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Wellness Injections

Weight Loss Injections

pureSKIN advocates for a healthy lifestyle and recognizes that specific factors contribute to the challenges some individuals face in shedding excess weight. If you struggle with weight loss you may be a candidate for medication management.

Your weight loss journey with pureSKIN will begin with a thorough consultation, exam, and baseline lab work. Choices at pureSKIN include compounded injectable medications, including Semaglutide or Tirzepatide injections as well as Lipo-Mino Fat Burner injections or MICC injections.

What are these medications?

GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) medications are a class of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar control. GLP-1 is a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates insulin release from the pancreas, inhibits glucagon secretion, slows down gastric emptying, and promotes a feeling of fullness, which helps in regulating blood sugar levels. GLP-1 medications mimic the effects of this hormone to enhance the body's response to glucose and promote overall glycemic control.

What are the differences between the two?

Let’s discuss the differences between two GLP-1 medications: Semaglutide and Tirzepatide.

Semaglutide

  • Semaglutide is a long-acting GLP-1 receptor agonist.
  • It is administered once weekly through a subcutaneous injection.    Semaglutide has shown efficacy in reducing blood sugar levels, promoting weight loss, and improving cardiovascular outcomes.
  • It may be prescribed as both a standalone treatment and in combination with other diabetes medications.

Tirzepatide

  • Tirzepatide is a dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 receptor agonist.
  • This medication has a broader mechanism of action, as it targets both the GLP-1 and GIP receptors, which are involved in blood sugar regulation.
  • Tirzepatide is being investigated for its potential to provide superior glycemic control and greater weight loss compared to traditional GLP-1 agonists.
  • It is administered once weekly through subcutaneous injections.

Do I have to come into the office for injections?

This depends on your lifestyle and preference. pureSKIN offers weekly appointments for injections or the option to self-inject yourself at home and check in with us routinely. We can discuss which route is best suited for you.

Will my insurance cover the medication?

No, insurance does not cover these compounded prescription medications.

What are the side effects?

GLP-1 receptor agonist medications, while generally well-tolerated, may cause certain side effects. Some of the common side effects include but are not limited to:

  • Gastrointestinal Issues
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
  • Injection Site Reactions
    • Redness
    • Swelling
    • Itching at the injection site
  • Hypoglycemia
    • Especially when used in combination with other diabetes medications that lower blood sugar
  • Headache
    • Some individuals may experience headaches as a side effect.

Who should NOT take these medications:

If you have any of the following you are not a candidate for these weight loss medications.

  • Allergies or Hypersensitivity
  • Medically Unstable Conditions
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  • Personal or Family History of Thyroid Disease or Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
  • Severe Kidney Impairment
  • History of Pancreatitis
  • Normal BMI

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