Weight loss is something that many people struggle with, which is a big part of why obesity is such a rampant issue in the United States. Sometimes, even when you work hard to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, it can feel like you aren’t getting the results you should. If you’re overweight or obese, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little help to shed those extra pounds. If you’d like to get healthier and achieve a slimmer figure, weight loss injections in Virginia Beach with GLP-1 medications could be exactly what you need.
How Do GLP-1 Medications Work?
GLP-1 medications are what’s known as a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, or GLP-1. When GLP-1 medications are injected into the body, it targets the parts of the brain that suppress the appetite and make you feel like you’re full. This makes it much easier to manage your caloric intake and consistently lose weight, but the treatment is most effective when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle. GLP-1 medications also stimulate increased insulin production, which reduces blood sugar levels.
Benefits of GLP-1 Medications
GLP-1 injections can offer the following benefits for individuals looking to lose weight:
- Suppresses the appetite to prevent overeating
- Makes you feel full
- Helps you lose a significant amount of weight without surgery
- Creates a slimmer figure
- Improves your physical health
- Increased self-confidence and self-image
- Improved athletic performance and mobility
How Much Weight Can You Lose With GLP-1 Medications?
Studies have shown that when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, patients taking GLP-1 medications for 68 weeks can lose an average of 10% to 15% of their body weight.
How Long Will It Take to Lose Weight?
In some cases, patients will start to see weight loss after only eight weeks of taking GLP-1 medications. However, it typically takes around 12 weeks to start noticing significant results.
What Should I Expect During GLP-1 Medication Treatment?
If you’re interested in GLP-1 medications, the first step will be to have a consultation with our nurse practitioner, who discuss the treatment with you and help you determine whether or not it’s the best option for your situation. If you’re a good fit for the medication, we’ll give you a prescription.
Once you have the medication, you’ll need to come to the office to receive an injection once per week. Your injections will be in the skin of your upper thigh, stomach area, or upper arm.
What Are the Side Effects of GLP-1 Medications?
GLP-1 medications have been known to cause certain side effects in some patients. The most common side effects of the treatment include:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
Why Choose Dr. Kaado for GLP-1 Medication Treatment in Virginia Beach?
When you choose Kaado MD Aesthetics for your weight loss treatment, Dr. Georges Kaado and the rest of our skilled team will make the process as simple and hassle–free as possible for you. The doctor will first evaluate your unique situation to ensure that the treatment is right for you. He will then work with you to ensure that you get the best possible results from the medication and provide you with the tools you need to achieve your weight loss goals. Contact our office today if you’d like to schedule a consultation.
* $75 consultation fees for butt augmentation, bodytite, vaser liposuction and high definition liposuction.
If patient decides to go ahead with the treatment, that $75 will be credited towards the procedure. The $75 consultation fee is non-refundable