Tirzepatide Weight Loss

08 Jan.,2024


If you are struggling with losing weight, you may wonder what else you can do that will help in addition to dietary adjustments, nutritional changes, and increased activity levels. We’re here to help. Fortunately, there are many ways for patients to achieve significant weight loss and address the problems associated with obesity. At Cassie Lane Aesthetics, we have found that many Richmond, Virginia, area patients struggling with excess weight find amazing results with fewer side effects with the tirzepatide injections.

What is Tirzepatide?

The tirzepatide injection is a peptide therapy weight loss drug that is administered by injection. This particular treatment is effective in helping patients with type 2 diabetes manage their condition. At the same time, it can boost weight loss for patients with a high BMI who struggle to achieve their desired results with diet and exercise alone. The medication controls insulin levels, producing more when blood sugar levels rise. At the same time, it slows the movement of food in the stomach, allowing the patient who takes the injections to feel fuller, longer.

This feeling of satiety tells our body to eat less, reducing caloric consumption and, in turn, leading to increased weight loss. In studies patients on tirzepatide lose over 15% of their body weight while taking this medication. Tirzepatide is safe for both short and long-term use unlike many other weight loss options.

Is the tirzepatide injection treatment safe and effective?

According to the NIH (National Institute of Health) studies, “tirzepatide was more effective than other drugs in reducing body weight by 5%. 10%, or 15%.” This confirms that this medication is an effective weight loss drug for many patients seeking treatment that can address obesity.

What is the difference between tirzepatide and semaglutide?

Cassie Lane Aesthetics offers both of these medications and we love them both! Tirzepatide and semaglutide are actually quite similar and both work by replacing the GLP1 hormone in our body that tells us that we feel full. Tirzepatide also replaces our GIP hormone which is an additional pathway that aids in weight loss and increasing insulin release. Studies have shown that tirzepatide is just as effective as semaglutide with weight loss. One added benefit of tirzepatide is that it has a lower incidence of certain side effects including nausea. Our team at Cassie Lane Aesthetics will help match you up with the correct medication and treatment plan for you.

What is included in the tirzepatide weight loss program with Cassie Lane Aesthetics?

Our program can be done in our office or at home based on your preference. You receive unlimited in-office or telemedicine visits. We include metabolism boosting MIC shots, also called “skinny shots” as a part of our in-office program. Many of our patients do not want to give themself a shot and we are happy to do that in-office for you. Our program includes accountability, nutritional support and online weight loss coaching. Our full services and complete approach increases your success.

Where can I find tirzepatide injections near me?

At Cassie Lane Aesthetics, we provide tirzepatide injections for patients in and around Richmond, VA, who are interested in supplementing their weight loss goals outside of just changes in their diet and exercise. We invite patients to request a consultation appointment to learn more. Call (804) 913 2262 to request an appointment at 5805 Staples Mill Road.

6 Week Comprehensive Weight Loss Program

At Cassie Lane Aesthetics, they offer a weight loss program that combines medications, coaching, and accountability. One of the medications they use is Semaglutide, which replicates the hormone that signals fullness. This approach targets weight loss at the hormone level. They also provide metabolism-boosting shots to help process carbs and fats. The program includes a customized titration program for each individual. They invite people to schedule a consultation to learn more and get started on their weight loss journey.

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m so excited to share with everybody the weight loss program that we have at Cassie Lane Aesthetics. It is a mixture of a couple different medications along with weight loss coaching and accountability in our office. We have Semaglutide, you’ll also hear it called Semiglutide, which is a medication that replicates our hormone that tells us that we’re full. And this is working better than any other weight loss medicine that we’ve seen in the past because it’s actually addressing our weight where it begins, which is at the hormone level and where our weight is really dictated by.

We also include metabolism boosting mix shots, which are also called skinny shots. Those help us to process carbs and fats. So, when we mix these things together along with our customized titration program that is made for you, we are seeing just such incredible results and we’re so happy to be on this journey with you.

We would love to answer any questions that you have and help you get to where you’re trying to be at.

Patient Testimonial

I started my weight loss journey with Cassie Lane Aesthetics 18 weeks ago. I was previously a client with Cassie Lane, and when I came in one day, I began talking to Cassie about my struggles with weight gain.

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I started my weight loss journey with Cassie Lane Aesthetics 18 weeks ago. I was previously a client with Cassie Lane, and when I came in one day, I began talking to Cassie about my struggles with weight gain. I honestly had done everything I could have on my own, and I just kept seeing like the scale was going up and up and I started to feel hopeless. So that’s when she recommended the new weight loss program, and I’ve honestly had the most incredible experience. Everyone has been super supportive. If I have questions, I can call in. I’m really excited to be able to say that when I started, I was at my heaviest of 1 97, but this morning I was down to one 60. I’m still gonna keep going on my plan, and I know the scale’s gonna keep going down.

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Frequently asked questions

How does semaglutide work?

Semaglutide mimics a hormone found in your body called GLP-1. This peptide therapy stimulates insulin production, sends signals to your brain telling you that you are full, and slows gastric emptying.

How much weight can I expect to lose on semaglutide?

It will be different for each patient. You can safely expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week. For some, weight loss will be faster and some will be slower. Other factors such as diet and exercise will also affect weight.

How long do I need to take semaglutide?

Semaglutide was intended to be a maintenance medication for weight loss. We have broken the program down into 6 week increments for affordability for our clients. Most clients should expect to be on this medication for at least 3 months. This again will vary depending on side effects, weight loss goals, rate of weight loss, and financial resources.

Will my insurance cover this medication for me?

There are many insurance companies and plans. As a general rule of thumb, we encourage patients with type 2 diabetes and a BMI greater than 30 with a health-related comorbidity (type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and hypertension) to explore insurance reimbursement for this medication. We encourage you to do your own research.

Does Cassie Lane Aesthetics take insurance?

We can prescribe medications that may be covered through your prescription insurance plan. This is a part of our Prescription Insurance Membership. We will work with you and your insurance to see if you are eligible. And you still get access to all the other great weight loss tools we have!

Why is the medication cheaper at Cassie Lane Aesthetics than at my pharmacy?

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).

How often should I take this medication?

Due to the long half life of this medication (6.8 days), semaglutide is intended to be injected once every 7 days. Due to side effects, medication should only be taken every 7 days according to the titration schedule provided.

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