Medications for type 2 diabetes and clinical obesity – such as Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro – are trending on social media as fast weight loss drugs.
However, some drugs cause an old look, a side effect called “Ozempic face”. One of those people is Jennifer Berger New York Times She used it Munjaro (Tirzepatide) To lose weight after pregnancy.
Mounjaro, in large doses, has been proven to be very effective in reducing the same weight Wegs.
Berger said that despite using the drug — administered weekly by injection into the thigh, abdomen or arm — it allowed her to lose 20 pounds. And she loved the results, the 41-year-old’s face looked so beautiful.
“I remember looking in the mirror, and it was like I didn’t even recognize myself,” she told the newspaper. “My body looks good, but my face looks tired and old.”
New York-based plastic surgeon Dr. Oren Tepper b Times It is common for weight loss to damage key areas of the face, which can make a person look older.
“When it comes to facial aging, fat is typically more friend than foe,” he says. “Weight loss can reverse your biological age, but it turns back the clock on your face.”
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Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, a dermatologist in New York, coined the term “Ozempic face” to describe this side effect, and says it’s common for people in their 40s and 50s to worry about sagging due to weight loss. on their faces.
“I see it every day in my office,” Frank said. “A 50-year-old patient comes in, and all of a sudden, she’s very skinny and needs fillers that she didn’t need before. I look at her and say, ‘How long have you been on Ozympic?’ And I’m 100 percent right. It’s the drug of choice for the 1 percent these days.”
To restore volume to a patient’s face, doctors often perform non-invasive but expensive procedures such as Radiesse and hyaluronic acid-based fillers or Sculptra injections; This stimulates collagen production. Doctors can restore volume by using a facelift or transferring fat from other parts of the body to the face.