Let us help you reach your weight loss goals! A healthy diet and regular exercise are essential for obtaining and keeping a healthy weight. Sometimes diet and exercise aren't enough especially if you have underlying medical conditions or genetic factors that prevent you from losing weight. Semaglutide has been an effective tool in the battle against weight loss. See below for more information about this once-weekly medication.
Pretty Little Lies Aesthetics offers a weight loss program led by our Medical Director Jennifer Herrera FNP-C. Our program includes an initial Consultation to discuss your goals and health history, along with monthly weigh-in visits with our RN to ensure you are reaching your goals.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an FDA approved injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist that is administered once weekly for obesity.
How does it work for weight loss?
GLP-1 is an incretin hormone that plays a role in your appetite and digestion. Semaglutide works to lower your blood sugar by triggering insulin and blocking other sources of sugar. It also slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach. The result of these actions causes you to feel full, lowering your appetite and causing you to lose some weight.
What are the most common side-effects?
Most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Although rare serious side effects are possible. These include pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, thyroid tumors, and allergic reactions.
Who is a candidate for Semaglutide?
Patients that have a BMI > 30 or patients with a BMI of 27 with some comorbidities such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
You are not a candidate for Semiglutide if you have a history of diabetes, medullary thyroid cancer, or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome type 2.
Call our office at 623-203-9147 or pricing or to schedule your consultation with our provider.