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Safe Weight Loss With Semaglutide

Joli Med Spa is excited to be providing Semaglutide in Covington and Mandeville, a new safe and effective weight loss drug that offers the promise of dramatic weight loss results. Semaglutide is an injection that you take once a week to help the pounds melt away.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a powerful appetite suppressant that falls under the category of medications called GLP-1. This class of drugs includes hormones that message your brain to increase your body’s metabolism and help you feel fuller longer. Semaglutide works in your body the same way as naturally occurring GLP-1 hormones.

How It Works

Semaglutide helps you lose weight using several mechanisms that alter your digestive processes and brain activity.

Researchers have found that Semaglutide slows the rate of digestion, leaving more fluid in your stomach after you eat. This gives you the feeling of being full, which reduces your appetite so that you can comfortably stop eating. Semaglutide ultimately results in weight loss due to reduced food intake and appetite.

Another way that Semaglutide in Covington and Mandeville can help you lose weight is by signaling an area of the brain called the hypothalamus, which regulates food intake. In turn, your body will take in less food and water, resulting in weight loss.

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How is Semaglutide administered?

Semaglutide is an injectable medication. You or your provider can administer the drug using a syringe or pre-filled dosing pin.

The typical injection site is the abdomen using tiny insulin syringes. Other sites that are sometimes used for injections include the upper arm or upper thigh.

Product Safety

Semaglutide has been found to be safe for supervised weight loss. If you should experience any of the following adverse events, contact your provider:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Increasing intake of the medication is the most common reason for adverse events. As a result, it is recommended that patients increase their dose gradually.


At Joli Medispa, Crystal Alack, a seasoned Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, boasts over a decade of expertise. Since 2016, she has specialized in medical weight loss, emphasizing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to optimize women’s health and vitality. With five years dedicated to aesthetic services, Crystal also excels in hormone regulation using plant-based testosterone pellets for male clients. Her credentials include an RN-BSN from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2004 and an MSN as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama in 2012. Beyond her professional life, Crystal finds joy in family time with her spouse and two teenagers in Loranger, LA. She’s deeply committed to supporting her children’s activities and cultivating balance for her clients, blending expertise with enthusiasm to enhance well-being.

Is Semaglutide different from Ozempic and Wegovy?

Unlike the other two medications, your provider uses Semaglutide that is manufactured in a compounding pharmacy. Semaglutide is also much less expensive than Ozempic and Wegovy, which are frequently on back order.

A single vial of Semaglutide can last up to 10-12 weeks, depending upon your dosage.

Can anyone use Semaglutide?

Although most people can safely take Semaglutide in Covington and Mandeville, those with the following conditions should not take the product:

  • Thyroid tumors
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Pancreatitis, or history of pancreatitis
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • History of thyroid cancer or thyroid tumors

Your Consultation

Before getting started with Semaglutide, you will need to take part in an initial consultation and lab review. Before your consultation, you will be provided with a lab order that must be completed two weeks prior.

Our consultations are priced at $150, encompassing comprehensive assessment and personalized guidance tailored to your needs. Additional costs include medication pricing, which varies depending on your prescribed regimen, and a $40 shipping fee for convenient delivery of your medications to your doorstep. We prioritize transparency in our pricing structure, ensuring clarity and satisfaction throughout your weight loss journey.

Follow-up Appointments

Whenever you are ready for a refill of Semaglutide in Covington and Mandeville, you must take the initiative to schedule a weight loss follow-up appointment. Visit your provider’s website or contact the office to schedule a follow-up appointment. This allows your Joli Med Spa team to track your weight loss and refill your prescription. The cost of a follow-up appointment is $75 in addition to the cost of your medication.