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There’s no better feeling than being confident in your skin. If you’ve struggled with weight loss in the past, you understand how a few stubborn pounds can do a number on your self-image and personal confidence. Losing weight can not only help your self-esteem, but it also can reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions later in life, like heart disease.
At Cosmetique Aesthetics and Surgical Center, we understand that finding the right weight loss program can be difficult. Many weight loss programs are too idealistic or hard to adhere to, which can lead to even more frustration. This is especially true as you cross the threshold into your third decade when your youthful metabolism starts to slow down and body fat seems to be deposited in new places at a higher rate. This is why the medical weight loss community is so excited about a new medication known as Ozempic (semaglutide). Ozempic not only offers a way to lose up to 10 pounds in a month and feel better in your own skin, but it’s also a safe and fast weight loss method.
Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of losing weight with Ozempic.
One of the most exciting things about Ozempic is that it’s an FDA-approved medication that has been approved for people with Type 2 diabetes. This means that, unlike diet supplements that are not regulated and studied by the FDA, the medical community has more access to evidence-based data about Ozempic and how it works.
Ozempic works to treat diabetes in a couple of different ways. First, it stimulates the release of the hormone insulin, which drives down your blood sugar and changes the speed with which your stomach empties itself. This can make you feel full longer. It also prevents your liver from releasing blood sugar inappropriately and works in areas of your brain to curb your appetite and make you less interested in eating. Taken together, these actions can have a powerful impact on your blood sugar levels — but researchers have also noticed that they have a positive side effect on weight loss. Although Ozempic is not exclusively approved for weight loss, its manufacturer has already obtained FDA approval for the same medication under a different Trade Name: Wegovy(semaglutide). Ozempic has been used off-label for this purpose.
Diet and exercise are helpful parts of every weight loss program. But adding Ozempic to these two cornerstones can help you lose weight more easily. Ozempic is a weekly injection. For the first four weeks, you’ll be at the lowest dose. Then after your body adjusts, you will increase the dose. You’ll want to administer your Ozempic on the same day each week, but it doesn’t matter if you do it on a fasted or full stomach. It might sound too good to be true, but clinical researchers have found that once-weekly doses of semaglutide, the generic for Ozempic, helped 86 percent of people lose 5 percent or more of their baseline body weight. In addition, as many as 50 percent of trial participants lost nearly 15 percent of their body weight.
Unlike many dieting fads or tricks, Ozempic is prescribed in a medically supervised setting. That means you have an expert clinical team that can help guide and monitor you while you’re taking the medication and address any side effects. The most common side effects of Ozempic include nausea and constipation. Your medical team can help you manage these side effects with lifestyle changes or even prescription medications.
Contact us today to learn more about creating a customized medical weight loss plan.