Bella’s Semaglutide Wellness Program FAQs
What is semaglutide?
Semaglutide is a long-acting analog of a naturally occurring hormone in the body (GLP-1) and was FDA approved in 2021 for the treatment of obesity and well as readily prescribed for the treatment of diabetes since 2017. Learn more here
What is GLP-1?
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (or GLP-1) is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that is secreted in the gut and targets multiple receptors throughout the body related to appetite and hunger.
Who is a candidate for semaglutide?
Almost anyone who has weight to lose and has had difficulty losing the weight on their own. This is a wonderful option for losing that last stubborn 10 pounds to kickstarting a wellness journey and losing 40+ pounds.
Who is NOT a candidate for semaglutide?
Semaglutide is not recommended for those who have ever had (or have a family history of) a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or if you (or a member of your family) have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Semaglutide is also not recommended for those who have had a serious allergic reaction to semaglutide or any of the ingredients in semaglutide. Semaglutide is not recommended for those with Type I diabetes.
What is the semaglutide protocol?
The specific protocol will be discussed during your consultation with the doctor. However, the general construct includes a progressively increasing dosage of a once-a-week subcutaneous injection administered in the office or sent directly to your home.
How long is the treatment and what does it include?
The length of treatment depends on the amount of weight you desire to lose. The average duration is three to six months.
Is this medication covered by insurance or can I pay with my HSA?
No, but we do offer 0% financing and package discount pricing to help you achieve your goals!
What is the knowledge on safety and side effects of semaglutide?
There are rarely side effects reported while using semaglutide for weight loss. The most common reported side effect is light nausea, but dosage adjustments can be made to help reduce those effects throughout treatment.
When can I schedule my appointment
- Contact us, and we’ll schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.
- Call or text 678.908.3491
- Email email@example.com
When can I get scheduled for my treatment?
Your prescription will be ready the very next day after your consultation!