Northwest Face & Body

Fad diets and excessive exercise may lead to temporary weight loss but often do not offer a long term solution for chronic weight management. A setback on a normal diet can take months or even years to remedy which can completely discourage the dieter and lead to giving up. A new FDA approved drug helps patients keep weight off while working on making larger lifestyle changes. Northwest Face & Body provides the best semaglutide weight loss Bellevue and Kirkland offer.

Welcome To Your Last Diet

With semaglutide treatment, you can say farewell to the diet culture. We mean it. Diets are a constant back-and-forth battle between extreme restrictions and binges. They’re often impractical and inconvenient. Trying to squeeze in a crazy cardio workout before, during, or after work hinders consistency. Forget about eating out, work outings, or date nights. Lugging a selective meal everywhere you go creates burnout rather quickly. No one really wants to eat lettuce and plain grilled chicken, and no one actually means it when they say, “No dressing, please.” Ultimately, diets are always restrictive, bland, and harsh. There is no room for temptations or cravings; they often discourage us.

Semaglutide breaks the diet culture by extending the feelings of fullness and satisfaction after we eat. When we eat, we typically feel full and satisfied for a few hours after the meal. Those on semaglutide can often extend that feeling for most of the day and help eliminate all unwanted cravings throughout the day. Patients on the Semaglutide weight loss program may expect to feel satisfied and avoid daily hunger pains. Avoiding over-eating or eating bad foods can become more manageable with Semaglutide. It makes weight loss more accessible by helping reduce the need for excessive willpower.

Semaglutide Affordability

Weight loss with Semaglutide is can also be affordable. Most Kirkland and Bellevue, weight loss centers, cost over a thousand dollars monthly for the medication and any additional weight loss programs. At Northwest Face & Body, the providers offer Semaglutide and an all-encompassing weight loss guide for less than a thousand per month. They want their patients to be able to reclaim their health without having to break their bank accounts.

The Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

At Northwest Face & Body, the providers realize that Semaglutide is a great way to kickstart a healthy lifestyle, but it works better when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. This is why they offer a diet and exercise program for all of their Kirkland Semaglutdie patients. They will also provide a vitamin B supplement to eliminate any unwanted side effects that are common during the first few months of the medication. Lastly, all semaglutide patients will attend monthly check-ins so the provider can note their progress and side effects and adjust the dose accordingly.

Northwest Face & Body provides a more extensive Semaglutide program with a higher chance of success than other providers. Through diet and exercise, provided supplements, and monthly check-ins, Kirkland semaglutide patients can easily experience weight loss with semaglutide.

The Science Behind Semaglutide Medical Weight Loss

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. This means that it mimics the functions of the hormone GLP-1. This causes the body to release more insulin. Therefore, the FDA originally approved the drug to treat type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes who took semaglutide often experienced significant weight loss which could improve their condition.

While the exact way semaglutide causes medical weight loss is not fully understood, it is known to interact with the parts of the brain responsible for appetite control. It also promotes gastric emptying. All of this helps patients feel full longer and experience less hunger. This can help improve emotional eating and general overeating.

Semaglutide Injections For Weight Loss

Semaglutide (Ozempic & Wegovy) most commonly comes in an injectable form. It is a subcutaneous injection which means into the fatty tissue below the skin. Patients inject themselves after a brief training in the office. Viable injection sites include the upper arm, thigh, and abdomen. Medical providers encourage patients to rotate injection sites to prevent skin irritation.

When administering semaglutide injections, the patient will inject themself once a week on the same day of the week. If you miss a dose, you can take it if there are more than two days until your next dose. If it is two days or less, skip the dose completely.

Semaglutide Tablets For Weight Loss

Semaglutide tablets are a new way to take semaglutide. Taken daily instead of weekly, it allows patients who do not want to administer injections to enjoy the benefits of semaglutide. It can also fit into some people’s lifestyles better, especially if they already take pills at a specific time every day.

Studies show that the injectable and tablet forms of semaglutide are effective.

Who Can Benefit From Semaglutide?

