Weight Loss Injections
Common Brand Name(s): Ozempic® and WeGovy®
Call 928.257.3030 to book your consultation.
Lose 1 - 5 lbs. per Week
First visit $100 Includes inbody test, provider visit and lab order for CMP.
Frequently Asked Questions about Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections
Q: What is Semaglutide?
A: Semaglutide is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. It was originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes but has also been found to aid in weight loss when administered in higher doses.
Q: How does Semaglutide promote weight loss?
A: Semaglutide works by acting on specific receptors in the brain that help regulate appetite and food intake. It slows down the emptying of the stomach, reduces hunger, and increases feelings of fullness. This helps individuals consume fewer calories and leads to weight loss.
Q: Are Semaglutide weight loss injections safe?
A: Semaglutide has been approved by regulatory authorities for the treatment of type 2 diabetes at lower doses. However, the use of higher doses for weight loss is an off-label application, meaning it is not specifically approved for this purpose. As with any medication, there can be potential side effects, and it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with a healthcare professional.
Q: How effective is Semaglutide for weight loss?
A: Clinical trials have shown that Semaglutide, when used in higher doses, can lead to significant weight loss. In some studies, participants lost an average of around 15% of their initial body weight. However, individual results may vary, and lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and regular exercise are usually recommended alongside the treatment for best results.
Q: How long does the treatment with Semaglutide injections last?
A: The duration of treatment can vary depending on the individual's weight loss goals and response to the medication. In clinical trials, the treatment duration ranged from 68 to 68 weeks. However, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate length of treatment for your specific needs.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with Semaglutide weight loss injections?
A: Common side effects of Semaglutide include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. These side effects are usually mild to moderate and tend to improve over time. Rare but potentially serious side effects may include pancreatitis and thyroid tumors. It is essential to discuss any concerns or potential side effects with your healthcare provider.
Q: Can anyone use Semaglutide for weight loss?
A: Semaglutide is generally prescribed for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher who have at least one weight-related condition, such as hypertension or type 2 diabetes. However, the eligibility criteria may vary depending on the prescribing guidelines in your region. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if Semaglutide is suitable for you.
Q: How much weight can I expect to lose with Semaglutide injections?
A: The amount of weight loss can vary among individuals. Clinical trials have shown an average weight loss of around 15% of initial body weight. However, individual results may differ, and lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise also play a significant role in achieving weight loss goals.
Q: Can I stop taking Semaglutide once I've reached my weight loss goal?
A: The decision to discontinue Semaglutide should be made in consultation with your healthcare provider. It is important to consider the potential impact of stopping the medication on weight maintenance and any underlying health conditions. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance on the best course of action for your specific situation.
Q: How much do Semaglutide weight loss injections cost?
A: The cost of Semaglutide injections can vary depending on various factors. It is best to contact Acacia Med Spa directly to inquire about the specific cost and obtain accurate pricing information.
Please note that this information serves as a general guide, and it is important to consult with a healthcare professional or the experts at Acacia Med Spa for personalized advice and information specific to your situation.