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What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a new medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and excess weight. The medication works by mimicking the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels and signaling fullness. Semaglutide has been shown to have a number of benefits, including weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and a reduced risk of cardiovascular events.

Semaglutide has been shown to help people lose weight by reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness. It works by slowing down the rate at which food leaves the stomach, which can help reduce cravings and prevent overeating. Additionally, semaglutide has been shown to reduce the amount of fat stored in the body, which can also contribute to weight loss.

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center?

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, we offer a comprehensive way to lose weight and achieve your health goals. Our team can offer support every step of the way so you can achieve real, noticeable success in your weight loss journey. We can also help you learn how to keep the weight off for the long term, helping you make the most of your investment.

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Am I A Good Candidate for Semaglutide?

Those not seeing weight loss with diet and lifestyle modifications alone can see increased weight loss by adding semaglutide. Continuing to have healthy habits that include physical activity and a healthy diet will see the most benefit.    

Semaglutide is typically prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes who have not been able to control their blood sugar levels with diet and exercise alone. It’s not recommended for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with a history of pancreatitis or thyroid cancer. Additionally, semaglutide is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

Benefits of Semaglutide

Semaglutide improves blood sugar control by stimulating the release of insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. It also slows down the release of glucose from the liver, which can help prevent blood sugar spikes. Additionally, semaglutide has been shown to reduce the amount of glucose absorbed by the intestines, which can further help regulate blood sugar levels.

Semaglutide has been shown to have a significant cardiovascular benefit for people with type 2 diabetes. In a large clinical trial, semaglutide reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events by 26%. This includes events such as heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death. The exact mechanism behind this benefit is not yet fully understood, but it is thought to be related to the medication’s ability to improve blood sugar control and reduce inflammation in the body.

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The Semaglutide Procedure

Semaglutide is self-administered weekly at home. It’s a simple injection you’ll give yourself with training from our team. You’ll begin at a low dose and work your way up over several weeks to see the most benefit. Most people take semaglutide for at least twelve weeks.

Weight Loss Results

Like all medications, semaglutide can cause side effects in some people. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These side effects usually go away on their own within a few days to a week. In rare cases, semaglutide can cause more serious side effects, such as pancreatitis or thyroid cancer. However, these side effects are very rare and have only been reported in a small number of people.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about semaglutide and medical weight loss, contact Sanctuary Cosmetic Center and schedule an appointment. We serve the greater McLean, Odrick’s Corner, Arlington, and Falls Church areas of Washington, D.C.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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