Now Covering Semaglutide Injections

Semaglutide Injections and What You Need to Know

Semaglutide, sold under the brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus, is in high demand and is becoming popular among leading-edge MedSpas.  The diabetes drug has become a cultural phenomenon in its off-label use for weight loss, so it’s a treatment that should be considered by any MedSpa owner.

How should this medicine be used?
Semaglutide injection comes as a solution (liquid) in a prefilled dosing pen to inject under the skin. Always look at the solution before you inject it to ensure it is clear, colorless, and free of particles. Additionally, allow the pen to warm to room temperature before injecting if the pen was stored in the refrigerator.

How often should it be injected in patients?
It is usually injected once a week on the same day at any time of day, with or without meals. Doctors usually start patients on a low dose and increase the dose after four weeks. The dose may be increased again after another four weeks based on the patient’s response to the medication.Where is the injection site?
Semaglutide is typically injected in the upper arm, thigh, or stomach area, and it’s advised to change the injection site with each injection. You can inject Semaglutide and insulin in the same body area, but you should not give the injections right next to each other.

Where does a spa owner get Semaglutide for use in a MedSpa?
It’s only available with a doctor’s prescription, so your medical director can order it for you. Most insurance companies do not typically cover this drug.

What are the possible side effects of Semaglutide?
Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Do I need insurance if my MedSpa administers Semaglutide injections?
Malpractice insurance is highly recommended, as it will protect you in the event of a patient claim. Most insurance companies in the beauty industry do not offer this coverage, but ABE does. To speak with an expert about coverage, email or call 1-800-444-7546.