Dr. Schmidt and her team want you to look and feel your best. Weight management is an essential part of being healthy and getting your moxie back! At Aesthetic & Wellness we offer multiple weight management products, medications and Rapid Weight Loss programs.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) analog approved in 2017 as a treatment method for improving glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide shows great promise for patients who are having difficulty losing weight.
Studies have demonstrated that Semaglutide reduced appetite, improved control of eating, and reduced food cravings in addition to improved glycemic control. The greatest weight loss benefits were observed when Semaglutide is used in combination with lifestyle changes, such as improved diet and consistent exercise.
How does Semaglutide work?
GLP-1 is a hormone produced in the small intestine that stimulates insulin secretion and inhibits glucagon secretion, thereby lowering blood sugar.
Semaglutide has demonstrated beneficial effects on glycemia, in addition to a host of other benefits.
• Weight Loss
• Improved Fertility
• Treatment of PCOS
• Smoking Cessation
• Cardiovascular Benefits
How much Semaglutide do I inject?
**Start with 0.25mL once weekly, increase to 0.5mL if needed/tolerated.
How should Semaglutide be used?
Semaglutide is a subcutaneous injection which is most commonly dosed at 0.25mL(0.5mg) to 0.5mL(1mg) once weekly. This dosing may be increased to 1mL(2mg) once weekly after one month of treatment if needed.
This medication is generally well-tolerated and can be dosed continuously without breaking treatment with no diminishing effects.
The most commonly reported side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation. The risk of serious side effects increases in patients with hypoglycemia, kidney problems, and risk of allergic reactions.
This medication is not an insulin and should not be used if:
You have type 1 diabetes or if you develop diabetic ketoacidosis.
How much does Semaglutide cost?
We will create a custom plan for you!
Medication-Assisted Weight Loss
Dr. Schmidt also offers medication-assisted weight loss options, like Phentermine, Qsymia, Contrave and Tesofensine
Phentermine is an FDA-approved, short-term option to lose weight quickly! Phentermine stimulates your heart rate and blood pressure. It also decreases your appetite. You must exercise, modify your behaviors and restrict calories in a safe, healthy way. There could be some side effects and restrictions while taking Phentermine, so please share any medical conditions with Dr. Schmidt and her team, or if you are planning to become pregnant.
Qsymia® is an FDA-approved medication that is clinically proven to help patients with weight-related medical problems, lose weight, decrease waist circumference and lead healthier lives! There are some restrictions and side effects, so it is imperative to tell Dr. Schmidt and her team if you have any medical conditions, or if you plan to become pregnant.
Contrave® is an FDA-approved medication that help adults who are obese or overweight, with weight-related medical problems, lose weight. You must also exercise, modify your behaviors and restrict caloric intake in a safe, healthy way. There may be restrictions and side effects. Be sure to discuss all medical conditions, or if you plan to become pregnant, with Dr. Schmidt and her team.
With most medications, your results may vary depending on starting weight, BMI, diet, exercise, dose and other factors.
Ablative Laser Treatment – Stretch Marks
After losing weight on hCG, you may want to try our ablative laser treatments to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and any skin laxity. Multiple treatments may be necessary. Patients must come in for a consultation and assessment to give proper quote and see if they are a candidate for the treatment.
Ask us about Vitamin Injections!
Vitamin, antioxidant and Lipotropic IM Injections
Dr. Schmidt offers Vitamin, Antioxidant and Lipotropic IM injections to help you look and feel great, lose weight and keep it off! These injections include a variety of vitamins and nutrients.
- Ultra B Complex
- Lipo Lean
- Slim Shot
- Amino Shot
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D 3
- Detox Shot
- Skin Brightening
- Biotin Shot
Benefits of Therapeutic Injections:
- Stimulates metabolism
- Boosts energy
- Increases mood
- Detoxes the body
- Suppresses appetite
- Builds muscle
- Triggers faster weight loss
How much do the injections cost?
The injections range in price from $25 to $45 per shot. However, many patients choose combine shots depending on their weight loss and aesthetic goals. Dr. Schmidt will discuss your goals with you and make recommendations so you can achieve your desired results!
Call our office at 713-463-4044 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Wellness Specialist to see what weight loss options can help you lose weight and get your moxie back!