How To Inject Semaglutide For Weight Loss

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Semaglutide injections are an effective way to lose weight. The medication was FDA-approved for weight loss and weight management earlier this year. The medication requires that patients undergo weekly injections. Most people give themselves the injections at home; however, patients can also come into the office for the injections. Giving yourself injections can sound daunting, but it is something that many people do every day.  

Injecting Semaglutide Weight Loss Medication

  Semaglutide may come in either an injectable pen form or a traditional syringe. This ultimately depends on several factors, but both can be safely self-administered at home. When prescribed the medication, the patient’s provider will also demonstrate the right injection technique.  

Injectable Pen

  To inject semaglutide with an injectable pen, patients will first select the injection site. Semaglutide injections should be in the upper arm, stomach, or thigh. Additionally, patients should rotate these locations for each weekly injection. Next, patients should use an alcohol wipe to disinfect the injection site.   Then, holding the pen firmly in their hand, they press it into the injection site. The patient never sees the needle this way, similar to injecting an Epi-pen.  

Syringe

  A traditional syringe injection of semaglutide may require drawing medication up from a vial, or it may come pre-loaded in the syringe. Regardless, the injection process is similar following that initial step. Patients disinfect the area and should pinch the skin lightly. Then, carefully placing the needle underneath the skin, patients then push down the syringe and pull it out.  

Tips For Injecting Semaglutide For Weight Loss

 
  • Set a schedule and perform the weekly semaglutide injections on the same day of the week at roughly the same time.
  • Inject two inches from the belly button on either side when injecting into the stomach. This area tends to hold more fat and be a less painful place to inject into the stomach.
  • Know that there is little pain overall when it comes to subcutaneous injections. These injections reach just below the skin and require a tiny needle in comparison to other injections you may have received. This is why certain injection sites are preferred and easier to inject into.
  • Rotating the injection site every week prevents skin irritation. This is especially important for patients who may have certain skin conditions. While patients are unlikely to experience major swelling following their injections, injecting semaglutide weight loss medication into the same place week after week would become painful, uncomfortable, and more likely to be injected.
 

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections

  Semaglutide weight loss injections brands, known as Ozempic and Wegovy, offer patients the freedom to take charge of their own weight loss journey in a way that is encouraging and prevents setbacks. If a patient has significant weight to lose, the semaglutide injections should not deter them. For most patients, it tends to become routine after a while.   To learn more and schedule a free semaglutide weight loss consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. Patients can also reach out and schedule online via chat, contact form, Price Simulator, or our online booking system.
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Botox has many incredible uses aside from anti-aging. It can help prevent excessive sweating, promote TMJ healing, muscle spasms, and more. One of the top medicinal uses of Botox is its effectiveness in treating migraines. However, many patients worry that Botox won’t work for their migraines and wonder how long it takes to stop them.  Botox is one of the most effective treatments for migraines because it reduces muscle spasms and chemical reactions in the nervous system. While it does not eliminate migraines, it successfully lowers their frequency. However, it usually takes two injection sessions before a patient begins to see the results. The treatments are spaced twelve weeks apart, so if you are not seeing results after the first round of injections, don’t worry. This doesn’t mean the treatment isn’t working. It just needs time to build up in the system. Patients will need maintenance treatments every twelve weeks to continue to experience the benefits of Botox injections. The providers at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery understand the best ways and methods to administer Botox for migraines. They help patients through every step of the process and work to provide the best results.  To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via our Price Simulator.
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What Is The Difference Between A Thigh Lift vs. Thighplasty?

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Thigh lifts or thighplasty can be a confusing topic for many people seeking to understand more about the procedure. The terms are often used interchangeably, and there is no clear answer to the differences. However, both a thigh lift and thighplasty are essentially the same thing. The terms are used in the same way a nose job or rhinoplasty are exchanged for each other. However, this doesn’t mean there is only one type of thigh lift. There are three commonly used types of thighplasty procedures which can greatly benefit patients.  There is a medial (inner) thigh lift, mini thigh lift, and lateral (outer) thigh lift. These procedures are performed based on the patient’s needs, goals, and physical makeup. Dr. Jonov can provide insight and information on which procedure would fit your unique needs during a consultation.  A thigh lift or thighplasty removes thigh fat and excess skin, bringing a natural contour to the thighs. It can help smooth the skin, thin the thighs, and eliminate excess skin causing frustration. Thigh lifts greatly benefit patients and bring confidence and comfort back to their lives.  To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via our Price Simulator
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The appearance of breast surgery scars will vary based on the specific procedure and the patient’s healing process. For most breast surgeries, the scars can be hidden underneath a bra or swimsuit. However, scars on the breasts themselves are not always avoidable. Let’s look at the question, “What do breast surgery scars look like?” Breast augmentation scars are among the most discreet. There are a few options, but the two most common are an incision underneath the inframammary fold or the underarm. The incision is generally only a few centimeters long. It tends to heal well and become discreet for most patients. Breast lift and breast reduction scars are more extensive. The traditional technique involves an incision around the areola, vertically down the breast, and through the fold. While bras should completely cover these scars, there usually is some degree of visible scarring. Some patients will see less scarring than others based on their medical history and healing process. Patients prone to raised or dark scarring will likely see scars stick around longer, even if they heal better than usual. Patients who smoke will heal slower and tend to experience more and worsened scarring. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Submental fat is a common complaint among patients of all ages. While some may lose it with age or weight loss, others may retain it no matter what weight or age they are. There are cosmetic procedure options for removing extra chin fat. Chin liposuction is one commonly recommended. How effective is chin liposuction? Compared with other treatment options, liposuction is the most effective. It requires only one surgical session and is permanent in most cases. Dr. Jonov can perform chin liposuction under local anesthesia because it is a short procedure. It also is quick and easy enough that a patient can have it performed at the same time as almost any other procedure. If a patient has a very small amount of submental fat, liposuction may not be best. While the fat underneath the chin is not large to begin with, if the targeted fat is minimal, non-surgical options may be a safer and overall better solution. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Hip dips are small dips towards the bottom portion of the hips that can interrupt the perfect hip contour. They are a perfectly normal feature of the body, but many patients prefer a smoother hip contour. So, will a BBL fix hip dips? Yes, even though the focus of a BBL—or Brazilian butt lift—is buttock augmentation fat is often transferred into the hips as well to create the perfect body contour. This can help correct hip dips. It also does not take much fat to address the hips dips and it can improve the results of a BBL. Dr. Jonov can also perform only hip dip correction without other areas of fat transfer. However, most of the time, it is advantageous for the patient to undergo another fat transfer procedure at the same time. Dr. Jonov can discuss options for BBL surgery or hip dip fat transfer during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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The marionette lines are vertical lines that run between the corners of the mouth and the lower face. They typically occur due to age-related volume loss and skin sagging. Therefore, injectables such as Botox will not prevent these wrinkles from forming. Dermal fillers can help disguise the marionette lines for a younger appearance. But, how long do marionette fillers last? The exact length of time patients can enjoy their marionette filler results will depend on biological factors as well as the filler used. First, a patient’s metabolism helps determine how quickly the body breaks down the filler. Thus, people with faster metabolisms may not see filler last as long in their bodies. The type of filler used also matters. Most of the fillers used for marionette lines are hyaluronic acid based. Thus, they last anywhere from about six to twelve months on average. For more severe lines, patients may undergo Sculptra injections for the marionette lines which will result in longer lasting results. Sculptra also stimulates a collagen response which can help provide some permanent results. On average, Sculptra lasts around two years.  To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact us form, or Price Simulator.