Semaglutide Injections

Semaglutide Injections for Weight Loss in Scottsdale, Arizona

Are you overweight or obese? Semaglutide can provide the weight loss results you want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Besides helping regulate blood sugar levels, this weekly injection helps people lose weight by regulating appetite and slowing gastric emptying. Unlike the countless short-term weight loss medications available on today’s market, Semaglutide offers long-term weight loss management. Take a look at the Semaglutide guide below to see if this advanced weight loss treatment is right for you.

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What Is the Semaglutide Injection?

Semaglutide was originally sold under the name Ozempic® and used exclusively to treat type 2 diabetes. The injection now is designed to help patients lose weight. Semaglutide is a subcutaneous injection—meaning it’s injected under the skin—that imitates glucagon (GLP-1). Glucagon is a peptide hormone that makes you feel full after eating. By accelerating the release of this peptide and slowing gastric emptying, the Semaglutide injection makes you feel full longer. When you feel full longer, you tend to eat less frequently, which aids the weight loss process.

Semaglutide also enhances glucose-dependent insulin secretion from the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that decreases your blood sugar level, which in turn reduces the body’s production of fat. Decreased fat production helps you lose weight faster.

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How Does the Semaglutide Injection Work?

We start each patient on a low dose of Semaglutide so the body can acclimate to the medication. Once the body adjusts, we gradually increase the dose until the patient reaches their target weight loss goal.

This treatment is most effective when accompanied by practical and sustainable lifestyle changes. When paired with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, Semaglutide helps overweight and obese adults achieve their desired weight loss results.


5 Benefits of Semaglutide Treatment

Before deciding whether you’re ready to try the Semaglutide injection, consider its top five benefits.

  • Convenient blood sugar regulation
  • Long-term weight management via a decreased appetite and slower digestive process
  • Reduced risk of experiencing a heart attack, a stroke, heart disease, blood vessel disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, and vision loss
  • Safe (FDA-approved) and effective (proven results)
  • Doesn’t require plastic surgery, helping patients avoid invasive body procedures

See if You’re a Candidate for Semaglutide

Not sure if you qualify for the Semaglutide injection? Schedule a personal consultation with our registered nurse today to see if this non-invasive weight loss treatment is right for you. Dr. Mazaheri is a premier, board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Mazaheri is qualified to treat all your weight loss and body sculpting needs. Our team looks forward to meeting with you in our award-winning plastic surgery clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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