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Weight Loss

Studio R Aesthetics is proud to offer weight loss treatment with semaglutide, an FDA-approved medication that can significantly reduce unwanted fat. Semaglutide is a once a week subcutaneous injection that suppresses appetite and hunger cravings through the appetite center in the brain. This means that patients taking semaglutide feel full earlier in a meal so they eat fewer calories. It also suppresses cravings so that you are less likely to eat the types of food that lead to weight gain that contain high levels of simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats.

Semaglutide is a generic medication that is the same as Wegovy and Ozempic, which has been used in diabetics to reduce weight for more than 10 years.

We are now offering Virtual Consultations throughout Virginia!

Lose Weight Now Plan with semaglutide:

  • Meet with our physicians to discuss weight loss challenges and goals
  • Create a customized plan together that incorporates diet and exercise
  • Watch the pounds melt away on the scale

Are you tired of struggling to lose 10 pounds or more?

Click on the BOOK NOW link or call us at (434) 260-1667 to schedule a consultation. 

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Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Itri

  1. What does it feel like to be on semaglutide?
  2. How much weight can I expect to lose?
  3. I haven't lost any weight in the first 4 weeks, is that normal?
  4. I'm having significant nausea and vomiting, is that normal?
  5. I've been on it for 6 weeks, I haven't lost any weight and haven't had any nausea. Is it working?
  6. What if you're ready to stop?
  7. How do I maintain my weight loss?

Click here to read about how Dr. Itri lost 17 pounds in 10 weeks on semaglutide

What does the research say about semaglutide?

There is a considerable amount of data supporting the safety and effectiveness of semaglutide. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study using a cross-over model, 30 patients who took semaglutide lost an average of 11 pounds over 12 weeks doing nothing other than taking semaglutide – they did not change their diet or activity level. The patients who took placebo actually gained a small amount of weight. The majority of weight lost was body fat, not lean muscle mass.

  • Double-blind means that neither the treating physician or patient knew if the patient was taking semaglutide or placebo.
  • Placebo-controlled means that one group received semaglutide and the other group received an inactive compound that has no effect on the body.
  • Cross-over model means that the patients who were first assigned to placebo were switched to semaglutide after the initial 12 weeks and vice versa. This ensures that the effects observed are the result of the medication being studied and is not related to the patient population.

See figure 4 in this article Effects of once-weekly semaglutide on appetite, energy intake, control of eating, food preference and body weight in subjects with obesity

The ideal candidate has 10 or more pounds of unwanted body fat that they have had difficulty losing through diet and exercise alone. Patients who have frequent cravings or are prone to binge eating or emotional eating would greatly benefit from semaglutide treatment. Patients do not have to be dieting or exercising, but these activities make semaglutide more effective through a variety of mechanisms.


Click here to see the FDA press release about semaglutide

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Watch this patient testimonial from a patient at Studio R Aesthetics who lost 26.5 pounds in 8 months on Semaglutide treatment.

The first treatment with semaglutide starts with a 2mL vial that lasts 10 weeks. Our physicians walk you through the process of administering a subcutaneous injection so that you are able to perform these at home each week without coming back into the office. Patients have the option of coming into the office for subsequent injections at no additional cost.

Dr. Itri discusses the differences between Wegovy, Ozempic and Semaglutide, and how this impacts the cost of the medication.

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Dr. Itri discusses your options when you reach your goal weight and want to stop taking semaglutide. Hint: You do not want to stop cold turkey!

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This is a another patient testimonial about semaglutide treatment:

“I have been on a weight loss treatment from Studio R Aesthetics. My starting weight was 136…I am now 125… in only 4 WEEKS. (I am 5’3, and was borderline overweight for my height).

The treatment I am on is called Semaglutide. Semaglutide reduces insulin secretion. It is also known to reduce body weight and body fat mass through lowered food intake or reduced appetite.

With my issue of constant binge eating, this treatment has taught me how to eat things that will actually benefit my body, get the nutrition I need, and be full quickly enough to where I don’t even feel the want or need to see what else is in my fridge at all hours of the night.

I’ll just say that I am absolutely MIND BLOWN at these results after only 4 weeks. My jaw is dropped. SAME JEANS. Not edited.

I have been insecure about my weight for I don’t even know how long. So insecure that I would say no to certain things in the summer with friends and started wearing only sweatshirts because I was so ashamed. This is life changing for me. Thank you Brandy Segura, finally starting to feel confident and see myself in the mirror again. ”

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Katie Cox (original post can be seen by clicking here)

I got a facial done by Ms. Morris a few weeks ago. I am trying to heal my skin more natural since i got off my prescriptions. She is absolutely fantastic! I am getting facials done until she says i can get a chemical peel to help with my acne. So excited for it. Even if you don't have skin issues, treat yourself! It is worth it. I wish i could afford to go every week haha i totally would. Edit: not sure if she is "dr or md" but she's a licensed esthetician 🙂

Kyleigh Falls
May 29, 2023

Very thorough and informative! The best!!

Theresa Guiff
May 26, 2023


Cory Trese
May 26, 2023

Excellent source for peptide treatments in Charlottesville.

