We offer a bespoke weight loss service combining lifestyle medicine and the well-established Saxenda injection. We also offer this service to patients with type 2 diabetes with the support of an endocrinology expert. In addition, we also exclusively offer the new and exciting drug ‘Ozempic’. We aim to offer a carefully personalised package under our expert guidance for effective and sustainable weight loss.
How do the injections work?
Both Saxenda and Ozempic contain a drug called that mimics the action of your body’s natural hormone Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP 1) which regulates appetite and food intake. GLP-1 makes you feel full so your appetite is reduced. It also delays the time it takes your stomach to empty, which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Saxenda contains liraglutide whilst Ozempic contains semaglutide.
Ozempic is a similar drug to Saxenda but superior in its effectiveness for weight loss and metabolic profile improvement as well as it is a weekly injection compared to the Saxenda which is taken daily. Clinical trials have proven that Ozempic has consistently superior reductions in weight compared to Saxenda. Studies have shown that Saxenda results in an 8% weight loss by week 56 compared to 2.6 who did not receive the injection.
A recent study has demonstrated a 5% loss of the initial body weight within 3 months and an average 15.3kg weight loss over the study period using Ozempic weekly injection combined with diet and exercise.
How do I get the injection?
You must complete a detailed lifestyle & medical assessment questionnaire. This ensures that the medication is safe for use. For best results, the treatment should be complemented with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
The injection is a prescription-only medicine. You will have a virtual consultation with Dr Mishkat Shehata and will have to have a blood test prior to taking this medication. We can arrange for this to be done at CRP clinic, where you can also have your weight and relevant measurements taken.
Is it safe?
Ozempic offers an effective and safe weight-loss solution. It is NICE approved for type 2 diabetes in the UK since 2019 and studies have demonstrated weight loss when used as a type 2 diabetes treatment. Saxenda is NICE-approved for weight loss. Combined with a healthy diet plan and regular exercise, the injection not only helps you lose weight, but also curbs hunger and cravings, helping you keep the weight off. The injection has undergone numerous clinical trials and tests.
Who can have this treatment?
Adults between the ages of 18-75 with:
A (body mass index) BMI above 30 or
A BMI over 27 who have other weight related health problems such as:
High blood pressure
High cholesterol or high lipids
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Type 2 diabetes
Other relevant co-morbidities
Who cannot have this treatment?
The treatment is not suitable for any individual with:
A history of thyroid cancer
A history of pancreatitis
Congestive heart failure
End stage kidney failure
Impaired liver function
Anybody taking insulin
Pregnant or breast-feeding women
Anybody with a BMI less than 27
Inflammatory bowel disease (Saxenda only)
How do I take it?
Ozempic comes in a dose-adjustable prefilled pen. A simple and painless injection is self-administered weekly. You will be shown how to administer the medication and supervised giving yourself the first dose.
Saxenda comes in a similar pen but is administered daily.
What is the recommended dosage?
The initial pen has 0.25mg per dose each week for 4 weeks.
After 4 weeks the dose will increase to 0.5mg of 4 once weekly injections.
The dose will then increase to 1mg per week for 4 weeks and then finally to 2mg per week as a maintenance dose.
The dosage is as follows:
0.6mg daily for week 1
1.2mg daily for week 2
2.4mg daily for week 3
3mg daily for week 4 onwards
How many doses per pen?
Each Ozempic pen will last for 4 weeks. Each Saxenda pen will last for approximately 1 week.
Are there any side effects?
As with all medications, semaglutide & liraglutide may cause short-term side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects are:
How long can I use it for?
In order to continue using both injections, at least 5% weight loss must be achieved by week 12 for Ozempic and week 16 for Saxenda. A minimum of 13 months treatment is recommended for both. You can then continue for as long as you wish on the injections.
Dr Mishkat Shehata initial consultation: £150
Dr Mishkat Shehata follow up consultation: £100
Dr Mishkat Shehata Packages for monthly follow-ups (includes initial consultation):
3 months: £450 (Recommended for Ozempic)
4 months: £600 (Recommended for Saxenda)
6 months: £800
9 months: £1100
12 months: £1300
We also offer the following introductory add-on packages:
2 dietitian consultations - £200
2 personal training consultations - £130
You can upgrade to 1, 2, 3 or 4 month consultation packages for weekly nutrition and personal training offered on a flexible basis.
1 month – £325
2 months - £615
3 months - £865
4 months - £1100
Personal training packages:
1 month - £200
2 months - £395
3 months - £560 includes 2 complimentary consultations
4 months - £700 includes 2 complimentary consultations
Tests & Treatment
Ozempic pen - £150
Saxenda 3 pen pack - £280
Saxenda 5 pen pack - £350
Blood test package - £150
ECG – £50
Bio-impedance analysis for body fat distribution if applicable – £150