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At Delatte Plastic Surgery, Skin Care, & Wellness, we offer innovative solutions for individuals seeking effective weight management treatments. Our team of experienced providers combines the latest advancements in medical science with compassionate care to create personalized treatment plans tailored to each client’s unique needs and goals.

Semaglutide and tirzepatide (GLP-1 receptor agonists) are two revolutionary injectable medications that have shown remarkable efficacy in aiding weight loss and improving metabolic health. Clinical trials of these drugs have demonstrated significant reductions in body weight, improvements in glycemic control, and favorable effects on cardiovascular risk factors. These medications represent promising options for individuals seeking effective and sustainable solutions for weight management and overall metabolic health.

We customize our weight management programs to suit each patient’s needs – providing access to medications, nutritional counseling, strategies to preserve lean muscle mass, assessments of gut health, and exploration of potential hormone-related factors influencing chronic weight issues.

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What are the benefits of weight management therapy?

Weight management therapy with semaglutide and tirzepatide offers several benefits for patients struggling with their weight and related metabolic conditions. These revolutionary injectable medications target key neural pathways involved in appetite regulation, glucose metabolism, and energy balance. Both semaglutide and tirzpatide have been associated with improvements in glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and lipid profile, making them valuable tools for addressing comorbidities commonly associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Additionally, both medications encourage appetite regulation to help individuals maintain healthier eating habits over the long term. Overall, this weight management treatment offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to achieving lasting success in managing weight and optimizing metabolic health.

How is weight management therapy administered?

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are both administered via subcutaneous injection, injected into the fatty tissue just beneath the skin using a small needle. Treatments occur once a week, although the dosage may be adjusted based on the particular medication and individual patient considerations. Tolerability and efficacy are closely monitored by your provider to ensure optimal results.
These medications are both protein-based and are sensitive to temperature. Refrigeration is necessary to preserve the quality and potency of semaglutide and tirzepatide until they are administered. Patients must adhere to storage instructions provided by their healthcare provider or pharmacist to ensure that the medication remains effective throughout its shelf life.

What are the risks and side effects of weight management therapy?

Common side effects associated with semaglutide and tirzepatide may include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. These side effects often occur early in treatment and may improve over time as the body adjusts to the medication. Both medications may increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when used in conjunction with other diabetic medications like insulin or sulfonylureas.
Less common but potentially serious risks may include pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), gallbladder problems, kidney damage, allergic reactions, and thyroid tumors. New studies have refuted any thyroid cancer risk. It’s important for individuals taking these medications to be aware of the signs and symptoms of these potential complications and to promptly report any concerns to their healthcare provider.
As with any medication, the benefits and risks of semaglutide and tirzepatide should be carefully weighed by healthcare professionals when prescribing them to patients, and individuals should be closely monitored for any adverse effects during treatment. Patients should communicate openly with their healthcare providers about any side effects or concerns they may experience while taking these medications.

How long do results last with weight management therapy?

Results with semaglutide and tirzepatide can vary and depend on several factors, including adherence to treatment, lifestyle modifications, and underlying health conditions. Clinical studies have shown that both medications can lead to significant and sustained weight loss over several months to years. However, the extent and longevity of weight loss achieved with these therapies may vary from patient to patient. For most, continued treatment and lifestyle changes are necessary to maintain long-term benefits. This may involve ongoing monitoring, adjustments to treatment regimens as needed, and ongoing support for dietary and exercise habits.

What conditions does weight management therapy treat?

Weight management therapy with medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide is primarily used to treat obesity and conditions related to weight gain. Weight management therapy can help improve metabolic health parameters such as glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and lipid profile. For individuals with obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, PCOS, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), weight management therapy can be an essential component of comprehensive treatment plans aimed at reducing disease and improving overall health. By promoting weight loss and addressing associated metabolic abnormalities, weight management therapy plays an important role in mitigating the risk of obesity-related complications.

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