Skinny Shot

What Is It?

Semaglutide is a simple once-a-week weight loss shot. It has been used successfully under a brand name for several years and is now available in its generic form at a significant discount. It is a glucagon-like Peptide (GLP-1) analogue used to treat and manage obesity effectively.

How does it work?

It does 3 things:

1) It slows gastric emptying so you fill up faster and stay full longer when you eat.

2) It shuts off Ghrelin, the ”hunger hormone” that drives our cravings for high-calorie foods.

3) It works like glucagon (a hormone) in the body and breaks down your stored fat as energy. This process helps people shed 1-3 pounds a week all while not feeling hungry or deprived. When used alongside a healthy diet and exercise routine this program creates long- term shifts to the “set point” to create and maintain sustainable long-term weight loss.

Who is a good candidate for it?

  • People who are obese (over 30 BMI) or overweight (over 25 BMI) trying to get to an ideal weight
  • People who have had plastic surgery, found themselves putting on 15-20 pounds and want to lose the weight so they can get their results back
  • People who are committed to losing weight and having a hard time controlling their diet and want a safe and effective tool
  • People who are trying to get their weight down so they are better candidates for plastic surgery
  • People who are motivated to create an overall improvement in their appearance and are already exercising and dieting but not finding the results they want

How long will I need to take it?

Most people will take Semaglutide until they reach their weight goal. The average person taking Semaglutide will lose 10-13 pounds a month. The FDA studies showed a 15-17% bodyweight loss (average 35 pounds) and they were enrolled for 68 weeks. Many patients will be on Semaglutide for approximately 3-6 months. We recommend staying on it for as close to 6 months as you can in order to develop the food and exercise habits to maintain the new low weight.

How is it administered?

The injections are administered once a week on the same day every week. It is a small injection that goes under the skin into the subcutaneous (fat) tissue of the abdomen or thigh. It can be taken with or without food.

Potential side effects?

The most common side effects of the use of this medication include nausea, constipation, fatigue, and lack of appetite. Side effects are generally mild and are easily managed by following the provider recommendations and additional provider-assisted support. Many side effects subside after the first 4-6 weeks.

Typical dosing schedule

This medication is taken once a week. The dose is titrated weekly with your provider to maintain a 1-3 pound weight loss a week while minimizing the potential for side effects.

Is this program covered by insurance?

It can be covered at some facilities by insurance but we have found that many people were not being covered and therefore developed our lower cost option once the drug was available in its generic form. Pricing can be found in the infographic up above.

Sounds awesome! How do I start?

If all the above sounds great to you, you can select the program that works best for your goals on our website and set up your first consult to get started soon!