Body Contouring vs. Weight Loss Injections Northern Virginia

by in Body Lab, CoolSculpting, Emsculpt NEO April 1, 2024

Struggling to get rid of stubborn fat can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are many options available to help with weight loss. However, many are wondering about body contouring vs. weight loss injections: which one is better? There are plenty of options for weight loss in Northern Virginia, so which one is right for you?

Weight Loss Injections

Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy and Semaglutide are very popular names lately. These injections were originally used to help manage type 2 diabetes, but they are frequently used to help with weight loss today.

These medications are injectable forms of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1. This hormone promotes insulin secretion, slows gastric emptying, and regulates blood sugar. It curbs appetite and helps regulate food intake, which helps patients lose weight.

Downside of Weight Loss Injections

Body Contouring vs. Weight Loss Injections Northern Virginia

As with any medication, Ozempic and Wegovy have drawbacks. This includes:

  • Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and vomiting
  • Increased risk of severe stomach conditions, including pancreatitis
  • Long-term acid reflux and heartburn have been observed
  • Quick weight loss may lead to facial volume loss and increased signs of aging
  • Considered a long-term or life-long treatment
  • When the drug is stopped, weight regain is likely
  • Unlike various cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, Ozempic-induced fat loss is non-targeted and temporary

Body Contouring vs Weight Loss Injections

While these injections can help you lose weight, they do nothing to help shape and contour your body. On the other hand, body contouring treatments like EmSculpt NEO and CoolSculpting Elite can target stubborn fat, strengthen, and tone muscles, and tighten skin.

Another great benefit of body contouring is that the fat loss is permanent. Once the fat cells are killed, they can never come back. That’s a significant benefit compared to weight loss injections which only offer temporary results.

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