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Semaglutide Injections

At Direct Aesthetics, we offer medical weight loss solutions using Semaglutide injections to help you achieve your weight loss goals effectively and safely. Semaglutide is an FDA-approved medication known for its ability to reduce appetite and promote weight loss. Our experienced healthcare professionals will work closely with you to develop a personalized weight loss plan that includes Semaglutide injections, along with dietary and lifestyle modifications, to support your journey towards a healthier weight. With our comprehensive approach and ongoing support, you can take control of your weight and improve your overall health and well-being. Trust us to provide the guidance and support you need to achieve long-lasting weight loss success.
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Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections at Direct Aesthetics

Many individuals find that traditional weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise alone, often fall short in delivering effective results. Consequently, physicians are increasingly turning to approved weight loss medications to kick-start the process and assist patients in shedding harmful excess weight. Semaglutide, a recently approved medication specifically formulated for weight loss, has emerged as a potent contender in the market. Semaglutide injections, when utilized alongside a balanced diet and regular physical activity, have shown impressive efficacy in promoting weight loss. In fact, studies report weight loss percentages ranging from 15% to 18% in patients undergoing Semaglutide treatment, surpassing many commonly prescribed weight loss medications. Despite its promising outcomes, Semaglutide for weight loss may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, it’s essential to discuss with your physician, who is overseeing your weight loss program, to determine if Semaglutide injections are a safe and effective option for you. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. 

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What are Semaglutide Injections?
How Does it Work for Weight loss?
Who Qualifies for Semaglutide?

What are Semaglutide Injections?

Semaglutide injections refer to a form of medication delivery where semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is administered via injection. Semaglutide is used primarily for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. These injections deliver the medication directly into the subcutaneous tissue, typically in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.

The frequency of semaglutide injections varies depending on the specific formulation prescribed, with some requiring once-daily injections and others administered weekly.

  • Medication Delivery Method

    Semaglutide injections deliver the drug directly into subcutaneous tissue.

  • Treatment Targets

    Semaglutide is primarily used for type 2 diabetes and obesity management.

  • Mechanism of Action

    Semaglutide injections mimic GLP-1 hormone action to regulate blood sugar levels and promote weight loss.

  • Administration and Frequency

    Injection sites vary based on preference, with some formulations requiring daily while others weekly injections.

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How Does Semaglutide Work for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide injections work by mimicking the action of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) hormone in the body. GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin secretion, reducing glucagon secretion (which helps lower blood sugar levels), slowing stomach emptying, and promoting feelings of fullness.

When semaglutide is injected, it binds to GLP-1 receptors in the body, activating them and triggering similar effects as the natural GLP-1 hormone. This leads to several beneficial outcomes:

  • Increased Insulin Secretion

    Semaglutide stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin in response to elevated blood sugar levels, helping to lower blood sugar levels after meals.

  • Decreased Glucagon Secretion

    Semaglutide reduces the production of glucagon, a hormone that raises blood sugar levels, thereby further aiding in the control of blood sugar levels.

  • Slowed Stomach Emptying

    Semaglutide slows down the rate at which food moves from the stomach to the small intestine, which helps prevent rapid spikes in blood sugar levels after eating.

  • Promotion of Fullness

    Semaglutide can also help reduce appetite and promote feelings of fullness, leading to decreased food intake and potential weight loss.

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Who Qualifies for Semaglutide for Weight Loss?

Semaglutide injections for weight loss are typically recommended for individuals who meet specific criteria. Generally, candidates for Semaglutide injections for weight loss include:

  1. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, indicating obesity, or individuals with a BMI of 27 or higher with comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol.

  2. Those who have attempted to lose weight through lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise but have not achieved desired results.

  3. Individuals who are committed to making long-term lifestyle changes, including maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity.

  4. People who do not have contraindications to Semaglutide or any of its components, as determined by their healthcare provider.

  5. Those who are willing and able to adhere to the prescribed treatment regimen, including regular injections and follow-up appointments.

It’s essential for individuals interested in Semaglutide injections for weight loss to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if they are suitable candidates based on their medical history, current health status, and treatment goals.

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The Direct Aesthetics Semaglutide Wellness Journey

Are you prepared to initiate a transformative journey towards a healthier lifestyle and sustainable weight loss? At our clinic, we provide Semaglutide services that extend beyond medication. We offer personalized wellness, weight loss, and lifestyle coaching to support you every step of the way.

