Studio R Aesthetics is proud to be the first aesthetics provider in Charlottesville 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!
If you live in Virginia, we can perform a virtual consultation and ship semaglutide directly to you
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.
Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Itri
- What does it feel like to be on semaglutide?
- How much weight can I expect to lose?
- I haven't lost any weight in the first 4 weeks, is that normal?
- I'm having significant nausea and vomiting, is that normal?
- I've been on it for 6 weeks, I haven't lost any weight and haven't had any nausea. Is it working?
- What if you're ready to stop?
- 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
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.
People online have complained that they used semaglutide, lost weight, then gained all the weight back after stopping. In this video, Dr. Itri discusses how to avoid this problem.
In this video, 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!
This is a another patient testimonial about semaglutide treatment with Dr. Segura:
“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. ”
Round 1 lasts 10 weeks (1 vial)
Round 2 lasts 8 weeks (3 vials)
Round 3 lasts 8 weeks (4 vials)