Medical Weight Loss in Fairfax, VA
Medical Weight Loss
Gentle Wellness Center Medical Weight Loss Program
At Gentle Wellness Center we are proud to offer a Comprehensive Physician led medical weight loss program that can be customized and tailored to suit your specific needs and goals. Our Nurse Practitioner will evaluate your previous and current weight management challenges that have stifled your ability to lose weight and keep it off. After your evaluation she will come together with our impressive team of highly trained providers to offer support and expertise into every facet of your journey. Collaboratively, a plan will be devised to optimize your results through nutrition, IV wellness, emotional support, and medication. Do not hesitate to live the life you have always dreamt of, or get back to feeling the way you used to. At Gentle Wellness Center in Fairfax, VA, we can help you make it a reality.
Building on the Basic Plan, the Gold Tier offers enhanced services, including:
For those seeking a deep, transformative journey, our Premium Plan includes:
Note: With our Premium plan, you have the flexibility to choose the treatments that resonate most with you, ensuring a personalized approach to your weight loss journey.
Andrea Kubota, FNP-BC
Weight loss FAQs
Semaglutide is a medication that falls under the class of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor antagonists, also known as GLP-1 RAs. It imitates the action of the GLP-1 hormone which is released in the gut when we eat. One of the functions of GLP-1 is to stimulate the production of insulin in the body. Due to this, Semaglutide shots has been used by healthcare providers for over 15 years to treat type 2 diabetes. When consumed in higher amounts, GLP-1 also interacts with the brain to reduce appetite and signal satiety, leading to significant weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. This approach can also reduce the chances of developing cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases.
The side effects of Semaglutide are usually mild, especially when compared to the complications you see associated with being overweight and obese. The effects you may experience are as follows:
If you’re just starting Semaglutide shots, you may experience dizziness, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, stomach irritation, bloating, headache, nausea and vomiting. However, you can reduce these side effects by starting with a lower dose of Semaglutide and gradually increasing it.
Tirzepatide is a replica of two hormones made in the intestines called glucagon peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) that work in multiple ways to regulate appetite and blood sugar levels.
Semaglutide acts as a GLP-1 in your body. Tirzepatide acts as a GLP-1, but also acts like a second hormone: GIP. THe second hormone, GIP, is the primary difference. This can make Tirzepatide shots a more potent version with more dramatic weight reduction in certain individuals, however both Semaglutide and Ttirzepitide are excellent weight reduction and control methods.
Both Semaglutide and Tirzepatide shots can help you lose weight, but how much and how quickly is highly variable. Every person is different, but per research on average an individual can expect to lose 20% total body weight in a year when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
You should always start any medical weight loss journey under the care of a medical provider that is well versed in these methods. That being said you should always avoid if you have any of the following:
● History of medullary thyroid cancer
● History of gallbladder disease
● History of pancreatitis
● Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2)
IV infusions can help with detoxification, decreasing inflammation, boosting metabolism, burning fat, and boosting energy. Vitamin injections can help with metabolism of fat/carbohydrate/sugar and convert them into energy, decrease nausea (if you are getting peptide injections), support your immune system, and give you more energy. Together, they can support your weight loss journey and reach your goal faster.
Unlike regular sauna, the Infrared sauna heats your body from inside out, raising your core temperature to induce sweating. When you boost the body’s blood flow and heart rate, you are putting your body through the same conditions it goes through when it is performing moderate exercise. It is also very effective at boosting your cardiovascular, immune, and lymphatic systems, which helps your body detox. This has been proven to help you lose weight.