Beyond people with type 2 diabetes and obese patients, there are some people who may benefit from semaglutide injections. However, they usually are overweight in some capacity. Some medical conditions can cause uncontrollable or unmanageable weight gain. Semaglutide can help control this. Examples of other conditions that semaglutide may provide some benefit include:

  • Binge eating
  • Menopausal weight gain
  • PCOS
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis

Additionally, semaglutide treatment can help lower a patient’s risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. Even once a patient reaches their goal or ideal weight, they may continue using semaglutide—often in smaller doses—to help with chronic weight management and keeping the weight off.

Medical Weight Loss Risk Factors

Semaglutide can have an enormously beneficial effect on qualifying patients. However, some people with certain conditions or in some situations may want to avoid taking semaglutide altogether. A medical provider may be able to help point toward an alternative for these patients.

Medical conditions and situations that may impact candidacy for semaglutide weight loss in Bellevue & Kirkland include:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • People at high risk for thyroid cancer, gallstones, or pancreatitis
  • Patients with many severe allergies or known allergies to similar medications
  • Patient is underweight

The providers at Northwest Face & Body examine each patient holistically to determine if they are a candidate for semaglutide weight loss treatment in Bellevue & Kirkland.

FAQ

Can You Get Semaglutide Over The Counter in Bellevue?

No, semaglutide is a prescription-only medication. A medical professional such as a physician or physician assistant must prescribe it for patients following a comprehensive exam.

Semaglutide is a base ingredient medication that is also available under the brand names of Ozempic and Wegovy. At Northwest Face & Body, we administer a compounded version of semaglutide that also contains Vitamin B, an ingredient that can help reduce nausea and fatigue sometimes experienced when taking the medication. Our version of the treatment contains the same active ingredient as the brand name drug.

Is It Okay To Drink Alcohol While Taking Semaglutide?

It depends. For the average patient, one or two drinks on an occasional basis will likely not have a major effect. However, if a patient has diabetes or a history of low blood sugar, they should not drink alcohol while taking semaglutide.

The risk that alcohol poses when used with semaglutide is severely low blood sugar which can become a medical emergency. Some patients are at higher risk of this than others. Patients are encouraged to discuss this with their providers and what to do if they experience symptoms of low blood sugar.

Should I Do Liposuction Or Semaglutide?

While both can help remove fat from the body, the goals of each procedure are different. Liposuction aims to help sculpt the body and bring out the natural tone of the body. It often accompanies surgeries such as tummy tucks. Semaglutide is meant for much larger weight loss. In comparison, liposuction removes a fraction of the fat that semaglutide can help patients lose.

With that said, at some point in the weight loss process, a patient may seek out cosmetic surgery to remove extra skin and smooth their overall body contours. However, between liposuction and semaglutide, one is not a replacement for the other.

Is Semaglutide Worth It?

The answer to this question is normally a personal one for each patient. If it is safe for a patient to take semaglutide and it would help them lower their body weight and potentially improve overall health, it will likely be worth it. If a patient doesn’t make lifestyle changes with semaglutide, they might regain the weight they lost. Each patient can discuss their goals with their provider to help determine if semaglutide is worth it for them.

What Is The Cost Of Semaglutide Weight Loss in Bellevue & Kirkland?

Northwest Face & Body offers a monthly supply of semaglutide weight loss to Bellevue & Kirkland patients at the following cost:

  • $575 per month for injection with supplies (includes one month’s supply of alcohol pads and syringes)
  • $700 per month for oral tablet

Included in the above pricing are an accompanying diet and exercise plan and monthly check-ins conducted in-person or virtually to best accommodate the patient. The diet and exercise plan are optional, but highly encouraged to enhance results and promote longer lasting weight loss.

Patients can purchase more than a month’s supply at a time. However, this will increase the cost. Patients can receive pricing for purchasing semaglutide in advance at a consultation appointment.

As far as we know, insurance does not cover semaglutide for weight loss. Thus, Northwest Face & Body does not accept insurance for this procedure.

The Best Semaglutide Weight Loss Program In Bellevue

Northwest Face & Body is a premier plastic surgery practice and medical spa located on the shores of Lake Washington. It is only a few minutes drive from both Bellevue and downtown Kirkland. The providers at Northwest Face & Body offer the best semaglutide weight loss provides.

Having served patients for over three decades, Northwest Face & Body provides surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. In addition to semaglutide, patients can seek out cosmetic surgery, professional skincare, and injectable treatments at Northwest Face & Body.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, Price Simulator, and our online booking system.