semaglutide

Semaglutide

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

Semaglutide is a medical treatment used primarily for weight management and diabetes care. It works by mimicking a hormone that targets areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation, helping to reduce hunger and caloric intake.

Approved by the FDA for weight management, Semaglutide is suitable for individuals with obesity or overweight with at least one weight-related condition such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or dyslipidemia. It’s administered through injections and is not a substitute for a comprehensive diet and exercise plan.

AREAS Systemic
COST Varies by healthcare plan and dosage
DURATION Ongoing, as prescribed by a healthcare provider
FREQUENCY Weekly injections
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Semaglutide is an innovative treatment that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. It’s a weekly injectable that helps reduce your appetite and regulate blood sugar levels, making it easier to shed stubborn pounds. 

Restorative Injectables, with locations in Denver, CO and Oklahoma City, OK, offers semaglutide injections as part of a medical weight loss program incorporating nutritional counseling. Book a consultation to learn more about how this treatment can support your weight loss journey!

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medication initially developed for type 2 diabetes but is now FDA-approved for weight loss. It’s a peptide that mimics the GLP-1 hormone, which regulates blood sugar levels and suppresses appetite. 

By slowing down gastric emptying–how quickly food leaves the stomach–and reducing cravings, semaglutide aids in calorie control and helps you stick to a healthy diet. Its ability to improve glycemic control makes it an excellent option for those struggling with obesity and related conditions.

Benefits

  • FDA-approved weight loss medication
  • Reduces cravings and hunger
  • Promotes steady blood sugar levels
  • Supports sustainable weight management
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Lowers high cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Convenient subcutaneous injection
  • Backed by medical weight loss experts

Why Choose Restorative Injectables

Restorative Injectables provides exceptional aesthetic and wellness services with a focus on natural beauty and scientific expertise. Serving clients in Denver, CO and Oklahoma City, OK our practice combines cutting-edge techniques with an artistic eye to help you achieve your goals. Our medical weight loss program is tailored to your needs, ensuring you’re guided and supported every step of the way.

Your Semaglutide Treatment

Instructions

Proper preparation and adherence to aftercare guidelines are essential to maximize the effectiveness of semaglutide treatment and minimize side effects.

Before Treatment

  • Consult a Healthcare Professional: Always start with a consultation to assess your suitability for semaglutide, discuss potential risks, and review your medical history.
  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Begin integrating a balanced diet and regular exercise into your routine, as these habits will support the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Avoid Certain Medications: Discuss with your healthcare provider any medications you are taking, as some may need to be adjusted or avoided with semaglutide.
  • Hydrate Adequately: Drink plenty of water prior to starting treatment to help manage potential side effects like nausea.
  • Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing: Choose comfortable clothing for your appointment to feel at ease during the injection.
  • Avoid Lotions/Creams: Do not apply lotions or creams to the injection site to reduce the risk of irritation or infection.

Post Treatment

  • Avoid Strenuous Activity: Limit heavy exercise for the first few days after an injection to help your body adjust to the treatment.
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet: Continue following a balanced diet that complements the appetite-suppressing effects of semaglutide.
  • Monitor for Side Effects: Keep track of any side effects such as gastrointestinal discomfort, and report them to your healthcare provider.
  • Attend Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ins with your healthcare provider are crucial to monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed.
  • Note: Massaging treated areas or wearing compression garments are generally not applicable to semaglutide treatment, unlike procedures that involve physical alterations like injections for cosmetic enhancements or surgeries.

Ideal Candidates for Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections

Semaglutide is suitable for adults looking to lose excess weight, particularly if they have a BMI of 27 or higher. Good candidates may also have obesity-related health conditions that weight loss may help resolve, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol  

However, it’s contraindicated for individuals with certain medical histories, including pancreatitis, type 1 diabetes and medullary thyroid carcinoma. Your healthcare provider will help assess your suitability during your consultation.

Before & Afters

After starting treatment, you may notice a reduction in cravings and improved appetite control within the first few weeks. After a few months of consistent use, you’ll likely experience significant weight loss and better overall health. The timeline may vary, but many patients report steady progress when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

What to Expect from Your Semaglutide Treatment

Consultation

Your journey begins with an initial consultation at Restorative Injectables. During this meeting, your provider will review your medical history, discuss your weight loss goals and explain how semaglutide works. This is the perfect opportunity to address any concerns or questions you may have. We’ll also assess your BMI and overall health to ensure that semaglutide is a safe and effective option for you.

Procedure

Semaglutide is administered through a subcutaneous injection, typically into the abdomen or thigh. The process is quick, taking only a few minutes. You’ll receive detailed instructions on how to self-administer the injections at home, or you can choose to have them administered at our clinic at regular intervals. The frequency of injections is usually once a week, which may be adjusted based on your response to the treatment.

Recovery and side effects

There is no downtime required after receiving a semaglutide injection, allowing you to continue your daily activities immediately. Some patients might experience mild side effects such as nausea, constipation or diarrhea. These are generally temporary and tend to decrease over time as your body adjusts to the medication.

Follow-ups

Follow-up appointments are crucial to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. These regular check-ins will help manage any side effects and ensure that you are on track to meet your weight loss goals. During these visits, we’ll also offer additional support and guidance on diet, exercise and other healthy habits to complement the semaglutide treatment.

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost?

The cost of semaglutide depends on several factors, including your personalized dosage, treatment duration and any additional services required in your weight loss plan. Contact us at Restorative Injectables to receive accurate pricing and a customized plan based on your individual needs.

Semaglutide vs. Tirzepatide: Which is Right for Me?

Both semaglutide and tirzepatide are effective medications for weight loss and managing type 2 diabetes, but they function slightly differently. Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that suppresses appetite and regulates blood sugar levels. Tirzepatide is a dual receptor agonist that targets both GLP-1 and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide), offering a more comprehensive approach to glycemic control. 

While both can help you achieve your weight loss goals, your choice may depend on your specific medical history, desired weight loss and any concurrent health conditions. Discussing these medications with a healthcare provider will help you identify the treatment best suited to your individual needs and overall health.

Book Your Semaglutide Consultation

Ready to embark on your weight loss journey with semaglutide? Restorative Injectables in Denver, Colorado, offers this effective weight loss treatment with the support of experienced healthcare providers. Contact us today to book your free consultation and start improving your overall health.

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