Medical Weight Loss
Medical Weight Loss with Semaglutide
Semaglutide has been found to be safe and highly effective for long-term weight loss and management.
Utilizing a functional approach to medical weight loss, Semaglutide helps patients achieve their weight loss goals in a healthy, sustainable way. Semaglutide, commonly known by brand name Ozempic or Wegovy, is a once weekly injection that decreases appetite, reduces body fat, and promotes weight loss.
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist, meaning it mimics the peptide hormone GLP-1. GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the gut that sends signals to the brain affecting metabolism and appetite.
How does Semaglutide work?
The once weekly injection imitates the GLP-1 peptide, triggering the part of our brain that regulates appetite, food intake, and metabolism. It also slows the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine, and improves carbohydrate and glucose metabolism. This contributes to weight loss in the following ways:
Feel full faster and longer
Improve metabolic health
Maintain stable weight loss
How is Semaglutide administered?
Semaglutide is a quick and easy injection that is self-administered by the patient once a week from the comfort of your home. Our medical providers will provide the medication and detailed treatment plan, teaching you and helping you learn how to administer the medication. Your weight loss journey will be closely monitored by our skilled medical team.
How quickly will I see results?
Results vary based on personal factors such as starting weight and lifestyle habits. We recommend eating balanced meals and exercising daily to maximize weight loss benefits.
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“Today I took my 15th shot of Semaglutide. I’ve had very minimal side effects compared to what you read online, and for the last 6 weeks I have had none! The side effects I had at the beginning were nausea and exhaustion. Water and protein intake have been KEY! Semaglutide has not only changed my body, but my outlook on longterm health. I began at 238(ish) pounds on (2/23/2023) and this morning (5/29/2023) weighed in at 201! So close to stepping out of the 200’s and into ONEderland! Slow and steady is what I am looking for, so an average of 2.5 pounds a week is great! When you have been on the diet rollercoaster your entire life, Semaglutide is a lifesaver. Everyone is different – and people tend to post complaints more than praises… So don’t get too stressed assuming you’ll have side effects. Most people don’t. I’m so glad I’m on this journey and would not have been this successful without the help of Dr. Wills and Westlake Aesthetics & Wellness!“ – Lisa B.
“I am absolutely thrilled to share my heartfelt testimonial about the incredible experience I’ve had with Dr. Wills and the exceptional team at Westlake Aesthetics & Wellness. Despite the challenges I faced at 54 years old in losing 15 stubborn pounds, Dr. Wills recommended Semaglutide, and the results were remarkable. Within just a few months, I achieved my weight loss goal and have effortlessly maintained my desired weight ever since, all thanks to the invaluable tools and knowledge provided by Dr. Wills and the team. Their expertise, compassion, and unwavering support made this journey truly life changing. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Wills and the exceptional team at Westlake Aesthetics & Wellness to anyone seeking effective weight loss results. Words cannot express my gratitude for their remarkable contribution to my overall well-being.” C.S.
Frequently Asked Questions
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist, which is the active ingredient in both brands Ozempic and Wegovy. Weight loss clinicians often work closely with a specialty pharmacy to utilize Semaglutide, the generic form of this medication, to allow for greater dosing adjustability and decrease expense for patients. It can also be combined with B12 for weight loss support.
Is Semaglutide FDA approved?
Yes, it is the first medication of its class to be FDA approved for weight loss.
What are the known side effects?
As with any medication, Semaglutide has potential side effects. They are typically mild to moderate and subside over time. Side effects may include: abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, low blood sugar, nausea, vomiting.
How can I minimize side effects?
Enjoy meals slowly, stay hydrated, eat small and frequent meals, don’t lie down immediately after eating, eat healthy and balanced meals, and avoid late night snacking.
Is Semaglutide covered by insurance?
Our medical weight loss program is not covered by insurance. However, we offer discounted membership options as well as financing options through Care Credit and PatientFi.
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