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Semaglutide for weight loss
Semaglutide is a once weekly self injection medication that was initially developed for the treatment diabetes. It was later studied at a higher dose for weight loss under the brand name Wegovy. On average, individuals taking semaglutide lost around 15% of their body weight, on average 6-8 lbs a month. Semaglutides mimic the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. By activating the GLP-1 receptors, semaglutides can lower appetite by affecting an area of the brain that is responsible for appetite control. It also slows down the emptying of the stomach so you feel fuller and leads to portion control, wanting to eat less. The brand drug Ozempic is an example of a semaglutide, at Medical Cosmetics, Dr. Varano & staff are not using the brand instead we have the generic form. In clinical trials, semaglutide participants demonstrated significant weight loss effects compared to those who received a placebo. It's important to note that semaglutide should be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional and is currently approved for weight management.
The most common side effects reported include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. These side effects are generally mild and tend to improve over time with minimal intervention. Dr Varano and Staff closly follow every individual on the weight loss program to help prevent or limit any potential side effects and can provide any necessary medication if any issue arise. If you're interested in our semaglutide program for weight loss, we can assess whether it is an option for you and provide guidance on the appropriate dosage and medical monitoring. Weight loss medications/drugs should be used as part of a comprehensive approach to weight management which includes if suitable regular exercise, healthy diet, and lifestyle modifications. The semaglutide for the program is the generic form obtained from a FDA regulated & State regulated compounding pharmacy, its does not use any salts (sodium or acetate) which allows us to pass along the savings in regular pricing.
Under our Board Certified Physician supervision, our program is $595 for the first 2 months (average $300/month) when starting out as dosage will vary slightly per patient as it will be titrated up to your optimal response. The drug supply is included for initial standard starting dose, as well as all medical monitoring, supplies, follow ups etc. All patients will require different dosing (costs approximation will be discussed at consultation). This is not covered by insurance plans or Medicare/Medicaid
After completing the starting vial (60 days) and medical maintenance there is a monthly fee of $195 plus the cost of the drug. This totals your total monthly cost to approximately $300-$450. This includes office fees, medical monitoring and a 2 month supply of the medication.
If you are already on a GLP-1 and paying higher costs, and want to switch to the generic Semaglutide, we will start you at the monthly maintenance ($195 plus cost of the drug).
Price range listed depends on your optimal dosage as different people will respond well at a low dose, others at a medium dose or some may require a high dose, this can only be determined once you start the medication as we medically monitor the outcome. Regardless we say your price range after the first 2 months will be approximately $300-$450/month as it is dose dependent. (Great savings when compared to $1200-1500 for the drug alone when not covered by insurance). We can do the initial consult via telemedicine or in office & have the medication shipped to your home.
Here is a sample of some of our patients weight loss who have been on our program for 4-6 months
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