Medical Weight Loss in Swansea, IL – Semaglutide

If your weight loss journey has been challenging, you are not alone. Many people struggle to lose weight, often experiencing periods of short-term success followed by setbacks. It can start to feel like a never-ending cycle. 

Weight loss isn’t just about feeling better about how you look but improving your overall health, from preventing diseases to protecting your joints and mobility.

At Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa in Swansea, IL, we offer a range of cosmetic services to help you reach your goals. That includes our specialized weight loss program, The Slimming Solution, which combines semaglutide injections with weekly health monitoring and guidance. Join us to transform your body, health, and life!

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a revolutionary medication approved by the FDA for weight loss. It mimics a hormone that targets areas of the brain involved in appetite regulation. This helps you feel fuller sooner and reduces your appetite. This medication is typically administered through weekly injections and is known for significantly reducing body weight when combined with diet and exercise.

The Slimming Solution by Musick Dermatology

At Musick Dermatology, we wanted to offer an affordable way to access semaglutide treatments, especially for those without insurance. The Slimming Solution by Musick Dermatology is the program you’ve been waiting for. With membership priced at just $399 per month, we’re making this transformative care achievable for everyone seeking medical weight loss solutions. 

Doctor measuring woman’s weight after reaching her goal weight

Here’s what your membership includes:

  • Initial consultation
  • Personalized treatment & goal-setting plans
  • Weekly semaglutide injections
  • Weekly follow-ups to monitor progress
  • Lab test monitoring
  • Ongoing support for success

Plus, enjoy additional discounts on select services:

  • 20% Off B12 + Lipo Injections
  • 20% Off Coolsculpting Packages
  • 10% Off Microneedling & SecretRF Packages
  • 10% Off Juvederm & RHA Filler

Visit our Memberships page for more information.

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Benefits of Semaglutide for Weight Loss

Semaglutide offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Reduced Appetite: It naturally decreases your hunger, which helps in reducing calorie intake.
  • Blood Sugar Control: It improves your body's ability to use insulin effectively, lowering blood sugar levels.
  • Sustainable Weight Loss: Studies have shown that patients using semaglutide can achieve substantial weight loss (up to 15% of their body weight over two years), which is maintainable with ongoing treatment.
  • Cardiovascular Health Improvement: Semaglutide helps reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. 
  • Higher Energy Levels: By stabilizing blood sugar levels and reducing the body's insulin demands, semaglutide can give you more energy, making it easier to stay active and focused.
  • Decreased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Semaglutide can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar control and promoting weight loss.
  • Improved Mental Health: Weight loss and better physical health can lead to improved mental health, including reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Reduced Inflammation: Obesity is associated with increased inflammation in the body, which can lead to various health issues. Weight loss with semaglutide can reduce this inflammation.

Candidates for Semaglutide

Good candidates for semaglutide are those looking for an effective treatment to help manage their weight, particularly those who have struggled with obesity or weight-related health issues. Studies have shown that when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, Semaglutide can reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in adults with established cardiovascular disease who are overweight or obese. It has also been shown to help people lose excess body weight and maintain weight loss in the long term, both in adults and in adolescents aged 12 and older who are overweight or obese. An ideal candidate is an adult over 18 years old with a BMI above 18 who has tried traditional diets or weight loss plans without success. Patients under the age of 18 but over the age of 12 may be considered with a letter from their pediatrician. It is at the discretion of the provider whether or not Semaglutide can be prescribed to individuals who do not meet the above requirements but desire weight loss.

Before starting treatment, you should be committed to lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise, as semaglutide works best with these adjustments. You should have realistic expectations about the weight loss process and be motivated to maintain your health improvements over time.

However, semaglutide isn’t recommended for individuals with a personal or family history of certain types of thyroid cancer or those with a type of rare hereditary endocrine disorder. Additionally, it’s not approved for use in pregnant women. 

B12 + Lipotropic Injections

We offer B12 + lipotropic injections at a significant discount (20% off) to help you in your weight loss journey. These injections can potentially boost energy and metabolism, which may improve the effects of semaglutide. Our providers are happy to talk more with you about adding these treatments to your weight loss plan.

Why Choose Musick Dermatology?

At Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa, your weight loss journey will be guided by three of our experienced professionals, Lesley, Nancy, and Kasey. They’re incredibly knowledgeable about the latest medical weight loss injections and will closely monitor every aspect of your treatment. 

Our goal is to provide you with a safe, practical path to your weight loss goals with a program you can afford, without insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Expect During My Initial Consultation?

We’ll start by discussing your complete health history and any current medical conditions you have. We'll take the time to understand your specific weight loss goals and explore your previous weight management efforts. This thorough discussion helps us create a personalized treatment plan that suits your needs.

We’ll also conduct a physical exam and may perform some lab tests to be sure semaglutide is a good option for you. Throughout this visit, we’ll explain how semaglutide works, talk about the results you might expect, outline potential side effects, and show you how to administer the injections. This is your chance to ask any questions and share any concerns, as we want to make sure you feel fully informed and comfortable with the treatment plan moving forward.

What Should I Do if I Miss My Weekly Injection?

Missing a dose of semaglutide isn't ideal, but it's not a cause for major concern. If you miss an injection, take it as soon as possible if it's within a couple of days of the missed date. If it's closer to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Never take two doses at one time to make up for the missed one. To avoid missing doses in the future, consider pre-booking your appointment and setting reminders on your phone or calendar. If you have any concerns about missed doses or how to manage your injection schedule, it’s a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider.

Are There Any Side Effects of Semaglutide?

Yes, like any medication, semaglutide can cause side effects. Some of the most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation. These symptoms often improve as your body adjusts to the medication over time. Less commonly, semaglutide may cause more serious effects, such as pancreatic inflammation, changes in vision, or low blood sugar, especially if taken with other diabetes medications. We’ll discuss all potential side effects and how to manage them during your consultation.

How Long Will I Need to Be on Semaglutide?

The duration of treatment varies for everyone and is based on your needs and goals. Typically, patients might use semaglutide for several months up to a year or more, depending on their specific weight loss targets and how they respond to the medication. We may recommend continued use as long as you’re seeing benefits and not experiencing significant side effects.

Will I Gain Weight After I Stop Taking Semaglutide?

When you discontinue semaglutide, you could regain weight if you go back to unhealthy dietary and lifestyle habits that caused you to gain weight initially. 

Semaglutide helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite and caloric intake, so maintaining those healthy habits post-treatment will help you sustain weight loss in the long run. Stay physically active, eat healthy, and consult with our providers to maintain your weight after stopping the medication.

Can Semaglutide Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Absolutely! You can pair semaglutide with other treatments to maximize your weight loss results. For instance, you can add B12 injections to boost your energy and metabolism, which complements semaglutide’s appetite-suppressing effects. A personalized dietary plan can also positively impact your results, providing a well-rounded approach to your weight management. It's always best to discuss any combined treatments with your provider.



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Visit our Medical Weight Loss: What's Next? page to learn about the aesthetic treatments we offer to take your weight loss and aesthetic journey to the next level!

Begin Your Transformation With The Slimming Solution

Discover the potential of semaglutide through The Slimming Solution by Musick Dermatology. Call us today at 618-628-2588 to schedule your consultation. We're here to support your weight loss journey, offering expert guidance and personalized care. Visit our clinic in Swansea, IL, and take the first step towards a healthier you.

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