Medical Weight loss

If you are struggling with losing weight, you may wonder what else you can do that will help in addition to dietary adjustments, nutritional changes, and increased activity levels. We’re here to help. Fortunately, there are many ways for patients to achieve significant weight loss and address the problems associated with obesity. 

What is Tirzepatide?

The tirzepatide injection is a peptide therapy weight loss drug that is administered by injection. This particular treatment is effective in helping patients with type 2 diabetes manage their condition. At the same time, it can boost weight loss for patients with a high BMI who struggle to achieve their desired results with diet and exercise alone. The medication controls insulin levels, producing more when blood sugar levels rise. At the same time, it slows the movement of food in the stomach, allowing the patient who takes the injections to feel fuller, longer. This feeling of satiety tells our body to eat less, reducing caloric consumption and, in turn, leading to increased weight loss. In studies patients on tirzepatide lose over 15% of their body weight while taking this medication. Tirzepatide is safe for both short and long-term use unlike many other weight loss options.

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Is the Terzepatide Injection 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 the difference between Tirzepatide and Semaglutide?

Desert Functional Medicine & Aesthetics offers both of these medications and we love them both! Tirzepatide and semaglutide are actually quite similar and both work by replacing the GLP1 hormone in our body that tells us that we feel full. Tirzepatide also replaces our GIP hormone which is an additional pathway that aids in weight loss and increasing insulin release. Studies have shown that tirzepatide is just as effective as semaglutide with weight loss.

One added benefit of tirzepatide is that it has a lower incidence of certain side effects including nausea. Our team at Desert Functional Medicine & Aesthetics will help match you up with the correct medication and treatment plan for you.

Embark on a transformative path to sustainable weight loss.

Book your consultation now to discover how these cutting-edge medical interventions can redefine your journey towards a healthier, happier you.

Your First Visit


Getting to Know You

We will do a full assessment, diving deeper into the information you provided on your form, to get a thorough understanding of your medical and family history, your health concerns and inquire about your lifestyle habits including diet, exercise, sleep, and any stressors in your life.


Further Testing

Based on the conversations with your doctor, they may recommend further testing and prepare an individualized treatment plan to optimize your health – that could include specific treatments, supplements or lifestyle changes – along with arranging any follow up visits that are needed.



Our goal is to make you as comfortable and confident as possible, and we can do that by answering any questions you may have so please use this as an opportunity to ask them.
Your initial visit will be XXX long. Follow up visit times will vary depending on your treatment plans.

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