Best Weight Loss Injections San Antonio, Texas
Adults who are obese or overweight are less likely to get heart disease if they lose just 5–10% of their body weight through food and exercise, but this isn’t always realistic or possible. The FDA has approved weekly Semaglutide injections for those who are obese or overweight and have at least one condition that is caused by their weight.A shot of Semaglutide, in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, can result in weekly weight loss of up to two pounds! Keep reading to learn more about our weight loss injection options.
What is Semaglutide for Weight Loss?
Semaglutide is an injectable weight loss drug authorized by the FDA. Semaglutide stimulates insulin secretion by acting as a hormone in the body, and it also decreases gastric emptying rate. As a result, you’ll feel full for longer and can reduce your food intake, which will lead to weight loss.
To help individuals with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar levels, the drug was approved in 2017 at a lower dose. Semaglutide’s effectiveness in lowering blood sugar levels is accompanied by a welcome side effect: reduced appetite. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Semaglutide for weight loss in eligible adults based on studies of a higher dose of the medicine in patients without Type 2 diabetes.
Wegovy Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections
We now offer Wegovy weight loss injections! Wegovy (semaglutide) 2.4 mg is a prescription drug that is injected. It may help adult patients and adolescents younger than 12 who are obese (BMI 30 for adults, BMI 95th percentile for age and sex for children) or who are overweight (BMI 27) and have health problems related to their weight to lose unwanted weight and help keep it from coming back. Wegovy should be used with a meal plan with fewer calories and more exercise.
- Wegovy has semaglutide in it, so it shouldn’t be taken with other goods that have semaglutide or other GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs.
- We do not yet know if it is safe and effective to combine Wegovy with other weight loss products, whether they are prescribed, over-the-counter, or herbal.
- It is not known if Wegovy can be used safely in patients with a medical history of pancreatitis
- It is not known if Wegovy is safe and effective for use in children under 12 years of age
How Do Wegovy Weight Loss Injections Work?
Wegovy works by acting like a hormone that affects parts of the brain that control hunger and how much food you eat. This can make you less hungry, which can help you eat less and lose weight.
Semaglutide acts like a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1, which affects parts of the brain that control hunger and how much food you eat. After you eat, this incretin hormone is released by your gut system. It lowers your blood sugar by causing insulin to be released, which stops sugar from being made. As a result, you’ll find yourself eating less and losing about a pound a week. And while eating less helps you lose weight faster and keep it off longer, you don’t have to diet to lose weight with Semaglutide.
What Are the Benefits of Wegovy Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections?
Semaglutide, which is found in Wegovy, is the first hormone-based weight loss drug of its kind that is both safe and highly effective.
The following are some of the health benefits of Wegovy:
- Reduce glucose levels without triggering hypoglycemia.
- Obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, inflammation markers, and oxidative stress were all reduced
- Suppression of appetite
- Enhanced insulin production and release
- Decreased levels of the hormone glucagon both before and after a meal
- Increased satiety (fullness) caused by chemical manipulation of the brain
- Intestinal gastric emptying is slowed, keeping you fuller for longer
- Noticeable and significant weight loss
- Significantly reduced obesity-related cardiovascular risk factors
Most patients using Semaglutide in clinical trials lost 10% of their body weight or more. More than half of them achieved a 15% weight loss, the minimum level recommended by most doctors to lessen the likelihood of developing certain chronic diseases in the future.
What Are The Potential Side Effects of Wegovy?
Some of the potential negative effects of Wegovy are: sickness, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, stomach (abdominal) pain, headache, exhaustion, dizziness, bloating, belching, gas, stomach flu, heartburn, and a stuffy or runny nose or sore throat.
Can I Travel with Wegovy Weight Loss Injections?
Your Wegovy pen may go wherever you go. Keep your Wegovy pen with you or in your carry-on when flying, as it could freeze in the hold. Find out whether your airline has any baggage restrictions by calling them ahead of time. Wegovy, still in its original packaging, can be kept for up to 28 days at temperatures between 46 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can I Take Wegovy with Food?
Wegovy is safe to take with or without food.
What Happens If I Miss A Wegovy Dose?
If there is less than 2 days until your next dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one if your next dose is due in less than two days. The following dose should be taken at the usual time. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. If you have gone more than two weeks without taking your medicine, you should either resume your regular dosing schedule or contact your healthcare provider to discuss restarting your treatment.
What If The Thought of Giving Myself a Shot Makes Me Nervous?
