Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections
At The Skin Clinic North Scottsdale, our medspa staff see many clients who are engaged in an active lifestyle. However, we understand it can still be a challenge to maintain a healthy weight. With the added presence of conditions such as high cholesterol or diabetes, even a strong commitment to diet and exercise can seem like not enough.
Our staff of professionals can help you improve your health – and, happily, your figure – by administering Semiglutide weight loss injections. The FDA has approved Semaglutide, introduced in 2017 as a medication for regulating blood sugar, as a treatment for weight loss.
How does Semaglutide work?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist. This means it targets hormones in your digestive tract that impact both food intake and your appetite. It helps you lose weight by releasing insulin, which blocks a rise in blood sugar production and slows food leaving your stomach. This makes you feel full longer and helps you eat less.
How much weight could I lose?
More than half of subjects in a clinical trial for Semaglutide lost at least 10 percent of their body weight. Many lost 15 percent of their total body weight. This level of weight loss is considered by many doctors to be a level where lasting health benefits are achieved.
Who is a good candidate for weight-injections?
Your medspa medical professional will take a comprehensive health history and conduct a thorough exam before you begin treatment with Semaglutide, but overall, you could be a good candidate for weight-loss injections if:
- Your body-mass index (BMI) is 30 or above, OR
- Your BMI is 27 or greater and you have a weight-related health condition, such as Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure
How is Semaglutide administered?
Your medspa provider will give you an injection once a week. The injection itself takes just minutes. Each week you will discuss with your provider how much weight you’ve lost and if you’ve had any side effects from the medication, and they will adjust your dosage to provide the best results for you.
Are there other health benefits from Semaglutide beyond losing weight?
Yes! In addition to losing weight, you may also experience lower blood sugar levels (without hypoglycemia), better insulin synthesis, a more satisfied appetite, and improvement in cardiovascular risk factors.
Concerns Addressed: Medical management of obesity.
Ideal Treatment For: Otherwise healthy clients with a BMI of 30 or greater; clients with a BMI of 27 or more and a risk factor such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or Type 2 diabetes.
How To Prepare For Treatment: An exam with one of our medspa professionals. Our staff will take a thorough medical history. Please tell your provider if you are taking medications, especially for Types 1 or 2 diabetes.
Treatment Length: Weekly injections of Semaglutide take less than 10 minutes.
Recovery Time: Zero. Patients can resume normal activities immediately.
Results Seen: Clinical study participants began seeing results in weeks, continuing to drop between 10 to 15 percent of their total body weight with Semaglutide, and also kept it off for as long as 16 months.
Retreatments Necessary: To secure Semaglutide’s weight loss and other health benefits, clients need only visit The Skin Clinic North Scottsdale for weekly maintenance injections.