In this video, we are going to go over how to give yourself a subcutaneous injection. The same type of injection you’ll give yourself when administering the semaglutide shot.
At BIFAT Center, we’ll supply you with everything you need. You will typically receive 4 pre-filled semaglutide syringes and alcohol swabs, so you don’t have to draw up your dose.
Before you begin, make sure to wash your hands. Then take an alcohol swab and clean the area of your skin where you want to give the injection.
Your subcutaneous injection can be given in the stomach, the back of the upper arm, or your thigh. Many people use the stomach area because it’s the easiest to access.
Next, remove the cap from the needle. You will not need this again, and you can throw this away.
Next, pinch up about 1 inch of fatty tissue on your arm, belly, or thigh and insert the needle at a 45-degree angle (like you are holding a pencil to a piece of paper).
If you have a significant amount of fatty tissue, the needle can be inserted at a 90-degree angle (straight up and down).
You can slowly press down on the plunger and inject your dose.
Once your entire dose has been injected, you can pull the needle out from your skin and throw the syringe into a sharps container or plastic bottle that closes on the top (like a laundry detergent bottle or water bottle).
Never recap the needle because you don’t want to accidentally stick yourself.
Your injection is done.