Saxenda is a once-daily injectable medicine that comes in a pre-filled ‘dial-a-dose’ pen. The pen has a small needle which injects the medication just under the skin when you depress the end. As you’ll see in the graphic, the dose starts quite small and is gradually increased to 3mg per day.
Once you receive a little guidance from our team on how and where to inject, you can simply self-inject your medicine each day at a convenient time, with or without food.
If you believe you are a suitable candidate, the first step is to make an appointment with Ashley Aesthetics’. During your initial 1-hour consult, we will ask a great many questions so that we can take a holistic view of your overall health.
If Saxenda is suitable for you, we will prepare a tailored approach for your diet and exercise. You will take away your Saxenda kit with injecting pens, further supporting information, and a couple of doses of Saxenda to start you off.
Here’s how the treatment programme is run:
- There is an initial 1-hour consult which is $400, and then the Saxenda pens are $120 each. i.e. 3 pens would be an extra $360.
- After 1 month: a 30-minute follow-up consult for $200, to see how you are going, ensure you are on track, and answer any further questions you may have. Plus you can collect your next lot of pens ($120 each).
- When you are out of pens, come back for a ‘no-charge’ weight check-in, plus further pens can be collected if required ($120 each).
Alternatively for the medicine pens, we can write out a 3-repeat script for you to take to your local pharmacy. Prices will differ between pharmacies but last check for a 5-pack from Bargain Chemist and Chemist Warehouse was $480. This works out at $95 per pen.