Saxenda is a once-daily self-administered injection that aids weight loss. It contains the active ingredient liraglutide, which is very similar to a naturally occurring hormone in your body called GLP-1.
What is Saxenda?
Saxenda (or liraglutide) is an innovative weight loss medication, originally developed as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. Administered by the patient with an easy-to-use pen, Saxenda is an effective treatment for weight loss when used as part of a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise.
Though self-administered, at RejuvLab our GP will show you how to inject yourself correctly while also establishing the best lifestyle choices to get effective results from the treatment. Over the course of your treatment, one of our consultants will check in with you regularly to offer support and monitor your progress.
How does Saxenda work?
Saxenda works by reducing cravings and controlling your appetite. This should lead to an overall lower intake of food. It is most effective when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle entailing a good, balanced diet and regular exercise.
The active ingredient in Saxenda, liraglutide, works by imitating GLP-1. GLP-1 is one of the body’s gut hormones, acting as a natural appetite regulator. The hormone slows down stomach emptying, which means you feel more satisfied for longer after eating. This leads to you consuming less food in the long run.
The length of time in which Saxenda takes to work varies from person to person; our GP will be able to give you guidance on how long it will take for you.
Who can benefit from Saxenda?
Saxenda is an excellent treatment option for anyone looking to lose weight and improve their overall health in a flexible, manageable way.
Saxenda is particularly beneficial for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. It can also be useful for anyone with a BMI above 27 with other medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
Yes. At RejuvLab, patient safety is paramount, and Saxenda is offered with guidance by experienced doctors who will be there to advise you every step of the way.
Provided these procedures are administered correctly, they carry very few risks. If you have worries, chat with one of our doctors who can answer questions you may have.
While Saxenda is very safe, it still carries some potential risks. Be sure to discuss this with one of our practitioners ahead of your treatment, especially as each procedure is different.
Treatment costs vary depending on the length of treatment time. To find out more about treatment costs, book a consultation with one of our practitioners now.