Introduction to Semaglutide

There are so many options out there when it comes to weight loss. From special diets and routine exercise to body contouring or Liposuction, it can be overwhelming when having to choose. Unfortunately, not everyone will produce the same results due to their body type and chemistry. If you have tried these other methods with zero-to-little success, there’s a new minimally invasive technique in the form of injections that can be performed weekly in the comfort of your own home.

At Elite Medicine in Cincinnati, Semaglutide is becoming an increasingly popular procedure amongst our patients looking to lose some of that extra, stubborn weight. To learn more about this product and learn if it’s right for you, please keep reading below.

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What is Semaglutide

Semaglutide is an increasingly popular FDA-approved treatment that can help you control chronic weight management, increase insulin production, and reduce your appetite. It is derived from a Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that is found in your digestive system and plays a huge role in controlling your appetite and assisting in digestion.

The treatment is performed once a week in your own home which requires an injection of the product. When combined with a healthy diet and routine exercise, this treatment can help adult patients lose almost 15% of their body weight, and some adolescent patients lose almost 16%.

What are the Benefits of Semaglutide?

Our Semaglutide patients in Cincinnati have been able to experience the following benefits from this popular treatment:

  • Increases self-esteem
  • Lowers the risk for certain cancers
  • Reduces risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke
  • Better sleep
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Provides better mobility and pain reduction
  • Improves your overall mood

We feel the best Semaglutide Cincinnati candidates are those with the following characteristics:

  • Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise and a proper diet
  • Have a strong desire to lose weight and feel their best
  • Keeps a positive attitude throughout their treatment
  • Maintains realistic expectations regarding the results of the treatment
  • This treatment is best for adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 mg/kg² alone, or 27 mg/kg² with at least one weight-related condition (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes).

*Unfortunately, not everyone will be a good candidate for Semaglutide. If you have a history of certain endocrine or thyroid tumors, particularly medullary thyroid cancer, we recommend discussing this treatment with your physician before coming in for a consultation.

Who are the Best Candidates for Semaglutide?

What’s the First Step?

If you’re interested in receiving Semaglutide injections for weight loss at Elite Medicine in Cincinnati, your first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers. During this consultation, our provider will assess your medical history, lifestyle habits, and weight loss goals to determine if Semaglutide is the proper treatment for you. It’s important to be open and honest during this consultation to ensure your safety and maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. Once you and our provider have decided that Semaglutide is a suitable treatment, they will create a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

At Elite Medicine, we prioritize patient safety and satisfaction, and we’re committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively.


What to Expect When Using Semaglutide

You will need to perform routine, weekly injections, which can be performed in the comfort of your own home. These injections should be made into your skin in either the thigh, abdomen, or upper arms on the same day of every week, but do not need to be performed at the same time every week. You will use a single-use injection pen that you can dispose of when finished, very similar to an insulin injection. While your weekly injection can be performed in the same area, you should always change the injection location for the best results. Initially, we will start you off on a lower dosage that will gradually increase every week for at least four months.

How Much Does Semaglutide Cost in Cincinnati?

The cost of Semaglutide in Cincinnati will vary from patient to patient depending on their specific needs. When you come in for your free consultation, your provider will be able to evaluate and create a treatment plan for you, allowing our Patient Coordinator to provide you with a price breakdown.

Why Choose Us?

When you come into Elite Medicine, our goal is to provide every one of our patients with comfort, consistency, and clarity. We provide the latest and greatest aesthetic techniques in a boutique setting and believe in making sure our patients know every step of their treatment, from consultation to recovery. Our Medical Spa is owned and operated by Dr. Shelli Ridge, a board-certified Osteopathtician who believes that wellness comes in the combination of mind, body, and soul. As a graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ridge specializes in women’s health, chronic disease management, osteopathic manipulation, pediatrics, and immunizations. She is adamant about the importance of a close doctor-patient relationship.

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Schedule Your Consultation

Weight loss can be difficult enough as it is, you shouldn’t have to feel worse when you’re not able to meet your goals. To schedule your consultation for Semaglutide treatment at our Medical Spa in Cincinnati, you should contact us today! We are excited to meet with you and help you achieve the body that you want and an overall more fulfilling lifestyle!

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