Semaglutide for Slimming: Unlocking the Potential of Injectable Therapy

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Obesity (excess weight gain) has been a prevailing problem among millions worldwide. Struct diet regimes, strenuous physical exercises, or intermittent fasting- you have done it all, but with zero weight loss results! Worry not! There are several minimally invasive weight loss solutions offered at Newport Beach MedSpa

One popular cosmetic weight loss method is semaglutide Injections. Let us learn more about this modern and innovative weight loss method.

What is semaglutide? 

Semaglutide is a safe injectable drug that was initially used as a diabetes medication and is now being used for chronic weight loss management. These are currently approved for weight loss by the FDA. The typical dose for weight loss is 2.4 mg, administered weekly as subcutaneous (under the skin) injections. 

How effective is semaglutide for weight loss?

Semaglutide has proven to be a safe and effective weight management solution when compared to other anti-obesity drugs. With a strict diet and exercise regimen you can easily lose up to 15 to 25% of your excess weight using semaglutide injections. Semaglutide is a chemical that works by reducing your appetite to lose weight. 

Who should opt for semaglutide injections?

The FDA recommends semaglutide injections if you meet the following criteria:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m2 or greater, and have at least one weight-related condition such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Have a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater

Who should avoid taking semaglutide injections?

Avoid semaglutide if you have:

  • History of thyroid cancer
  • History of pancreatitis
  • History of gallbladder disease 
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 ( MEN2)

How should these injections be used?

Semaglutide is injected subcutaneously, where you will be taught how to prepare and use it. It is usually taken once a week and continued unless your doctor asks you to stop. 

Remember to refrigerate the medicine, but do not freeze it. However, it can be stored at room temperature for 28 days before the removal of the cap.

Takeaway

If you are considering weight loss and not able to achieve the desired results through diet or exercise then talk to your doctor to explore different options. Your doctor may evaluate your BMI and recommend semaglutide injections. This revolutionary medicine can help curb your appetite and aid in weight loss. It is safe and has been recently approved by the FDA. 

However, remember this medicine can cause mild side effects. Weigh the pros and cons before starting the injection. 

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