Semaglutide for Weight Loss Portland

Semaglutide for Weight Loss Treatments in Portland, OR

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that works to promote weight loss. It works by mimicking the natural hormone that’s released after eating. This hormone (GLP-1) triggers insulin production, reduces blood sugar levels, decreases hunger, and makes you feel fuller longer.

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Originally, semaglutide was approved by the FDA as a diabetes medication, but it has since been approved to help with weight loss and weight management. This injection can be administered weekly to promote weight loss along with your personalized weight loss plan.

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Your medical provider will adjust the device to the specific settings needed for your treatment. This extra step will assure you get the safest and most suitable treatment that’s right for you. 

Before Your Semaglutide Treatment

Before prescribing semaglutide, we typically look for specific criteria to ensure you’re a good candidate for the weight loss medication. Some of the criteria that make someone an ideal candidate for semaglutide include:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m2 or greater and at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol
  • Have a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater

You’ll want to avoid semaglutide if you have:

  • History of medullary thyroid cancer
  • History of gallbladder disease
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2)

During your initial consultation, we’ll answer any questions you have, discuss side effects, and determine if semaglutide is the right option for your weight loss journey.

During Your First Treatment

The administration of semaglutide is relatively simple. It’s a simple injection. When you come in for your appointment, we’ll show you how to prepare your first injection and show you how to administer the medication yourself so you can do it at home.

After Your Semaglutide Treatment

After your semaglutide injection, you can go back to your normal routine immediately. That said, especially with the first few shots, you’ll want to watch for side effects.

Some of the most common side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Gassiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Distension

If you experience any of these side effects, let your provider know as soon as possible.

Results of Your Semaglutide Treatment

As you regularly take semaglutide, you’ll start to see initial results within the first four weeks. You’ll see a decrease in your appetite and a feeling of fullness after meals. After around 10-20 weeks, you’ll start seeing weight loss and a decrease in body fat. Your weight loss will likely continue for six months to a year after you first start the medication. However, you’ll want to use semaglutide along with a healthy diet and exercise regimen for long-lasting results.

FAQs About Our Semaglutide Treatments in Portland

How long does it take semaglutide to work?

How long semaglutide takes to work can differ from patient to patient, but most patients typically see initial results within the first few months.

How much weight can I lose with semaglutide?

Most patients lose 15-20% of their body weight. If you started off at 200 lbs, you’ll likely lose 30-40 lbs.

How does semaglutide suppress the appetite?

Semaglutide suppresses appetite and makes you feel full by mimicking the hormone that signals fullness to the brain. This allows you to feel fuller sooner and longer and makes you less likely to overeat.

What is the best time to administer semaglutide?

Semaglutide can be administered weekly at any time of day, but it’s recommended you inject it on the same day each week.

What is the usual dose of semaglutide?

The starting dose of semaglutide is 0.25mg, and then we’ll increase the dosage as needed over the next weeks and months.

Ready to Feel Better with Portland Semaglutide Treatments?

If you’re interested in learning more about how semaglutide treatments can be added to your personalized weight loss plan, speak to the experts at Key Laser to learn if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. We can also combine your plan with our other cosmetic treatments to help tighten skin and reduce pesky areas of excess fat. Call (503) 461-8055 to schedule an appointment today

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The content within this page should not be used in place of direct medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes.

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