Here at Finesse Beauty and Wellness, we offer both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide for medical assisted weight loss. Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are GLP-1 medications. These drugs mimic the action of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1. When blood sugar levels start to rise after someone eats, these drugs stimulate the body to produce more insulin. The extra insulin helps lower blood sugar levels. These drugs also slow the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine. GLP-1 specifically targets areas in the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. As a result, you have less food cravings and you may feel full faster and longer, thereby helping you to lose weight. Along with helping to control blood sugar and boost weight loss, GLP-1s seem to have other major benefits. Research has found that some drugs in these groups may lower the risk of heart disease, such as heart failure, stroke and kidney disease. People taking these drugs have seen their blood pressure and cholesterol levels improve. Semaglutide and tirzepatide should be used in combination with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.
A consultation is required prior to getting started.
What happens during the consultation?
- A thorough review of your past and current health history with be discussed, as well as family history.
- We will review any recent bloodwork that you have. If you have not had recent labs (within 3 months), labs will be ordered and obtained during your visit. This is covered by insurance so please be sure to bring your insurance card to your visit.
- We will discuss past weight loss attempts, current dietary and physical activity habits, and your current goals.
- We will determine if you are a good candidate for the weight loss program, if so your medication will be prescribed.