Medical Weight Loss
with Semaglutide

Achieve your weight loss goals at the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay

In the realm of weight management, finding an effective solution can be a challenging endeavor. If you’re exploring a safe and successful way to achieve your weight loss goals, semaglutide may be the answer you’ve been looking for. This once-weekly injectable medication is FDA-approved to treat obesity and has been found to be an effective tool for weight management, backed by numerous studies.

If you’d like to learn more about medical weight loss with Semaglutide and discover how it can help you achieve your health goals, don’t hesitate to call our office at 813-328-2982. You can also click here to book your consultation online. Our healthcare professionals and resident weight loss expert can develop an individualized treatment plan to help you lose weight safely and effectively.

What is

Semaglutide is an injectable prescription medication that can help with weight loss. It works by mimicking a hormone in the body called GLP-1, which helps regulate appetite and food intake. By activating the GLP-1 receptors in the body, Semaglutide helps to reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness, which can lead to a decrease in calorie intake and subsequent weight loss. Numerous studies have shown that Semaglutide can be an effective tool for weight management in people who are overweight or have obesity, particularly when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program.

How Semaglutide works
Is Semaglutide right for me?

Is Semaglutide right for me?

In the United States, more than 40% of adults have obesity or excess weight, which contributes to higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, semaglutide may be a good option to help you take charge of your health. It is typically prescribed for people who:

  • Have obesity with a BMI over 30
  • Have a BMI over 27 and at least one weight-related health condition, such as diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure
  • Are diabetic or pre-diabetic
  • Have high A1C that doesn’t respond to other treatments
  • Don’t have a family history of thyroid or endocrine disorders

It is important to note that specific eligibility criteria for using semaglutide to lose weight may vary depending on the prescribing healthcare provider’s judgment. If you’re interested in semaglutide for weight loss, come in for a consultation and one of our healthcare professionals can determine if it’s a safe and appropriate option for you.

Our medical weight
loss program

Semaglutide is the foundation of our medical weight loss program at the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay. Our weight loss expert, Tammy Gwozdz, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with years of experience in endovascular surgery and cardiology. She is also passionate about medical weight loss and will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to get you to your desired weight. Our program includes:

  • Cost includes your monthly prescription, at-home injection kit and in-office appointments
  • An initial 30-minute consult with Tammy to discuss your goals, assess BMI, recommend a nutritional plan and get you set up with your Semaglutide prescription
  • Free monthly follow-up visits to discuss your progress and analyze key benchmarks

What to expect
with Semaglutide

Semaglutide is a once-weekly subcutaneous injection administered in the skin of the lower abdomen, inner thigh or upper arm. Injections can be administered at home with the injection kit provided with each prescription. The specific dosage and timing of your injections will be determined by our medical weight loss expert during your initial consultation depending on your needs. However, a typical semaglutide treatment schedule looks like this:

  • Starting dose: 0.25 mg
  • Incremental dose increases: Every 4 weeks
  • Maintenance dose: 2.5 mg (depending on response to medication)

During your weight loss journey with semaglutide, it’s important to follow all instructions provided by our healthcare professionals and the product’s labeling regarding proper administration, injection techniques and disposal of used needles. Regular check-in appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and adjust your dose as needed.

When will I
see results?

Semaglutide is one of the most effective weight loss drugs available and your results can be remarkable. In clinical trials, patients using semaglutide lost an average of 33.7 lbs over the course of a 68-week treatment, while those in the placebo group only saw a 5.7 lb weight loss. However, you shouldn’t expect to see a dramatic transformation overnight. Most people begin to notice the positive effects of treatment within the first few weeks and lose an average of 1-2 pounds every 7 days. Your results may vary, but you can maximize your weight loss by combining semaglutide with regular exercise and a reduced-calorie diet. Our weight loss expert can help you with nutritional planning during your treatment.

If you experience weight-related health problems, you can also expect these conditions to improve with treatment. With semaglutide, many patients see the following improvements:

  • Weight loss that begins in the first few weeks of treatment
  • Improved blood sugar control
  • Reduced appetite and food cravings
  • Lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Increased proportion of lean body mass
  • Less risk of other weight-related complications

At the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, our goal is to help patients lose weight in a safe and healthy manner with minimal side effects. Your progress will be closely monitored and your treatment plan can be adjusted to suit your needs, if necessary. While semaglutide can provide outstanding results, it’s important to remember that it is not a “magic bullet.” Maintaining a balanced diet, getting regular exercise and living a healthy lifestyle will be essential to achieving and maintaining your long-term weight loss goals.

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Take charge of your weight loss & book a consultation at the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay

If you’re ready to take control of your weight and transform your life, book your consultation with our weight loss expert today. Click here to quickly and easily schedule your appointment online and find out if our medical weight loss program with Semaglutide is right for you. You can also call our office at 813-328-2982 if you have more questions. Together, we can unlock the key to your success and make your weight loss goals a reality!

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