Weight Loss

Experience life-changing breakthrough in your weight loss journey with a personalized, holistic approach to Semaglutide at Wasatch Wellness.

Lose Up To 40% Body Fat

Unlock your potential with medication that addresses the underlying chemistry of weight loss.

First Month Starts at Only $200

Most insurances will cover your visits

See Results In 1 - 3 Months

Experience noticeable weight loss within a month and achieve your weight loss goals.

We're Here For You Every Step Of The Way

Consultation + Lab Work

Your weight loss journey begins with a personalized consultation to assess your health history, goals, and lifestyle. We'll then conduct comprehensive lab work to gain a deeper understanding of your body's unique chemistry and ensure GLP-1 treatment is the right path for you. Lab work includes CBC, CMP, Thyroid panel, lipid panel and A1C.

Medication Pickup + Demonstration

Your GLP-1 medication will be conveniently available for pickup at our clinic. Our team will provide a thorough demonstration on proper medication administration, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable with the process. Our thorough medication demonstration and ongoing support ensure you're using your GLP-1 medication correctly, maximizing its effectiveness and helping you achieve weight loss goals.

Monthly Visits

Experience personalized care with a monthly Telehealth check-up to monitor your progress, address any concerns or questions, and assess your overall well-being while using Semaglutide.

4 - 6 Month Re-Assessment

At the 4-6 month mark in your GLP-1 treatment journey, we will perform a thorough follow up that includes new lab tests to evaluate your health and safety. We'll make any necessary adjustments to ensure you're on track to achieve your weight loss goals.

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which means it mimics the action of a naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 is released from the intestines after eating and plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels and appetite.

Semaglutide works by binding to GLP-1 receptors, which are found in various parts of the body, including the pancreas, stomach, and brain. This binding has several effects that can lead to weight loss:

Reduces Appetite

Semaglutide slows down the emptying of the stomach, which makes you feel fuller for longer and reduces your overall food intake.

Increases Insulin Production

Semaglutide stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar levels. This can also lead to weight loss, as high blood sugar levels can contribute to weight gain.

Reduces Cravings

Semaglutide may also reduce cravings for sugary and fatty foods, which can further contribute to weight loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is Semaglutide Dosed?

    Semaglutide is available as a single-use injection pen. This means that your dose is already pre-set for you and that you’ll discard the pen after your dose.

    You’ll give yourself the injection once a week, on the same day each week. It can be given at any time of day, and you can take it with or without food.

    Semaglutide is typically injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) in your abdomen, upper arm, or
    thigh. Avoid injecting the medication into the same spot every time — change your injection site with each
    dose. But injecting in the same body area (e.g., thigh) is OK as long as you’re rotating sites within the
    area each time.

    Since Semaglutide slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach, you may experience side effects
    like nausea and vomiting. Once you get started on the medication, your healthcare provider will slowly
    increase your dosage every 4 weeks. This can help make these effects more manageable.

    The target dose is 2.4 mg once weekly. Before reaching the target dose, a typical dosing schedule may look like:

    • Month 1: 0.25 mg once weekly for the first month
    • Month 2: 0.5 mg once weekly for the second month
    • Month 3: 1 mg once weekly for the third month
    • Month 4: 1.7 mg once weekly for the fourth month
    • Target maintenance dose: 2.4 mg once weekly

    Some people may not be able to reach or tolerate the target dose due to side effects. If this is the case,
    your healthcare provider may wait another month before increasing your dose. However, they may have
    you stop the medication if you’re unable to reach or stay on the target dose.

  • Are There Serious Side Effects to Semaglutide?

    In some cases, Semaglutide may cause more serious side effects. The medication has a boxed warning — the FDA’s most serious warning — for a potential risk for thyroid C-cell tumors. This risk has been seen in animal studies, but it hasn’t been confirmed in people. Because of this, you shouldn’t take Semaglutide if you have a personal or family history of certain thyroid tumors.

    Other serious side effects can include:

    • Pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas)
    • Cholelithiasis (gallbladder disease)
    • Kidney damage
    • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
    • Allergic reactions (including swelling of the face, tongue, or throat; difficulty breathing)
    • Certain eye problems in people with Type 2 diabetes
    • Fast heart rate

     

    Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are another risk listed on the medication’s labeling because it’s been
    reported with other weight loss medications. Let your healthcare provider know right away if you’re
    experiencing any changes in mood or behavior, or if you’re having suicidal thoughts.

  • What Do We Know About Semaglutide Side Effects?

    Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects tend to happen most frequently when taking this medication. The most common are nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. You may experience these effects more strongly when your healthcare provider increases your dose.

    Additional common side effects can include:

    • Constipation
    • Stomach pain
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Indigestion
    • Dizziness
    • Bloating
    • Burping
  • Can I Take Other Medications While Using Semaglutide?

    Since Semaglutide can lower your blood sugar, it can interact with other blood sugar-loweringmedications. Examples include insulin and medications that cause insulin to be released, like sulfonylureas. Combining these medications can result in dangerously low blood sugar levels.

    If you’re taking one of these medications, your healthcare provider may lower the other medication’s dose while starting you on Semaglutide. And as a general rule, it’s important to diligently monitor your blood sugar if you have Type 2 diabetes. This is especially the case before and during treatment to ensure that your readings stay within a safe range.

    Another potential interaction is with oral medications. Semaglutide slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach. This may affect how certain oral medications are absorbed by your body when they’re taken together. Your healthcare provider can determine which interactions potentially affect you and how to manage them.

  • What Else Should I Do to Help With My Weight Loss Journey While Using Semaglutide?
    • Exercise! Incorporate a balanced exercise routine, including cardio and weight lifting, to support the maintenance of lean muscle mass.
    • Consult with our nutritionist, Kelli Gray, who provides comprehensive dietary and nutritional guidance, including the option of a hair analysis. Kelli offers personalized consultations, starting at just $35, available on a weekly or monthly basis.
    • Look at the broader picture of your health journey. For some patients, their journey to feeling healthy and their best goes beyond weight loss to underlying causes such as hormone imbalance. Consider a consultation with our hormone providers.