With the summer months quickly approaching, everyone wants to reach their weight-loss goals. However, many struggle to lose weight and keep it off with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, the team at Dermatology Realm is unveiling Slim Shot, the premiere weight loss injection program designed to supplement your regular fitness regimen and help you lose weight faster and more effectively than ever.
How does Slim Shot work?
Slim Shot, also known generically as semaglutide, is an FDA-approved weight loss supplement that mimics your body’s natural hormone production to decrease your appetite and make you feel fuller for longer periods after eating. With regular exercise and a low-calorie diet, Slim Shot can help you drop weight.
The injection imitates naturally-occurring glucagon-like peptide 1 receptors (GLP-1) in your small intestine. When stimulated, GLP-1 receptors signal your body to produce more insulin, slow digestion, and hit satiation receptors that give your brain a full and satisfied feeling for a short period following a meal.
The key difference with Slim Shot is that the effects of meal satisfaction last much longer than with naturally-occurring GLP-1, reducing your overall appetite and leading to major weight loss. For these reasons, the drug was originally released to fight Type II diabetes. After seeing how well semaglutide performed as a weight loss supplement, however, clinical trials showed significant results that have led to its increasing popularity ever since.
How much can you expect to lose on Slim Shot?
Weight loss supplements have always been popular, but new studies have shown that semaglutide stands out. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, a placebo-controlled study found that:
- ~69% of individuals lost 10% or more of their total weight
- ~50% lost 15% of their weight
- ~30% lost 20% of their weight
Compared to the ~7% average weight loss shown with diet and exercise alone, Slim Shot can double weight loss expectations in some cases.
Slim Shot benefits & side effects
Besides helping individuals feel better about their reflection in the mirror, Slim Shot:
- Promotes weight loss
- Reduces blood sugar levels
- Lowers the risk of developing Type II diabetes
The side effects of Slim Shot may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. However, we gradually introduce the product into your system so you may not experience the temporary gastric side effects of semaglutide. It is important to remember that as your body adjusts to the drug, these side effects will fade away.
Who is an ideal candidate for semaglutide?
If you’ve struggled to lose or maintain your ideal weight with diet and exercise alone, you could be a candidate for Slim Shot treatments. You should be committed to maintaining a healthy diet and fitness plan during and after treatment to maintain your results.
You should not take Slim Shot if you have a family history of Medullary thyroid carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What to Expect from the Slim Shot Process
From the consultation to the final shot, here is a breakdown of your Slim Shot treatment program:
Everyone’s weight loss journey is different, but if you want to add Slim Shot to the regimen, Dermatology Realm is here to help. To get started, you’ll schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam Baker, Alexis Johnson, PA, or Bridgett Spillers, FNP. During this appointment, we’ll discuss your medical history and goals for treatment to determine if you’re a good candidate for Slim Shot. Bring any recent lab work to your Slim Shot consultation to help with this process.
Your First Shot
After determining you’re a good fit for the Slim Shot injection program, we’ll book your next appointment. Because Slim Shot is administered through an injection, you’ll receive your first injection from a professional in our office to show you how easy it is to administer.
During this first appointment, we’ll train you to give yourself the weekly shot, answer your questions, and teach you how to correctly draw up the medication. If you don’t feel comfortable giving yourself an injection, you can come into our office, and we’ll be happy to help you.
At Home Injections
After you feel comfortable administering your Slim Shot injections to yourself, you’ll use one shot once a week and meet with our team once a month for check-in appointments. We’ll gradually increase your dose over five months so you can get the most out of your Slim Shot treatment while limiting the side effects.
Combine with Other Treatments
For the best results possible, we recommend combining Slim Shot with one of our body contouring procedures like VASER liposuction or VASER Shape. Significant weight loss often causes excess skin or reveals stubborn fatty deposits. These procedures can add definition and tone to your body to round out the effects of your Slim Shot treatment.
Your Last Shots
If you decide that you’re ready to stop taking Semaglutide, we’ll taper your dose over a few weeks. It’s important to remember that without proper diet and exercise, you could regain some of the weight you lost with Slim Shot, so sticking to a routine is essential.
Fast-Track Your Weight Loss with Slim Shot from Dermatology Realm
Struggling to lose weight can feel like an uphill battle, but with the tried and true Slim Shot injection program, the pounds will melt off your body, revealing the ideal you that lies beneath. If you’re ready to start, call our Germantown office to learn more about pricing and schedule your consultation today!