Semaglutide was approved in 2017 as a means of controlling glycemic levels in Type 2 diabetes patients. The drug boosts insulin secretion and reduces glucagon secretion, which leads to blood sugar stabilization. Semaglutide has been shown to reduce appetite, minimize food cravings, and aid in overall glycemic balancing. Patients taking Semaglutide were most successful when they combined their dosage with a healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen.

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide matches GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), a unique hormone in the body that regulates appetite and food consumption. When GLP-1 is optimized, the brain experiences satiation and fullness faster and after smaller portions.

Semaglutide tells the pancreas to release the ideal amount of insulin when high blood sugar levels are detected. The drug slows down the passage of food through the stomach, limiting appetite, which results in weight loss over time. This mechanism is referred to as gastric emptying.

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What Are The Benefits Of Semaglutide?

  • Jumpstarts weight loss
  • Non-habit forming
  • Well-tolerated by most patients
  • Curbs appetite and food cravings
  • This leads to a feeling of fullness faster

Who Can Take Semaglutide?

Semaglutide must be prescribed by your weight loss practitioner. Not everyone will be eligible, so undergoing a detailed consultation is important. Adults taking Semaglutide should have a BMI (body mass index) of over 30. Those suffering from obesity-related medical concerns, such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, can qualify for Semaglutide with a BMI of 27 or higher.

We will review your medical history to ensure that Semaglutide is safe. Patients with endocrine or thyroid tumors, as well as those with certain cancers, should avoid Semaglutide. You will need to disclose all your current medications and supplements to your doctor before taking Semaglutide to prevent complications.

Semaglutide Treatment

Semaglutide is administered as an injection under the skin once a week, typically starting with a dosage of 0.25. The dose can be increased gradually after one month if needed. Injections are usually administered in the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh.

Possible Side Effects Of Semaglutide

While most patients tolerate Semaglutide well, certain side effects are possible. These symptoms will usually resolve within a few weeks, however. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, and constipation. Rarely side effects include headache, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, nasopharyngitis, and heightened pancreatic enzyme levels. Our team will follow up with you to ensure your treatment is progressing smoothly.

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Why Choose Highwater Aesthetics?

Treatments at Highwater Aesthetics are overseen by Dr. Amanda Satterwhite, whose expertise and skill ensure superior results. We aim to provide patients with a stress-free environment where they can improve their aesthetic concerns to look and feel their best. By developing lasting relationships with our clients, we create an environment of trust, safety, and transparency, which is especially important for those
embarking on their weight loss journey. Our partnership with each patient is initiated through a detailed consultation process and ongoing support. We value client feedback and use it regularly to optimize our approach to align with patient goals.

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