Thousands of people have finally found weight loss success by using Ozempic®, Wegovy®, or Mounjaro®, and many are enjoying new wardrobes and increased ability to engage in physical activity. However, quite a lot of patients have noticed that their size isn’t the only thing that’s changed when they look in the mirror. A number of people who have shed weight with semaglutide are seeing side effects they did not expect showing up on their faces: wrinkles, sagging skin, and other visible signs of aging known as “Ozempic Face.”

What Is Ozempic Face?

Ozempic Face is a term coined by a dermatologist who noticed that he was treating several patients with similar symptoms. His patients complained of sagging skin, more noticeable lines and wrinkles, and loss of volume in their faces. The common denominator between these patients was that they had recently lost a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time using semaglutide, marketed under the brand names Ozempic® and later Wegovy® or Mounjaro®.

What Causes Ozempic Face?

The short answer is that no matter what method you use to shed excess pounds, losing weight can affect your skin. Rapid weight loss, which is often the case with Ozempic®, Wegovy®, or Mounjaro®, happens too quickly for the skin of most people to adjust and “catch up” to the sudden decrease in volume. Therefore, while your face may be thinner, your facial skin may also be a bit more lax.

Symptoms of Ozempic Face

Some of the symptoms of Ozempic Face include:

  • Loss of volume in the cheeks and lips
  • Hollowing around the eyes, temples, and cheekbones
  • More pronounced wrinkles
  • The appearance of jowls and sagging around the lower part of the face and neck
  • Crepey and drooping skin on the neck

Not all patients who use Ozempic® and Wegovy® will experience these symptoms as a side effect of the medication. Slower weight loss and younger, more elastic skin can help stave off the above symptoms.

Non-surgical Treatments for Ozempic Face

SkinTyte™ II Skin Tightening, Evoke™ Facial Rejuvenation, and Ultherapy®

One of the reasons that skin begins to sag and show wrinkles as you age is because the production of collagen and elastin in your body decreases, and the existing collagen and elastin fibers become brittle and less elastic. Non-surgical treatments to tighten skin use different types of energy to trick your body into thinking it’s been injured, signaling it to send fresh collagen and elastin to the treatment site. New collagen and elastin help rebuild the underlying framework of your skin, rejuvenating and tightening the area targeted for treatment. The heat from the devices also causes the existing collagen fibers to contract, tightening your skin.

SkinTyte™ II Skin Tightening uses pulses of controlled, high-intensity broadband light energy to penetrate deep into your dermis. The light energy heats the underlying layers of your skin, prompting your body to boost its production of collagen and elastin. SkinTyte™ II can be used on the face, chin, and neck.

Evoke™ Facial Rejuvenation uses radiofrequency energy to heat underneath the surface of your skin to remodel and increase collagen production. Evoke™ can be used to treat the face and chin.

Morpheus8™ uses radiofrequency energy to revitalize skin and create new elasticity. The microneedling combines well with the radiofrequency and delivers results that are astounding. It can be used on the face and neck.

Injectable Fillers: SCULPTRA®, JUVÉDERM®, and RESTYLANE®

At Southwestern Plastic Surgery, we use injectable fillers that not only smooth and fill lines and restore volume but also increase your body’s production of collagen for lasting, natural results.

Sculptra® is an injectable filler that is long-lasting. It boosts collagen production, giving you back that youthful glow you’ve longed for. It also tightens skin and improves firmness, helping people lose that saggy appearance aged skin often takes on. Results can last for up to two years.

JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® use hyaluronic acid-based fillers designed to address both wrinkles and volume loss in your face. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a molecule that is found naturally in your body and is a popular ingredient in skin care products because of its incredible hydrating ability. The hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM®, like the one in Restylane®, is used to immediately soften lines in your face and restore volume. Over time, the HA molecules also help stimulate collagen growth for longer-lasting results. JUVÉDERM® can last between six and eighteen months.

Minimally Invasive Treatments

AccuTite™ and FaceTite™ both utilize controlled radiofrequency treatments to tighten skin and revitalize its elasticity. Without surgery and with only a small amount of down time, it’s an ideal solution for many who want results without the time commitment of the recovery period needed by any surgery.

Surgical Treatments for Ozempic Face

If you feel like your drooping skin, jowls, or crepey neck all need a bit more help than non-surgical treatments can offer, we’ve got you covered there as well. At Southwestern Plastic Surgery, Dr. Agullo provides a full range of surgical cosmetic procedures to lift and tighten the skin on your face and neck affected by significant weight loss.


Whether you need a full facelift (addressing the lower two-thirds of your face), a mid facelift (addressing the cheeks and area around the top of the mouth), or a mini facelift (addressing the lower face), Dr. Agullo will recommend the right type of facelift for you, according to your needs and desired results.

Neck Lift

A neck lift targets excess skin and signs of aging along your jawline and neck. It removes sagging skin and fat and tightens the platysmal bands of your neck for a more youthful contour.

Brow Lift

If losing weight in your face has caused your browline to be wrinkly or droopy, get rid of your perpetually grumpy expression with a brow lift. Brow lifts elevate a drooping brow, contour, and shape aging brows, and tighten weakened muscles to restore a relaxed, youthful appearance to your upper face.

Eyelid Surgery

Age and weight loss can contribute to excess skin on your eyelids, which is why eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, may be an ideal fix. Eyelid surgery can eliminate excess skin on your upper and lower eyelids that make you look tired (even when you’re not), smooth creases and lines in your eyelids and around your eyes, and address dark undereye circles.

Fat Transfer

Even people who work out regularly and are disciplined in their eating habits might miss curves they once had that indicate youth and vitality. The truth is, almost everyone has at least a little bit of fat they’d prefer to reside in another part of their body. That’s where fat transfer comes in and makes dreams come true.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ozempic Face Treatments

Can I combine my Ozempic Face treatments?

Yes! The possibilities are endless when it comes to combining treatments. You may choose to combine surgical or non-surgical treatments for best results or combine non-surgical with surgical procedures for more complete rejuvenation. Southwestern Plastic Surgery offers a versatile and completely customizable variety of treatments to ensure optimal results.

How will I know if I need non-surgical or surgical Ozempic Face treatments?

At your consultation, Dr. Agullo will listen to your concerns and examine your face to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will offer you the results you desire.

How much do Ozempic Face treatments cost?

Costs vary according to several factors, including whether you undergo non-surgical or surgical procedures, the number of procedures you choose to undergo, and how many treatments you need for the best results. Dr. Agullo will let you know what to expect in terms of cost when you come in for your consultation.

Learn More About Treatments for Ozempic Face in El Paso

If you’re struggling with sagging skin, volume loss, and more prominent lines and wrinkles, Southwestern Plastic Surgery has the solution. Whether due to weight loss or the natural aging process, we offer a variety of treatments designed to refresh and rejuvenate your face, giving you back your confidence and a more youthful appearance. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (915) 590-7900 or complete the online contact form.