Semaglutide

Charleston, SC

Personalized Medical Weight Loss Programs

Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. Initially discovered circulating within the human body, semaglutide has since been developed and approved for the management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Semaglutide is now also recognized as an effective tool for promoting weight loss. By mimicking the action of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), semaglutide effectively delays gastric emptying and restores the signaling between the gut and the brain.  Patients experience a prolonged sense of satiation or fullness, a reduced appetite, and less food noise (intrusive thoughts and pre-occupation with food and dieting). These effects collectively contribute to weight loss.

Studies have demonstrated powerful weight loss results with semaglutide, making it an excellent choice for individuals struggling with obesity. While peptides are generally considered very safe, it is important to work with a knowledgeable and trusted healthcare provider to make sure you are a good candidate, to maximize your personal response, and ensure the sustainability of your results.

FAQ

Semaglutide Weight Loss

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist injected just under the skin one time weekly and leads to dramatic and highly sustainable weight loss results. Patients report feeling full with much smaller portions and for a longer period of time post-meal. They are less likely to sabotage their progress with hormonal cravings and between-meal snacking. Dr. Kimbi will discuss health and priorities with you, and together develop a treatment program to help you achieve your weight loss goals. 

Semaglutide for weight loss is typically administered through subcutaneous injection, usually once a week. The injection is often self-administered by the patient and is given in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. The Wellness Loft ensures you are comfortable administering the peptide yourself. If any questions arise, we are just a quick call away!

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are both medications approved for weight loss, but they have different mechanisms of action. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, while tirzepatide is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist. Both medications can lead to weight loss, but the choice between them may depend on individual patient factors and preferences that should be discussed with your medical provider.

Semaglutide is generally recommended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or for those with a BMI of 27 or higher who have at least one weight-related condition such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. A crucial step of The Wellness Loft’s weight loss program is to assess each patient’s specific health status and history to determine if semaglutide is a suitable option.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and reset your weekly schedule. Double or extra doses are not recommended. If you are uncertain about a missed dose, contact us for advice.

Semaglutide should be stored in the refrigerator. Store your injections away from light and heat. As with all medications, it should be kept away from children.

Administer semaglutide injections as directed. Please reach out to our office if you do not understand any part of the instructions prior to administration. Inject the full amount in the syringe. Do not increase the amount or take more of it than prescribed. After four weeks, your doctor might increase your dose based on your body’s response to the medicine. Semaglutide/Tirzepatide can be injected into your upper arm, thigh, or stomach area.

Do not reuse needles and never share them. After you inject your dose, remove the needle straight away, and dispose of the syringe in the sharps container that was provided to you.

Schedule a virtual Accountability call before your last injection to obtain refills. This visit is included with the monthly rate of the program, and allows us to be a part of your journey and fine tune your response to the injections. Depending on your progress, your doctor may decide to increase the dosage. You will make refill arrangements at this visit. Please be mindful of the pharmacy delays and plan accordingly. You will need to follow up with the provider for Accountability calls every month to continue in the program and get refills.

Pricing increases with dose titration.

Have a question about Medical Weight Loss?

Common Prescribed Weight Loss Medications :

Semaglutide

Tirzepatide

AOD 9604

CJC 1295/Ipamorelin

Sermorelin

Patient Journey:

semaglutide

semaglutide before and after

1 month update:

4 single semaglutide injections, administered weekly

Patient Journey:

semaglutide

semaglutide before and after

2 month update:

8 single injections, administered weekly

Patient Journey:

tirzepatide

Starting pant size: 14
Current pant size: 8
Pounds lost: 25.9

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Weight Loss Patient Testimonials

“I’ve never felt confident to sit in a bikini, on a boat, until today.”

Weight loss patient, on week 6 of semaglutide injections

“Sure, there are people doing this in Boston, but it is the way you do it that is worth flying into town for!”

Male weight loss patient from Boston, MA

“Since losing 23 pounds, I have been able to discontinue my blood pressure medication.”

Patient on week 11 of tirzepatide injections

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