SEMAGLUTIDE WEIGHT LOSS
The percentage of overweight adults in the United States is close to 50 percent, with many of them falling into the obese category. Having too much body fat has negative effects on health, appearance, and energy levels, yet reducing one’s weight is rarely easy. Despite many people’s best efforts with diet and exercise, they still find losing weight to be very challenging. Peel Haus Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is pleased to provide Semaglutide weight loss treatment that ensures safe and effective results. This injectable medication is administered once a week to help patients lose weight safely. Schedule a consultation at Peel Haus to learn more about this highly effective and popular weight loss treatment.
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist. This peptide is an analog of a protein that our bodies manufacture naturally to aid in preventing sugar increases after meals by enhancing insulin production. Semaglutide is used to treat type 2 diabetes, but it was recently approved by the FDA to help overweight individuals with additional risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc. maintain their weight. If you can regulate your appetites and feel fuller, you will be less likely to overeat, allowing you to attain and maintain a healthier weight. Diet exemplifies the maxim that life is about balance. Our diet and exercise is important, yet sometimes it seems as though our hormones are working against us. With Semaglutide, your body will become more balanced and under control, as well as enjoy an increase in fat-burning effectiveness. Semaglutide is used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or both.
The results of Semaglutide are amazing, and patients are incredibly pleased with their results. It can:
Semaglutide is prescribed to patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (or 27 or higher with a concomitant weight-related condition) for the purpose of weight management, and to individuals with type 2 diabetes for the purpose of improving blood sugar control. The hormone GLP-1 is increased when taking semaglutide, which in turn encourages the pancreas to generate more insulin. This is how the drug works. In addition to this, semaglutide slows the rate at which the stomach empties, which in turn helps to minimize the quantity of sugar that is generated by the liver. Studies conducted in clinical settings have demonstrated that semaglutide is capable of assisting in the reduction of HbA1c levels, as well as body weight and fasting blood sugar levels.  Additionally, it may assist in the prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as other issues, such as eye and renal disorders.
Semaglutide candidates are evaluated on an individual basis by our team of providers. However, there are commonalities among appropriate candidates for liposuction.
You may be a candidate for weight loss treatment with Semaglutide if:
It is not recommended that pregnant women use semaglutide, nor is it recommended for women who are trying to get pregnant. It is also not suggested for usage in children. If you have a history of pancreatitis or diabetic ketoacidosis, semaglutide is not something you should take because it might make these conditions worse. During your consultation, our providers will want to know your medical history including your current health condition, any medications you are taking, any allergies you have, and any previous surgeries or procedures you have had. Because semaglutide may cause dangerous medication interactions and is not guaranteed to be safe for all patients, it is imperative that you share the entirety of your medical history with your provider.
If your provider believes that you are a good candidate for Semaglutide treatment, you will be scheduled to have it injected subcutaneously once weekly, with or without meals. Please know that your injections should be administered on the same day every week, so please keep this in mind when scheduling.
At your appointment, you will be required to sign a consent form that will explain the risks and benefits of the semaglutide injection, and your weight and blood pressure will be checked. Your provider will inject semaglutide just under the skin in the upper arm or abdomen. The needle used is very thin, so most people do not feel much pain when it is injected. After the injection is given, a small bandage may be placed over the injection site. After you have received your semaglutide injection, you will be asked to wait for a short time so that our team can observe you for any potential side effects from the medication. Once it has been determined that you are feeling well, you will be free to go. You will be given a follow-up appointment to check on your progress and to see if the semaglutide injection is working for you.
In general, semaglutide is well tolerated. The most frequent adverse effects are gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, constipation, headache, tiredness, decreased appetite, and/or dizziness, which are often caused by low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). When the dose is raised, these symptoms may occur, although they often improve or disappear within a few days.
Although semaglutide does not often induce hypoglycemia, stress, sickness, alcohol consumption, surgery, and missing meals might impact blood sugar levels. Hypoglycemia can include extreme hunger, dizziness, irritability, or trembling, as well as a quick heartbeat and/or tingling hands or feet. Patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 should not use semaglutide (MEN 2).
On average, a trial of people showed participants able to lose over 15% of their starting body weight from using semaglutide over about 15 months. Because the treatment made it easy for people to engage in a caloric deficit, where people consumed fewer calories than burned, it was an effective and safe method to gradually lose weight over time. If you want to increase your probability of keeping lost weight off, we recommend tracking your food consumption and integrating regular workouts to your weight loss routine.
Let’s say you decide to make the positive adjustments to your lifestyle that we discussed during your appointment. In this scenario, you can see benefits as early as the first week after you start the program. Losing between 0.5 to 2.0 pounds per week in a healthy and sustainable manner is ideal.
Some factors that play a role in how quickly weight is lost include having a high BMI at the beginning of the treatment, strict adherence to nutritional rules, the presence or absence of exercise as well as the type of exercise that was performed. It is essential to keep a realistic perspective about the rate of weight loss that you can achieve, and to commit to the plan.
At Peel Haus, it is our mission to provide each of our patients with the knowledge and resources necessary to reach their desired weight, as well as to keep the weight off in the long term. Your pace of progress toward achieving your objective will probably not be the same as that of someone else.
Be sure to tell your provider if you are allergic to semaglutide, albiglutide (Tanzeum; no longer available in the US), dulaglutide (Trulicity), exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta), liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza), lixisenatide (Adlyxin, in Soliqua), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in semaglutide injection.
Please tell your provider what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. It is especially important to tell your doctor about all the medications you take by mouth because semaglutide may change the way your body absorbs these medications.
Discuss with your provider any history of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), diabetic retinopathy (damage to the eyes caused by diabetes), gallbladder disease, or kidney disease. Also tell your provider if you have recently had diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting or if you cannot drink liquids by mouth, which may cause dehydration (loss of a large amount of fluids).
Tell your provider if you plan to become pregnant. Your doctor may tell you to stop using semaglutide injection for 2 months before a planned pregnancy.
Please inform your provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using semaglutide injection, call your provider immediately.
Ask your provider what to do if there is a large change in your diet, exercise, or weight; or if you get sick, develop an infection or fever, experience unusual stress, or are injured. These changes and conditions can affect your blood sugar and the amount of semaglutide injection you may need.
Be aware that your mental health may change in unexpected ways and you may become suicidal (thinking about harming or killing yourself or planning or trying to do so) while you are using semaglutide injection for weight loss. You, your family, or your caregiver should call your provider immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms: depression; talking or thinking about wanting to hurt yourself or end your life; withdrawing from friends and family; preoccupation with death and dying; or any other unusual changes in behavior or mood. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows which symptoms may be serious so they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own.
Semaglutide weight loss injections can help you reach your ideal weight and improve your appearance, but it is essential to have realistic expectations and know that maintaining your new look long-term requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. If you think Semaglutide may be a great option for you, take the first step by reaching out to us to schedule a consultation to learn more and make sure that you are a good candidate. We will answer any additional questions you have and create a customized weight loss plan for you.
A $50 deposit is required to secure all appointments. This deposit will be used towards your treatment.
As a courtesy to others, please arrive for your appointment 15 minutes early. Because we’re on a strict schedule, patients more than 15 minutes late may need to be rescheduled.
We understand that scheduling conflicts may arise. Please be courteous and reschedule or cancel for a full refund at least 24 hours prior to your appointment date. Any cancellations made after this period is subject to a penalty of your $50 deposit.
All balances of payments must be made in full at the time of your treatment. If payments are not made, an additional $50 will be charged to your bill weekly and your account may go to collections.
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