Appetite Suppressant | Once Weekly Injection | FDA Approved
PAIN RELIEF: None Required
DURATION: 20 Minutes
AFTER TREATMENT: Specific instructions are given per patient
RECOVERY TIME: None
SESSIONS REQUIRED: Weekly
RESULTS LAST: Duration of treatment
COST: Discussed during consultation
Semaglutide, brand name Wegovy, is a once-weekly weight loss shot. It works by releasing hormones in your digestive tract after you eat a meal. These hormones help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin release and blocking sugar production. They also slow down how quickly food leaves your stomach (called gastric emptying).
The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight.
Several factors help to contribute to the effects of semaglutide:
Appetite Regulation: Semaglutide acts on the brain's appetite centers, specifically the hypothalamus, to help regulate food intake and decrease appetite. It increases satiety, making individuals feel fuller after consuming smaller amounts of food.
Slowing Gastric Emptying: Semaglutide delays the emptying of the stomach, which can lead to increased feelings of fullness and reduced hunger.
Increased Energy Expenditure: Semaglutide may increase energy expenditure, leading to a higher metabolic rate and more calories burned. This effect can contribute to weight loss.
Improved Glucose Control: Semaglutide helps regulate blood sugar levels by increasing insulin secretion and decreasing glucagon release. By improving glucose control, it can also impact weight loss efforts.
Schedule a consultation today to learn if this treatment is right for you.