What is Medical Weight Loss with Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a new FDA-approved drug that is helping people lose weight and reach their ideal size. As we age, it can be difficult to lose weight and keep the pounds away. That’s where Semalgutide can help.
This treatment previously was used for individuals who have diabetes, but the benefits extend to anyone who is interested in losing a significant amount of weight. It is often prescribed to individuals who have had difficulty losing weight and with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or higher.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide works by regulating food intake by reducing feelings of hunger. It does this by mimicking the hormone GLP-1 which regulates hunger. Semaglutide also helps you feel more full and satisfied after a meal by delaying gastric emptying.
Semaglutide has been proven to be extremely effective at reducing weight, especially when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. A recent study of almost 2,000 people with a BMI over 30 were administered this treatment along with exercise. The results showed a mean decrease in body weight of 14.9% over 68 weeks, compared to the placebo group which saw only a 2.4% mean decrease in weight.
Benefits of Semaglutide Injections
Semaglutide injections offer many benefits to qualified candidates, including:
- Reduce weight significantly
- Help you to look and feel beautiful
- Reduce appetite
- Leave you feeling more full for longer periods of time
- Regulate blood sugar
- Requires only one treatment per week
What To Expect
During your initial consultation, your medical expert at Eluma Laser and Aesthetics will conduct a thorough health history, determine if you are a candidate for Semaglutide treatment, and answer any questions you might have about the treatment. If found to be eligible, you will have the option of receiving in-office injections or taking vials of the medicine home with you.
Semaglutide typically takes between “2 to 4 weeks” until clients begin to notice a reduction in weight. The amount of Semalgutide administered will gradually increase as the weeks progress.
Your medical expert at Eluma Laser and Aesthetics will most likely recommend you combine treatments with consistent exercise and a healthy diet. Studies show that Semaglutide is most effective when paired with these lifestyle changes.
How Long Does Semaglutide Treatment Last?
Most Semaglutide treatments will take place consistently for up to 16 weeks. After this period of time, clients can receive periodic treatment as needed. However, the exact amount of time this medication is administered will depend on your goals and health. Many clients can expect to lose up to 15% of their initial weight within one year.
Are You A Candidate?
You might be eligible for receiving Semaglutide treatment if you:
- Have excess weight and need to lose up to 30 pounds
- Are obese
- Have a BMI of 27 or higher
- Are under the age of 65
- Do not have any serious health complications or family history of thyroid or pancreas issues
Is Lab Work Required?
Yes, all patients must have the following labs drawn and a copy must be provided to us at your consultation.
- Complete Blood Count
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
If labs have not been completed prior to your consultation, you must do so and provide us with your results before any medications are provided.
How much does it cost?
Consultation: $75 (can be applied towards your first month of weight loss if you qualify)
Monthly cost: Ranges from $250- $399 depending on dosage.