A New york city skin doctor created the expression “Ozempic face” to define the sagging, decreased face functions that establish after fat burning attained with the medicine semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide, or GLP-1, agonist offered by Novo Nordisk as Ozempic for kind 2 diabetic issues or Wegovy for fat burning. Ozempic customers normally shed 10-16 extra pounds, extra with the higher-dose Wegovy. The medicines are infused when weekly, come with by queasiness and also throwing up in 50% of customers, can boost threat for thyroid cancer cells and also pancreatitis, and also set you back around $1000-$ 1500 each month. Although originally accepted just for kind 2 diabetic issues, the fat burning impact has actually triggered a scarcity of the medicines in some areas, considering that individuals excited to slim down have actually cleared drug stores.
Yet this sensation highlights numerous disadvantages of reducing weight by this path:
- GLP-1 medicines function by lowering hunger and also therefore calorie consumption. Weight management attained by minimized calorie consumption are connected with loss of muscle mass. For every single 10 extra pounds shed, concerning 3 extra pounds are from muscle mass loss. This is not a benign sensation, as it is connected with minimized metabolic price that makes future fat burning harder, in some cases difficult. It is likewise connected with raised death, regardless of the advantages of weight loss.
- A lot of the fat shed is from subcutaneous fat in the butts, upper legs, upper body, arms, and also, yes, face, much less shed from stomach natural fat. This is a trouble since almost all the troubles connected with obese and also excessive weight are not as a result of subcutaneous yet to stomach natural fat. Stomach fat that borders the intestinal tracts, liver, pancreatic, and so on is accountable for the majority of the illness connected with excess weight such as insulin resistance, hormone disturbance, and also raised possibility for kind 2 diabetic issues, hypertension, heart problem, cancers cells, and also cognitive decline/dementia. Weight management with GLP-1 agonist medicines enhances decently on this account with an approximate 50:50 loss of subcutaneous: natural fat. Since there is subcutaneous fat shed with the majority of diet regimen and also GLP-1 agonists, the loss of face fat is a concern that can give the look of sped up aging.
Certainly, skin doctors are stymied considering that their reasoning seldom surpasses topical steroids and also filler shots. They are as a result suggesting individuals with the drooping skin of Ozempic face to go through pricey aesthetic treatments to correct the look of sped up aging. It’s the regular medical care standard: “deal with” with drugs and also treatments, after that present even more drugs and also treatments to take care of the troubles that result. Nevertheless, medical care has to do with cash, not health and wellness.
Would not it be much better to slim down with an approach that particularly prefers loss of stomach natural fat and also therefore returns better metabolic enhancements while not triggering loss of subcutaneous fat from your face? You attain this by dealing with insulin resistance with adjustments in diet regimen (removing foods that prompt insulin such as wheat, grains, sugars), dealing with typical nutrient shortages such as magnesium, omega-3 fats, iodine, and also vitamin D that affect insulin reactions, after that handling your stomach microbiome, i.e., all the approaches we utilize in my programs and also laid out in my publications and also DrDavisInfiniteHealth.com internet site. There is as a result much less loss of subcutaneous fat from locations such as the face, considering that stabilizing insulin responsiveness prefers loss of stomach fat. There is likewise little to no loss of muscular tissue mass.
Go a couple of actions even more and also participate in approaches that boost facial collagen and also maintain or boost muscular tissue mass, as laid out in this previous post. Reducing weight in this manner is low-cost, produces a lengthy listing of various other health and wellness advantages, no pricey fillers or various other treatments called for to make up.