The Skinny Medication Comparison
Slimming injections such as The Skinny pen ® and The Skinny Jab ® have taken the media by storm in recent years. With a number of celebs boasting about their results, this prescription only medicine is proven to reduce BMI, aid in shifting those extra pounds, has helped many on their weight loss journey and is a recognised treatment for Type 2 diabetes.
We are 5 years on since the release of the skinny pen ® and with other jabs, needles and pens claiming to do the job, below are some key facts about how they work and what you can expect.
Saxenda is a prescription only medication, its main use is to help supress your appetite by regulating the hormone you produce called glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1), this reaction causes you to not feel hungry and so consuming fewer calories aids in weight loss.
3 out of 5 people taking Saxenda ® achieved significant weight loss of 5% or more with an average weight loss of 12 pounds.
How to use saxenda?
Saxenda comes in a pen like form with a retractable small needle, this is injected into one of the following areas every day… stomach area, upper thigh or upper arm area. Each pen generally lasts between 2 to 4 weeks.
Used as a successful prescription only treatment for type 2 diabetes, Ozempic works similarly to Saxenda ® by supressing the appetite in order for you to consume less calories.
In a 1 year medical study conducted on people weighing an average of 197 pounds taking a 1mg dose of Ozempic ® per week resulted of an average lost 12 pounds*.
How to use Ozempic ®
Ozempic again comes in a pen like injectable form, injected weekly into areas such as stomach area, upper thigh or upper arm area. Each pen lasts 4 weeks.