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Medically Monitored Weight Loss

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Special Offer for Semaglutide Users

Already familiar with Semaglutide? We offer special transfer-in pricing. Call our office for details.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is the active ingredient in well-known medications such as Wegovy® and Ozempic®. This medication primarily targets blood sugar levels to improve regulation, with a highly desirable side effect: weight loss.

Semaglutide mimics a natural hormone in your body called GLP-1, which is typically produced by the digestive system when you eat. GLP-1 impacts your brain to create a feeling of fullness after eating, slows down stomach emptying, and regulates insulin secretion in response to food intake. The goal is to help you feel fuller for longer, reduce cravings, and enhance blood sugar and fat storage regulation.

Clinical Studies

In clinical studies with Ozempic®, a patient weighing 200 lbs lost 5% of their body weight within the first 4 weeks of treatment, reducing their weight to 190 lbs. After 4-6 months of treatment, the same patient typically lost 15% of their body weight, reaching 170 lbs.

Before Starting Treatment

  1. Provide lab work from within the last year.
  2. We will calculate your BMI.
  3. Commit to lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, for optimal results.
  4. Complete a full medical history.
  5. Schedule your weight loss consultation.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Semaglutide treatment, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 75.
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more (clinically obese), or
  • Have a BMI of 27 or more (significantly overweight) with a medical condition often caused or worsened by excess body weight.

Exclusions

Semaglutide is not suitable for individuals who are:

  • Under 18 or over 75 years of age.
  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to conceive.
  • Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Have a history of thyroid cancers or a family history of thyroid cancers.
  • Diagnosed with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2).
  • Suffering from liver disease.
  • Have a medical history of pancreatitis.
  • Diagnosed with diabetic eye disease.

Commitment to Sustainable Lifestyle Changes

At Signature Med Spa, we emphasize the importance of permanent lifestyle changes to support your weight loss journey. Choosing a balanced nutritional intake and engaging in regular exercise will enhance the effectiveness of your treatment and help you maintain your weight loss long-term.

While no strict meal plan is enforced, adopting a healthy lifestyle is essential. Prepare smaller meals or have a protein shake at your typical meal times. We recommend following the Mediterranean Diet. Use this opportunity to rehabilitate your diet and prevent rebound weight gain.

Importance of Exercise

Exercise is crucial in any weight loss journey. Building lean muscle burns more calories. You don't need to engage in intense activities; yoga, pilates, or gentle weight lifting are sufficient. Establish a sustainable routine, starting with 15 minutes of exercise, three days a week.

Appointment Schedule

  • Initial Consultation: 45 minutes.
  • Follow-up Appointments: Weekly 15-minute sessions to monitor your weight, adjust dosage, discuss potential side effects, and administer Semaglutide.