Weight Loss Injections
- Clinically tested & FDA approved
- Reduces appetite
- Increases metabolism
Originally designed to treat type 2 diabetes, Saxenda injections (medically known as liraglutide) function as one of the body’s gut hormones (GLP-1) and work to regulate appetite through the release of GLP-1. As this hormone slows down the rate at which your stomach empties, patients find their hunger is quenched with smaller meals, and they are able to refrain from eating as often as they would prior to treatment.
Those most suitable for liraglutide weight loss such as Saxenda are individuals with a BMI of 30 + who are struggling to lose weight organically, who have medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes or heart disease, or who are preparing for bariatric surgery.
Treatment has also been proven to improve physical health by reducing low blood glucose levels, susceptibility to high blood pressure and sleep apnea, though it can also have a profound positive impact on your mental wellbeing. Grow your confidence and drive to instil healthier long-term dietary and exercise habits, with the help of this GP-supervised treatment.
A thorough compulsory GP consultation is carried out to assess your suitability for treatment, and to discuss your weight loss and health goals. Blood tests and vital readings will be taken to ensure you can proceed with Saxenda. The pen-like injections are administered by you at home once a day, and you will have the freedom to decide when to do this. Your GP will explain how to safely use the skinny pen and administer them under the skin in the stomach, upper leg or upper arm region and offer comprehensive information on the protocols associated with treatment. Saxenda injections should not be injected into a muscle or a vein.
We will ask you to attend follow-up appointments each month for the first 3 months of treatment, to oversee your progress, address any concerns and make any necessary adjustments to the dosage required.
There is no fixed time period on how long treatment with Saxenda can last. The duration of treatment will be discussed during your consultation, and depend on your starting weight, goals and progress as you continue to take Saxenda.
If your weight loss is less than your GP expected, they may wish to discuss how diet and exercise can be optimised with you at your follow-up consultation, in order to boost the results of treatment with Saxenda. Treatment is most effective when calorie intake is reduced by 500 a day and physical activity increased to 30 minutes daily.
Patients will generally begin to notice the effects of Saxenda injections after as little as 2 weeks. During this time you can expect to lose around 5% of your starting body weight.
56% of people partaking in a clinical study achieved significant weight loss with Saxenda after a year.
The number of Saxenda pens you will need depends on each individual as there is no fixed time period for the treatment. This will be discussed with your doctor during your consultation.
The idea is to lose 5% of your bodyweight used in conjunction with a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise.
It’s recommended that alcohol intake is limited or paused while having Saxenda skinny jabs as it can cause prolonged low blood sugar. If you plan to consume alcohol on Saxenda, make sure you have eaten beforehand.
All treatments have risks and benefits. Saxenda is usually well tolerated in the long term.
Common side effects associated with Saxenda include:
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you experience any of the side effects above.