For most people, losing weight isn’t generally considered to be an easy task. If it were easy, then approximately two-thirds of Americans wouldn’t be overweight or obese. Extra weight can mean more than just making you feel self-conscious about your appearance; it can also contribute to some potentially severe health issues in many cases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even an increased risk of certain types of cancer.
Of course, proper diet and exercise have been and continue to be the best options in preventing and combatting weight gain. But there are more medically advanced ways available today to aid in healthy weight loss in addition to diet and exercise. Semaglutide and tirzepatide injections are two of the most recent revolutions in effective weight loss, and we’ve got them at Skin Esteem!
What are semaglutide and tirzepatide injections?
Semaglutide and tirzepatide are FDA-approved medications generally used to help patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. Still, they’ve also shown benefits for effective weight loss for individuals who are overweight or obese. Tirzepatide recently received FDA approval for obesity under the Fast Track designation.
How do semaglutide and tirzepatide injections work?
Semaglutide works by mimicking a natural hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which targets areas of the brain that regulate your appetite and amount of food intake. GLP-1 regulates gut hormones called incretins, which signal our bodies when eating that we are full.
The Tirzepatide injection is a dual (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) GIP/GLP-1 receptor co-agonist.
Semaglutide & Tirzepatide Injections Before & After Gallery
How much weight can I lose with semaglutide and tirzepatide injections?
In clinical trials, overweight or obese people who received semaglutide injections achieved a 5.9% weight loss percentage at three months and 10.9% at six months. Studies on tirzepatide have shown that nearly 75% of clinical trial participants lost up to 16% of their body weight.
Still, it’s important to note that the participants took tirzepatide to manage their diabetes rather than exclusively for weight loss.
.25 mg dose $275
.5 mg dose $325
1 mg dose $375
1.7 mg dose $425
2.4 mg dose $450
Do tirzepatide and semaglutide have side effects?
Both tirzepatide and semaglutide come with the potential for side effects that can range from mild to severe. Potential side effects of tirzepatide may include nausea, low appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, and stomach pain. Because semaglutide works similarly to tirzepatide, it has many side effects in common, including the potential for nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, and constipation. Though rare, more serious side effects for both medications may include:
- Vision changes
- Kidney failure
- Allergic reactions
- Gallbladder issues
We’ll go over everything you can expect at your weight loss consultation at Skin Esteem and help you determine if either of these injections are right for you.
What’s my next step to weight loss injections in the Greater Cincinnati area?
Schedule your FREE Weight Loss Consultation with us today and we will go over all the details and help you decide if either of these medications might be a good option for you. If approved, your medication will be shipped from the compounding pharmacy directly to your house where you can begin taking your weekly injections.
Book your consultation with us today by calling (859) 287-4777 or click here to book online.