If it were easy to lose weight and keep it off, we’d all be supermodels. But research continues to show that the majority of diets are unsuccessful. This is because nutritional and exercise habits develop over a lifetime, so they don’t change overnight. With commitment and dedication, some people are able to achieve meaningful, lasting results on their own. But most of us need help. For some, it might be as simple as downloading a calorie-tracking app. Others may implement structured meal planning or hire a personal trainer. And these are all positive steps. But to ensure the greatest chance of success, many people today are getting on board with medical treatments to help them achieve their weight loss goals.
At Infuse Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer multiple options for weight loss. We work together to form a personalized, flexible, and affordable Medical Weight Loss protocol, custom-tailored to you and your body.
Most plans involve one or more oral medications and/or injections designed to curb appetite cravings and stimulate metabolism. Additional components might include lipotropic injections that will kick you into high gear to optimize energy utilization and burn fat. Every plan includes regular office visits to track your progress and provide additional coaching to keep you on plan. Schedule a consultation today and let’s work together to find a Medical Weight Loss plan that fits your needs and your budget!
Weight Loss Packages
Custom macro count.
Monthly Plans Start at $150!
Here are some examples of the types of treatments that we can combine into the optimal weight loss plan for you:
IV Infusions for Weight Loss
The Slim Drip is designed to help regulate and extend weight loss!
Daily Oral Medications
Control Cravings and Boost Your Metabolism
Naltrexone is a non-selective opioid receptor antagonist that blocks feedback pathways in the brain to regulate food intake and effectively reset the brain’s “set point” for body weight. When combined with Bupropion, a noradrenaline/dopamine reuptake inhibitor, it also targets the mesolimbic reward system, which modulates reward values and goal-oriented behaviors related to food intake. Bupropion/Naltrexone has a well-studied safety and tolerability profile. Three long-term (56 weeks) studies have shown that patients taking this combination lose approximately 2 to 4 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone. In one study, patients who also participated in an intensive diet and exercise program for a full year lost 25 pounds on average.
Phentermine is a noradrenergic drug, which is theorized to affect food intake via the regulation of norepinephrine release and reuptake in the brain. It can be combined with Topiramate to trigger weight loss through a reduction in visceral body fat and decreased calorie intake through its action on several neural pathways in the brain that regulate eating behaviors. In one study, the proportions of patients achieving ≥ 5% weight loss were 17% with placebo, 45% with low-dose Phentermine/ Topiramate, and 67% with full-dose Phentermine/Topiramate. Weight loss efficacy of Phentermine/ Topiramate has been demonstrated to sustain for up to 2 years.
Burn Fat for Fuel and Build Muscle
In addition to controlling cravings and regulating eating behaviors with oral medications above, we offer a combination of various vitamins and amino acids that are injected into the body. These include Vitamin B-12, “Burn” injections, and “Performance” injections. Each of these work in various ways to optimize your exercise regimen, ensuring that when you work out, you are burning fat, not muscle. They also work to detoxify your liver, mobilize and emulsify excess fat and cholesterol, and help your muscles recover more quickly from workouts.
The injectable form of these nutrients are the most effective and can be given right in our office. If shots aren't your thing, sublingual spray formulations for some of these are also available.
Injectables for Aggressive Weight Loss
Regulate Appetite and Caloric Intake
Our aggressive weight loss injections are intended for chronic weight management in adult patients with a BMI greater than 30 and are ideal for patients with aggressive weight loss goals. These injections are part of our VIP weight loss program, which works through several mechanisms to promote weight loss. We use an injectable prescription medication for adults with obesity who meet our participation criteria. This injection works by mimicking a hormone that targets areas of the brain involved in regulating appetite and food intake. This can help you eat less, which can lead to weight loss. The injection also helps to reduce gastric emptying after a meal, making you feel more full. This results in decreased appetite, a reduction in food cravings, and reduced daily caloric intake. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that more than half of study participants taking once-weekly injections reported a greater than 15% weight loss, while more than a third of participants reported an astonishing 20% loss of body weight!
Who is a candidate?
Adult patients with a BMI >30 or who are overweight with a BMI >27 who also have weight-related medical problems are candidates for treatment. Like with any other weight loss regimen, it is recommended to follow reduced-calorie meal plans and increased physical activity.
Who is NOT a candidate?
- You are NOT a candidate if you have a personal OR family history of medullary thyroid cancer
- You are NOT a candidate if you have a personal OR family history of endocrine neoplasia type 2
You are NOT a candidate for treatment if you are diabetic and are currently taking diabetic medications.
You are NOT a candidate if you have a history of pancreatitis
You are NOT a candidate if you have kidney disease
You are NOT a candidate if you abuse alcohol
You are NOT a candidate if you have gallbladder disease
How often do I get injections?
Injections are administered as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection. You will start at a low dose with scheduled increases over the first 3 months before transitioning to a weekly maintenance dose.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects reported are nausea, abdominal cramping and constipation, which respond well to Vitamin B12 supplementation, oral and/or IV hydration and typically dissipate over time as you become acclimated to the medication.
**Injections should be used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical activity.