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Semaglutide Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell in Rancho Cucamonga

Semaglutide is a popular weight loss injection that helps you lose weight by stimulating your body’s production of insulin and regulating appetite. If you are struggling to reach your goal weight, you are one of many Americans seeking a healthy weight loss solution. More than 70% of adults are overweight or obese, (1) and approximately 1 billion people worldwide are likely to become obese by 2030. (2) Weight loss injections like semaglutide enhance the body’s natural processes and are some of the most effective solutions for patients looking to undergo massive weight loss. 

Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell and the team at Channell Wellness & Aesthetics have transformed thousands of lives with integrative medicine and a holistic “whole patient” approach, creating unique medical weight loss plans with compounded semaglutide. We will support you throughout the entire process and help you adjust your lifestyle for life-changing results.

When it comes to weight loss, you do not have to do it alone. Contact our office in Rancho Cucamonga to reclaim your beautiful figure or call (909) 483-1236 to get started with your treatment.

About Semaglutide

Originally created as a treatment for type-2 diabetes, semaglutide is part of a group of medications called GLP-1 receptor agonists, the commercial forms of which are known as Ozempic and Wegovy. These medications stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin, lowering blood sugar levels and acting on receptors in the brain that control hunger and satiety. In this way, these injections can help you lose weight safely and effectively. Combining weight loss injections with changes to lifestyle, diet, and exercise will increase their effectiveness, allowing patients to see significant results in only a few weeks.

Obesity and Disease

Excess weight can give rise to many diseases. If you are overweight, there is an increased risk of developing conditions such as sleep apnea, gallstones, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and fatty liver disease. If you become obese, you are at further risk of developing cancer, asthma, heart conditions, and diabetes. As well as helping you manage your weight, semaglutide injections can decrease your risk of developing metabolic diseases associated with excess fat. They have even been found to have cardiovascular benefits beyond their effects on blood sugar control and weight loss in diabetic patients. (3) These simple injections can help you reduce your risk of health complications and achieve a beautiful silhouette you can be proud of. 

What is Compounded Semaglutide?

Dr. Guevara-Channell offers her patients the benefits of compounded semaglutide at Channell Wellness & Aesthetics. Compounded semaglutide utilizes a pharmaceutical compound formulation to tailor treatment to individual patients’ needs. It combines semaglutide with other ingredients to create a customized and more effective medication. Compounded semaglutide treatments are unique because they are highly customizable and cost-effective

Benefits of Semaglutide

If you are considering a medical weight loss program, you can enjoy steady progress with just a once-weekly semaglutide injection. With compounded semaglutide, patients can benefit from a tailored treatment plan that addresses their unique medical requirements. One of the reasons the treatment is so popular is because it is low-maintenance and hassle-free, meaning you can get on with the things that matter most to you while working toward your ideal weight. After a course of semaglutide injections, you can experience the benefits of weight loss and enjoy a slimmer, contoured figure without the recovery time or discomfort of a surgical procedure, while being monitored by experienced medical experts throughout the entirety of your weight loss journey.

Candidates for Semaglutide

The best candidates for semaglutide injections are overweight or obese and have excess fat that has not responded well to diet and exercise. Candidates may have struggled to achieve desired results with traditional treatments or may seek a more personalized approach to their medication therapy. Our tailored weight loss program will help you make the appropriate lifestyle changes to maintain your progress. If you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), you may not be a candidate for weight loss injections. In that case, we may recommend one of our body contouring procedures to help you achieve your desired look

Personal Consultation

During your consultation, we will ask questions about your weight-loss experience so far, your expectations for treatment, and your current lifestyle. Please come prepared to discuss your medical history to help us create a suitable treatment plan for your goals. During your appointment, we can discuss whether or not you are a good candidate for compounded semaglutide based on the information you provide. We can also recommend body contouring procedures to help you achieve your desired look.


To prepare for your injection, you will need to stop drinking alcohol 24 hours before and after your treatment for the best results. Please arrive at the office wearing comfortable clothing that you can easily remove for the injection. If you need a weekly injection, you will need to make time in your schedule to come in for your appointment. You may also need to prepare to adjust your meals and weekly exercise routine as necessary so you can experience the full benefits of the treatment.

Semaglutide Procedure & Recovery

Weight loss injections are safe and convenient. During a semaglutide injection procedure, we will use a thin needle to inject it into the thigh or lower abdomen. There is no associated downtime, so you can return home immediately afterward. You may feel some temporary dizziness and/or gastrointestinal issues as your body adjusts to the treatment. However, these symptoms will resolve quickly.

Semaglutide Results

The results of compounded semaglutide treatment can vary based on individual factors such as their starting weight, unique treatment plan, and compliance with prescribed protocols. However, many patients experience significant improvements in their medical conditions and an enhanced overall quality of life. Our patients are generally extremely satisfied with the results of weight loss injections, and we are confident that you will be too.

Corresponding Procedures 

After massive weight loss, some patients experience what has become known as “Ozempic body.” This is a phenomenon whereby skin can become stretched during weight gain, and after significant weight loss, it cannot “snap back”. Body contouring can help you resolve skin-sagging issues, helping you to enjoy your new figure.

Body Contouring

After weight loss, we can contour your body for a more muscular, athletic look. SculpSure can help you achieve a toned figure, sculpting away any excess fat you have left over from your weight loss treatment and helping with mild skin laxity. This is the perfect compliment to the weight loss program because it puts the final touches on your body to remove the last remnants of fat left over from pregnancy, lifestyle changes, and weight gain.

Stretch Mark Removal

Stretch marks are a common issue after weight gain, and even after you lose weight, they may still remain. Stretch mark removal is a procedure that improves the appearance of stretch marks from hormonal changes, weight gain, or growth spurts. For more information about our body contouring procedures, see the blog.

Cost of Semaglutide in Rancho Cucamonga

The cost of your semaglutide treatment will depend on your body goals and the length of your treatment plan. We offer financing to make your treatment more accessible and specials for complementary procedures to help you meet your needs. 

Don’t wait to receive a personalized weight loss plan from Channell Wellness & Aesthetics. Contact our office in Rancho Cucamonga or call (909) 483-1236 to get started with your treatment and achieve your dream figure.


How often do patients need to take semaglutide injections?

Semaglutide is typically administered once weekly. This convenient dosing schedule eliminates the need for daily injections and enhances patient adherence to the treatment regimen.

How long does a course of semaglutide take?

The length of time you take semaglutide and other weight loss medications like tirzepatide depends on your specific situation. Many patients stay on these medications long-term for weight management. We can discuss your treatment plan during your consultation to help determine your estimated treatment length.

Can I combine compounded semaglutide treatment with other treatments?

Each patient’s treatment plan is unique and tailored to their individual needs. If combining compounded semaglutide treatment with other weight loss methods is feasible and will enhance your treatment outcomes, we will discuss this possibility with you during your personal consultation.

Are Ozempic and semaglutide the same?

Semaglutide is also known by its brand names Ozempic and Wegovy. It belongs to the class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs).

Is semaglutide suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Semaglutide is not recommended for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Experts do not yet know the effects of semaglutide on fetal development and its presence in breast milk. It is important to discuss any plans for pregnancy or concerns about breastfeeding with your doctor to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.


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