At Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation Colorado Springs med spa, we prioritize a holistic approach to achieve your aesthetic goals, including weight loss. Prioritizing an ideal body weight is crucial, whether for surgery preparation or general well-being. Our focus is on building strong nutritional and exercise habits and promoting mental wellness. For a kickstart towards your dreams, consider Semaglutide, a new medication that aids in weight loss. Try our skinny shot for effective results. Visit us today!
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, offers significant weight loss benefits. Originally developed for diabetes treatment, it was discovered to have profound effects on weight loss. By reducing appetite and food intake, Semaglutide aids in weight loss for both diabetic patients and the general population. Ozempic, the first Semaglutide medication, targets diabetes treatment but also promotes weight loss. Another medication, Wegovy, specifically targets obesity. Both medications are administered through weekly injections that patients can conveniently administer at home. Dr. Degurse has years of experience prescribing Semaglutide while practicing Family Medicine.
How effective is semaglutide for weight loss?
Extensive studies have demonstrated their impressive impact. In a study with over 1,000 patients, Semaglutides were administered for 68 weeks, resulting in an average body weight reduction of 15%, equivalent to a remarkable 35-pound weight loss. Another study involving over 900 patients showcased an average body weight reduction of 17% and an incredible 41-pound weight loss at 68 weeks (Wildling et al., 2021). It’s important to note that all participants received counseling on improving dietary habits and increasing physical activity. These study outcomes bring exciting possibilities for our patients seeking effective weight loss solutions. In short, these weight-loss studies showed Semaglutide to be Clinically Relevant. In the science-world, that is not common.
What is the Treatment Process for Semaglutide?
Begin your weight loss journey at Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation, where we offer comprehensive solutions to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Whether you’re preparing for surgery, recovering from a procedure, or simply looking to improve your overall health, we’re here to support you. During your consultation, Dr. Degurse will discuss your goals and create a customized skinny shot treatment plan. This plan may incorporate a combination of the following:
- Semaglutide weekly injections – These can be done at home after the first one.
- Monthly Check-ins in person to track progress and dosing modifications to minimize side effects or augment results. Optional – Can sign up for weekly check-ins as well.
- Optional: Personal 1-1 weekly Weight-Management Weigh-ins, Weekly Nutritional planning, and Health Check-ins with Dr. Degurse. Details of that program can be found HERE.
Who is a Good candidate for semaglutide treatment for weight loss?
- Guests that are overweight or obese.
- Guests that want to decrease their weight and improve their overall health.
- Guests are not diabetic or currently on any diabetic medications.
- Guests do not have a history of thyroid cancer.
- Guests do not have any pancreatic issues.
- Guests have realistic expectations that the best results are when Semaglutide is combined with lifestyle changes that include diet and exercise. We offer a weight-loss management program that is exactly a good compliment to Semaglutide therapy.
- If guests want to improve their overall appearance.
About your weight Loss Journey on Semaglutide
- An initial consultation is performed. This can be done specifically for weight loss or in combination with your initial med spa consultation.
- Guests are evaluated, the risks and benefits of the medications are discussed. Once the treatment plan has been established guests will start on their once weekly injections.
- The medications have to be titrated to an effective dose. You will have monthly check-ins by phone, or optionally can package your Semaglutide treatment with our more comprehensive weight loss program.
- Guests typically tolerate the medications very well.
How Does Semaglutide cause Weight Loss?
Semaglutide is a breakthrough treatment designed to regulate appetite and calorie intake. By mimicking GLP-1, Semaglutides effectively curb cravings and decrease overall appetite. This results in significant weight loss over time, as patients naturally consume fewer calories each day. What sets this treatment apart is that patients don’t feel hungry or deprived, eliminating the sensation of traditional “dieting.” Semaglutides aim to promote long-term success by helping patients establish healthier dietary habits. Start your weight loss journey with the revolutionary benefits of Semaglutides today.
Is Semaglutide Safe?
In the fight against obesity, unlike past diet medications, Semaglutide offers remarkable results with minimal side effects. Clinical trials of Semaglutide for weight loss demonstrated high tolerability, with over 90% of patients successfully completing the 68-week treatment course. The most common adverse effects reported were mild gastrointestinal issues such as nausea and diarrhea. Overall, Semaglutide is exceptionally well tolerated.
What Kind of Patients Would Benefit from Semaglutide Weight Loss Therapy?
At Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation, we offer the skinny shot treatment to various groups of guests who are ideal candidates for weight loss:
- Guests in overall good health who are overweight (BMI greater than 25) or suffer from obesity (BMI greater than 30).
