Losing weight can be difficult at the best of times, but with a little help, you can lose weight and achieve the body you’ve always wanted. How? With semaglutide at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland. This medication, along with diet and exercise, will help you finally achieve your weight loss goals.

What is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is a type of medication known as a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist or GLP-1 RA. It works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone that our body naturally produces in response to eating. While this hormone tells the body to produce more insulin and reduce blood sugar, in certain amounts, it also can tell the brain to suppress your appetite by slowing digestion and triggering the signal that makes you feel full.

When combined with diet and exercise, semaglutide has been shown to lead to significant weight loss.

Is Semaglutide Right For Me?

You are likely a good candidate for semaglutide if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher and at least one weight-related condition like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol
  • Have a BMI of 30 or higher

Those who should avoid taking semaglutide include anyone with:

  • History of medullary thyroid cancer
  • History of gallbladder disease
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2)

Semaglutide Treatment

Semaglutide is an injection that is administered under the skin of the upper thigh, stomach, or upper arm. It should be given once a week and should be used as directed.

To start the medication, you’ll first come in for a consultation to determine if semaglutide is right for you. Then, we will teach you how to prepare and give the medication to yourself at home. Before you leave the office, we’ll ensure you are completely comfortable giving yourself the injection.

When giving yourself the medication, you’ll want to change the injection site each time.

Semaglutide and Other Treatments

CoolSculping ELITE and Semaglutide

When used in tandem, CoolSculpting ELITE and semaglutide are complementary approaches to healthy weight loss and are a potent combination to burn fat. Semaglutide’s role ensures a broader, overall weight loss due to calorie deficit and improved insulin resistance, but without diet and exercise, weight loss can stagnate. And if you’re unable to exercise, you may feel discouraged. That’s where CoolSculpting ELITE comes in.

While semaglutide targets weight loss and loss of visceral fat, CoolSculping ELITE targets subcutaneous fat and provides a 72% reduction in subcutaneous fat with only two treatment sessions.

Semaglutide also does not burn fat in specific areas, but CoolSculpting ELITE can. And it will leave you with amazing results. Together, they can give you the body of your dreams!

EMSCULPT NEO and Semaglutide

When used together, EMSCULPT NEO and semaglutide can complement healthy weight loss. These treatments are a perfect combination to burn fat, build muscle, and sculpt a body that supports continued weight loss. The more lean muscle mass you have, the more calories burn when you’re at rest.

EMSCULPT NEO works on specific areas, enhancing muscle mass and diminishing fat in target areas, which is not possible with just semaglutide alone.

Red Light Therapy & EMSCULPT NEO

Red light therapy with EMSCULPT NEO is offered as part of our EMSCULPT NEO packages. As an individual treatment, it is a $1200 value, but for all semaglutide patients, the red light therapy is included with EVERY EMSCULPT NEO package at NO additional charge.

Red Light Therapy and Semaglutide

Red light therapy, also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation, is a treatment that uses specific light wavelengths to stimulate cell turnover and increase circulation in the body.

When the red light reaches the fat cells, it triggers a series of biochemical reactions and releases any stored fatty acids and glycerol. The free fatty acids are then metabolized and used as an energy source by the body, ultimately reducing adipose or fatty tissue.

Dr. Ashruf routinely includes red light therapy with EmSculpt NEO treatment for semaglutide patients to prime the cells for the body contouring treatment. It also increases visceral fat reduction for all semaglutide patients. This process allows EmSculpt NEO to yield more profound muscle contractions, leading to better muscle-building and body-contouring results. And with semaglutide, it can give you the final results you’re looking for.

Additionally, in some case studies with semaglutide patients, the increased blood flow caused by red light therapy enhanced the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle tissues, aiding in their recovery and growth post-EmSculpt NEO treatment. The improved circulation also has been shown to help flush out metabolic waste, reducing muscle soreness and promoting faster recovery between sessions.


With semaglutide, you can start to see results within four weeks of starting the medication, but more significant results may take 8-12 weeks. How fast you lose weight can depend on a number of factors, including your metabolic rate and whether you’re practicing a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

Semaglutide Packages

LOSE the Weight, NOT Your Looks! Package: Free Consult and 25% OFF

Revolumize your face, tighten your skin, and restore your facial contours with EMFACE and dermal fillers for your temples and cheeks. This package ensures you never have to worry about “Ozempic face” and includes a series of ultrasound treatments to plump the skin around the mouth by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid. (Retail Value $1200, Free with All Packages)

No Ozempic Butt Package

Free Consult and 25% OFF with FREE Red Light Therapy Sessions ($1200 Value).

A common side effect of rapid weight loss associated with semaglutide is a decrease in volume and fat in the buttocks and loose skin on the backside.

To combat this issue, patients can benefit from our No Ozempic Butt Package. This package includes six weekly sessions of red light therapy with six weekly sessions of Emsculpt NEO for Buttocks.

This innovative, award-winning treatment utilizes the power of red light treatment to improve circulation, and when combined with EMSCULPT NEO treatment to firm the area and gain muscle mass, you can have the butt you’ve always wanted while losing weight.

2 Cycles Coolsculpting ELITE to treat bilateral Banana Roll

Banana roll fat is a type of excess fat that accumulates just below the buttock area. Usually, it collects between the lower buttock and the top of the thigh and looks as if a crescent-shaped roll of fat has been placed just below the buttocks. With the help of two cycles of CoolSculpting ELITE along with semaglutide, you can finally get rid of that banana roll and contour your body to the shape you’re looking for.

Schedule A Consultation

Are you ready to finally lose the excess weight that you’ve been trying to get rid of for years? Semaglutide at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland may be just the solution you’ve been looking for.

To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashruf today! Call our Hanover, MD office at 410-701-3348 or use our online contact form.