Meet Your Personal Weight Loss Coach: Tammy Kirby, DNP

Tammy Kirby, DNP, is your dedicated personal weight loss and lifestyle coach throughout your Semaglutide journey. As a highly trained Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in nutrition and lifestyle coaching, Tammy is here to keep you safe, accountable, and empowered to achieve your goals.

Our Semaglutide program is designed to deliver comprehensive support for sustainable weight loss and lifestyle transformation. Here’s what you can expect:

The Process
  • Initial Evaluation and Planning

    Your journey begins with an in-depth evaluation of your goals and needs. Tammy will work closely with you to create a personalized plan tailored to your unique circumstances.

  • Weekly Appointments for the First Month

    To kickstart your progress, you'll have weekly appointments with Tammy during the first month. These sessions will help you stay on track and ensure your success with Semaglutide.

  • Ongoing Support and Guidance

    Beyond the initial month, you'll continue to receive 1-2 appointments per month for injection training, supplies, and progress tracking. Tammy will provide ongoing support and guidance to help you maintain your momentum and achieve lasting results.

Pricing

Invest in Your Health and Well-Being

The cost of our Semaglutide program is $399/month, which includes your initial evaluation, planning, and 4 weekly injections. Subsequent months cover 1-2 appointments per month for continued support and progress tracking.

Ready to Start Your Journey?

Take the first step towards a healthier, happier you. Schedule your consultation with Tammy Kirby, DNP, and begin your Semaglutide wellness journey today.

Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Advantages in Health and Weight Management

Semaglutide injections offers several benefits specifically related to obesity and weight loss:

Significant Weight Reduction

Semaglutide has been shown to lead to substantial weight loss in individuals with obesity, with clinical trials reporting weight loss percentages ranging from 15% to 18%.

Appetite Suppression

Semaglutide helps to reduce appetite and promote feelings of fullness, which can lead to decreased food intake and facilitate weight loss efforts.

Slowed Gastric Emptying

Semaglutide slows down the rate at which food empties from the stomach into the small intestine. This delay in gastric emptying can help control hunger and prevent overeating.

Improved Glycemic Control

While primarily used for obesity management, semaglutide also helps regulate blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for individuals with obesity who may have insulin resistance or prediabetes.

Potential Cardiovascular Benefits

Weight loss achieved with semaglutide may lead to improvements in cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, lipid levels, and inflammation, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Long-Acting Formulation

Semaglutide is available in a once-weekly injection, offering convenience and improved adherence compared to daily medications, which may enhance long-term weight loss outcomes.

Experience the health-enhancing benefits of Semaglutide at Direct Aesthetics. Whether you’re aiming to improve blood sugar levels or achieve weight loss goals, Semaglutide offers a powerful solution. Schedule your consultation today to discover how Semaglutide can transform your health and well-being.

Semaglutide Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll find solutions to commonly asked questions regarding Semaglutide below. Should you not locate the information you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication used primarily for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. It belongs to the class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists.

Semaglutide works by mimicking the action of the GLP-1 hormone. It stimulates insulin secretion, reduces glucagon secretion, slows stomach emptying, and promotes feelings of fullness, leading to improved blood sugar control and potential weight loss.

Semaglutide injections are typically recommended for adults with obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or higher, or individuals with a BMI of 27 or higher with weight-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

Semaglutide injections are not recommended for individuals with type 1 diabetes, impaired kidney function or kidney disease, medullary thyroid cancer, or gallbladder disease.

Semaglutide is administered via subcutaneous injection, typically once daily or once weekly, depending on the specific formulation prescribed.

Common side effects of Semaglutide may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. Rare but serious side effects may include pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, kidney problems, and allergic reactions.

Long-term safety data for Semaglutide is still being evaluated. It’s essential for individuals using Semaglutide to be regularly monitored by their healthcare provider for any potential adverse effects and to ensure the medication remains effective.

Combining Semaglutide with other weight loss medications should be done under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Some combinations may be effective, but careful monitoring for potential interactions and side effects is necessary.
Individual responses to Semaglutide can vary, but some individuals may start to see improvements in blood sugar control and weight loss within a few weeks to months of starting treatment. Full effects may take longer to achieve.
Coverage for Semaglutide may vary depending on individual insurance plans and specific medical indications. It’s recommended to check with your insurance provider to determine coverage options.
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