Weight Loss Injections

Weight Loss Injections in Arcadia, CA, serving Los Angeles, CA

What are Weight Loss Injections?

Sometimes diet and exercise may not be enough to help you lose weight. You may need additional help in the form of weight loss injections. Weight loss injections can help control appetite and increase insulin production, to help you lose weight.

How Weight Loss Injections Work

Weight loss injections, also known as GLP-1 injections, work by enhancing insulin production to lower and stabilize blood sugar levels. GLP-1 medications also suppress appetite, to help you feel full, so you will eat less.

Types of Weight Loss Injections Available

Weight loss injections available at Gastrointestinal & Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solutions include:

  • Semaglutide, brand names Wegovy or Ozempic, is available as both a once-weekly injection or an oral medication
  • Tirzepatide, brand name Mounjaro, is available as a once-weekly injection

Are You a Candidate for Weight Loss Injections?

You are an excellent candidate for weight loss injections if you:

  • Have a BMI of 30 or above
  • Have a BMI of 27 or above, and have a medical condition including diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol
  • Need an alternative to diet and exercise
  • Are committed to eating a healthy diet
  • Are committed to living a healthy, active, lifestyle

What To Expect During Your Weight Loss Consultation

Your weight loss specialist will begin by discussing your current weight loss methods, what you’ve tried in the past, your current diet, and your level of exercise. Your weight loss specialist will also discuss how much weight you want to lose, and assess your overall health, to determine if there are underlying medical conditions keeping you from losing weight.

Potential Side Effects of Weight Loss Injections

Potential side effects of weight loss injections include:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Low blood sugar
  • Abdominal discomfort

More serious side effects may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Vision problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney issues
  • Gallbladder problems

Cost of Weight Loss Injections

The cost of Semaglutide or Tirzepatide treatment depends on the customized dosage of weight loss medication and the number of weeks of injections:

  • Semaglutide 0.25mg x 4 weeks $350
  • Semaglutide 0.50mg x 4 weeks $475
  • Semaglutide 1mg x 4 weeks $600
  • Semaglutide 2mg x 4 weeks $750
  • Tirzepatide 2.5mg x 4 weeks $500
  • Tirzepatide 5mg x 4 weeks $700
  • Tirzepatide 7.5mg x 4 weeks $900
  • Tirzepatide 10mg x 4 weeks $1,100

Want To Know More About Weight Loss Injections?

To discover more about weight loss injections, including skinny shots, Semaglutide, Tirzepatide, and GLP-1, call Dr. Donald Portocarrero at Gastrointestinal & Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solutions in Arcadia, CA, serving residents of Arcadia and Los Angeles, CA. You can reach him in the office by calling (626) 461-5408, so call today.

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