Slender Shot for Weight Loss
Slender Shot (semaglutide) is an FDA-approved aid for weight loss and is now available in our office. Semaglutide is a medication originally developed to help treat Type 2 diabetes. Research has proven semaglutide as an aid in weight loss in certain individuals.
About 85% of the population are genetically predisposed to gaining and keeping weight due to natural evolution. This often leads to people being obese even when they diet and exercise. Slender Shot helps with shedding that weight.
How Does Slender Shot For Weight Loss Work?
Semaglutide mimics a natural hormone in the body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1).
GLP-1 is released after eating and has several effects. In the stomach GLP-1 decreases the secretion of acid and slows gastric emptying which prolongs the feeling of being full, limiting food intake. In other words, it helps suppress your appetite longer.
GLP-1 signals the hypothalamus which is the part of the brain responsible for appetite and thirst*; decreasing water and food intake and promoting weight loss.
*Patients must be mindful to stay hydrated when on semaglutide.
The Benefits of Slender Shot For Weight Loss
Significant Weight Loss
Studies have shown that semaglutide can lead to significant weight loss when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
Improved Metabolic Health
Apart from weight loss, patients might experience improvements in various health markers, such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar.
The medication is typically administered once a week, making it a more convenient option for many.
Am I An Ideal Candidate for Slender Shot For Weight Loss
Adults with Obesity
Those with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higher.
Adults with Overweight and Weight-related Health Conditions
Those with a BMI of 27 or higher and at least one weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.
Slender Shot is a promising option for many individuals seeking aid in their weight loss journey. However, it’s essential to consult with one of our expert healthcare providers to determine if it’s the right choice.
As with any medication, understanding the benefits and potential risks of semaglutide is crucial for informed decision-making.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COOLSCULPTING
Semaglutide is a medication that was originally developed to treat Type 2 diabetes. It mimics a natural hormone in the body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which can help reduce appetite, leading to weight loss.
Semaglutide is given as a subcutaneous injection, typically once a week on a titration schedule. The exact dosage and schedule will be determined by one of our expert providers.
Semaglutide reduces appetite by mimicking the natural hormone GLP-1. This results in decreased food intake, making you feel fuller for longer, and subsequently leading to weight loss.
Individual results may vary, but in clinical trials, patients have lost about 15% of their baseline weight, especially when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.
Semaglutide is typically prescribed for adults with a BMI of 30 or higher (obese) or those with a BMI of 27 or higher who also have at least one weight-related health condition. However, a healthcare provider can evaluate and customize a treatment plan based upon individual needs.
Yes, in fact, semaglutide was originally developed to treat Type 2 diabetes. If you have diabetes and are considering semaglutide for weight loss, discuss with your doctor to ensure it’s suitable and to monitor blood sugar levels appropriately.
The duration of treatment varies by individual and should be determined by a healthcare provider. Some patients may be on the medication for several months or longer, depending on their health goals and how they respond to the drug.
Always consult with our expert healthcare provider before making any changes to medication regimens, including stopping a medication.
It’s possible to regain weight once the medication is stopped, especially if lifestyle changes (like diet and exercise) aren’t maintained. Regular follow-up with a healthcare provider and continuous commitment to a healthy lifestyle can help in sustaining weight loss.
“Ozempic Face” is a coined-term that describes when fat is diminished when using semaglutide, mainly in the face. Restoring loss volume after using semaglutide can be done using facial fillers. You can read more about this in our blog here.
Yes, some people may experience side effects like nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation. Other potential side effects include a small risk of pancreatitis, thyroid tumors (observed in animal studies), decreased appetite, indigestion, fatigue, dizziness, or changes in blood sugar levels.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Semaglutide?
While the Slender Shot (semaglutide) is generally well-tolerated, it’s important to be aware of potential side effects:
Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation are the most common side effects, though these often decrease over time.
There’s a small risk of developing pancreatitis, so patients should be aware of symptoms such as severe abdominal pain.
In animal studies, semaglutide has been associated with a risk of thyroid tumors. Its effect on human thyroid health is still under research.
Other Side Effects
These may include decreased appetite, indigestion, fatigue, dizziness, or changes in blood sugar levels.
Always discuss potential side effects with a healthcare provider before starting any medication.