12 Week Weight Loss Program in North County San Diego
If you are looking to shed an average of 10 to 30 pounds, Executive Medical Spa’s Semaglutide Weight Loss Program might be your dream solution. Sometimes we need a little push when diet + exercise alone don’t provide the results we’re looking for. This program is exclusively available at Executive Medical, and includes a simple regimen of injections or dissolvable tablets to kickstart your body and turn it into a fat burning machine.
WHAT IS SEMAGLUTIDE?
Semaglutide is a compounded formulation of GLP-1, glucagon-like peptide, that was approved in 2017 under the name Ozempic® as a treatment for improving glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing insulin production and lowers glucagon secretion as well as targets areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. Originally used for diabetes and sold under the name Ozempic®. In June 2021, Semaglutide was approved by the FDA for non-diabetic weight loss.
Studies have demonstrated that Semaglutide reduced appetite, improved control of eating, and reduced food cravings in addition to improved blood sugar levels. The greatest weight loss benefits were observed when Semaglutide was used in combination with lifestyle changes, such as improved diet and consistent exercise.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
GLP-1 is a hormone produced in the small intestine that stimulates insulin sensitivity and inhibits glucagon secretion, thereby lowering blood sugar. Semaglutide is a compounded Bioidentical formulation of GLP-1. It works by:
- Delaying how quickly our stomachs digest food. Leading to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction with smaller meal sizes.
- Slowing intestinal motility so you will feel fuller longer after meals.
- Lowering blood sugars, in part by reducing the production of sugar in the liver.
- Stimulating insulin secretion by the pancreas.
WHO CANNOT BE ON THE PROGRAM?
Patients who are insulin-dependent diabetic and those prone to diabetic ketoacidosis. It cannot be used on patients who are already on a GLP-1 medication. A medical consultation and laboratory work by one of our experienced medical providers is required before starting the program. We recommend patients have a BMI of 27 or higher before starting (30 or more is preferred).
12 WEEK PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Initial consultation with medical provider
- 12 weekly injections or 1 week supply given in office
- Weekly weigh-ins to determine if changes in dosage is needed
- Supplements if needed/applicable for possible side effects
Subcutaneous injection 1x per week or 7 day supply given over the course of 4 or 12 weeks depending on dosage
- Weight loss
- Improved fertility
- Treatment of PCOS
- Smoking cessation
- Cardiovascular benefits
- Improved sleep
The most commonly reported side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, appetite loss, and constipation. The nausea will resolve as your body adjusts to the treatment.
CAN I GO PAST THE 12 WEEK PROGRAM?
Continuing the program past 12 weeks requires approval by your medical provider.
HOW DO I SET UP A CONSULTATION?
To learn more about our semaglutide weight loss program, schedule a consultation by calling us at 760-290-3552 (San Marcos Office) or 951-461-0191 (Murrieta Office). Make an appointment online at execmed.org/book. You can also learn about our other weight loss services