The weight loss injection Saxenda is a UK licensed, MHRA and FDA approved prescription-only weight loss injection. It is licensed for weight-loss for those who are overweight and with Obesity. In our weight loss programme, adding Saxenda to a sensible meal and exercise plan helps you lose weight and keep it off.
The active ingredient of Saxenda is Liragutide 3.0mg, which is the same product used by all other weight loss injections and programmes, such as ‘skinnyjab’, ‘skinny pen’, ‘weight loss jab’, ‘skinny revolution’ etc.
As well as helping patients lose weight, Saxenda has shown in clinical studies to improve many cardiovascular co-morbidities, such as pre-diabetes, hypertension, high lipid levels and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Saxenda works as an appetite suppressant. It contains the active ingredient Liraglutide, which is a Glucogon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue. GLP-1 is produced naturally in the human body after food is consumed. Liraglutide is 97% similar to the one our body naturally produces. In simple terms, Saxenda is a messaging system to tell your body that you are full and no more food is required. By taking Saxenda / Liraglutide via a simple, virtually painless daily injection, that messaging system is activated. It then makes you feel less hungry, feel fuller quicker and fuller for longer. This should lead to significant weight loss.
Clinical studies and real-world studies have shown patients who take Saxenda achieve significantly more weight loss and keep that weight off compared to patients who are just dieting.
Consultations are held with Dr Sally-Ann Dolan at both our CQC registered Heswall and West Kirby clinics.