Katie Martin
May 22, 2023

I love it here! I was new to the area and needed someone I can trust with all of my aesthetic needs. I had been to another medspa and wasn't quite impressed. So I scheduled a Botox appointment with Dr. Segura and after discussing my concerns I decided to go with Xeomin instead. Dr. Segura was so gentle and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. My comfort mattered to her! I've never experienced that before. She was so amazing that I decided to schedule an appointment with Michelle. I received a HydraFacial and brow wax and was blown away with how meticulous she is. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

Carrie Hodgkins
May 16, 2023

Thrilled Michelle has joined this MedSpa, she’s a lash magician.

May 12, 2023

Studio R Aesthetics is amazing! I get my lash extensions done by Michelle and she is so wonderful. The extensions are beautiful and long lasting. Dr. Segura and staff are all so sweet and professional. The studio is beautiful and flawless as well!

martha thomas
May 11, 2023

I had been scheduling my facials with Michelle Morris at her previous place of employment, so was thrilled to “find” her at Studio R. There are many options in Charlottesville for facial treatments, but none I have found with Michelle’s passion for, and commitment to, continuing to educate herself in all things skin care. So glad she landed in such a wonderful environment- I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there and look forward to getting my daughter booked with her as well.

Heather Glass
May 8, 2023

Beautiful office and great service! I felt very comfortable and able to discuss treatment options to choose the best for me. Can’t wait to come back!

Margaret Haley
May 6, 2023

I have been coming here even when she was at the old location. The best work done and they ensure that you feel comfortable during any spa treatment.

Dr. Segura is simply amazing! She took all my worries and concerns into account and gave me honest feedback. Not to mention she does an incredible job! I have not felt this good about myself in many years! She gave me back confidence and I could not be more appreciative of her! The staff are amazing and treat you with such kindness! Fantastic place with remarkable results!

May 5, 2023

Amazingly awesome service—wonderful experience!!

Tiffany Trent
May 3, 2023

Dr. Brandy Segura was very professional and thorough. The office is beautiful!

April 29, 2023

This place was amazing. I saw Michelle to get a Brazilian sugaring and an eyebrow wax and tint. She is very knowledgeable about what is best for your skin. The services received were phenomenal. All the staff I saw coming in and leaving were very sweet and helpful, as well. 10/10 recommend!

Julie P.
April 29, 2023

Michelle is the best! I’ve been going to her for years for multiple services and she’s never let me down!

Anne Beyer Turner
April 28, 2023

I first came to Studio R Aesthetics last year in September. We had just moved from Los Angeles to C-ville and I was in desperate need of a Botox refresher. With my last Cosmetic Nurse it took me a long time to get the right level of Botox. I'm an actor and need to maintain mobility in my face, yet need to look fresh and still somewhat my (on camera-) age. I was so nervous finding a new Botox professional, but meeting Dr. Segura changed everything! First of all, I think I've never actually had a d o c t o r handle my injections, that was already very comforting. On top of that, Dr. Segura took a lot of time with me, listening and understanding my needs. She introduced me to Xeomin and we decided on a plan to find the right dosage starting with a little and gradually moving to the perfect amount. I was absolutely amazed by the professionalism and consultation. I just came back from filming on a hot TV show and I felt amazing on set. Thank you, Doc! I will see y'all next month. 🙂

yasmin garcia
April 22, 2023

Hands down the best Sugar waxing service in the C-Ville area!

Beth Cormier
March 25, 2023

It is always such a great, relaxing experience! Everyone is so friendly and I love the results!

Melody Bowman
March 24, 2023

I met with the physician Dr. Segura to discuss micro needling and she explained the procedure and answered all of the questions I had so that I felt comfortable and prepared. She addressed the concerns I had with acne scarring and mentioned the micro needling option that would be most effective for my needs. I also got a MIC shot to boost my metabolism and the energy it gave me that week and the following week really helped me manage my stress and not feel exhausted. The staff were really nice and friendly and the office was clean and smelt nice. Definitely a facility I will return to for future services.

Carrie Horne
March 24, 2023

I’ve tried several other medical spas for fillers, but none have compared to the excellent knowledge and skill performed at Studio R Aesthetics. My body metabolizes filler very quickly, so I was given suggestions on different products to try that may better suit me - I haven’t had the opportunity to put them to the test yet since I got pregnant before my next appointment was needed, but as soon as I am able to, I’ll be coming back for more! Would definitely recommend!

March 17, 2023

I have seen Dr. Segura for hormone replacement therapy and weight loss. Her office has been so pleasant and available for questions and the atmosphere is very comforting. I will definitely continue to use Studio R!

March 10, 2023

Attentive, professional and well appointed med spa. Hydra facial was so moisturizing. I really saw improvement in my skin. Recommend!

Geri Dokos
March 7, 2023

Brandy is great!! This was my second visit and I have been very happy with the results!

River & Røse
March 6, 2023

I have used Studio R for a variety of procedures now. Each time I was given a very thorough consultation and treatment. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. I have been very pleased with everything so far and look forward to future services here.

