Skinny Shot: Semaglutide and Tirezeptide in Rochester, MN

Even with discipline and commitment, the weight loss process can still prove very difficult. At Essence Skin Clinic in Rochester, MN, we offer an injectable treatment that can simplify weight loss, accelerate your results, and help you achieve your ideal body weight. Semaglutide injections are FDA-approved weight loss injections that can safely promote steady weight loss by reducing appetite, promoting feelings of fullness, and balancing blood sugar levels.

What Are Semaglutide Injections?

Semaglutide injections are weight loss injections that are FDA approved to help patients accelerate their weight loss results while undergoing a weight management plan. The active ingredient in this medication mimics a hormone in the body responsible for regulating blood sugar and appetite.

The quick and virtually painless subcutaneous regular weekly injections increase insulin secretion while reducing the rate at which the stomach empties food. By suppressing appetite, this injectable medication promotes feelings of fullness for longer periods, resulting in a decreased appetite and a correlating decreased caloric intake.

From a Type 2 Diabetes Medication to a Weight Loss Treatment

Semaglutide was initially approved in 2017 as a Type 2 diabetes treatment. In treating these patients, semaglutide helped regulate blood sugar, but it was soon discovered that the medication had an added benefit of weight loss.

Studies revealed that administering higher amounts of semaglutide to the body could treat Type 2 diabetes and promote weight loss in patients qualifying for the treatment process.

How Does Semaglutide Work?

Semaglutide works like the natural hormone glucagon-like peptide-1, also known as GLP–1. This hormone regulates appetite and food intake in the brain. After eating a meal, the hormone is released in the digestive tract to lower blood sugar, trigger insulin release, and block sugar production. As a result, patients undergoing treatment consume fewer calories daily and can expect to lose anywhere from one to two pounds weekly.

While reducing caloric intake will promote accelerated results during a semaglutide treatment plan, following a strict diet is not necessary to experience the benefits of semaglutide injections.

What Are the Treatment Benefits?

Patients who begin a semaglutide treatment plan can expect to experience many different benefits. Aside from reaching their weight loss goals quicker, patients can also expect improvements in overall health and protection from certain weight-related diseases and health conditions. Other treatment benefits include the following:

  • Balanced blood sugar levels
  • Lower blood sugar levels without risk of hypoglycemia increase
  • Fat loss
  • Lower body weight
  • Reduction in lipids, inflammatory markers, blood pressure, and oxidative stress
  • Significantly decreased appetite
  • Improvements in insulin synthesis and secretion
  • Reduced glucagon levels both after eating and while fasting
  • Increased satiety
  • Weight loss
  • Improvements in overall health after weight loss
  • Reduced risk of obesity-related health conditions

How Does the Treatment Process Work?

Patients qualifying for this weight loss injectable will need weekly injections for optimal results. With our semaglutide treatment plans, we also offer simple counseling during patient visits and weigh-ins at no extra cost.


Simple counseling helps patients stay accountable during their treatment, get answers to any questions, and track their results at each follow-up treatment. Counseling can help you maintain the right mindset during your weight loss journey and get the encouragement and accountability you need each week.


Weigh-ins are offered at each follow-up visit at no extra cost to help patients track their progress during their treatment plan. While patients can lose one to two pounds for a week during treatment, results will vary based on whether they are undergoing other weight loss methods alongside their semaglutide treatment plan, their starting weight, and their ultimate treatment goals.

How Much Weight Can I Lose During the Treatment Process?

It’s important to note that results vary among patients undergoing this treatment. Clinical trials revealed that semaglutide helped patients in the trial lose 10% of their body weight, and more than half of those patients reduced their weight by 15%. Reducing total body weight by 15% is the weight most medical professionals have deemed as the most helpful in preventing obesity-related and chronic illnesses.

Once we meet with you to discuss your goals and confirm your treatment eligibility, we can give you more details about what type of result you can expect and how much weight you can project to lose.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you’ve been trying to lose weight but need something to take your results to the next level, you may be a good candidate for a semaglutide treatment plan. The best way to determine whether this treatment is right for you is by scheduling an initial consultation at our office.

We will meet with you to discuss your weight loss goals, ask you questions about any other weight loss methods you’re using to reach those goals, and then confirm your treatment eligibility. Then we can move forward with a customized treatment plan so you can safely accelerate your weight loss and achieve and maintain your ideal body composition.

Accelerate Your Weight Loss With a Safe, FDA-Approved Treatment Plan

Patients with all different weight loss goals can benefit from semaglutide injections. This revolutionary weight loss injectable can make all the difference in helping you safely and quickly achieve results without having to spend extra hours in the gym or further reduce your caloric intake. We can give you more information about this and our other treatment options designed to promote improved body composition so you can enjoy the benefits of living life at a healthy body weight.

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