WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM AT TIMELESS MEDICAL AESTHETICS
We recognize obesity as a chronic disease. It is not simply balancing the calories which we consume and the calories that we burn. While diet and exercise are necessary for a healthy lifestyle, the latest scientific evidence shows our weight is actually mediated by a complex system of hormones. Our bodies have a "set point" for weight, or a weight which our bodies are happy to be at. This is regulated by hormones, and often makes it difficult to lose weight and keep it off when frequently our hormones seem to be working against us.
Losing weight is not just about willpower.
We have the tools, science, and support to help make a real difference in your weight.
Our program consists of monthly memberships or 3-month membership package. Discounts will be applied when signing up for 3 month membership which is recommended to see the best results. Some may chose to continue with our membership weight loss program for longer.
Your membership will include a comprehensive initial assessment in the office. Regular follow up visits as often as weekly if needed, health coaching, and medication. We have a lifestyle app for your phone/computer in which we can communicate through and a personalized meal and exercise plan will be assigned.
A review of labs will be required prior to starting any medication, this will not be covered in the membership price. Most will use their insurance for this.
WHAT IS SEMAGLUTIDE?
Semaglutide is a revolutionary GLP-1 receptor agonist that was originally developed for patients with Type 2 Diabetes, however has also been shown to result in significant weight loss. In June 2022, FDA approved semaglutide (brand name Wegovy) for weight loss in people without diabetes. A series of clinical trials known as the STEP clinical trials demonstrated that almost 90% of patients lost 5% or more of their body weight. Many people can easily lose 10% or more of their body weight with this medication.
HOW DOES SEMAGLUTIDE WORK?
Semaglutide acts like a GLP-1 (gut hormone) to:
What are potential side effects?
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR SEMAGLUTIDE?
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Essentially everyone else. A licensed health care provider will review health history, medications, and weight information to determine each candidate’s eligibility.
Schedule an initial - FREE 15 MINUTE PHONE CALL- with the nurse practitioner. During this appointment we will go over your health history and ensure you are a good candidate for our program and also answer any questions you have about the program. If everything is good, we will move forward and get you scheduled for your in office appointment. Appointments can be booked online here.
There are many insurance companies and plans. We encourage patients with type 2 diabetes and a BMI greater than 30 with a health related comorbidity (type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis or hypertension) to explore insurance reimbursement for this medication.
Semaglutide is administered as a once a weekly injection.
Yes. This can be discussed at time of consult. Other options could include other GLP-1 agonists, bupropion/naltrexone, or phentermine/topiramate.
We are utilizing a compounding pharmacy to prepare a generic form of the weight loss medication. You can think of this as when you go to the pharmacy and there is the brand name medication (for example Advil) and then the generic or pharmacy/grocery brand alternative (ibuprofen).
Cost is $399/month.
This includes your visits with the Nurse Practitioner which may be as often as weekly if needed, healthy lifestyle coaching, medication and supplies, and review of labs. The cost of labs is not covered in this price but most will use their insurance for this.
10% discount is given when signing up for 3 months. We highly recommend utilizing this discount and planning to stick with our program for at least this length of time to see best results.