A very small and short needle is used to deliver the medication into the subcutaneous tissue just under the skin so the pain is very minimal. Some say they do not feel the shot at all.
The medication only works while it is in your body. Once it is gone, as with any weight loss program, if you go back to your former way of eating, you will gain back the weight. If you continue to manage your calories and increase your physical exercise, you could continue to lose weight.
There are a range of medical conditions associated with obesity. Some of these include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Metabolic syndrome
- Coronary artery disease
- Gall bladder disease
For the best results we recommend diet and increase your physical activity. The weight loss shots help you to do this more effectively.
We only accept cash, checks, debit cards and some HSA cards but check with your health insurance. If you have weight loss coverage, you may have coverage for semaglutide (Wegovy or Ozempic). If you do, check with your health care provider and see if they will prescribe it for you. The next hurdle is to see if you can find it in stock at a pharmacy. If the answer to any of these is no, come and see us.
The medication is usually well tolerated with minimal side effects. Semaglutide slows stomach emptying so some people may have acid reflux or nausea with the weight loss injection. This can usually be treated with an acid reducer. Constipation or diarrhea occasionally occurs as well which can be treated with over the counter medications as well..
If you or your family have a history of medullary thyroid cancer or endocrine neoplasia syndrome type II or if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients, you should not take the weight loss injections. Rejuvenate MedSpa does not manage diabetes. Since this medication is also used to manage diabetes under the =trade name of Ozempic, we are not currently accepting patients with diabetes.
You must fall into the category of “overweight” on the BMI scale which is 25 or greater. You can check your BMI by going to https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm