All You Need to Know About Semaglutide for Weight Loss

  • Posted on: Jan 10 2024
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Obesity is a condition that affects more than 1 billion people in the world, with the number increasing continuously. This condition not only makes people feel self-conscious about their looks, but it can also cause weight-related illnesses. 


Our professionals at Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa offer semaglutide treatments to keep your obesity under control. When regular diets and exercise do not succeed in helping you lose weight, semaglutide can help. Read our blog and find out more about semaglutide treatments.

What Is Semaglutide Treatment?

Semaglutide treatment is a medical prescription approved by the FDA for managing weight loss. When used together with a healthy lifestyle, it can control the way you eat, reduce your cravings, and help you shed pounds at a steady rate. The treatment is given as an injection under your skin.

Semaglutide works by releasing a hormone that is naturally found in your body. This is a hormone referred to as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which plays a significant role in the energy regulation system of your body. The drug was originally developed for keeping Type 2 diabetes under control, but it was later approved by the FDA for weight loss as well.  

The treatment aims to mimic the incretin hormone your body releases each time you have a meal. Your small intestine releases the hormone to lower your blood sugar, keeping the levels under control. The treatment also slows down how fast the food is digested, allowing you to feel full for a longer period of time.

What to Expect After Semaglutide Treatments?

Semaglutide can be effective in helping people reach their weight loss goals. However, the final results and how fast you can reach your ideal weight may depend on your current weight. This is why you need to set up an appointment with Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa so that you and your provider can develop a realistic weight loss timeline. 

Most patients notice a 10.9% loss of their total weight within six months after the treatment, and the results only improve with time. Depending on your weight, different dosages may be recommended as well. Once the weight is lost, it should not come back, provided you maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle.


Conditions for Semaglutide Treatments

Semaglutide has been approved by the FDA to aid in weight loss journeys, but only under certain conditions. The treatment has to be given as an injection every week, with the process being performed by a medical professional. We, at Azul, do not offer self-injections. So, the current protocol is that patients need to check in with their provider for weekly injections so that there is no accidental misuse of the drug. 

The treatment can be used by patients who are overweight or obese, based on their body mass index (BMI). Men and women with high BMI are often the most suitable candidates for the treatment. To follow FDA approval indications, patients must have a specific BMI or higher and have at least one weight-related health condition like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or Type 2 diabetes. 

For the treatment to be effective, it should also be used as a combination with exercise and a healthy, low-calorie diet. Each patient may have different needs, which is why the course of treatment is decided after an initial consultation. After reviewing your medical history condition, your provider will determine how to potentially approach a semaglutide treatment.

The Bottom Line

Semaglutide is a great option for you to lose excess fat, especially when your weight is causing various health conditions. Setting up an appointment can help determine whether you are a candidate or not. Call Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa and set up an appointment for a semaglutide treatment. 


For more information about semaglutide, you can contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa at 239-379-8924. We can set up an appointment and determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure or not. As an alternative, you can use our online contact form to get in touch with us, and we will reach out as soon as possible for a virtual consultation.

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