St. Louis, MO

Semaglutide in St. Louis

Are you struggling with your weight?  The experts at St Louis Skin Solutions are excited to introduce Semaglutide for long-term weight loss. We are happy to offer the newest drug in the weight loss medication arena- Semaglutide. In June of 2021, the FDA approved Semaglutide injections for chronic weight management in adults. This was the first approval of a new weight loss drug since 2014. 

 

Are you a candidate for Semaglutide

 

Let St. Louis Skin Solutions experts work with you to kickstart your weight loss journey. This drug, originally used for the treatment of Type II diabetes, is injected underneath the skin once a week using a small needle that causes little to no pain.

 

Semaglutide is a game changer in the obesity medication market. The average weight loss in study participants resulted in a  15% reduction in their body weight. Long-duration trials of 60-plus weeks showed that the weight loss was sustained while continuing the medication. When the medication was discontinued, some weight was regained, however,  there was still a 5% weight loss from baseline.

FAQ

How does Semaglutide work?
The drug works by mimicking a naturally occurring peptide in our body called glucagon-like-peptide-1 (Semaglutide is a GLP-1 RA) and works at multiple sites in the body targeting areas in the brain, pancreas and gut. It is a powerful promoter of satiety (feeling of full after eating) and helps to suppress appetite. It also works at the level of the pancreas on the beta cells by increasing insulin secretion and decreasing glucagon secretion. It may help patients lose their appetite for caloric dense foods and many other foods in general. Many patients often report not thinking about food as much and not looking forward to eating sweets. Eating becomes less of an obsession and the mindset becomes one of eat to survive. The glucagon-like-peptide-1 receptor medications (GLP-1 RA) have been on the market for over a decade, and are used primarily used to treat Type-2 Diabetes. They have robust safety data over long duration trials. They are believed to work thru slowing or delaying stomach emptying so that the food you eat stays in the stomach longer. They slow down the contraction of the intestine and may lower the rapid absorption of glucose after eating simple carbohydrates. This class of medications also lowers the livers production of sugar and causes the pancreas to secrete insulin.
What are the adverse effects from taking this medication?
On average, 44% the patients treated with the higher doses of the semaglutide experienced nausea that was reported as mild to moderate. Most did not discontinue the medication because of this adverse effect. Patients that eat quickly or too much may experience nausea. Sometimes, this becomes a negative reinforcer and quickly a patient is more aware of the quantity of food eaten. One helpful tip is at mealtimes to eat only a quarter to a fifth of what is on your plate and then wait at least 5 minutes to allow for the satiety signal (full feeling) to register in the brain. Rarely was the nausea persistent leading to study participants stopping the medication. Heartburn, diarrhea, fatigue were other symptoms reported by the study participants in the initial drug trials, but most did not stop taking the medication. At St. Louis Skin Solutions we believe in the classic medical adage, “go low and slow”. By doing this we can minimize many adverse effects of this medication. We start at a low dose and gradually increase to a maximum dose that is appropriate for you. Medication is important but with weight loss it is important to have an eating plan. We will work with you to optimize the right dose of Semaglutide and want you to pick an eating program that is right for you. Often times cutting out processed foods can be a great start. We also provide you with a cookbook that will help you to plan, shop and prepare healthy foods.
Does a medically supervised weight loss plan feel like the next step in your journey to health?
Reserve a consultation with one of the weight loss experts here at St. Louis Skin Solutions. If you are a candidate, you will receive your initial consultation, first injection and cookbook all for $200. Each weekly injection will then be $90. Call today to reserve your consultation!

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