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Ozempic Weight Loss + Body Changes

Ozempic Weight Loss + Body Changes

You may have heard about the wave of people taking a medication designed for diabetic patients, in order to lose weight. Ozempic has gained a lot of traction in recent months as being the golden ticket to losing weight. Everyone from celebrities, to TikTok influencers, to every day people are trying their hand at the “quick fix” solution. While people have seen positive weight loss results while taking Ozempic in Bozeman, we are going to touch on some of the serious repercussions that come with it. 


HOW OZEMPIC WORKS

Before we can fully dive into the side effects of Ozempic in Bozeman, let’s take a closer look at exactly how it works and what it is doing within the body.  In 2017, Ozempic was approved by the FDA to treat diabetes. Since then, the agency has approved higher doses of the drug to treat obesity and aid in weight loss.  Growing in popularity, people across the world are doing what they can to obtain a prescription for the drug.

As mentioned before, Ozempic’s higher dose has proven to help individuals lose weight.  Individuals who take Ozempic typically inject the drug once a week. A large amount of the active ingredient, Semaglutide, is in each dose. Semaglutide lowers blood sugar levels to regulate insulin- hence why this drug was initially designed to treat Type 2 diabetes. In addition to Semaglutide, the drug also imitates the naturally occurring hormone, glucagon-like peptide 1. This hormone is naturally produced in our intestines. This in turn sends a signal to our brain to communicate the feeling of being full. As a result, this limits our appetite and prompts our stomachs to empty more slowly.  The combination of Semaglutide and glucagon-like peptide 1, lead individuals to have a smaller appetite, eat smaller portions less frequently, and thus lose substantial weight. 

An alarming fact: It should be noted that the medication has not been significantly studied in people without diabetes or excess weight.

 

OZEMPIC IN BOZEMAN + WHAT TO EXPECT

If you find yourself trying to decide if Ozempic is right for you, let’s walk through exactly what you can expect on the medication. First, it is important to note that although Ozempic has quickly gained the reputation of being the simple solution to weight loss, it is not intended for individuals who want to shed a few pounds.  Instead, Ozempic for weight loss should only be used by individuals who are obese.  More so, for individuals whose weight is a direct health risk. Additionally, Ozempic is not intended to be a short term solution, individuals who choose to take this course of action should anticipate long term use. 

Being that this medication is intended for long term use, we are going to walk you through what the first six weeks on Ozempic can look like. During your first week on Ozempic, you will probably notice feeling fuller throughout the week in a way that you haven’t before.  Weeks 2-4 will yield similar results to week one and most patients do not describe seeing a change in physical appearance yet.  Weeks five and six are milestone weeks.  Ozempic dosages are typically slightly increased and patients report seeing noticeable weight loss.  


I’VE LOST WEIGHT, NOW WHAT?

Now that the pounds are off, what are you supposed to do with all of the loose skin? Unfortunately, loose skin is a direct result of losing weight. For most people who have been on Ozempic, often times, the weight loss is seen most in the person’s face and buttocks. This is called the Ozempic Face or the Ozempic Butt. The faces appear more gaunt and hollowed and the skin on the buttocks has fallen and can hang loosely. Whether you lost the weight naturally, or with the help of Ozempic, you might be looking into the next steps for treating all of that sagging skin.  Lucky for you, Juniper Face + Figure has TWO top of the line machines to help with skin laxity and loss of muscle. 

“Ozempic Butt” is a phrase being used by many. Specifically, individuals who have lost a substantial amount of weight are left feeling insecure about the sagging skin on their rear end.  That is where the technology of EMSCULPT NEO comes into play. EMSCULPT NEO is an FDA approved device that works to build and tone muscles while reducing fat at the same time. The secret to EMSCULPT NEO lies in the muscular contractions it causes. These pulses cause large muscle contractions, which in turn help the muscles to grow stronger, more toned and also creates brand new muscle fibers, too. Treatments yield visible results fast. On average, EMSCULPT NEO builds muscles by 25%. The best part? EMSCULPT NEO is a completely noninvasive treatment that requires no downtime. This is the perfect solution to getting that back side nice and perky! 

Unfortunately the loose skin doesn’t just stay in the back. You may also be insecure about the skin laxity around your face.  Juniper Face and Figure offers EMFACE which can help treat the “falling face” that you might be seeing.  EMFACE is a noninvasive beauty treatment that people are referring to as “revolutionary” and “ground breaking.”  The device couples HIFES (high-intensity facial electrical stimulation) and radio frequency technology.  Together, they work to improve muscle density and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin… which is exactly what we need to fix the sagging face! Like EMSCULPT NEO, EMFACE is typically four 30 minute sessions over the course of four weeks.  EMFACE is great for all skin tones and all skin types and is a great way to lift, tone and smooth out the face! 


OZEMPIC AND MUSCLE LOSS

In addition to fat loss, what providers who prescribe Ozempic don’t tell their patients is that once Ozempic cuts through the fat, it also starts pulling from your muscles. On average, Ozempic is responsible for 30% muscle mass reduction in patients who are on Ozempic for months. As you can imagine, when we lose our muscle mass, we have lost our supporting tissues that once gave our body’s definition, curve, and strength. Now that you lost muscles, too, how can you gain that back? Do you have plenty of time to dedicate to the gym? This is why EMSCULPT NEO in Bozeman works great for Ozempic treated clients! Check out our EMSCULPT NEO in Bozeman Before + After Gallery.

 

NEXT STEPS:

If you are considering taking Ozempic to aid in your weight loss journey, it is imperative that you consult with your healthcare professional to make sure you are an ideal candidate.

Regardless of how you lost the weight, congratulations are in order! Cheers to you choosing to be the best version of you! Now, if you are feeling uncomfortable about loose, saggy skin- no matter the area on your body- reach out to Juniper Face + Figure to see which device is the best fit for you! Being that Juniper Face + Figure is the leading provider for both EMSCULPT NEO and EMFACE in Bozeman, you can feel confident that you are in the best hands! Book your complimentary consultation with Juniper today to learn more about EMFACE and EMSCULPT NEO in Bozeman: Book Here