‘Ozempic Face’: How Weight Loss Changes the Skin, and the Treatments That Can Help

Various treatments can help improve skin after weight loss, and the right approach for you depends on your needs.

Dermal Fillers

Juvéderm and Restylane Dermal filler is one of the most effective and instant fixes for loss of volume as a result of facial weight loss, Shafer says. Of those, hyaluronic acid fillers, including Juvéderm and Restylane, are the most popular. There are a few different types of dermal filler.

For the cheeks, Shafer suggests Juvéderm Voluma XC, and for the jawline he recommends Juvéderm Volux XC, which are both approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adding volume to these specific areas. (Volux is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for the jawline.)

“While these are not permanent fixes, the dermal fillers, when injected by experienced injectors, can give very nice and natural results,” Shafer says.

The FDA approved Restylane Contour for the midface and cheeks in 2021 and Restylane Lift in 2018 for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies.

Results from these types of fillers can last between six months and two years, “but ‘lasting’ does not mean the full effect is present for the entire time,” Shafer notes. “If a filler is said to last two years, I suggest topping up after one year. So if you did two syringes to reach your full effect during your initial treatment then you may need one syringe annually to maintain the results. Everyone’s body metabolizes differently, so patients need to understand that a filler may last longer or shorter in different people.”

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of hyaluronic acid filler (including Juvéderm and Restylane, is $684 per syringe. But facial fillers “aren’t a beauty procedure in which you can expect to find a

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