Excess weight can be caused by factors like hormonal imbalances, poor diet, and the absence of physical activity, and sometimes, it can be difficult to eliminate that extra weight through dieting and exercising alone. Semaglutide treatments at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa can provide many benefits and help you reach your desired weight faster by suppressing your appetite and controlling your calorie consumption.
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Ideal candidates for semaglutide treatments are women and men who are struggling to shed excess weight despite their best efforts. The program might also be a good option for individuals who cannot stick to a diet or who are quick to cave into their cravings.
Semaglutide treatments are recommended for people with a BMI of 27 that have at least one condition caused by excess weight or for men and women with a BMI higher than 30 with no weight-related ailments.
Patients with conditions such as Type 1 Diabetes, pancreatitis, poor kidney
function, or medullary thyroid disease should avoid this treatment. You will receive a complete evaluation by Dr. LeConey to confirm that you are a good candidate for treatment with semaglutide.
The semaglutide program is a customized treatment that is designed to help you lose weight. Its original role was to address Type II Diabetes to balance your insulin hormones, but in recent years, it has also been proven to help manage weight loss.
When your insulin hormones are in good balance, your appetite can also be put under control, allowing you to eat less than before. Semaglutide was approved for weight loss by the FDA in 2017.
This drug is given as a weekly injection, which you can easily learn how to
administer yourself at home with the assistance of our office staff. When the semaglutide treatment is taken regularly, as prescribed by Dr. LeConey, it can help you lose weight in a healthy, natural way.
Many patients can lose weight by simply taking the semaglutide treatment. However, for the best body-sculpting results, the drug should be used as part of a customizable treatment plan. For instance, when used together with CoolSculpting® or CoolTone™, semaglutide can lead to significant body shape changes.
Medical providers can prescribe you semaglutide treatments for several weeks or months, helping you remove excess weight gradually. Still, semaglutide treatments only target general body fat, so while you may lose weight, it might not necessarily be in the areas that you want it to.
This is why the treatment is often used as the first stage of a weight loss program. Once the desired weight has been achieved, the treatment may be followed by CoolSculpting® or CoolTone™ to remove fat from stubborn areas and sculpt your body.
There is no recovery period after a semaglutide treatment, as it does not involve any surgery. At most, if the substance is administered through injection, you may feel tenderness in the injection area for the next few hours. You may want to avoid touching the area while it is healing to prevent bacterial contamination in the injection spot.
Semaglutide treatments may lead to a series of side effects after treatment. Most people experience gas and burping, which may be controlled with a diet change or over-the-counter medicine. Other common symptoms may include nausea, constipation, vomiting, or slight abdominal pain. This doesn’t happen with all patients, but if the symptoms become difficult to manage, you may want to address this with your medical provider.
The results vary from patient to patient, but you may expect to lose around 15 percent of your body weight within one year, 10.9 percent after six months, and about 5.9 percent of your weight within three months. Broken down on a weekly basis, you can lose approximately 0.5 to 2 pounds every week, depending on your weight.
For the best results, it is recommended that you use semaglutide together with a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine. The weight you lost after a semaglutide program may easily return if you follow unhealthy habits.
The semaglutide treatment is an injectable prescription that the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa recommends for weight loss programs. Together with a good diet and exercise, semaglutide can help you lose weight faster by reducing your appetite and decreasing food intake.
Most patients will begin to see results within the first week. Depending on the prescribed dose, you will continue to lose 0.5 – 2.0 pounds per week for as long as the treatment lasts.
Each program is customized to the patient’s needs. The more excess weight you have, the longer the program will be.
While we have no control over when the compounding pharmacy sends the prescription, you should be able to receive the medication within 15 business days.
Yes, you can come in for your first injection at our office. After that, you will receive step-by-step instructions on how to administer the injection yourself at home.
Since the semaglutide treatment is used for cosmetic purposes in this program, it is not covered by insurance.
The semaglutide treatment is approved by the FDA and is considered safe. However, similar to any other medication, it can have side effects. The most common are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, and gas.
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