At ALC MedSpa in Gurnee, IL, we offer semaglutide injections for patients who want to get the upper hand on stubborn fat and extra body weight that’s keeping them from reaching their weight loss goals. These injectables work with the body’s natural fat-burning processes to speed up weight loss safely so that you can achieve your desired physique as quickly as possible.
What Are Semaglutide Injections?
Semaglutide is also known as a glucagon-like peptide agonist and, as an injectable medication, can speed weight loss by stimulating the pancreas, which increases insulin release, which in turn slows the rate at which the body empties the stomach. The goal of the injection is to help patients feel fuller for longer, which will naturally aid in weight loss. These FDA-approved injectables provide a safe and temporary solution for those looking to speed up weight loss to reach their weight or physique goals.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
There are many benefits to adding semaglutide injections to your weight loss plan. Not only are they FDA-approved, but when administered by a professional, they provide a safe solution to accelerate fat burning and overall weight loss. Other treatment benefits include the following:
- Injections are easily administered by a trained professional in seconds
- They can accelerate the body’s natural fat-burning processes
- They help patients feel fuller for longer
- They can help reduce cravings and promote satiety on a low-calorie diet
- They complement a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine
How Does the Treatment Process Work?
The first step in this treatment process is an initial consultation at our office. We will meet with you to discuss your weight loss goals and learn more about the steps you’re taking to reach those goals. Then, we will ask you some questions relating to your medical history so that we can confirm that these injectables are a safe option for you. Once we confirm you are a good candidate for semaglutide injections, we can begin the treatment process.
Administering Semaglutide Injections
Semaglutide injections are administered with a small, thin needle into the subcutaneous tissue, which is the layer of skin located just below the surface. The injection process takes seconds to complete and is virtually painless. Unlike many injections which are intramuscular, these are subcutaneous and don’t require significant needle depth. Semaglutide works best when administered weekly, so we will schedule weekly appointments during which we will first perform your weigh-in and then administer your injection.
Monitoring Your Progress
During your treatment plan, we will be available to answer any questions you have about your injections and monitor your progress along the way. We will walk you through this treatment process from start to finish and ensure you feel confident about the entire process, your treatment plan, and your final results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Weight Can I Lose?
We design semaglutide injection treatment plans for patients with all different weight loss goals. Results vary among patients since those who just want to lose the last several pounds may benefit from treatment, as can those who want to lose 100 pounds or more.
When we meet with you during your initial consultation to learn more about your treatment goals, we can give you a better approximation of how much weight you can expect to lose during your treatment plan.
Are the Injections Safe?
Semaglutide injections provide a safe method for patients to achieve their weight loss goals. When you trust our experts to administer these weight loss injections, you can feel confident in the treatment process and know that you’ll be monitored throughout your treatment. Not only are the injections FDA-approved but they are well tolerated by the majority of patients.
How Often Will I Need To Administer Injections?
Semaglutide injections must be administered weekly. It may be helpful to choose a consistent day and time each week to administer your injection so that you don’t miss one.
When Will I See the Results?
Some patients may notice results sooner than others based on their initial weight. We can give you more details about what to expect from your unique treatment plan at your consultation.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for these injections are those who want to target stubborn fat and lose the excess weight that remains unresponsive to a healthy diet and consistent exercise routine. Additionally, those with a substantial amount of weight to lose and who want to reach their goals quickly may also be good candidates. An initial consultation is important to confirm your treatment eligibility before beginning your customized treatment plan. The best candidates will understand that these injections will not be as effective without dietary changes and regular exercise. They are not designed as a shortcut to weight loss but as a complement to a healthy lifestyle and targeted weight loss plan that includes lower calories, healthy food options, and regular daily activity. So long as you understand that you must do the work on your part, you can expect quick weight loss and optimal results.
Accelerate Your Weight Loss
Whether you want to reach a healthier weight to improve your overall health and wellness, achieve your ideal physique before a special event, or get in the best shape for swimsuit season, we can design a treatment plan with these FDA-approved weight loss injections that will help you safely and quickly lose weight, burn stubborn fat, and reach your goals.