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Medical Weight Loss in Toledo

Take Charge of Your Weight Loss Journey

Losing weight is not easy, and there are SO many things that make it even harder. Are you tired of struggling alone and ready to find the support you need with medical weight loss in Toledo? Blush Aesthetics is pleased to offer patients access to safe, effective weight loss tools with proven results. 

The medical weight loss program men and women across Ohio have embraced, and what Blush Aesthetics now offers, is called Semaglutide. Semaglutide is FDA-approved for chronic weight management in adults when used in combination with healthy diet and exercise. We provide convenient telehealth appointments for anyone interested in medical weight loss with semaglutide. 

Blush Aesthetics is an established Toledo-area cosmetic dermatology practice with convenient locations in Perrysburg and Ottawa Hills. Our aesthetic and wellness offerings are here to ensure you are entirely happy and confident in your skin, whether that’s with medical weight loss, hormone therapy, or any of our advanced skin treatments.

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A scientific approach to weight loss

Sometimes losing weight on your own isn’t just challenging, it’s impossible. There are so many things in our daily lives and family histories that contribute to weight gain and our body’s ability to shed that weight. That’s why it’s important for overweight adults to understand how their habits, lifestyle, and genetics contribute to their weight. 

We believe in a scientific approach to weight loss that cuts out the questions and gets results, but we also stress the importance of being compliant and consistent in your own weight loss journey. 

Because mental health is such an enormous contributor to weight gain, Blush’s medical weight loss program involves collaboration of both physical and mental health components. Science has shown that healthier habits and behaviors are essential to losing weight and maintaining it.

What medication helps with weight loss?

At Blush Aesthetics, our medical weight loss experts prescribe semaglutide as an effective weight loss medicine. This medication is a GLP-1 (Glucose-like Peptide) inhibitor that improves communication between your gut and your brain, among other functions.

You may have heard of Wegovy, Rybelsus, or Ozempic—these are all brands of semaglutide. Semaglutide is FDA-approved for weight management. 

Semaglutide is popularly prescribed in injection form. This is an under-the-skin injectable you self-administer once per week. Semaglutide is also offered in an oral tablet form that you take once per day. 

Use of semaglutide in conjunction with healthy diet and lifestyle choices helps patients lose at least 5% of their body fat within 12 weeks of starting their weight loss treatment. 

Semaglutide may not be the best choice for everyone, so anyone interested in weight loss should visit for a consultation to figure out the right support for your weight loss. 

How does semaglutide work?

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that, when used in conjunction with healthy diet and lifestyle changes, can help patients lose more weight more easily than with diet and exercise alone. 

Semaglutide helps your pancreas release the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. This helps insulin move sugar from your blood so your body can convert it into energy.

Semaglutide mimics a hormone responsible for communicating to the brain when you’re full. It increases the efficiency of these systems in your body, meaning your brain understands you’re full more quickly and continues to feel full for longer. 

Another impact of semaglutide is a slow-down of your body’s digestive process. When food stays in your stomach longer, it stops you from feeling hungry. 

Can men use semaglutide?

Yes, semaglutide is a great approach to weight loss for men! Many women struggle more with losing weight than men do, because women’s bodies are simply designed to hold more fat. That said, men can still have the same obstacles in their way when it comes to weight loss.

Ultimately, men and women lose weight the same way: with fewer calories and more lean-muscle-building exercise. That’s why semaglutide prescriptions can help men lose weight just as effectively as it helps women.

Do semaglutide injections have side effects?

Any medication comes with the potential for side effects, and semaglutide is no different. If you do experience any of the following side effects, they should be mild and dissipate as your body adjusts to the medication:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Burping 

Before you start a medical weight loss program that involves semaglutide injections, your provider will ensure you know exactly what to expect in terms of anticipated side effects. 

How our weight loss consultations work

Blush Aesthetics works hard to make our medical weight loss program accessible to anyone tired of grappling with chronic weight issues. 

First, we’ll schedule you a convenient telehealth appointment with our medical weight loss specialist. You’ll discuss specifics of your medical history and your issues with weight loss, including the methods for weight loss you’ve tried and discussion on why they haven’t worked for you. Usually your provider will also want to order lab work. 

Once those results come in, your provider will contact you to discuss the results and move forward with determining your ideal weight loss plan. 

If we determine semaglutide injections are the right jumpstart for your weight loss journey, you will be able to pick up your prescription at a chosen compounding pharmacy. 

The medical weight loss program with Blush Aesthetics is a 3 to 6 month program designed to give you that much needed boost in the beginning of your weight loss experience. Your provider will monitor your results and you will have a new prescription sent in every 3 weeks to ensure you get the right amount of medication.

What is a compounding pharmacy?

A compounding pharmacy offers services that normal pharmacies do not. In the world of pharmaceuticals, compounding refers to the process of combining or altering ingredients to create a perfectly curated medication tailored to the patient’s individual needs. You still need a prescription for compound medications. 

We send our semaglutide prescriptions to compounding pharmacies to ensure each patient receives exactly what they need from their weight loss medication. 

Supporting healthy lifestyle changes

Without making positive changes in your lifestyle, weight loss medications like semaglutide won’t work—even with the expert medical support we provide. Ultimately, it is up to you to truly be ready for this change in your life.

The weight loss medication does its part by stopping those distracting hunger pains and cravings. You’ve got to do your part capitalizing on that by sticking to a healthy diet of whole foods and making sure you get plenty of exercise. 

These are things we’re here to help with! Our support in your weight loss does not stop at prescribing the medication—the Blush team can help you discover easier ways to eat healthy and stay active. 

The Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index (BMI) measures your weight against your height to estimate your body fat. When used without context, BMI can be unreliable since it doesn’t account for people with higher than average muscle mass. But when used by medical professionals who are able to further analyze the body type of each individual, BMI is still a useful tool. 

Semaglutide injections, for example, are ideal for those who have reached a BMI of about 30kg/m².

Why can’t I seem to lose weight?

Semaglutide prescriptions for medical weight loss are ideal for those who have struggled with losing weight traditionally. Often, a major issue with losing weight is simply the feeling of hunger. It’s uncomfortable! It’s distracting! There’s nothing fun about feeling hungry—the issue often comes about because feeling hungry isn’t the same thing as being hungry. This makes a lot of us overindulge even when our bodies have plenty of fuel. 

You may also be dealing with one or more of the many reasons people struggle with losing weight. Some of those include:

  • Eating too late at night, which raises body temperature, blood sugar, and insulin, making it harder for your body to burn fat
  • When under high stress, the body tends to store more fat
  • Slow metabolism, which can be genetic, age-related, and/or due to a lack of lean muscle
  • Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can both lead to weight gain
  • Certain medications
  • Underlying health issues like heart disease, hormonal disorders, or sleep disorders

When you visit with our medical weight loss specialist, they’ll first get a thorough understanding of your health history to ensure semaglutide injections are the right tool for your weight loss needs. 

Get safe, compassionate medical weight loss in Toledo

We don’t attract patients from all around the globe for nothing! Blush Aesthetics is the premier dermatology med spa and medical weight loss provider for all northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan, because we provide the best treatments and service. Our medical providers are thrilled to offer customized anti-aging treatment plans to help you reach your goals! 

Use our virtual consultation tool now to see if these treatments could help you, or, for a one-one-one personal consultation with one of our specialists, book online for a time that fits your schedule.

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