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LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna: Physician Guided Weight Loss with Semaglutide Injections

Promote Weight Loss from Within with Semaglutide Injections

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Overweight and obese patients face different health risks, from type 2 diabetes to hypertension and stroke, due to having a high amount of fat stored in the body. The best way to prevent the progression of these disorders is to lose weight. But for patients with a BMI above 25, weight management doesn’t come so easily because they’re starting with an impaired metabolism, marked with low energy and an increased appetite.

LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna has solutions for overweight and obese patients seeking support for losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle. We offer semaglutide injections to promote weight loss from within and set you up for success in your path toward a healthy weight management journey. With our medical professionals, you can expect a customized treatment plan with this procedure. Book an appointment today to learn more.

When Weight Gain Becomes Unhealthy

Everyone experiences weight gain, as these fluctuations are normal — an adult can lose or gain weight up to 5 to 6 pounds daily. In some cases, healthcare providers may even advise patients gain a few pounds because their low body weight also poses the risk of developing different medical conditions. So where do we draw the line between normal and unhealthy weight gain?

The body mass index, or BMI, and weight circumference are credible parameters to identify if your weight might already be causing negative effects on your health, giving you risks of developing different medical conditions. 

You can calculate your BMI by dividing your weight in pounds (lbs) by your height in inches squared (in2). This determines the amount of body fat you have relative to your frame and can indicate whether you are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese spectrum.

Weight circumference is determined by measuring the belly fat with your waistline, estimating the amount and distribution of body fat stored in your body. Excess fat in the abdominal area can also lead to various health risks, like heart disease, and type-2 diabetes, even with a normal weight. Men with a weight circumference of 40 inches or more or non-pregnant women measuring 35 inches or more might have a high chance of developing obesity-related diseases.

BMI and weight circumference are reliable indicators for determining your health risks relative to weight and storage of excess fat, but healthcare providers might still require more extensive screenings to track your current health conditions. These metrics are only credible for keeping your weight within a healthy range — they won’t provide conclusive results alone. 

Even people with a normal BMI can develop disorders common amongst overweight and obese patients. Likewise, some overweight individuals may still be considered healthy with normal-functioning metabolism. Your healthcare provider may still track your vitals to gauge the following health risks:

  • Blood fat
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • inflammation

Consult your doctor for a thorough evaluation of your health condition. You must also seek their guidance for a customized treatment plan if you need to lose weight. They’ll be able to prescribe options to help with weight management. 

Drastic and unhealthy weight loss methods can do more harm than good to your body where you may lose body fat but are not receiving proper nutrients  — this throws off the balance of your metabolism and overall functions.

LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna offers a reliable weight management option with semaglutide injections. This promotes a weight loss option from within, as it helps balance hormones and functions in your body. Patients can expect to be under the care of medical professionals committed to promoting overall health. Book an appointment today to learn more.

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Risks of Unhealthy Weight Gain

Many factors lead to unintentional and unhealthy weight gain, like consuming highly processed and sugary food, having a sedentary lifestyle, or getting less sleep. The body stores up more fat than it could burn, with poor nutrition to boost energy production and sustain overall functions. Obesity remains to be one of the leading public health problems, affecting over ⅓ of adults in the United States. This leads to many health risks, like:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Gallstones and other gallbladder diseases
  • Gout
  • Heart problems
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Mental illnesses
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis

This is why overweight and obese patients must start a holistic weight management plan to burn excess fat and provide nutrients for their bodies. But leading a healthy lifestyle may not be so simple because of having an impaired metabolism. 

What are Semaglutide Injections?

Weight management may be difficult for overweight and obese patients because of poor metabolism, leaving them with less energy and an increased appetite. Semaglutide is a treatment option for weight loss as it helps balance the hormones in your body.

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide or GLP-1 agonist analog that helps the body produce more insulin and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Incretin hormones signal the pancreas to release glucagon and insulin. Glucagon increases your blood sugar levels, while insulin reduces it by prompting its conversion to energy. As an incretin-mimetic medication, semaglutide mimics the incretin function to stimulate GLP-1 receptors. It promotes insulin production while hindering glucagon release, preventing high blood sugar levels. For weight loss, this lowers the appetite and slows down gastric emptying.

How It Affects the Body for Weight Management

Semaglutide injections are incretin mimetic medications that help boost insulin production in your body, helping overweight and obese patients lose weight. This solution has several effects on the body that all work to set you up for success in weight management, like:

  • Pancreas - Semaglutide stimulates the cells in the pancreas responsible for controlling the blood sugar levels, causing it to increase insulin production and control the release of glucagon into the bloodstream.
  • Brain - Semaglutide injections help promote weight loss even for non-diabetic patients by affecting the hypothalamus. It makes you feel full and lessens your cravings, making it easier to control your diet and avoid unhealthy food. This helps you build a habit of preferring healthier and low-fat food choices. Overweight and obese tend to feel hunger and cravings more often due to improper functions of hormones that send signals to the brain.
  • Gastrointestinal tract - Having semaglutide injections lowers your appetite as it slows down gastric emptying, making you feel full for an extended period. It also decreases the production of acid in your stomach while increasing intestinal mucous release.
  • Liver - Taking this weight management injection discourages the liver’s function of making sugar by controlling glucagon release.
  • Metabolism - This weight management solution stimulates the breakdown of stored fat to be converted into energy.
  • Heart - Semaglutide injections are usually safe for patients with cardiovascular conditions, but some people may experience an increase in heart rate. You must consult your physician before taking this medication if you have a history of heart problems or are currently taking medications.