- Guests looking to enhance their shape and figure. Many individuals visit Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation for procedures like liposculpting or a tummy tuck with the goal of weight loss. It’s important to note that these surgeries are not intended for weight loss. However, by incorporating Semaglutide therapy, we can help patients achieve their ideal body weight prior to surgery, enhancing their overall results.
If you’re aiming to reach your ideal body weight before a surgical procedure or seeking effective weight loss solutions, Semaglutide therapy at Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation is an excellent choice.
Your Weight Loss Consultation with Semaglutide Treatments
- Guests will present for their evaluation where they will meet Dr. Degure.
- A medical history and physical exam will be done by our staff to determine the best treatment.
- Dr. Degurse will discuss the benefits of Semaglutide treatment for an individual’s weight loss journey. This can be done in conjunction with a consultation for weight-management
- Dr. Degurse will also discuss if other treatments in combination would be beneficial.
- The risks and benefits of the Semaglutide treatments will be discussed during the consultation.
Maximize your weight loss success by adding our monthly weight-loss management program
Our monthly physician-supervised weight-loss management program would be either an excellent addition or alternative to Semaglutide therapy for weight-loss. If you don’t know if Semaglutide is right for you, or have more questions, then booking a consultation is as easy as clicking the below button.
Dr. Degurse Answers Your Semaglutide Questions
Semaglutide has emerged as a groundbreaking medical intervention in the field of diabetes management. Physicians now recognize the significant potential of semaglutide in improving patient outcomes. Semaglutide is a powerful medication that helps individuals achieve glycemic control and reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications. Through its innovative mechanisms, semaglutide enhances glucose regulation and promotes weight loss, making it an invaluable tool in the hands of physicians. The medical community has embraced semaglutide as a safe and effective treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes, and its remarkable benefits continue to be explored and documented. Physicians worldwide are integrating Semaglutide into their treatment plans to empower their patients and optimize their health. But there are always more questions. I answer those here.
To minimize side effects, semaglutide needs to be dosed with progressively increasing doses. After 1 month, the dose will not be sufficiently high enough to result in significant weight loss. At 3 months, is when most people typically start to see weight loss with an average of 5.9% seen in studies.
Semaglutide improves body composition including a reduction in that stubborn belly fat.
Yes! In studies, participants lost an average of 5.9% body weight in 12 weeks.
Sorry, but no. Semaglutide requires increasing doses over several months. The dose is not high enough during the first month to lose a significant amount of weight.
You should try to eat a generally health diet consisting of a wide variety of proteins and vegetables. In general, avoiding foods high in carbohydrates and sugars will help expedite weight loss. If you don’t spend this time re-examining your nutrition consumption, this may work, but the weight loss is not sustainable if you ever go off of it. If you do nothing else, start looking at labels and try to find foods with little to no “added sugars”. The good news is we offer a nutrition and weight-loss management program, that if used in conjunction with Semaglutide will set you up for long-term success. Not the quick win a lot of people seek.
It’s likely. Studies show a 11.6% weight regain with a net 5.6% weight loss 120 weeks after stopping semaglutide.
Yes, but you should be careful. Alcohol reduces the release of glucose from the liver causing a drop in blood sugar. This can be exacerbated by concomitant use of Semaglutide so you should be careful about how much you are imbibing.
Yes, but you may notice an increase in GI side effects such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Again, this is a great opportunity to examine your eating habits. You will get fuller faster. That is to be expected. But if you eat too fast and don’t give your brain enough time to register that your stomach is filling between bites, you can still overeat. I recommend putting the fork down between each bite. Build a strong routine like this, and even if you stop Semaglutide treatment you will have set yourself up with a very positive eating routine.
In studies, 3% of patients on the highest dose of Semaglutide (2.4mg weekly) experienced some hair loss.
“Ozempic Face” is caused by the skin laxity that results from significant weight loss. With significant, rapid weight loss you can lose the fat pads in the face that help maintain facial structure. If this happens, it can be treated with skin tightening procedures, injectable hyaluronic acid fillers and injectable collagen builders. We are currently looking into some technology, the Morpheus8, which is fantastic and retightening that lax skin post Semaglutide weight-loss.
I have too, and you’re right to ask that question. you should ask that question wherever you seek high pop-culture related substances. At Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation, we obtain our Semaglutide from a domestic, fully-licensed compounding pharmacy.
Wait...I have so many more questions!
Of course, and it’s good you do. Setting up an in-person consultation with Dr. Degurse in her private, professional, and relaxing Colorado Springs Med Spa suite is your first step. During your consult, we will discuss your goals, discuss medical history, concerns, and previous treatments, answer any questions, and build your customized treatment plan. Whether you pursue a course of treatment is entirely up to you.
If you have more questions and need to learn more before treatment, schedule a consultation today to see what Dr. Degurse can do for you.