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Medical Weight Loss with Semaglutide and Tirzepatide at Stillwater Skin & Med Spa

For many patients, Weight Loss can feel like a daunting undertaking, especially when dieting and exercising haven’t yielded the desired results. Fortunately, advancements in medicine have made achieving a healthy weight easier than ever.

Dr. Emily Luerssen is happy to offer physician-led Weight Loss treatments with Semaglutide and Tirzepatide. Learn about these innovative treatments, and schedule your consultation at Stillwater Skin & Med Spa to create your personalized Carmel, IN Weight Loss management program to achieve lasting results.

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What is Semaglutide?

A New Tool for Weight Management

Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of GLP-1, a hormone that regulates appetite and food intake. Semaglutide sends signals to the brain that promote feelings of fullness and satiety, reducing appetite and calorie intake. It also slows gastric emptying, which means food stays in the stomach longer, further enhancing satiety. Additionally, Semaglutide may help regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

What is Tirzepatide?

Dual-Action Support

Tirzepatide, like Semaglutide, acts on GLP-1 receptors to increase feelings of fullness. However, Tirzepatide also interacts with GIP receptors, which contribute to regulating blood sugar levels after meals. This dual action results in reduced food intake while helping the body better process glucose. Clinical trials have shown Tirzepatide to be highly beneficial for Weight Loss when combined with lifestyle modifications.

What can Medical Weight Loss do for me?

Medical Weight Loss Benefits

Combined with Dr. Luerssen's tailored nutrition and lifestyle coaching, Semaglutide and Tirzepatide provide a comprehensive, medically supervised solution to excess weight and obesity. With regular monitoring and support, patients can achieve sustainable Weight Loss while developing healthier habits under Dr. Luerssen's expert care.

For Weight Loss Carmel patient can expect some of the benefits of Semaglutide and Tirzepatide to include:

  • Medications work by regulating appetite hormones to reduce hunger and cravings
  • A comprehensive approach combining medication, nutrition guidance, and lifestyle coaching
  • Regular monitoring allows for dosage adjustments and individualized support
  • Potential benefits beyond Weight Loss, such as increased blood sugar control

Am I a candidate for Medical Weight Loss?

Medical Weight Loss Candidates

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide Weight Loss treatments are typically recommended for adults who:

  • Have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or more, which is classified as obese
  • Have a BMI of 27 or higher with at least one weight-related medical condition like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol
  • Have struggled to reach their goal weight through diet and exercise alone
  • Do not have any contraindications or medical conditions that could increase the risks of these medications

Good candidates are individuals committed to making lifestyle changes as well, such as improving their diet and increasing physical activity. These drugs work best when combined with a healthy lifestyle.

Those who may not be good candidates include:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • People with certain gastrointestinal diseases or disorders
  • Those with medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome
  • Individuals taking certain medications that could interact

Ultimately, a medical evaluation by an experienced provider is required to determine if our Carmel Weight Loss treatments are appropriate and beneficial based on each individual's full medical history and health status. Close medical supervision is key for optimal results.

Schedule your Weight Loss consultation today to see if these treatments can benefit you.

Plan for Success

Consultation and Preparation

Your treatment for Weight Loss in Carmel begins with a thorough medical evaluation to determine candidacy and a personalized treatment plan. This includes:

  • A comprehensive review of medical history, current conditions, and Weight Loss goals
  • Planning for medication dosage, nutrition counseling, exercise recommendations, and behavioral coaching
  • Initiation of the injectable medication at a low dose, with gradual increases and regular monitoring visits

Throughout your Weight Loss journey, Dr. Luerssen will closely supervise your progress, adjusting the approach as needed to ensure the best experience and results.

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Once A Week. Anytime, Anywhere.


Semaglutide is given as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection that the patient self-administers using a pre-filled pen injector device. It is injected into the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm area. The dose is started low, around 0.25mg per week, and gradually increased every few weeks or months up to the maximum 2.4mg dose as tolerated.

Tirzepatide is also a once-weekly subcutaneous injection that is self-administered using a similar pen injector system. Patients inject it into the same sites as Semaglutide—the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. If well-tolerated, Tirzepatide treatment starts at an initial dose of 2.5mg and is increased every few weeks up to a maximum 15mg dose.

For both medications, patients are carefully instructed on proper injection technique and medication handling. The injection sites should be rotated weekly. Doses can be increased or decreased depending on your response and any side effects experienced. Injections may be given at any time, with or without meals, providing a simple and stress-free solution for Weight Loss.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

There is no downtime required after administering the weekly injection. You will be able to resume normal daily activities immediately after injecting the medication.

The most common side effects of these drugs may include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache

However, these are typically mild and subside over time as the body adjusts to the medication. Any side effects experienced typically do not require downtime from work or regular routines.

Why choose Stillwater?

Expert Guidance

Dr. Luerssen's medical expertise and extensive experience with a wide range of health and aesthetic treatments allow her to provide each patient with a highly personalized and empathetic experience using state-of-the-art solutions. With Dr. Luerssen's guidance and support, you can lose weight and keep it off using today's most advanced weight-loss medications.

Schedule Your Carmel, IN, Medical Weight Loss Consultation at Stillwater Skin & Med Spa Today

Begin your transformation with a consultation with Dr. Luerssen at Stillwater Skin & Med Spa. Contact our Carmel, Indiana, office at (317) 760-0122 to get started.

Weight LossFrequently Asked Questions

These medications have proven effective when used properly under the care of a licensed medical professional. Achieving results is dependent on following care instructions closely. Your doctor will work with you and help you get the most out of your treatment.

The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. However, these side effects are typically mild and improve as the body acclimates to treatment.

The goal of Semaglutide and Tirzepatide is to achieve lasting Weight Loss. Once you have reached your ideal weight, you can maintain your Weight Loss indefinitely with a healthy lifestyle and possibly a maintenance dose of the medication.

Without the tools to maintain your healthy weight, you may gain weight when discontinuing treatment.

Treatment varies depending on the type of medication needed. During the planning phase of your treatment, we will be happy to provide you with all of the details of your treatment, including cost.

Dr. Luerssen is a renowned physician and Medical Director with numerous awards for her service in the United States Army. With a focus on the patient and an unwavering dedication to bringing out her patients' inner glow, she raises the bar for customer satisfaction. Place your trust in Stillwater Skin & Med Spa and let Dr. Luerssen help you get your glow back! Book your appointment and learn more about our treatment options for clearer, brighter, and more vibrant skin today!

12955 Old Meridian St, UNIT 105, Carmel, IN 46032