If you join WeGoTogether, one of our teachers can show you how to give yourself an injection. You can also look at the Wegovy Instructions for Use to find out how to do everything.
Is Wegovy Covered by Insurance?
Wegovy’s insurance coverage is conditional on a variety of variables, the most important of which is the policy you actually have. During your initial visit, we will go over your options for paying for your treatment out of pocket or with insurance.
How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose With Wegovi Weight Loss?
In clinical trials, subjects using Semaglutide lost an average of 10%-20% of their starting body weight. A patient who starts out weighing 250 pounds, for instance, might drop anywhere from 25 to 50 pounds.
When Can I Expect to Start Losing Weight with Wegovy?
Since everyone reacts differently to drugs, it is impossible to say how long before you start seeing benefits from Wegovy. Inquire with your doctor about what you should reasonably anticipate.
Mounjaro Injections for Weight Loss
Mounjaro is an injectable prescription medication used in conjunction with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. Weight loss is an unapproved usage. It is expected to appear on labels this year for use in slimming down.
Whether or not Mounjaro is safe and effective for those who have experienced pancreatitis is unknown. If you have type 1 diabetes, you shouldn’t take Mounjaro. Mounjaro’s efficacy and safety in younger than-adult patients has not been established.
What are the Benefits of Mounjaro for Weight Loss?
Users of Mounjaro have reported significant weight loss. Some participants reported losing as much as 25 pounds!
- Reduces Blood Sugar
- Slows Gastric Emptying
- Has satiety or fullness ingredients to reduce your hunger
- Similar profile to Wegovy but adds GIP (incretin) to reduce appetite.
- More robust weight loss results
How Do Mounjaro Injections Work?
GIP is a hormone that enhances the results of drugs that act on the GLP-1 receptor. Combining GIP with GLP-1 receptor agonism increases the effects of GIP on body weight, glucose, and lipids in preclinical models. Evidence suggests that it can help people lose weight by reducing their calorie consumption and increasing their activity levels.
Incretin hormones are secreted in response to eating. They aid in making you feel full by slowing down your stomach and stimulating your brain’s reward circuits. They help keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range by making more insulin and making less glucagon. Incretin hormones, or their mimics such as GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonists, are not expected to cause severe hypoglycemia because all of these reactions depend on glucose.
What Happens If I Miss A Mounjaro Dose?
First, schedule the start of your treatment at a certain date. From then on, you’ll only need to utilize Mounjaro once per week, at your convenience.
We are aware that plans may need to be adjusted. If you want to modify the day of the week that you administer your dose, you should wait at least three days (72 hours) to do so. If you forget to take a dose of Mounjaro, take it as soon as you remember within 4 days (96 hours).
If it has been more than 4 days since your last dose, do not take a double dose to catch up. You shouldn’t take Mounjaro twice in a row if you can help it.
If you tend to forget which day is your Mounjaro day, setting a reminder on your phone could be beneficial. Remember to modify the reminder to the new day if you set it at a specific time but end up changing the day.
When Can I Expect to Lose Weight with Mounjaro?
Since everyone reacts differently to drugs, it is impossible to say how long before you start seeing benefits from Wegovy. During your initial consultation, we will discuss when you can expect to see your individual results.
What is the Best Place to Inject Mounjaro for Weight Loss
The best place to inject Mounjaro would be either your buttocks or your thigh. The reason is that it is best that the area have a bit of fat for better absorption.
How Much Weight Have People Lost Taking Wegovy/Mounjaro?
Over the course of a 68-week medical trial, 1,961 persons with obesity or excess weight and a linked medical issue shed an average of 35 pounds (15 percent of their body weight). The average weight loss among the study’s placebo group was 6 pounds (2.5% of total body weight). Both groups began with an average of about 232 pounds.
What Are the Common Side Effects of Mounjaro?
Although individual reactions to Mounjaro are possible, the following are those that tend to be most common:
- Decreased appetite
- Stomach Pain
The majority of cases of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea seen in trials occurred after increases in Mounjaro dosage. Incidences of these kinds gradually lessened.
Am I a Candidate for Wegovy/Mounjaro Weight Loss Injections?
If a patient meets either of the following two criteria, they may be accepted into our Semaglutide weight loss program:
Patients with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 26.9 and one or more obesity-related comorbid diseases (such as high blood pressure, prediabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease, sleep apnea, or joint pain)
Having a body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 or higher, with or without another obesity-related disorder.
