FAQs

How Does the Medication Work?

Our weight loss injections belong to a class of medications known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. This means they mimic the GLP-1 hormone that is released in the gastro-intestinal tract in response to eating, interacting with parts of the brain that reduce appetite and signal feeling full.

When we consume food, our body naturally releases a specific hormone that induces a sensation of fullness. This medication is designed to target the brain, emulating that feeling of satiety, which in turn reduces appetite and slows down stomach emptying, ultimately leading to a decrease in caloric intake and weight loss. 

How quickly can I expect to lose the weight?

Every body is different and will respond to the medication differently in the beginning. Most people can expect to lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week, starting with the first week! 

Pairing the injections with a healthy diet and exercise will also ensure optimal results in the shortest amount of time.

Is this for everyone?

Unfortunately not everyone qualifies for the weight loss medication. If your BMI is below 27, then you will not be a candidate. We also cannot treat anyone who has a history of thyroid cancer or pancreatitis.

If you are otherwise not sure if you are a fit for our program, please give us a call for a quick screening to see if you meet the requirements for the consultation with our medical doctor. 

Is this Ozempic, Wegovy or Mounjaro??

Our Semaglutide medication has the same active compound found in its brand-name equivalents, namely, Wegovy® and Ozempic®. However, unlike the brand-name equivalents, the sourcing of our medication is from a specialized compounding pharmacy. The advantages of the compounded Semaglutide are a more plentiful supply and a relatively less expensive price than their brand-name equivalents. 

Compounding pharmacies cannot operate without FDA approval. These pharmacies have met all standards set forth by the FDA and were approved via FDA inspections. The chemicals used for compounding in these facilities meet or exceed all standards of measure set forth the USP (US Pharmacopeia) for potency, purity, sterility, and efficacy.

Compounding Pharmacies are routinely inspected by the FDA as well as state Pharmacy Boards. Any facility found compounding a medication not approved by the FDA is immediately issued an order to cease operations or face being shut down.  

We do not source from any pharmacy that cannot provide certification that they are using Semaglutide base.

What Pharmacy Are You Associated With?

We use US-based compounding pharmacies, which cannot operate without FDA approval. These pharmacies have met all standards set forth by the FDA and were approved via FDA inspections. The chemicals used for compounding in these facilities meet or exceed all standards of measure set forth the USP (US Pharmacopeia) for potency, purity, sterility, and efficacy.

Compounding Pharmacies are routinely inspected by the FDA as well as state Pharmacy Boards. Any facility found compounding a medication not approved by the FDA is immediately issued an order to cease operations or face being shut down.  

We do not source from any pharmacy that cannot provide certification that they are using Semaglutide base.

Is your medication with a salt or acetate base?

Absolutely not. There’s no proof that anything other than a Semaglutide or Tirzepatide based medication is effective, or even more importantly, that it is safe. Be sure that when choosing a medical weight loss provider, you know that the medications used replicate the brand name, FDA approved drugs.

At Sands Weight Loss and Wellness, our medications are compounded with the same active ingredient as Ozempic, Wegovy and Monjouro. They are produced in a US based, trusted, FDA approved pharmacy.

Do you take insurance?

Unfortunately we do not accept insurance at this time. However, we are happy to allow payment with FSA or HSA. 

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