Weight Management Semaglutide Injections in Akron, OH

Summit MedAesthetics proudly offers weight management Semaglutide Injections. Call (330) 953-3414 to schedule an appointment at our medical spa in Akron or Boardman, OH today!

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a new FDA APPROVED weight loss medication that works by suppressing your appetite. It is a once-weekly injection for weight management.

Semaglutide FAQ

Semaglutide is a prescription medication originally developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Recently, a lower dose of semaglutide has been approved by the FDA for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight who have at least one weight-related condition.

Semaglutide works by mimicking the action of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which regulates appetite, food intake, and glucose metabolism. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, semaglutide can help reduce hunger, increase feelings of fullness, and promote weight loss.

Semaglutide may be suitable for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m² or greater who have at least one weight-related condition (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes) or for those with a BMI of 30 kg/m² or greater, regardless of other conditions.

Semaglutide for weight management is typically administered as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection. The initial dose is low and gradually increased over several weeks to minimize side effects.

Clinical trials have shown that treatment with semaglutide can lead to significant weight loss compared to placebo, with participants typically experiencing a reduction in body weight ranging from 5% to 15% or more, depending on the individual.

Weight loss results with semaglutide can vary from person to person, but many individuals begin to see noticeable changes within the first few weeks to months of treatment. Maximum weight loss is typically achieved after several months of continuous therapy.

Semaglutide is generally considered safe for long-term use under the supervision of a healthcare provider. However, like any medication, it may carry some risks and potential side effects, which should be discussed with your doctor before starting treatment.

Common side effects of semaglutide may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, and headache. These side effects usually subside over time as the body adjusts to the medication.

Semaglutide can be used alone or in combination with other weight loss strategies, such as diet and exercise modifications, to enhance overall results. However, it's essential to consult with a healthcare provider before combining semaglutide with other medications or supplements.

Semaglutide may not be suitable for everyone with obesity or overweight, especially those with certain medical conditions or contraindications. It's essential to undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation and discuss potential risks and benefits with a healthcare provider before starting treatment.

Request a Weight Management Consultation

Summit MedAesthetics offers weight management with Semaglutide injections. If you are interested in learning more about Semaglutide injections, call to request a consultation at our medical spa in Akron or Poland today.

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