Semaglutide: What’s Up with this New Weight Loss Treatment?

For generations, people have struggled to lose weight. It has always been thought that diet and exercise were the only way to achieve weight loss.

In recent years, new medical strategies have been developed to help in the weight loss process. One such strategy is the use of the injectable drug semaglutide which can be found under the brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsis.

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide tricks the body into increasing its insulin output, while at the same time decreasing the appetite. It was originally a diabetes medication but has since been used as a weight loss drug for people with and without diabetes.

Increasing the amount of insulin in the bloodstream and also reducing your appetite can result in weight loss.

Those who have gotten semaglutide injections have reported losing approximately 20% of their total body weight. So, if you are 200 lbs, that would mean losing 40 lbs.

Who is Semaglutide for?

Semaglutide is for anyone struggling with diabetes and anyone looking to lose weight. It can also be for those who have conditions that are related to being overweight such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

In many cases, conditions that are caused or exaggerated by being overweight can be alleviated or even reversed by losing weight. So for some, taking semaglutide could be life-changing.

Semaglutide Side Effects

Compared to other weight loss medications and procedures, semaglutide’s side effects are very minimal. The side effects can include dizziness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, and general gassiness.

How To Get Semaglutide

Semaglutide can currently only be obtained through a prescription. At Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, Dr. Berger prescribes and administers the treatment to those who qualify as good candidates every day.

Rejuvalife Vitality Institute also offers several other medical cosmetic and surgical solutions such as facial rejuvenation, body sculpting, and non-surgical options for issues related to the aging process.

Schedule A Consultation

Interested in learning more about semaglutide or trying it for yourself? Scheduling a consultation is the perfect next step. Dr. Berger and the staff at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Beverly Hills, CA office at 310-361-3591 or use our online scheduling form.


With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger has geared his practice towards the soothing and therapeutic side of cosmetic medicine. By specializing in anti-aging treatment along with cosmetic enhancement, his goal is to help each patient live a long, healthy, and beautiful life. Call us, or complete the form on this page.


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