At our award-winning medical spa in The Woodlands, Semaglutide has been one of our most frequently asked-about treatments. The revolutionary injections are perfect for patients wanting to lose weight. Below, we’ve included our guide to Semaglutide, explaining its benefits and who the best candidates are. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, please contact us today!
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that is found in your digestive system (the gut) and plays a huge role in controlling your appetite and assisting in digestion. It increases insulin production, a hormone that lowers the blood sugar level while inhibiting glucagon secretion, which is a hormone that raises blood sugar, and reduces appetite and energy intake while delaying gastric emptying.
Reduces food intake by lowering appetite.
It slows food digestion in the stomach
Decreases your body fat percentage
Decreased cardiovascular outcomes in subjects with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Lower HbA1c levels
Enhance the growth of β cells in the pancreas.
Clinical study trials have shown this treatment can help adult patients lose almost 15% of their body weight when combined with routine exercise and a healthy diet.
What are the Benefits of Semaglutide?
Our Semaglutide patients in The Woodlands have been able to appreciate the following benefits from their treatment:
Decreases blood pressure
Provides better mobility and pain reduction
Improves your overall mood
Lowers the risk for certain cancers
Reduces risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stoke
Who are the Best Candidates for Semaglutide?
At Seychelles Med & Laser Spa, we feel the best candidates for Semaglutide in The Woodlands are those with the following characteristics:
Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise and a proper diet
Have a strong desire to lose weight and feel their best
Keeps a positive attitude throughout their treatment
Maintains realistic expectations regarding the results of the treatment
This treatment is best for adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 mg/kg² alone, or 27 mg/kg² with at least one weight-related condition (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes).
*Unfortunately, not everyone will be a good candidate for Semaglutide. If you have a history of certain endocrine or thyroid tumors, particularly medullary thyroid cancer, we recommend discussing this treatment with your physician before coming in for a consultation.
What It’s Like to Use Semaglutide
What’s the first step?
The first step in getting Semaglutide treatments in The Woodlands is to contact our office for a consultation. When you come in for your appointment, you will be able to discuss your goals with one of our certified Providers who will review and discuss your medical and physical history. We are completely discreet and confidential, so for your health and safety, we encourage you to be open and honest with us.
Once all of this information is collected, the Provider will be able to create the perfect, personalized treatment plan for you. If you agree with their assessment, we will be able to start your treatment plan that same day and order your medication.
What to Expect From Semaglutide Injections
After having your consultation, we will walk you through the steps that are very important to follow to have the most success with the Semaglutide treatment. You will need to perform the injection once a week, and it needs to be done on the same day every week, although it doesn’t have to be at the same time. The single-use injection is very similar to the ones that diabetics use to deliver their insulin. When administering the injection, it can be in the same area (i.e. abdomen, thigh, upper arm), but you should never do it in the exact same spot. You can also take the injection with or without food, it won’t change the effectiveness of the shot. Due to the nature of the treatment, there are possible side effects from the medication, but usually subside with continued use. such as:
While these reactions are normal, please let us know immediately if you experience these side effects as it may require a change in your dosage.
Every person’s body will react differently to the treatment, so you should never compare your journey to someone else’s. It is important to remember that this isn’t a quick fix, and is certainly not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. We encourage our patients to be patient and understanding, as well as dedicated to certain lifestyle changes. Typically, the dosage will be increased a little more every four weeks as your body adjusts, and it could take four months or longer to see the best results.
How Much Does Semaglutide Cost in The Woodlands?
The cost of Semaglutide in The Woodlands will vary from patient to patient depending on their specific needs. When you come in for your free consultation, our Provider will be able to evaluate and create a treatment plan for you, allowing our Patient Coordinator to provide you with a price breakdown.
Why choose us?
Seychelles Med & Laser Spa is run and operated by Lychelle Jomsky, a Master Injector with Allergan Cosmetic and a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. Dr. Joseph Perlman, MD, FACS is the medical director and is located here at our spa and oversees all procedures. Your safety is our top priority, and we have all had extensive training on this medication and the benefits it can offer. Our practice was designed and created to provide our patients with a soothing environment inspired by the beauty of the ocean. When you come in for your Semagulutide consultation you will be able to relax in our soothing, boutique clinic while finding peace of mind and self-confidence from your decision.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are struggling to get your weight in check and have tried everything else, the Semaglutide treatment in The Woodlands, TX just might be perfect for you! To schedule a consultation at Seychelles Med & Laser Spa, give us a call today at (832) 813-8086 or request a free consultation through our website.
What are the Risks associated with Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a safe and effective treatment for weight loss, however, it is rare, Semaglutide has shown some more severe side effects during testing, including:
Allergic reactions (including swelling of the face, tongue, or throat; difficulty breathing)
Certain eye problems in people with Type 2 diabetes
Cholelithiasis (gallbladder disease)
Fast heart rate
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas)
Suicidal thoughts and behavior
Thyroid C-cell tumors
If you begin to notice any of these reactions or a change in your behavior, please contact us immediately at (832) 813-8086.