Emma Wedgwood

Saxenda® weight loss injection

If you're looking for a weight loss solution that goes beyond diet and exercise, you may have heard about Saxenda®. This prescription weight loss injection is designed to help reduce your appetite, leading to eating less and ultimately losing weight. Find out more about how Saxenda® works and its potential benefits and risks.


Many of us know how hard it is to lose weight, and our modern-day lifestyle gives us unlimited access to treats in a culture which is often built around food. This can make it very difficult to restrict our eating to the extent required to lose weight.

Saxenda® is a prescription only treatment that works by making you feel fuller, faster. Administered by injection every day, Saxenda® will reduce your appetite so you will feel full after small meals. As a result, clients can lose a significant amount of weight as opposed to through diet and exercise alone.

Once Saxenda® has enabled you to lose weight, maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise programme helps keep the weight off.

Book your free consultation today to see whether you are suitable for Saxenda®.

How does Saxenda® work?

Saxenda® is the brand name for liraglutide, a substance which works like a naturally occurring hormone GLP-1, which helps regulate your appetite. Saxenda® works with the hormones in your body, telling you whether to be hungry, discouraging you from eating excess calories.

What happens during a Saxenda® consultation?

Emma will first ask you questions about your diet and lifestyle, as well as take your measurements. This will help Emma determine whether or not you are suitable for treatment.

If you are suitable, you will be provided with a prescription for the medication.

Frequently asked questions

Saxenda® is administered via a pen-like injection. Due to it being a needle, there will be some discomfort but this is minimal and doesn't last beyond the injection itself.

Am I suitable for Saxenda®?

Saxenda® is a prescription treatment which can only be prescribed by a medical professional. It is recommended that Saxenda® only be prescribed to people who have a high BMI placing them in the obese range, or below with additional weight related problems.

Who gives the Saxenda® injections?

The injections are self administered. But if you are prescribed Saxenda®, Emma will give you full training on how to use the injection pen so that you can safely administer the treatment yourself.

How do I use Saxenda®?

Saxenda® is a daily injection, which is usually administered once a day into the stomach, upper leg, or upper arm.

Saxenda® is enormoulsy effective for weight loss. Several trials have found that it is effective in over 90% of cases and can lead to weight loss of up to 10% of body weight.

How safe is Saxenda®?

When prescribed by a qualified medical practitioner like Emma, who will determine your suitability and treatment for safety, monitor your progress throughout the program, Saxenda® is considered very safe.

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