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Mounjaro Face: Don’t Let it Happen to You!

Mounjaro Face

Mounjaro face” and “Ozempic face” are not diseases or side effects of these so-called “Blockbuster weight loss medicines”, they are just ways you might look when you lose weight after taking Mounjaro or Ozempic.

Although most experts believe that Mounjaro and Ozempic’s faces are purely the result of significant rapid weight loss, there is also a possibility that these medicines may affect only fats in certain areas of your body like your face.

Just like medicines used to treat HIV (antiretroviral medicines) are associated with Lipoatrophy of the face and other parts of the body, these weight loss medicines can have the same effect.

However, until proven, we’ll stick to the common theory here and that is rapid and unhealthy weight loss!


Why people may develop Mounjaro Face?

Here are some reasons why some people may develop Mounjaro Face  and look much older and tired while others may look much younger, prettier, and healthy:

  • Rapid weight loss:

When people lose weight naturally by eating healthy foods and exercising, the process is very slow and it’s hard to notice changes in how your face looks.

But when people use Mounjaro, Ozempic, or have surgery to lose weight, the weight comes off much faster, and people might notice changes in their face and body more quickly.

  • The loose skin needs some time to adjust to the new face:

Another reason why people talk about Mounjaro face or Ozempic face is that when people lose weight naturally, their skin tightens up as they lose weight slowly.

However, when people use Mounjaro or Ozempic, their skin, especially the skin on their face, does not have enough time to adjust, so it might sag and make them look older than they really are.

This look is called “gaunt face” and it makes people’s faces look like they have less expression and like they have aged more quickly than they should have.

  • Losing disproportionate body fat:

Another reason why people might have a gaunt face is that they lose too much fat from their faces compared to other parts of their bodies.

This can make their face look smaller and thinner, which can be disproportionate to the rest of their body.

  • Practicing unhealthy habits can lead to a tired face:

Additionally, some people might not exercise regularly or eat healthily while taking Mounjaro or Ozempic.

Instead, they might try extreme diets like crash diets, keto diets, or intermittent fasting to lose weight quickly. While they might lose weight fast, this is not healthy and can make them feel tired and weak.

They might also have trouble sleeping and feel exhausted, which can make them look even more tired and add to the gaunt appearance of their face.


Do you want to avoid getting Mounjaro Face (or Ozempic Face)?

Here are some tips and recommendations to avoid Mounjaro Face and look pretty and stay healthy while using Mounjaro and Ozempic:

  • Go Slow:

The most important thing to remember is to take it slow. Don’t try to lose too much weight too quickly, like some people on TikTok or Instagram who claim they using Mounjaro or Ozempic.

Losing weight slowly is better for your body and your skin. A good goal is to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week, or 4 to 8 pounds per month. This way, your body and skin can adjust to the changes, and you can avoid problems like gallstones.

  • Follow a proper dosing schedule:

It’s also important to follow your doctor’s advice about how much Mounjaro or Ozempic to take. Don’t try to increase your dose too quickly on your own.

The guidelines recommend starting with a low dose of 2.5 mg once a week for four weeks, then slowly increasing to 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg, and finally 15 mg per week every four weeks.

Don’t take more than 15 mg per week, and don’t mix different injections to try to get a higher dose. Stick to the plan your doctor gives you.

  • Drink plenty of water:

When you use Mounjaro or Ozempic, it is important to drink a lot of water because these medicines can cause your stomach upset, and you may have stomach pain, bloating, burping, and diarrhea.

These symptoms can make you lose a lot of water and become dehydrated. When you are dehydrated, your face and eyes may look sunken and you may lose the natural glow from your face.

Also, dehydration can be very harmful and cause kidney failure, which is a well-known side effect of Mounjaro and Ozempic.

  • Don’t eat a crash diet:

If you are following a special diet, like the keto diet or intermittent fasting, you may be more likely to become dehydrated and develop Mounjaro face or kidney failure.

These diets can put a lot of stress on your kidneys because you are eating a lot of protein and producing a lot of nitrogenous waste that your kidneys need to get rid of.

  • Do not combine Mounjaro (or Ozempic) with other weight loss pills:

It is important to only take Ozempic or Mounjaro for weight loss and not combine them with other weight loss drugs unless your doctor tells you it is okay. Combining them with other drugs can be dangerous for your health and make the side effects worse.

Sometimes your doctor may suggest taking another drug to help you lose weight, but this is usually only after you have been on a stable dose of Ozempic or Mounjaro for a while and are not losing weight or reaching your goal weight.

Some drugs your doctor may recommend include orlistat (Xenical), bupropion ( Wellbutrin), Qsymia, or Contrave.

However, you should not combine Mounjaro or Ozempic with other weight loss drugs like Saxenda or Victoza, or combine Mounjaro with Wegovy. It is important to follow your doctor’s advice and not mix medications on your own.

  • You may try supplements and injections:

If you want to look younger and get rid of wrinkles and sagging skin on your face, you can try some supplements or injections that can add fat to certain parts of your face.

However, before you get these injections, it’s important to give your skin time to adjust to the changes. It might take a few weeks for your skin to tighten up and start looking better on its own. If you wait, you might not even need the injections at all!

These creams are easily available at Amazon:

Apart from these skin creams, your doctor may also inject skin-popping material (collagen and hyaluronic acid) into your skin directly.

  • Look for other reasons for rapid weight loss:

If you are doing everything right to lose weight but still losing weight too fast, and your face looks older and less healthy, and you feel like your health is getting worse, then you should talk to your doctor. Your doctor may suggest that you stop taking the medicine for a little while.

There could be other reasons why you are losing weight quickly and looking older. For example, you might have a thyroid problem or thyroid cancer.

Or you might have uncontrolled diabetes, which means your blood sugar levels are too high.

Another reason could be pancreatitis or malabsorption, which means your body is not absorbing nutrients from your food properly.

You might also have problems with your liver or kidneys, which are important organs in your body.

And lastly, there are infections like HIV or tuberculosis that can make you lose weight quickly. So if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor right away to find out what is causing them.


In a nutshell:

Mounjaro’s face is likely the result of rapid weight loss via unhealthy measures in patients using Mounjaro or Ozempic.

You can prevent it by simple methods such as losing weight slowly, hydration, following a healthy diet and exercise routine, and your doctor’s advice.


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Written by Dr. Ahmed

I am Dr. Ahmed (MBBS; FCPS Medicine), an Internist and a practicing physician. I am in the medical field for over fifteen years working in one of the busiest hospitals and writing medical posts for over 5 years.

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