Mollie Eddings
March 6, 2023

Everyone is really helpful and friendly! Dr. Segura is great and has walked me through every step of the treatments and my plan of care.

Mariah Cowan
March 4, 2023

Brandy is amazing , knowledgeable, reassuring , and gentle. I will never recommend another doctor other than her. Thank you for the love and confidence you always give to me!

Dr Brandy is amazing I have been coming here for 2 years and she has done a beautiful job keeping me looking my best. And she’s a really nice person too! Highly recommend!!

Bailey LeBoeuf
March 3, 2023

Got lip filler for my first time and loved my results! Feel so much more confident, came back to get them even bigger. Definitely come here to get great results!

Pam Calary
March 3, 2023

Great dietician info!

nakayla woods
February 26, 2023

Raji was amazing, she took very good care of me. 10/10!! she did a full leg and also a brazilian wax.

Laura Kehr
February 25, 2023

Super knowledgeable and comfortable experience getting Dysport

cameron garner
February 24, 2023

Very nice and very experienced professionals!

Kasey Jernigan
February 20, 2023

Love this place! Dr. Segura is so thoughtful and careful. She has the lightest touch and gives honest assessments. I’m so happy with my treatment and will only come here.

Gina Mancuso
February 18, 2023

Love the new space! Dr. Segura is very professional and takes a lot of pride in her work. She is a lip magician! Have been going for over a year now, and would recommend her to anyone!

Maura Reynolds
February 15, 2023

Great doctor, explains everything- very professional and kind. Highly recommend her.

Brooke Lovelace
February 15, 2023

I love Studio R Aesthetics! I drive from Staunton. Would recommend 110%.

Keeghan Hale
February 14, 2023

Amazing! Love Dr. Segura and her team!

Kadee H
February 14, 2023

I came for a consultation and the atmosphere was so nice, clean and relaxing. Great music and the receptionist was so kind and friendly right away. I was nervous but the provider went over everything I should expect and made sure I felt set with the process I’d journey on! I didn’t feel rushed or judged, they had a great process.

Christy Morris
February 13, 2023

I love this place! They are super professional and know what they are doing!! Highly recommend

Sarah Wenslow
February 13, 2023

Amazing experience!

Laura Meyerhofer
February 13, 2023

Dr. Segura and the entire Studio R staff is so amazing!

Madolyn Miller
February 6, 2023

Love Dr. Segura!! I've been to her a few times for Xeomin treatments. I will definitely be back soon for other services 🙂

Jordan Long
January 31, 2023

THE BEST experience! Beautiful office with the nicest staff and best doctors! So glad I was referred to this office!

matthew street
January 27, 2023

Studio R Aesthetics is amazing! I first went to them to deal with a puffy and red face. Dr. Segura spent a lot of time consulting me and getting to know me and what may be the best for me. Over the course of the consultation, I learned that Dr. Itri was offering peptides to help prevent anti-aging. Before then, I had been purchasing those from a clinic and was looking for a doctor in town. I quickly made an appointment with Dr. Itri. I have been getting my peptides from Studio R for about 6 months now. I highly recommend this place for your health, wellness, fitness goals. When I turned 40 years old, I began to proactively look for ways to continue to be active and not succumb to the normal deterioration of testosterone and natural growth hormones . TRT and peptide therapy have been a game-changer for me to look and feel great. Having these services in Charlottesville from people I can trust makes it just that much better. I will continue to use Studio R Aesthetics for all my bio-identical and aesthetic needs.

Amanda Davis
January 26, 2023

Dr. Segura is amazing and so knowledgeable. My consultation was very informative and she explained all options for the areas i am most interested in getting treatment for. The office is beautiful and very clean. I cant wait to start my treatment plan!

Tamara Wood
January 3, 2023

I made a appointment with Dr Segura for a consultation and discussed my goals and she was very informative and explained everything. She told me what would be best for me and she worked with my budget. I made a appointment to start my treatments. My first appointment was amazing. Dr Segura explained everything in detail as she did it and made me feel comfortable. She told me to call her if I had any problems. I scheduled a follow up appointment for 2 weeks. I will definitely be back. Thank you very much!

Carilee Nieto
December 22, 2022

l have visited some spa in orange and charlotsville, when l found Studio.R, to be honest l was a bit doubtful about the place, but when l met dr Brandy she gave me a lot of confidence,and l really like that, She take her time to explain to me and to perform the corresponding treatment,l like it a lot and l think this will be my place for a long time.

heather lothamer
December 19, 2022

Dr. Segura is wonderful and I highly recommend Studio R! Great customer service and it’s always a treat to have an appointment with Dr. Segura.

Zoe Crues
December 14, 2022

Super informative and kind. Best place around.

Nancy Martinez
December 12, 2022

I went on Saturday for my treatment on Botox. She was so good explaining and so so polite and gentle that I have never experienced a specialist like her I will continue to go and I will recommend my friends to her. I love the way how she did my vote Botox and didn’t have any trouble at all no bruising anything like that and I will keep going back for further more treatments that I would like to get done. Thank you

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