Weight Loss Treatment

Weight Loss Treatment

Weight loss ain’t easy for everyone, and sometimes we need help shifting the weight

Dr Rafal Jedraszczyk and Nurse Emily offer a face-to-face initial consultation to understand your health status, goals and determine the underlying causes for weight gain.

We design a treatment regimen that incorporates evidence based treatment, nutrition, activity and counselling to help you lose weight effectively. Your journey will include developing new skills and habits that will help you keep the weight off long-term. Review appointments at monthly intervals and these can be face-to-face or telehealth.

How do the injections work?

Semaglutide causes weight loss by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas and decreasing the amount of glucagon produced by the liver. This combination results in reduced hunger and increased energy levels, leading to weight loss.

By increasing your metabolism, it will help you burn more calories and fat faster than usual. When combined with good diet and exercise, this can lead to weight loss.

Are you eligible?

This weight loss treatment is considered for people who fall into any of these categories:

FAQs

All your questions... answered!

For people who are eligible, we provide scripts for Semaglutide injections to help compliment good diet, exercise and lifestyle. Compounded semaglutide injections are made from scratch (compounded) by a specialist compounding pharmacy in Brisbane and then it is sent up. It helps people lose weight who do not respond to traditional methods of weight loss- ie: diet and exercise alone.

Semaglutide causes weight loss by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas and decreasing the amount of glucagon produced by the liver. This combination results in reduced hunger and increased energy levels, leading to weight loss.

Initial consultation is $200 with monthly review appointments $80. Every Saturday mornings and some Wednesday evenings. There is no Medicare rebate offered at this stage. The injections are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The cost of the weight loss injections vary depending upon the dose. A beginners dose is approximately $169 per month, and the maximum dose is approximately $229 per month. Afterpay, zippay and Humm payment options are available.

Compounded semaglutide injections are made from scratch by our preferred specialist compounding pharmacy in Brisbane. Manufacture of sterile medicine products requires the compounding pharmacy to operate under strict guidelines, procedures and quality control measures. Compliance with the Australian Government rules and regulations regarding compounded medications is strictly followed, to produce a quality product that is safe and effective. The compounded semaglutide is the same active ingredient that is found in the brand-name injection, however some inactive ingredients (such as preservatives) may vary. Compounded semaglutide has the same risks and benefits as its brand-name counterpart. 

So far, studies have shown that Semaglutide is effective at weight loss. In study #1, obese patients who received Semaglutide weight loss lost an average of 9% of their weight within 12 weeks. In study #2, overweight patients who received Semaglutide weight loss lost an average of 11% of their weight within 12 weeks. These studies were conducted in people with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, but it is believed that Semaglutide weight loss would be equally effective in people without these conditions.

But your results are very dependent upon your lifestyle, health status etc.

The weight loss injections are considered safe and particularly effective for regulating metabolism and hunger hormones. There are always side effects and potential risks associated with them. Common side effects of medications can include nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, and headache. Some medications can also cause heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat, and increased blood pressure. 

Initial consultation is $200 with monthly review appointments $80. Most Saturday mornings and some Wednesday evenings. There is no Medicare rebate offered at this stage. The injections are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The cost of the weight loss injections vary depending upon the dose. A beginners dose is approximately $125 per month, and the maximum dose is approximately $229 per month. Afterpay, zippay and Humm payment options are available. 

After the initial consultation, we begin the journey. Your weight loss medicine will take up to a week to arrive, and you will be notified when to revisit the clinic to colllect your treatment. In this time we encourage you to engage with your preferred exercise physiologists, personal trainer, nutrition specialist and/or dietician to kick start the journey. You can make contact with Refresh Nq at any stage during your journey, but we would like to catch-up via face-to-face or telehealth to make sure you are responding well and ensure everything is working effectively. Catch-ups are necessary to make any adjustments to your medication or treatment plan and help you stay on track to meet your goals. 

Semaglutide weight loss may be more likely to occur in people who are already obese or who have been struggling to lose weight for a long time. So, if you’re not overweight or haven’t had any success losing weight on your own, Semaglutide weight loss may not be right for you.

Certain foods/drinks should be avoided while taking the semaglutide because they could increase the risk of side effects. These include high-fat foods, alcohol, and high sugar foods.

Fruits, vegetables, lean meat, whole grains, and low fat dairy products. And drink lots of water!

Dr Rafal Jedraszczyk and Nurse Emily are highly experienced practitioners. You're in safe hands. Our treatments are:

Safe

Effective

Fast

Affordable

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