Introduction to Semaglutide
A person’s weight can cause major issues in not only their lifestyle but also their self-esteem. While some are capable of shedding weight like it’s nothing, or not even having to deal with excessive weight gain at all, there are plenty of Americans who struggle with being overweight and are tired of the hindrance it causes. At Aesthetics Med Spa, we want to provide our Lansing, MI patients with a weight loss option that will let them take back their body and their life with Semaglutide injections. To learn more about this treatment, please keep reading below.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a once-a-week injection of a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) that is an FDA-approved medication created to help control chronic weight management. When combined with a healthy diet and routine exercise, this treatment can help our adult patients lose almost 15% of their body weight and some of our adolescent patients lose almost 16%. GLP-1 is an incretin hormone (released by your digestive tract) that plays a large role in your appetite and digestion. These hormones are sent out into your body after eating a meal and help lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin release and blocking sugar.
What are the Benefits of Semaglutide?
In addition to losing the unwanted weight without surgery, our Lansing Semaglutide patients have seen the following benefits from their treatments:
Who are the Best Candidates for Semaglutide?
The best candidates for Semaglutide injections are any adult with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 mg/kg² alone, or 27 mg/kg² with at least one weight-related condition (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes). It can also be used on children aged 12 or older with a particular BMI at or above the 95th percentile for their sex and age. If you are interested in this treatment, we encourage you to have some of the following characteristics:
What’s the First Step?
If you are interested in Semaglutide injections in Lansing, your first step is to contact Aesthetics Med Spa and schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ronan. During this appointment, you will be able to ask all of your questions regarding the treatment, have your body evaluated, and answer some questions regarding your medical and lifestyle history. It is very important to be very open and honest as it will help Dr. Ronan make choices that will ensure your safety and prevent any unnecessary risks. Once he has collected the information he needs, Dr. Ronan will build your treatment plan, and if you agree with it, will get you started on your weight loss journey with Semaglutide.
What to Expect From Semaglutide Injections
The treatment requires a weekly dosage that is in a single-use injection pen, but it’s very similar to what diabetics are required to use, which may cause some people some minor and temporary pain. The injection can be administered in the comfort of your own home but should be done only once a week and on the same day of every week for the best results, however, it does not require to be performed at the exact same time every week and can be taken with or without food. The injections can be injected just under your skin in either your abdomen, upper arm, or thigh, and we strongly recommend changing the injection site with each dose. You can keep the location the same (i.e. the thigh), but you should do your best to avoid the same spot twice. Some gastrointestinal reactions can occur due to the treatment, which we have listed below.
Every patient has a different weight loss journey, so you may not have the same experience as someone else. We encourage our patients to be patient and understand that this isn’t a “quick fix” or substitution for a healthy lifestyle, but more of a helping aid to achieve a better body. You can expect your dosage to be increased every four weeks and could be on this routine for about four months. Once Dr. Ronan feels you are where you need to be, he will inform you of how much longer you will need to take the injection.
How Much Does Semaglutide Cost in Lansing, MI?
The cost of Semaglutide treatments in Lansing will be determined by a number of factors and the best way to find out how much this treatment will cost you is to meet with Dr. Ronan for a consultation.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Arthur Ronan, D.O. has been a board-certified Family Physician for over 20 years in Lansing, MI. He went into primary care to help people of all ages improve their health and help them understand all the things happening in their life that could be affecting it. He started Aesthetics Med Spa as a way to help each one of his patients achieve their health goals while living active and fulfilling lives. His passion for education has led him to be on the teaching faculty at Michigan State University for over 15 years.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re looking to get your weight under control in Lansing, MI, Semaglutide injections may be a great option for you. To find out if you’re a good candidate and find out more about this treatment, call Aesthetics Med Spa at 517 574 4655 today. You can also use our website to request an appointment and a friendly and helpful member of our team will be in touch with you.
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“ I have been seeing Dr. Ronan for Botox for migraines for years. Due to my Moyamoya disease nothing takes my pain away completely but the injections do help. He is great, and his staff is very nice. He is also my husband’s general practitioner. He is a wonderful doctor and a very nice person.”
- Lisa K.
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