Glow Medical Aesthetics, Weight Loss & Wellness


Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake; it is a powerful appetite suppressant. It also works by increasing the production of insulin and appears to enhance growth of β cells in the pancreas, which are the sites of insulin production. Additionally, it inhibits glucagon, which is a hormone that increases blood sugar. It has been known to aid not only in weight loss but helps to lower glucose levels in those who are pre-diabetic or who have type 2 diabetes.

  • Delays stomach emptying, leading to a feeling of fullness and smaller meal size.
  • Slows intestinal motility.
  • Lowers blood sugars, in part by reducing the production of sugar in the liver
  • Stimulates insulin secretion by the pancreas.

Semaglutide is started at a low dose which can be increased gradually to tolerate any GI symptoms.  It is common for patients to have great success with minimal side effects around 0.25 – 2.5mg weekly. For your initial visit, you schedule a consultation appointment. Upon arriving for your appointment, you will have paperwork to complete and then you will have your consultation. Based on the FDA recommendations for treating obesity, we determine if Semaglutide is a safe and good option for you. We carefully screen you by evaluating your past medical history, any current medications you take and your body mass index (BMI).
Contraindications: If you have or have a history of any of the following: diabetic retinopathy, low blood sugar, decreased kidney function, pancreatitis, medullary thyroid cancer (or a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma), or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, Semaglutide will not be prescribed.
Since the Semaglutide injection does not help increase energy or boost metabolism, we recommend pairing it with a vitamin b-12 injection or our Lipo-Lite injection.