Weight loss therapies Orlando
There are times where we just don’t feel our best, and in spite of what we try, there seems to be no solution. At KIVA Medspa + IV Lounge, we understand wanting to not only look good, but to feel good. For this reason, we have weight loss treatments that we can prescribe to patients to help them on their weight loss journey. Find out how we help by scheduling an appointment today!
Benefits of Semaglutide:
- Weight loss
- Slower gastric emptying
- Decreased appetite
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an FDA-approved injectable weight loss medication that works by slowing the movement of food through the stomach, which may decrease appetite and cause weight loss.
Semaglutide is in a class of medications called incretin mimetics. Incretin mimetics activate GLP-1 receptors and inhibit glucagon secretion which in turn lowers blood sugar.
Another side effect of semaglutide is suppressed-appetite. This is why when Semaglutide is used along with a diet and exercise program it can lead to significant weight loss results.
How do I get Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is only available with a prescription. Schedule a consultation with one of our providers today to see if Semaglutide injections are right for you. It also acts on the GLP-1 receptors but also works on GIP (gastric inhibitory polypeptide) receptors which further flows stomach emptying providing a longer feeling of fullness and less desire to eat.
How much weight will I lose on Semaglutide?
Results vary, however one study showed that over 24 weeks those taking semaglutide lost on average 15.3% of their body weight, some people losing as much as 36.4%.
How will Semaglutide medication be administered?
Semaglutide will be injected under the skin of your upper leg (thigh), stomach area, or upper arm. It is given once a week (every 7 days). It will not be given more frequently than every 7 days. It can be given on a full or empty stomach. Semaglutide CAN be given with insulin. It just needs to be injected separately from insulin. The injections should not be given right next to each other. Make sure the injection sites are rotated.
What is Tirzepatide?
Tirzepatide (otherwise known by brand name Mounjaro) is a medication used to help patients with type 2 diabetes navigate glycemic control (lower blood sugar and lose weight. In July of 2022, a study was published describing the weight loss benefits of Tirzepatide. Participants in the study lost on average over 20% of their body weight.
Like other weights loss drugs, Tirzepatide also slows down how food is metabolized by the body, which in turn makes people feel fuller longer and aids in weight loss.
Branded Tirzepatide can be expensive, unavailable, or unable to be covered by insurance. Tirzepatide the active ingredient, is compounded with vitamin B12 at a fraction of the cost and offers the same weight loss benefit.
- Participants in the study lost over 20% of their body weight. - Participants experienced improved control over food cravings and compulsion - Lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke)
- Lowered lifetime risk of osteoporosis - General improvement in mental health
Tirzepatide has three basic mechanisms of action:
- Tirzepatide slows down your stomach causing you to feel full longer. Tirzepatide increases insulin sensitivity, this makes your body more efficient at processing blood sugar Tirzepatide helps you leave the clean plate club! It helps patients not feel compelled to finish all the food on their plate.
Is the Tirzepatide 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 included in the Tirzepatide Weight Loss Program with KIVA MedSpa?
Our program can be done in our office or at home based on your preference. You receive in-office or telemedicine visits. 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 weight loss check-ins.
How is Tirzepatide administered?
Tirzepatide is administered as a weekly injection under the skin, unusually in the stomach, thigh or upper arm. Tirzepatide can also be administered with or without meals at any point in the day.
Where can I find Tirzepatide injections near me?
At KIVA Med spa, we provide Tirzepatide injections for patients near and around the Orlando or Central Florida area, who are interested in supplementing their weight loss goals outside of just changes in their diet and exercise. We invite patients to request a free consultation appointment to learn more. Call 407.250.6133 to request an in-office or virtual appointment.
How frequently do I take my medication?
Tirzepatide is a once weekly injection. You may take it in the morning, afternoon, or evening; whatever works best for your schedule. However, we do recommend taking on an empty stomach.
How long is the entire duration?
The length of each protocol varies by weight loss goal, health, ability to adhere to the protocol, etc. You could theoretically be on it for as few as 3 months (minimum), but as far as we know at this point, you could remain on the protocol until you reach your goal weight or to maintain it without drastic lifestyle change or deprivation.
Are there side effects with Tirzepatide?
There may be! Because the medication is influencing quite a few processes in the body, the potential for side effects exists but will vary by individual. If experienced, these do usually decline with time as the body adjusts: nausea, Digestive disturbances (constipation or diarrhea), abdominal discomfort (gas, bloating), low energy, fatigue, detox symptoms, blood sugar changes, emotion, mood, and hormonal changes. Our practitioner will slowly increase the dosage over time to minimize what side effects you may experience.
What is the cost of Tirzepatide weight loss injections?
While everyones weight loss program is unique, you can schedule a free consultation with our practitioner to discuss your weight loss goals and the cost associated with your personal program.
Why Choose KIVA?
When you choose our MedSpa, you’ll know that you’ll receive the best care around. With years of experience in the industry, we can guarantee that you’ll feel safe and comfortable no matter who’s completing your treatment. With KIVA, you’ll have access to numerous aesthetic treatment services to help you work towards your goal. After a consultation, we’ll be able to recommend the best course of treatment and introduce you to the staff member overseeing it. No matter how many appointments you plan or what your goals are, we’re more than ready to meet your needs. All of our extremely knowledgeable team members have been carefully and professionally trained so that you get outstanding care and treatment. We take great pride in our work which is why we can honestly say we believe we’re one of the best. By taking the time to hone and perfect our skills and find the best state-of-the-art equipment for every treatment, we ensure excellent results and care every time. With customized treatment plans for individual needs, each and every one of our stellar staff members will ensure you feel well taken care of. You aren’t just another customer; instead, we feel honored and responsible you’ve entrusted your wellness journey to us.
KIVA was founded on the belief that everyone deserves to feel good about themselves.
We are proud to offer a MedSpa environment that nurtures our client’s aesthetic and wellness needs while simultaneously providing an elevated luxe experience.
-KARA & ASHLEI
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is hydrafacial keravive™ used for?
HydraFacial Keravive™ is designed to help remove impurities and reinvigorate your scalp to help address hair and scalp concerns such as dry, damaged, or thinning hair, clogged hair follicles and dry scalp.
How often do I need to get hydrafacial keravive™?
For best results, it is recommended that patients have the HydraFacial Keravive™ in-office treatment once a month for three consecutive months, along with continued use of the at-home spray. A maintenance in-office treatment every 1-3 months is also encouraged.
Are there any side effects with hydrafacial keravive™?
HydraFacial Keravive™ does not require downtime nor recovery. After your treatment, you can continue your normal daily activities. This treatment is suitable for all skin types, is rejuvenating, gentle, non-invasive, and effective.
Is keravive™ combined with other treatments?
Keravive™ may be combined with many other hair loss treatments in our office such as PRP and micro needling. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.