZGEL: This injectable uses the tissues found in your own blood (platelet-rich fibrin, growth factors, etc.) to stimulate collagen and elastin production. It prompts blood flow and cell regeneration using autologous tissue.
  • Radiesse: As a filler containing CaHA, Radiesse has a gel-like formulation that stimulates fibroblast production and promotes cell growth after injection. It contains microspheres that act as scaffolding for surrounding cells, firming the skin and adding lasting volume.
  • Restylane: This HA dermal filler adds volume, support, and moisture to targeted tissues by absorbing water content and restoring shape to the treatment area. After injection into the mid-to-deep dermis, Restylane volumizes the skin and creates an optimal environment for skin regeneration.
  • Versa: Versa is a new dermal filler that improves nasolabial folds. Like Restylane, it is composed of the sugar molecule HA to increase hydration and shape the skin to prevent wrinkles and add volume.
  • CaHA Fillers: To tighten the skin of the buttocks after weight loss, Dr. Lopez typically uses CaHA fillers like Radiesse to stimulate elastin production.

As a versatile treatment option, fillers can be injected practically anywhere on the body to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. They are formulated specifically to plump, revitalize, and add moisture. Dr. Lopez uses her years of experience to choose the right filler for your cosmetic needs.

Benefits of Fillers for Ozempic Patients

Filler can benefit patients of all ages by providing the skin with:

  • Volume
  • Moisture
  • Radiance
  • Contouring
  • Increased Collagen
  • Elastin Fibers
  • Reduced Wrinkles
  • Smoother Texture
  • Structure and Tightening
  • Long-term Rejuvenation

Ideal Candidates for Post-Ozempic Fillers

If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight with the help of semaglutide, these treatments can replenish volume in the face and body. You may have hollowed cheeks, loose skin around your mouth or neck, or even excess skin surrounding your buttocks. Dermal fillers can treat all of these and more to increase your confidence and revitalize your skin.

Fillers can also provide optimal wrinkle reduction and skin tightening in most areas of the body. You must be in good overall health with no serious medical conditions that impair your ability to heal. If you have certain skin conditions that worsen with injection, this line of treatment may not be right for you.

Personal Consultation with Dr. Lopez

Dr. Lopez will meet with you privately to discuss your dermal filler candidacy. This consultation will provide ample time to ask questions, voice concerns, or inquire about treatment details to ensure you are prepared for injection. She will examine your face and body to inform your procedure plan. Dr. Lopez will then choose the best fillers for your cosmetic needs.

Filler injection is a simple process. After evaluating your treatment area, Dr. Lopez injects small amounts of the chosen filler into the skin to fill and provide structure on a cellular level. The treatment takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Results After Recovery

Your skin will look brighter, more radiant, and fuller after application. The collagen production persists for months afterward, and some fillers can last up to two years. Your cheeks will look higher and reinvigorated and your skin will tighten over time. Filler can provide long-lasting moisture to the treatment areas, and volumize the face and body to increase body confidence and self-esteem.

Alternative Procedure: Facial Fat Transfer

A suitable alternative to dermal filler is facial fat grafting. After utilizing liposuction to remove fat from the abdomen, thighs, or arms, Dr. Lopez cleans the tissue and readies it for injection. She uses a special cannula to suction out stubborn fat, cycles it through a centrifuge machine to separate it into parts, and injects healthy fat cells into the face to add volume. Fat transfer provides many benefits apart from restoring plumpness like removing unwanted fat, contouring the body, and slightly tightening the skin. It can be used to restore cheek structure, add volume to the under-eyes, and provide a natural alternative to filler. This procedure uses a patient’s own tissue to rejuvenate the face, increasing its efficacy and effectiveness.

Cost of Treatments for Ozempic Face & Body in Portland

The total cost of filler treatment at Aesthetic Laser Center is completely dependent on your cosmetic needs. With many choices and a variety of treatment plan options, you will receive an accurate price estimation from Dr. Lopez during your private consultation. Schedule yours today by contacting us online or calling us at:

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Can “Ozempic face and body” be avoided during my weight loss journey?

Some physicians may recommend reducing your dosage, switching to a different medication, drinking lots of water, or eating more protein to prevent facial volume loss during weight loss. If the volume is already depleted, the best treatment options to replace it are dermal fillers or fat transfer.

Can I receive fillers while I am actively losing weight with Ozempic?

Yes. Dermal fillers are safe and can be injected at any time. However, it is important to manage your expectations and know that your face shape may still change later on in the process. This is true even with filler present.

Do fillers provide permanent results?

No. Dermal fillers are eventually absorbed by the body. Because they are biocompatible and consist of elements naturally found in the body, they do not provide permanent volume. It is very safe to get periodic injections, typically every few months or a few times a year depending on the chosen filler.

Which type of filler is considered the best one?

There is no such thing as the “best” filler as they can all be successfully utilized in specific ways and areas. The chosen filler depends on a patient’s circumstance and cosmetic need, as well as the area being treated.

Can fillers migrate over time?

Dermal fillers do not typically migrate to other areas when injected properly.


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