GLOW AESTHETICS
WEIGHTLOSS PROGRAM

Are you ready to make a change to get back to a healthy weight?

The search for effective and safe weight loss treatment seems never-ending. But the newest anti-obesity medication, semaglutide, is still making waves more than a year after its 2021 approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The injectable drug, initially only used as diabetes medication, is the first drug since Saxenda (2014) approved to treat chronic weight management in the 70% of American adults who are obese or overweight. Research continues to show the effectiveness of semaglutide injections for weight loss. It also highlights the value of treating obesity as a chronic metabolic disease instead of expecting people to rely solely on willpower and lifestyle changes to manage their condition.

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone,
released in the gut in response to eating.

One role of GLP-1 is to prompt the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood sugar (glucose). For that reason, health care providers have used semaglutide for more than 15 years to treat Type 2 diabetes.

But GLP-1 in higher amounts also interacts with the parts of the brain that suppress your appetite and signal you to feel full. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, it can cause significant weight loss — and a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease— in people who are obese or overweight.

How effective is semaglutide for weight loss in non-diabetics?

There have been several anti-obesity medications that help suppress appetite and achieve weight loss. But semaglutide performs on a new level.

An early study of 2,000 obese adults compared people using semaglutide plus a diet and exercise program with people who made the same lifestyle changes without semaglutide. After 68 weeks, half of the participants using semaglutide lost 15% of their body weight, and nearly a third lost 20%. Participants who incorporated only lifestyle changes lost about 2.4% of their weight.

What are the side effects of semaglutide injections?

The side effects of semaglutide are typically mild — especially when compared to the complications associated with overweight and obesity.

People taking semaglutide for weight loss may experience:

Dizziness

Fatigue

Gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, constipation and gassiness

Headache

Stomach issues, including nausea, vomiting, pain or distension (bloat)

Gastrointestinal issues are the most common complaint among people just starting semaglutide. But with the guidance from our Nurse Practitioner, we will be able to reduce the side effects by beginning on a lower dose and then slowly increasing the amount you take.

How does the weightloss program work?

After we verify you are a candidate, you will meet in person with our Nurse Practitioner. During this appointment, we will go over side affects, discuss how to administer your injections, and take measurement. Once you receive your prescription, you will stay in contact with our providers throughout the process including regular check ins.

Ready to get started?

Starting the process is simple, click the button below to fill out our questionnaire. Our Nurse Practitioner will then contact you if you are a candidate.

Medspa Greensboro, NC

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