The benefits of using semaglutide injections as a weight loss treatment

At LAK MedSpa, our providers, Drs. Lisa and Mark Erhard are available to help patients address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. However, some cosmetic issues may also impact a patient’s overall health and wellness. Individuals who are not within their ideal weight range and are struggling with achieving results may want to ask our Wayzata, Minnesota, doctors about the benefits of an injectable treatment for weight loss known as semaglutide injections. Semaglutide injections have become a reliable and popular way for patients to reduce their weight.

What is semaglutide, and how is this injectable used for weight loss?

Semaglutide is a specific type of medication recently approved as a treatment for weight loss. It belongs to a class of drugs commonly used for patients seeking treatment for type 2 diabetes. However, semaglutide has also shown promising results in promoting significant weight loss in individuals who are overweight or obese. This is because semaglutide mimics a naturally occurring hormone in the body called GLP-1. The GLP-1 hormone helps to regulate one’s appetite and glucose metabolism, allowing patients to enjoy the benefits of less calorie consumption and, in turn, weight loss.

How does semaglutide work for weight loss?

Semaglutide works by binding to GLP-1 receptors in the brain, which helps to reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness after eating. This ultimately leads to decreased food intake and allows for more calorie loss when paired with increased exercise and activity. These injections are great for patients who are considered moderately obese and are looking for a nonsurgical solution to dropping weight and improving body contours.

Who is a good candidate for semaglutide injections for weight loss treatment?

Our team at LAK MedSpa of Wayzata, Minnesota, can evaluate you, talk to you about your weight loss goals, and help you decide if these injectable treatments are appropriate for your unique needs. Our team can make recommendations that may or may not include these injectable treatments.

How do I find out if semaglutide injections are right for me?

Call our office today at (952) 473-6642 to request an appointment. We are conveniently located at 1120 Wayzata Blvd. E Ste. 100, in Wayzata, MN, and are open to new patients who visit our facility.