Costa Rica Weight Loss

Costa Rica weight loss is one of the most experienced places for Semaglutide (Ozempic / Wegovy) injections. Fast appointments are available for vacationers. 

Costa Rica Weight Loss Center by Age Metrics Medical S. A.

The Weight Loss Center by Age Metrics Medical is part of the original Anti-Aging and Wellness Medical clinic. The clinic is one of the longest-running most successful clinics in all of Latin America for Weight Loss and Anti-Aging and Wellness therapies. Our doctors are US board-certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine by the A4M.

Board-Certified Medical Supervised Weight Loss

At Costa Rica Weight Loss. all of our weight loss treatment programs are supervised medically by Dr. Jeff Ugalde, MD. He has been part of the Anti-Aging and Wellness team since 2014. He is the most experienced doctor in Anti-Aging Medicine in Costa Rica. He has over 20 years of experience as a physician and is US board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. 

Dr. Jeff Ugalde, MD - Anti-Aging Doctor
Dr. Jeff Ugalde, M.D.

Medical Experience & Certifications

Costa Rica Weight Loss Programs - Most Popular is Semaglutide GLP-1

There are a variety of weight loss programs to choose from at the Costa Rica weight loss center by Age Metrics Medical. The most popular program in 2023 has been Semaglutide using brand medications like Wegovy and Ozempic. At the time of this writing, Wegovy & Ozempic are the two medications offering the best results for weight loss. Research shows around a 15% drop in weight within the first 6 months to a year of treatment. 

Summary of Weight Loss Treatments

  • Wegovy / Ozempic / Semaglutide Injections
  • Saxenda / Liraglutide Injections
  • hCG Injections (Discontinued in 2023)
  • Phentermine Oral Weight Loss
  • Metformin (metabolic support)

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Ozempic / Semaglutide Escalation Chart

Dosing for Ozempic Semaglutide Weight Loss

Ozempic Pen Kits

Costa Rica Weight Loss Ozempic

Ozempic uses two different pen types in order for doctors to gradually increase the dosage.

  • Red Labe Ozempic: Multi-dose pen for gradual dose escalation.
  • Teal label Ozempic: contains 4 mg of 1 mg injections. 

The helps prevent side effects that some patients may experience by increasing the dosage too fast. The standard 1 mg pen is used for the maintenance dose. It contains 4 doses of 1 mg each (4 mg). If 1 mg is the desired maintenance dose, then 1 pen can last 4 weeks (a month). If the maximum maintenance dose of 2 mg per week, it will require two pens per month. 

  • 1 mg per week maintenance dose is 1 pen per month.
  • 2 mg per week weight loss maintenance dose is 2 pens per month. 

What the Research Says

102 patients who were followed up at 6 months,

  • 89 (87.3%) achieved a weight loss of 5% or more,
  • 56 (54.9%) achieved a weight loss of 10% or more,
  • 24 (23.5%) achieved a weight loss of 15% or more, and
  • 8 (7.8%) achieved a weight loss of 20% or more.
Costa Rica Weight Loss
Reference: Weight Loss Outcomes Associated With Semaglutide Treatment for Patients With Overweight or Obesity

Why is Costa Rica so Healthy?

Costa Rica is known for having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, as well as being one of the healthiest countries in the Americas. There are several factors that contribute to Costa Rica’s healthiness:

  1. Universal Healthcare: Costa Rica has a universal healthcare system that provides access to high-quality medical care for all citizens and legal residents. This ensures that everyone in the country has access to preventative care, early detection, and treatment of diseases.

  2. Focus on Prevention: The Costa Rican healthcare system places a strong emphasis on preventative care, which includes routine screenings and immunizations, healthy eating, and exercise. This approach has helped to prevent many chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

  3. Education: Costa Rica places a high value on education, and this includes education about healthy lifestyle habits. Schools in Costa Rica teach children about the importance of a balanced diet, regular exercise, and other healthy habits.

  4. Environment: Costa Rica has a beautiful natural environment, and the country places a strong emphasis on protecting its natural resources. This includes protecting the air and water quality, which has a positive impact on the overall health of the population.

Overall, Costa Rica’s commitment to healthcare, preventative care, education, and environmental protection has all contributed to its reputation as one of the healthiest countries in the world.

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