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Semaglutide in Atlanta: What You Need to Know About Weight Loss Treatment Options

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Have you been looking for a weight loss solution but haven’t had luck finding the right one for you? You’ve tried everything and nothing seemed to work? Well look no further we have just the solution for you. Semaglutide is the newest injection treatment on the market that helps to lose unwanted weight at a rapid rate.

Here at Pure Bliss Med Spa, a premier Atlanta Med Spa, we offer Semaglutide treatments prescribed by our Nurse Practitioner that can help you on your weight loss journey. If this is something that you are interested in, continue reading.

What Is Semaglutide Weight Loss Treatment?

Semaglutide is the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for chronic weight management/weight loss since 2014 and is marketed under brand names such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and a few other names. It was originally made available to treat type 2 diabetes. However, studies have shown that Semiglutide injections have also assisted clients in losing weight due to the injection suppressing one’s appetite.

The key function of semaglutide is to aid the body in reducing blood glucose in those that need help with managing it if diet and exercise haven’t worked. It is a once-daily or weekly injection that can be used by adults who are overweight and have struggled to lose weight.

How It Works

Semaglutide is a type of medication known as a GLP-1 receptor agonist, making it one of a group of medications that also includes Liraglutide, the active ingredient in Saxenda. GLP-1 receptor agonists affect two hormones created by your pancreas called insulin and glucagon, these hormones help you manage your blood sugar levels. By affecting these hormones, Semaglutide helps to slow down the emptying of your stomach and lower blood sugar levels, effectively helping you to feel fuller for longer and reducing your appetite for sustained weight loss.

Naturally, these changes in your hunger levels make it easier for you to stick to a reduced calorie diet, which helps you to lose weight over time. It is typically used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program that includes diet and exercise. When used as directed, it can help individuals lose weight and improve their overall health.

Who Is It For?

Semaglutide is available for the treatment of adults, both men and women, who are obese or overweight. Additionally, it has also been FDA approved for weight loss in adolescents (ages 12 to 17) who are struggling to adopt healthy eating habits, and physical activity due to various conditions. If you are an individual who struggle with the following things then you are a candidate for Semaglutide injections:

  • Adults who are obese – A BMI of 30 or more
  • Adults who are overweight – A BMI of 27-29
  • Adults who have at least one weight-related comorbid condition such as hypertension, diabetes type 2, or hyperlipidemia
  • Adolescents 12 years and older with a BMI in the 95th percentile or greater

What Are the Benefits of Semaglutide?

With Semaglutide gaining much popularity it is important to know if it is for you and how it will benefit you. A key benefit is to help lose weight and keep the weight off in clients who struggle with being obese or overweight.

In a clinical study for semaglutide done over the course of 56 weeks, individuals with an initial body weight of 198lb lost an average of 10lb with a monthly injection of Semaglutide. All patients taking Semaglutide injections lost more or less 5% of their initial starting weight within these 56 weeks. This means that if you started treatment weighing 200lbs, you should lose around 30 lbs within weeks.

Semaglutide will not only help you achieve your weight loss goals that may have not felt attainable before, but also a restored or new self confidence that everyone deserves. Trying semaglutide injections will help your inner self just as much as your outer appearance, and that is the true benefit of all.

What are The Side Effects?

Semaglutide injection may cause side effects. Tell your service provider if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • burping

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms call your service provider  immediately or seek emergency medical treatment:

  • Ongoing pain that begins in the upper left or middle of the stomach but may spread to the back, with or without vomiting
  • Rash; itching; swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, tongue, or throat; or difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Decreased urination
  • Swelling of legs, ankles, or feet
  • Vision changes
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Pain in upper stomach; yellowing of skin or eyes; fever; or clay-colored stools (in those receiving semaglutide for management of weight loss)
  • Rapid heartbeat

Semaglutide injection may cause other side effects. Call your service provider if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.

How Much Weight Can I Lose?

A significant amount of weight can be lost when taking semaglutide for weight loss. In one study, adults who took semaglutide for 16 weeks lost an average of 16.5 pounds. In another study, it was shown to help people lose an average of 9.2% of their body weight after 56 weeks. For those taking semaglutide for health reasons.

Another study shows that semaglutide reduced blood glucose levels by 22% when fasting, 36% two hours after eating a meal, and 22% over 24 hours. Insulin secretion typically occurs in two phases following a meal, and semaglutide increases both first and second phase insulin secretion. Although some may lose more or less weight depending on how well they respond to semaglutide. Individuals who are able to stick to a healthy diet and exercise program while using semaglutide are typically the ones who see the best results.

Semaglutide + Laser Lipo Treatment

While Semaglutide alone is a great treatment for weight loss, it paired with our Laser Lipo treatments will help you reach your goals faster. Laser Lipo is designed to help get rid of stubborn fat in certain areas of the body. Our Laser Lipo treatment has been proven to help clients lose inches, with consistency.

Semaglutide is also making changes in people’s lives as well to help lose stubborn weight. So with both helping clients achieve their weight goals, We have created a package combining both Semaglutide injections and Laser Lipo treatments to get you the results you have been dreaming of. 6-12 treatments are recommended for Laser Lipo. If you purchase a Laser Lipo 6 pack from us, complimentary semaglutide injections are inculded with your package. Consultations are always encouraged but if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our team!

Semaglutide Treatment Options at Pure Bliss Med Spa in Atlanta

Now that you’ve learned more about the semaglutide injection, it is time to start considering if it is the right treatment for you! We, Pure Bliss Med Spa Atlanta’s Number One Med Spa in the Sandy Springs Area, are more than happy to help you achieve a successful weight loss journey.

Consultations are always encouraged and all Injectable consults are FREE. If you’re taking semaglutide for weight loss, it’s incredibly important that it should be used alongside a healthy diet and increased exercise wherever possible. If you have any questions we’re always here to answer any of your questions.

All appointments are booked via email or phone ([email protected] and 678-515-3653). We look forward to seeing you!