Saxenda (Weight Loss Pen)
Saxenda® is an injectable prescription medicine which you inject yourself daily that is used for adults with excess weight
This is subject to a patient on a patient basis and is dependent on their BMI, who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity. Saxenda works by regulating your appetite hormone to regulate hunger which leads to you eating fewer calories and losing weight. Saxenda® should be used with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity. A full consultation with Vicki Parsons, our registered nurse is required prior to prescribing Saxenda®.
- How long does the treatment take?
After a consultation, Saxenda is a daily injection that you can perform yourself.
- Is this treatment uncomfortable?
No, Saxenda injection uses a tiny needle.
- How many treatments are required?
The amount of time each patient is on Saxenda varies on a patient to patient basis.
- Who is this treatment for?
Anyone who is overweight or obese. A consultation is required to check BMI and medical conditions prior to prescribing.
- How quickly can I see results?
Saxenda starts to work very quickly, and weight loss can be noticeable within weeks.
- How long do the results last?
Diet and exercise must be followed in moderation to maintain the results from Saxenda.
- What is the down time following the treatment?
There is no downtime, however there can be side effects from Saxenda which will be explained in a consultation.