Ready for a Change? Treat Weight Loss at the Chemical Level

Semaglutide in St. Paul

Woman receives injection of semaglutide in St. Paul

You’ve tried the diets, the exercise programs, and nothing has worked. If you’ve been working on weight loss for a while, you know how it can feel like an impossible task. For many people, weight gain, if left untreated, can easily become a chronic health condition.

If you’ve struggled with your weight for a while, it’s time to stop beating yourself up trying to manage your weight on your own. You need the proper care and treatment.

There are a lot of weight loss plans and programs, but what is often missing from these is treatment that addresses the problem of weight gain at its source. At Uplift Aesthetics, we use semaglutide in St. Paul to treat problems of weight gain at the chemical level.

When weight gain becomes a chronic condition, diets and exercise plans are not enough to maintain active weight loss. With a medical weight loss treatment like semaglutide, you are not just changing your habits around eating and exercise, you are actually changing your body’s chemistry.

What is semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a medical weight loss drug that has helped thousands of Americans lose weight since it was first approved by the FDA as a treatment for medical weight loss in 2012. But before this, semaglutide was originally developed as a treatment for type II diabetes. It wasn’t until many years later that scientists found how effective semaglutide could be as a method for weight loss.

Semaglutide’s connection to both diabetes and weight management is no coincidence. For many people who struggle to lose weight, a diagnosis of type II diabetes may be on the horizon. This is because of the chemical changes that occur in the body after years of weight gain. Unfortunately, these chemical changes also perpetuate chronic weight problems.

Chronic Weight Gain at the Chemical Level

One of these problems is insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for regulating your blood sugar, also known as your glucose levels. Insulin manages the distribution of glucose to all the cells in your body. Glucose provides the cells with energy.

When the body is inundated with too many calories, glucose levels rise, and the pancreas pumps out more insulin to manage the distribution of glucose to the cells. With too much insulin, however, the cells become resistant to its facilitation of glucose, and blood sugar continues to rise unchecked.

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Semaglutide’s Solution

Thankfully, this is exactly what semaglutide in St. Paul addresses. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist. All this means is that semaglutide mimics the glucagon-like peptide hormone your body naturally produces (GLP-1). This hormone is released in your gut while you are eating and is what gives you the sensation of being full.

Semaglutide makes you feel full constantly. Most people on semaglutide don’t want to eat most of the time. This makes it much easier to manage your diet and allows you to retrain your body to metabolize food for energy rather than creating more fat.

Acting as a GLP-1 hormone, semaglutide also increases the body’s production of insulin to fully manage your reduced glucose levels.

Semaglutide in St. Paul at Uplift Aesthetics

Semaglutide may sound like a miracle drug. It’s not. It is a very effective treatment to lose weight, but just like any other weight loss plan, it requires active maintenance, regular exercise, and the right diet. At Uplift Aesthetics, we have all of these plans in place for you.

Yes, with semaglutide’s increasing availability, it has become easier to get a prescription and be able to dodge the nutrition and exercise plans that typically make up a weight loss program. But with semaglutide, it is essential to have these plans in place. Semaglutide promotes rapid weight loss, which means that, as easy as it is to lose weight on semaglutide, it is just as easy to gain it all back afterwards.

At Uplift Aesthetics, our program for medical weight loss with semaglutide is tried and true. We have a history of successful clients who reached their ideal weight and continue to maintain their ideal weight to this day.

If there was one thing we would attribute to our success, it would be our holistic approach. Weight loss is about so much more than tummy fat. To achieve true weight loss, it is necessary to consider full-body health.

At Uplift Aesthetics, we guide you into a healthy lifestyle that supports weight loss and maintains weight loss effects after treatment with semaglutide. With our program, we are confident you will see many positive changes, not only in your weight, but also in stamina, energy levels, sleep habits, and daily function.

Our Program for Medical Weight Loss

When you begin your semaglutide treatment with us at Uplift Aesthetics, you are not just getting a prescription, you are starting on a journey of comprehensive care.

Consultation

All of our treatments at Uplift Aesthetics begin with a consultation. Before beginning your treatment for semaglutide in St. Paul, you will have a virtual consultation with our nurse practitioner. During your consultation, we want to hear about your history with weight loss, what has worked in the past, and what has not. We also want to learn about your current goals for weight loss so we can set you on a path to meet these goals.

Treatment

If we determine semaglutide to be the optimal treatment option for you and your weight loss goals, we will go ahead and set up an appointment for you to begin your treatment. We have two options for treatment with semaglutide. You can choose between treatments done in-office or at home.

For our in-office program, we will have you come in once a week for your injections. Each week, we tailor your dosage based on the progress you made in the previous week and how your body is responding to the treatment.

We have found this to be the most effective way to move you toward achieving your goals. During these weekly sessions, we have the opportunity to discuss lifestyle adjustments, diet, and the movement you are able to incorporate into your health plan.

If you prefer a more hands-off approach, our at-home program allows you to self-administer your injections from the comfort of your own home. After your initial consultation and a visit with one of our nurses at the office, we will provide you with the injections to be taken once a week.

We will schedule a virtual consultation with you once a month to check in with you about your progress with the treatment, re-evaluate your goals, and lifestyle changes. During these appointments, we can offer counseling on diet, exercise, and tips for incorporating healthy choices into your weight loss plan.

Results

Semaglutide in St. Paul is a fast-acting treatment. However, not all bodies adapt to semaglutide in the same way or in the same timeframe. Some people on semaglutide start losing weight right away. For others, it might take a couple of weeks for the body to fully metabolize the injections.

By monitoring your progress and adjusting your dosage on a weekly basis, we can help you find the dosage that works best for you.

Angela goes over plan for semaglutide in St. Paul

Nutritional Counseling

Semaglutide works as an appetite suppressant. But even though you might not want to eat very much while you are on semaglutide, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat at all. In fact, when using semaglutide as a weight loss treatment, nutrition becomes even more important.

At Uplift Aesthetics, we have nutritional counseling led by one of our registered nurses. Our nutritional counseling helps you prioritize protein, vitamins, and other nutrients essential for keeping your body strong and healthy while you are losing weight.

If your weight loss is not carefully monitored, it is easy to lose as much muscle mass as fat. A protein-rich diet accompanied by regular exercise helps your body maintain and grow muscle mass while you focus on getting rid of the weight you actually want to get rid of: fat.

Managing Side Effects

Just like any other medication, semaglutide in St. Paul is not without its side effects. Because semaglutide targets your intestines, you may experience nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Side effects are more common when first beginning treatment for semaglutide and dissipate as your body adjusts to this new medication.

At Uplift Aesthetics, we are one step ahead of the game. Along with your weekly semaglutide injections, we also administer B-12 injections.

B-12 is an essential vitamin many of us don’t get enough of to begin with. When paired with a weight loss treatment, B-12 can help reduce digestion-related side effects and improve the efficacy of weight loss injections by increasing the metabolism. It’s a win-win!

Start Semaglutide in St. Paul Today at Uplift

Committing to weight loss is a brave step toward lifelong health. When you start semaglutide treatments at Uplift Aesthetics, you will have already made the biggest step. We’ll take it from there. We are, above all, committed to care. We strive to help our patients feel comfortable and confident in their own bodies. That means feeling good inside and out.

Book a consultation with us today to see if semaglutide can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

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