Today's blog delves into the rising trend of dramatic weight loss solutions such as weight loss medication and the broader impact of rapid weight loss on facial appearance.

**Weightloss drugs like Ozempic, have seen a surge in popularity and so too has the request for post-weight loss treatment at Dr Leah Clinic. Searches for Ozempic have skyrocketed from 9,500 in 2022 to 165,000 this October* thanks to its newly recognised weight loss potential, having been soley used as a diabetes management drug. With names like Elon Musk and Chelsea Handler having discussed their weight loss journey with the aid of such medications weight loss medication is certainly more popular than ever...

But with rapid weight loss, whether from medications, diet, or surgery, comes the potential for facial changes. Terms like "Ozempic face" have emerged to describe the sagging and facial deflation that can occur post-dramatic weight loss.

 Some of the commonly observed changes post major or rapid weight loss include:
• Facial Fat Loss: The face might appear more hollow or gaunt, often giving an aged appearance.
• Hollow Cheeks: Sunken cheeks can contribute to a tired or older look.
• Sagging Skin: Natural skin elasticity can be compromised, leading to drooping in areas like the jowls and neck.
• Prominent Nasolabial Folds: The lines running from the nose to the mouth corners can become more defined, adding to an older appearance.

Top 4 Treatment options post weight loss.

At Dr Leah Clinic we pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to tackling these aesthetic challenges. Following is our guide to facial rejuvenation post weight loss.

• Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based injections, are commonly used to restore lost volume in the face. By strategically injecting fillers into the affected areas, Dr. Leah Clinic can plump hollow cheeks, diminish deep nasolabial folds, and enhance facial contours, providing a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Book your dermal filler consultation today

• Thread Lifts: Thread lifts are a non-surgical alternative to facelifts that can effectively lift sagging skin and rejuvenate facial features. By inserting dissolvable threads into the skin, Dr. Leah Clinic can lift and tighten the treated areas, stimulating collagen production and restoring firmness and elasticity. Book your thread lift consultation today

• Skin Tightening Treatments: Dr. Leah Clinic offers advanced skin tightening treatments, such as Ultherapy and Morpheus8, to improve skin laxity caused by dramatic weightloss. These non-invasive procedures stimulate collagen production, leading to tighter and more youthful-looking skin. Book your Ultherapy or Morpheus8 consultation today

• Facial Rejuvenation: In addition to targeted treatments, Dr. Leah Clinic provides comprehensive facial rejuvenation options, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments. These procedures help improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone, further enhancing the aesthetic outcomes. Book your free skin scar consultation today

Of her recent post weight loss transformation and Dr Leah Clinic, client Amanda, 38 notes "After a dramatic 7 stone weight loss from my keto journey, my face had unfortunately suffered the consequences with sagging and sunken features. It upset me after losing so much weight that I actually felt I looked worse! I chose Dr. Leah Clinic based on their reputation and expertise in facial rejuvenation. And they did not disappoint. The cheek and trough fillers transformed my hollow, drawn appearance, and the thread lift worked wonders in lifting and tightening my skin. I genuinely feel like I've taken a 10-year leap back in time, and my confidence has skyrocketed. A heartfelt thank you to the entire team at Dr. Leah Clinic"

Dr. Leah Clinic understands the impact of weight loss side effects on individuals' confidence and self-esteem and offers a range of effective aesthetic treatments to address them. With a team of experienced professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, Dr. Leah Clinic ensures that each patient receives personalized care and achieves natural-looking results.

If you're experiencing aesthetic concerns related to weight loss, consult a qualified healthcare professional at Dr. Leah Clinic to explore the available treatment options and regain your facial aesthetics with confidence.

*Data from SEMrush

**It is important that if you are looking to undertake weightloss treatment such as weightloss medication then you must speak with your own doctor and this is not a treatment offered at Dr Leah Clinic.