These are some of the effects of semaglutide injections on the body, resulting in weight management. Patients considering this treatment option must consult their healthcare providers to avoid adverse reactions.

Benefits of Semaglutide for Your Weight Loss Journey

Many patients suffering from obesity find it difficult to start their weight loss journey because they’re starting with an impaired metabolism resulting in low energy. They also tend to feel hungry, craving sweets and processed food. This is because of the improper function of hormones that send signals to the brain. 

Semaglutide injections help patients lose weight by boosting insulin production. It’s one of the helpful weight management options, beneficial for overweight and obese patients because of the following:

  • Short downtime
  • Minimal health risks
  • Convenient
  • Jump-starts a healthy weight management 

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Who Are Ideal Candidates of Semaglutide Injections for Weight Loss? 

Semaglutide injections promote weight loss by mimicking the function of hormones responsible for insulin and glucagon release. As a result, it helps make you feel less hungry and slows down gastric emptying. Since it causes changes in bodily functions, you might want to consult your doctor if you’re a suitable candidate for this therapy.

The ideal candidates for this weight management treatment are overweight patients or those with a BMI of 27 and above with other health conditions. Obese individuals or those with a BMI of 30 or higher are also suitable for having this option. 

Semaglutide might not be a recommended solution for those suffering from or with a family history of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type-2 (MEN 2) and medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Pregnant or breastfeeding patients are also not advised to take this medication.

Getting Your Semaglutide Injections from LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna

LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna is a medical aesthetics practice in NY and NJ that provides a wealth of cosmetic options for patients with various aesthetic goals.  We also offer semaglutide injections for weight loss, conducted by medical professionals committed to providing you with the safest and most effective treatment possible for your overall health.

Consultation

The highly-trained medical professionals at LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna will first conduct initial consultations to ensure you’re suitable to have semaglutide injections for weight loss. They will perform a physical examination and interview you to collect your family and medical history. 

Our physicians might also request laboratory tests or review your recommendation from your primary healthcare provider. Patients can expect a thorough yet smooth process for ensuring their safety in having the treatment.

Treatment 

Semaglutide treatment is injected under the skin in increasing doses for titration. At LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna, this weight management treatment is injected subcutaneously once every week, starting with 0.25 mg of semaglutide, depending on the patient’s condition.

After a treatment period of 4 weeks, our doctors may increase your dose gradually. The injection site is usually at the stomach area, upper arms, or thighs. We rotate these locations per injection.

Semaglutide injections are supplementary medications to support your weight loss treatment. It must be taken with a lifestyle intervention involving a healthy diet, regular exercise, and leading a healthier lifestyle.

What to Expect from Your Semaglutide Injections 

Patients suffering from obesity or who are overweight can benefit from semaglutide injections for losing weight. Since it works from within, you may expect changes, like feeling full for a longer time. You must also know the side effects of taking this treatment.

Progress

A clinical trial has reported patients taking a dose of 2.4 mg of semaglutide injections weekly to lose weight at a mean of 6% after 12 weeks and 12% after 28 weeks. If you consider taking this weight management option, you can expect our medical professionals to check your progress regularly. It usually takes time for the effects to show up.

Side Effects

Semaglutide injections are generally well-tolerated, but they might also come with several side effects due to your body’s reaction to the medications. Mild to moderate adverse reactions that usually resolve within 2 weeks include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Constipation

Some rare adverse effects are:

  • Headache
  • Heightened pancreatic enzyme levels
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection

Our medical professionals will ensure to keep in touch with you and check you up for any side effects. This ensures a safe and smooth weight management treatment, promoting overall health.

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As the top master injector in NY and NJ, Dr. Lanna has helped countless patients achieve the look of their dreams. Let Dr. Lanna Aesthetics help with your beauty goals today by scheduling your consultation.

Book an Appointment at LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna Today for Your Semaglutide Injections for Weight Loss

Semaglutide injections help jump-start your weight loss treatment as it mimics your hormones for controlling insulin production. It also lowers your appetite and cravings and slows down gastric motility, making it easier for you to control your diet and opt for healthier food options.

LC Medical Aesthetics by Dr. Lanna is a high-end medical aesthetics practice in NY and NJ, having performed over 10,000 successful cosmetic treatments. We offer different solutions for every aesthetic goal, including semaglutide injections for weight loss. You can expect to be under the care of highly-trained professionals committed to promoting your overall health and wellness. Book an appointment today to learn more.

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