Perhaps you’ve been hearing about the weight loss drug Semaglutide, also commonly known as Wegovy® for weight loss. This under the skin injection is known as being the first approved drug suitable for weight loss and management in adults. The medication works by helping your body to burn fat by suppressing your appetite. If you’re looking to lose weight without dealing with constant hunger, this treatment could be a really great fit for you.
So what are the pros and cons of Semaglutide compared to another popular medication, phentermine? Great question. Phentermine is generally a little less expensive than Semaglutide, but it’s also only approved for usage in the short term. So if you’re looking for a longer term solution, Semaglutide would likely be a better choice. Semaglutide is a once a week injection (no pills!) which reduces the need for daily maintenance.
What are some of the benefits of Semaglutide?
- It is safe to use with other medications
- It has not been shown to change your mood
- It decreases food intake which then reduces fat mass in your body
- It decreases your appetite, so you won’t feel hungry
Again, it’s important to note that Semaglutide (Wegovy®) is the first FDA-approved medication for adult weight management. Semaglutide works by mimicing a hormone in your body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate your food intake and appetite. By copying this hormone, your body feels full even when you have not eaten which will allow you to burn calories and fat mass much more easily.
While using Semaglutide, patients can typically expect that you’ll gradually increase your medication dose over a period of 15-18 weeks. Typical results would be weight loss of 15% of your total body weight. You’ll want to commit to at least 3 full months of treatments to see the best results. You’ll visit one of our trained technicians each week for an injection and our medical weight loss specialists will be monitoring your weight along the way. We’ll be with you on every step of your weight loss journey.
For more information about Semaglutides and other weight loss treatments we offer, contact Florida Aesthetics today for a free consultation!