Semaglutide & Tirzepetide in Salt Lake City

Semaglutide & Tirzepetide in Salt Lake City

Medical Weight Loss Treatment Options

Struggling with weight loss can be frustrating and challenging, especially when traditional diets and exercise routines don’t seem to be working. At Saltz Wellness, we understand. That’s why we provide effective solutions to help you finally hit your weight loss goals.

As part of our wellness services, we offer medical weight loss support through semaglutide and tirzepatide. These injections help manage cravings and promote weight loss. 

Our licensed, board-certified physician assistant will conduct a comprehensive consultation and health examination to determine if you're a candidate for our program. She’ll assess your current weight and discuss the best approach.

Semaglutide & Tirzepatide for Weight Loss

These medications help with weight loss by affecting the appetite centers in the brain, so you eat less while still feeling full. They also help regulate your blood sugar levels and may improve your insulin sensitivity.

Semaglutide

Semaglutide is a medication designed to help with weight loss by targeting the hormone GLP-1, which controls appetite. By mimicking this hormone, semaglutide helps slow down digestion, reduce hunger, and increase feelings of fullness, making it easier to eat less and lose weight. Taken once a week, it has proven to be very effective when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Tirzepatide

Tirzepatide is another innovative weight loss medication that works in two ways: it targets the GLP-1 hormone, like semaglutide, and also affects the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) hormone, which is related to metabolism. This dual action not only helps you feel full and eat less but also improves how your body processes sugar. Tirzepatide is taken weekly and helps you achieve great results when combined with healthy lifestyle changes.

What to Expect During Medical Weight Loss Treatments

By knowing what to expect, you can feel more confident and prepared to start taking semaglutide or tirzepatide for weight loss. Here’s what this journey typically looks like: 

  • Initial Consultation: You’ll begin with a consultation with our physician assistant. During this session, which typically lasts about 60 minutes, we’ll look at your medical history, current health status, and weight loss goals. This includes a physical examination and possibly some lab tests.
  • Treatment Plan: We’ll create a personalized treatment plan based on your assessment. This plan will include lifestyle and dietary recommendations plus semaglutide or tirzepatide injections. The frequency and number of sessions will depend on your needs and progress.
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  • Injections: Semaglutide and tirzepatide are administered as subcutaneous injections. Each injection session is quick, usually taking only a few minutes. Expect to take injections at home every week with an in-office appointment every four to six weeks to monitor your progress.
  • Discomfort: Some patients may experience mild discomfort at the injection site, such as redness or swelling, which typically resolves quickly. Common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, or mild gastrointestinal issues, which usually improve over time as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • Seeing Results: Most patients notice changes within the first few weeks, with significant weight loss typically occurring over several months. Consistent use of the medication, combined with lifestyle changes, can lead to sustained weight loss and improved overall health.
  • Long-Term Success: Our goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to maintain your weight loss long-term. We emphasize the importance of a balanced diet and regular exercise alongside the medical treatment for lasting results.

Benefits of Medical Weight Loss

Semaglutide and tirzepatide offer numerous advantages beyond shedding pounds. Here are some key benefits:

  • Effective Appetite Control: Both medications target the brain's appetite centers, helping to reduce cravings and control portion sizes, making it easier to stick to a healthy eating plan.
  • Sustained Weight Loss: Clinical studies have shown that these medications, combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, can lead to significant and sustained weight loss.
  • Improved Metabolic Health: By regulating blood sugar levels and enhancing insulin sensitivity, semaglutide and tirzepatide contribute to better overall metabolic health, reducing the risk of weight-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Enhanced Energy Levels: As you lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle, you may notice you have more energy, making it easier to stay active and engaged in daily activities.
  • Personalized Care: Our program includes comprehensive consultations and health assessments by a licensed, board-certified physician assistant who will tailor your treatment plan to your needs.
  • Long-Term Success: By combining medication with lifestyle changes, our medical weight loss program aims to provide the tools and strategies needed for long-term success, promoting lasting health and wellness.

About Our Medical Weight Loss Provider

Shauna Leonard is our board-certified physician assistant at Saltz Wellness, specializing in medical weight loss. She brings over 20 years of experience in cardiovascular surgery and cardiology to her practice. 

Shauna is at the helm of our Saltz Wellness programs, offering a comprehensive range of services, including hormone optimization, medical weight loss, and integrative therapies. She focuses on creating personalized treatment plans that align with each patient’s unique wellness and quality of life goals.

Shauna's dedication and expertise make her a vital part of our team. She gives every patient individualized care and aims to help them achieve their desired health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Semaglutide / Tirzepatide

Eligibility criteria may vary depending on local regulations and healthcare providers. Generally, individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher and who have at least one weight-related health condition (such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol) may be considered for a medication-assisted weight loss program. However, your healthcare professional will make the final decision.

Myth 1: Medical weight loss is a quick fix.

Reality: These programs, including medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide, require a commitment to a healthy diet and exercise for long-term success.

Myth 2: These medications alone will solve all my weight problems.

Reality: While they help manage appetite, sustainable weight loss also involves lifestyle changes.

Myth 3: I can eat whatever I want if I’m on these medications.

Reality: For effectiveness, these medications must be part of a balanced diet and exercise plan.

Myth 4: Medical weight loss is only for people with extreme obesity.

Reality: These programs can benefit anyone who is overweight or has obesity-related health conditions.

Myth 5: These medications are dangerous and have severe side effects.

Reality: Semaglutide and tirzepatide are approved for weight management and have undergone extensive trials. Common side effects are usually mild.

Myth 6: Once I stop taking the medication, all the weight will come back.

Reality: Maintaining healthy habits can sustain weight loss even after discontinuing the medication.

Myth 7: Only those who fail at dieting need medical weight loss.

RealitySeeking medical weight loss support recognizes the complexity of weight management and enhances success with professional guidance.

Weight loss results vary from person to person. Clinical trials have shown that individuals using medication in combination with diet and exercise may experience significant weight loss, with some participants losing more than 10% of their initial body weight.

Common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and stomach discomfort. These side effects often improve over time. As with any medication, there is a potential for more serious side effects, so it's important to discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider.

Our experienced medical team will assess your health and determine if you are a candidate for these medications. It's important to inform them about any existing medical conditions and medications you're taking.

The duration of treatment for weight loss may vary based on individual goals and healthcare provider recommendations. Some individuals may use it for several months, while others may continue longer.

You should use these medications as part of a comprehensive weight management plan, which includes a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity. They are not replacements for these lifestyle changes.

Our medical experts will guide you on the appropriate course of action once you achieve your weight loss goals. They may recommend adjusting your treatment plan based on your progress and overall health.

Time to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

Explore Saltz Wellness and schedule a consultation with our experienced, board-certified physician assistant. Saltz Plastic Surgery proudly serves patients from Salt Lake City, Park City, and surrounding areas, including Evanston & Green River, WY.

If you are interested in medical weight loss, contact our Salt Lake City office at 801-274-9500 or our Park City office at 435-655-6612. You can also connect with us by filling out our online contact form here.

 

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WHY CHOOSE SPA VITORIA FOR INTIMACY HEALTH?

At Spa Vitoria, we prioritize your comfort, privacy, and overall wellness. Our expert practitioners use advanced technology and the latest techniques to ensure you receive the best possible care

I want to share my journey with everyone
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