What Are Wegovy/Mounjaro Treatments Like?
The medication is injected under the skin by the patient themselves. You’ll learn how to put together it and deliver it. Follow the instructions on the label. It is administered weekly, on a weekly basis. If your healthcare staff hasn’t told you otherwise, continue taking it.
Needles and old pens should be disposed of in a sharps receptacle. Do not dispose of them in the trash. Call your pharmacy or healthcare provider to request a sharps container if you don’t have one.
There are directions for taking this drug included. If you aren’t sure how to take this medicine, consult your pharmacist. Take the time to read the details. If you have any concerns, be sure to ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
Schedule your Semaglutide Weight Loss Injection Consultation in San Antonio, Texas
If you’re looking to make a change and reduce your weight quickly, schedule your consultation for Semaglutide weight loss injections in San Antonio. We are proud to offer the latest treatments for weight loss including Wegovy and Mounjaro to ensure our patients have the best options available. During your initial consultation, we will take the time to understand your aesthetic goals to create a treatment plan unique to you. Contact us today to change your life!
Semaglutide Program FAQ
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What is Wegovy/Ozempic/Mounjaro:
Made for diabetes and prediabetes in its original form, these substances (GLP-1) inhibit glucagon release (which inhibit Insulin) and increase insulin release from the pancreas to decrease Hgb A1c which is a marker for diabetes. These substances also reduce the time it takes for food to get through the stomach.
Mounjaro additional has another hormone that makes you feel full called GIP which directly targeting receptors I the brain to inhibit caloric intake as well as increase effectiveness of GLp-1 and is more effective than Ozempic in this case. As of 4-24-23, Mounjaro is not approved for weight loss, but Wegovy is. We expect this to change some time soon.
Do I need to exercise/diet?
Yes, good dieting and exercise is recommended to increase the effect of these medications.
Also increase your water intake due to the anorexic effect of these meds to reduce your intake.
We recommend increasing your protein/B-12/folate for hair and nails as you can have issues with hair/nails as you reduce your intake (we have great vitamins here)
What common side effects/risks will I have when I start (and possibly continue)?
Common side effects Nausea/reflux and other associated Gi complaints. See “side effects “on this web page or in this packet. Risks are pancreatitis and Thyroid tumors in people with a known disease called “multiple Endocrine Neoplasia’s” which is rare.
How does this program work financially?
To start the program: $1,500 down to start
Does not include labs or medications. This is for Dr Jeneby& his NP or other physicians time to get paperwork submitted, read your labs, send prescriptions, and assist with the pharmacies to get a preauthorization. Normal pricing for these meds can be $1,000-$1,500 a month. With most commercial insurances, we can get this down to a reasonable copay (some as low as $25 a month)
To continue this program: $420 a month
A discount if paid all up front (yearly): Cashier’s check/cash/credit card only: $4,999 (normal $6,540) – you save $1,541
Processing fees apply if you use a third-party lender.
This is the price you pay us regardless of your copay paying for the medication. This is the monthly fee paid to Dr. Jeneby to maintain your charting, send prescriptions into the pharmacy, and read your labs.
WHEN YOUR INSURANCE PAYS – YOU SAVE OVER $1,000/month.
The participating pharmacies can compound Wegovy and courier it to you at no cost if you live in San Antonio or ship it to you and we will pay for the compounding and shipping from the collected $420 a month.
(ONLY IF YOU ARE CASH PAY- If your insurance covers the medication, you pay copay/delivery charges)
Pharmacies we use
Alamo Specialty Pharmacy – Huebner Road: 210-314-6782
No In-town delivery fee, out of town $40-$50 delivery fee.
Premier/Assure Pharmacy – Babcock: 210-467-5174
No In-town delivery fee, out of town $40 delivery fee.
Semaglutide Weight Loss Pricing
Dr. Jeneby works with our Pharmacies to try and preauthorize you for these drugs using your own insurance.
To have us try with insurance:
$1499 down to start the program and $149/month–you receive the medication from your standard pharmacy in prefilled pens with the trade name.
No insurance/cash pay:
$1499 down to start and $420/month–we send your prescription to a compounding pharmacy and they will send your monthly prescription as a generic vials that you prepare. (Save over $600 off of retail which can be $1,000-$1,400)
*all down payments are nonrefundable
*we do not guarantee insurance coverage -we recommend you go their websites and follow directions to see if you are covered