Aesthetics located in Modesto, CA & Lodi, CA
Consider Mounjaro® weight loss if you have type 2 diabetes but can’t seem to achieve your health and wellness goals. At Ego, with offices in Modesto and Lodi, California, the team of aesthetic specialists regularly prescribes Mounjaro as an “off-label” treatment for medically supervised weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes. Call the office to request a Mounjaro weight loss consultation today or book online.
Also known as Ozempic & Wegovy.
Are you struggling to lose weight and looking for an effective and safe solution? Semaglutide for weight loss may be the answer you've been searching for.
Semaglutide is a medication that has been used to treat type 2 diabetes for many years. However, recent studies have shown that it can also be used to promote weight loss in individuals who are overweight or have obesity. In fact, in clinical trials, participants taking Semaglutide lost significantly more weight than those taking a placebo.
Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called GLP-1, which is naturally produced in the body and helps regulate appetite and metabolism. By increasing GLP-1 activity, Semaglutide helps reduce appetite, increase feelings of fullness, and slow down digestion, resulting in reduced calorie intake and weight loss.
Semaglutide is typically administered as a once-weekly injection and is approved for use in individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher who also have at least one weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.
While Semaglutide has been shown to be effective for weight loss, it is important to note that it is not a magic bullet and should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise for the best results. Additionally, like all medications, Semaglutide may cause side effects and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Mounjaro Weightloss Q & A
What is Mounjaro Weight Loss?
Mounjaro is a prescription drug that treats type 2 diabetes. It’s FDA-approved to help manage healthy blood sugar levels in adults. When combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, Mounjaro can prevent your blood sugar levels from spiking and reduce the risk of more significant issues, like neuropathy and diabetic ulcers.
At Ego, the team also prescribes Mounjaro as an “off-label” treatment for weight loss. The medication contains the active ingredient tirzepatide, which is known to make people feel fuller for longer after meals.
Who is a candidate for Mounjaro Weight Loss?
You might be a candidate for Mounjaro weight loss if you’re 18 or older and you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Even though Mounjaro wasn’t developed to treat weight loss, many people who are prescribed it end up shedding a few pounds. Studies show that the medication slows down digestion and decreases appetite, making it easier to reduce cravings.
After a review of your medical records and a physical exam, the team can determine if you qualify.
What does Mounjaro Weight Loss involve?
Mounjaro is an injectable medication, so it’s administered with a small needle.
If the team at Ego determines you’re a candidate for Mounjaro weight loss, they administer your first treatment onsite. Specifically, your provider injects the Mounjaro into your stomach, thigh, or the back of your upper arm.
Then, they explain how to give yourself injections at home. Most Mounjaro visits take between 30-45 minutes. There’s no downtime afterward, so you can return to work and other routine activities immediately.
Is Mounjaro Weight Loss safe?
Mounjaro weight loss is safe and usually well-tolerated, but like any prescription medication, it can present risks. For example, after your first injection, it’s normal to experience:
- Belly pain
- Decreased appetite
You might also have redness, swelling, or bruising around the injection site. These symptoms should improve within a day or two, but if they continue or worsen, contact the team at Ego immediately.
To reduce the risk of side effects, follow your Ego provider’s instructions carefully. Always clean and sterilize the injection site, wash your hands with soap and water before administering your injections, and keep all the used syringes in a sharps container.
Call the nearest Ego office to request a Mounjaro weight loss consultation today or book online.