January 29, 2018

Medicated Weight Loss

We understand how difficult weight loss can be, especially when your dieting and exercise attempts have proven unsuccessful to date. If this is the case and you need a little bit of assistance, then weight loss injections could potentially be the weight loss product for you.

What is Medicated Weight Loss?

We can help you achieve a sustained and healthy weight loss, with ongoing advice and support alongside a prescription medication treatment. The prescription medication works to decrease your appetite and therefore reduce food intake.

It is a weekly injection, which used alongside a calorie-controlled diet and increased exercise, has been shown to help patients lose weight. As well as being prescribed the medication, you will have ongoing support from our Nurse Prescriber to help you maintain your weight loss.

You will start with a discussion with our Nurse Prescriber to check if you are suitable for the service. Patients will have a thorough medical check including blood pressure, height, weight, BMI and medical history taken before starting the programme.

If you are suitable, you will be given a time to come back in to collect your first month of injections, where our Nurse will explain how to use the injection and how to manage any side effects.

During the first month you will receive a weekly phone call from the clinic to support you through the dose escalation period and check how you are doing.

Every month you will have a face-to-face consultation with our Nurse and will be given your next months’ worth of treatment. You will need to book an appointment with the nurse every month to discuss your progress and collect new supplies of medication.

At 12 weeks you’ll have a progress evaluation with your nurse. If after three months of treatment, you haven’t lost 5% of your body weight, then our nurse will advise you stop the treatment and suggest alternatives to manage your weight.

We also would like to strongly state that weight loss injections should never be used in isolation or as an alternative to promoting healthy diet and lifestyle – it is a part of the solution only if used correctly and in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Cosmetic medicine is a rapidly growing and expanding area and it may surprise the public to know that it is nearly entirely unregulated. Treatments should only be performed by medically qualified practitioners including doctors, dentists, nurses and prescribing pharmacists. However as there is no enforcement of these rules, it is not uncommon to find a therapist who has been on a course and claims to be qualified to perform potentially dangerous treatments including injecting prescription only medicines. But what happens if something goes wrong? They will not have the necessary skills or drugs required to manage the complication and as they are unregistered, they can continue practising without any repercussions.