Semaglutide & Tirzepatide

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Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

Weight loss medication is one of the most popular methods of attaining a healthier weight. Medications semaglutide and tirzepatide are FDA-approved solutions that suppress hunger, helping patients control insatiable cravings. You may recognize semaglutide in its brand name forms Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus, while tirzepatide goes by its brand names Mounjaro and Zepbound. Patients who previously could only consider bariatric surgery to help make substantial changes to their overall health can now consider these once-weekly injections as an alternative. Though originally designed to help diabetics control blood sugar levels, extensive research proves that they are suitable for a wide range of patients seeking an effective weight loss tool.

At Wunderbar Medspa, we can introduce you to the life-changing benefits of these weight loss medications. Our team can help answer any questions you may have concerning dosage, treatment plans, and follow-up appointments. These injections can help make attaining the slimmer, more youthful contours you desire possible.

To take the first step today with semaglutide or tirzepatide, we invite you to use our contact form to request your consultation appointment, or call the office location closest to you:

Weight Loss Made Easier

Building the confidence you need to become the best version of yourself requires more than just internal work. Feeling good about your health and your body is essential for your well-being, longevity, and quality of life. Over the years, weight loss medications have come and gone, but no supplement or medication has been able to match the effectiveness of semaglutide and tirzepatide. In recent years, these injections have assisted thousands of people reach and maintain their goal weight.

In one study, semaglutide helped participants lose approximately 15% of their body weight, a significant amount when you consider that the average BMI was 37.9. (1) Tirzepatide showed incredibly similar results, even supporting the idea that this medication may be even more efficient at suppressing hunger. Participants in one tirzepatide study were able to shed about 20% of their weight and optimize the metabolism’s ability to process fat for energy. (2) Those with type 2 diabetes can use either of these medications as a supplementary treatment to control blood sugar spikes, while others can utilize the appropriate dosage to sustain a healthy weight and help prevent the development of this condition in the first place.

What Makes Semaglutide Effective?

Semaglutide increases the amount of insulin from the pancreas, allowing the body to break down and use glucose (sugars) for energy. In those with type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is impaired and unable to produce an adequate amount of insulin, so semaglutide can provoke this organ to produce more of this much-needed hormone. This process is essential for keeping blood sugar levels in a normal range, helping prevent the development of serious issues like heart, kidney, and eye disease- all complications from diabetes. (3)

For those without diabetes, some of this extra insulin travels to the hypothalamus part of the brain and serves as a chemical messenger that signals fullness after a snack or meal. Many people taking the medication say that it can quiet these incessant feelings of hunger that are extremely difficult to suppress and cope with. As a result, patients find it much easier to make smarter eating choices.

What Makes Tirzepatide Effective?

Tirzepatide is a similar medication that works to enhance the release of insulin as well, but it also releases adinopectin, a hormone produced by fatty tissue. (4) Adinopectin further enhances insulin’s ability to transport glucose into the body’s cells. This way, the body can utilize this sugar for energy rather than storing it within the bloodstream. This may be one of the reasons why certain studies have found it to be even more effective than semaglutide.


Weight loss injections can boost your progress towards attaining the vision of your ideal body. Semaglutide and tirzepatide have been shown to:

  • Reduce unwanted cravings. With the help of insulin, you will not have to solely depend on your willpower to stay away from unhealthy foods.
  • Increased feeling of fullness. These medications slow down gastric emptying, so you will also feel physically fuller after eating.
  • Increased body confidence. Slimming down unwanted and stubborn bulges of fat can cause a revolutionary change in your confidence levels.
  • Promote better energy levels. As you lose weight, your joints will have to support less weight, and your mobility and strength will improve tremendously. Your body will be able to facilitate better oxygenation as well. (5)
  • Promote better overall health. These medications promote the weight loss you will need to significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart issues, asthma, and a variety of cancers.

Here are two other benefits worth mentioning and considering:

  • You can take it as a pill or injection. Semaglutide is available in pill form, which is convenient if you are not keen on dealing with needles.
  • It causes minimal side effects. Although you may experience some gastrointestinal symptoms (constipation, nausea, diarrhea, etc.), We can simply adjust your dosage to eliminate these problems.

Personal Consultation

During your consultation at Wunderbar, you will have the opportunity to speak about your concerns with us and the efforts you have made so far to lose weight. We will review your medical history, current underlying conditions, and your current challenges to find out if semaglutide or tirzepatide is a good fit for you. We will also make sure to answer any questions you may have. We will go over all the pros and cons, the details of your prescribed plan, and how to maintain a healthy diet for the duration of your treatment.

Wunderbar Medspa is an establishment dedicated to giving you the tools you need to look and feel your best. Alongside weight loss medications, we also offer a variety of injectables, laser treatments, and other forms of skin rejuvenation. Call one of our offices in California, or use our online form to get in touch today.

Ideal Candidates

At Wunderbar, we give patients individualized attention to determine if semaglutide or tirzepatide is appropriate for them, but there are some general guidelines that we will consider before prescribing this treatment. These medications are most suitable for those with a BMI over 27 or a BMI over 25 with a comorbidity related to excess body weight. They can also be an effective alternative for those who cannot take the risks of bariatric surgery or simply want to avoid the associated downtime.

Treatment Information


For semaglutide, we will prescribe a low dose for the first four weeks. If you do well with the medication, we will raise the dose and continue to raise it every month until you reach your maximum dose. Your treatment is highly dependent on its effectiveness and if you are noticing a decrease in hunger. Your dosage will depend on your individual treatment plan. If you experience any negative side effects, we can reduce it to an amount that is more agreeable for your body. The goal is to find the optimal balance that reduces cravings but avoids causing bothersome effects.


As with semaglutide, for tirzepatide, we will begin with a low weekly dose. After about a month, we will increase the dosage to see how your body responds. Once you pass the 2-month mark, we will increase the dosage again. As a chemically similar medication to semaglutide, this gradual adjustment is necessary to reap the full weight loss benefits without the worry of uncomfortable side effects.

Weight Loss Results

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

Semaglutide and tirzepatide can make dramatic changes in your energy levels, mobility, mental clarity, and confidence, but you should not consider these treatments to be a miracle solution or change the way you see food within a few days. It will take at least a couple of weeks to notice the full effects of these hunger-suppressing medications, and you will still need to follow a healthier diet. While taking semaglutide or tirzepatide, you should consider avoiding fatty foods, sugary treats, and other high-calorie, processed items that do not provide much nutritional value. These factors will determine the success of your results:

  • Your workout routine
  • Your initial weight when you begin treatment
  • Your natural metabolism
  • Your diet

Generally, the higher your BMI, the faster you will shed pounds during your treatment. For example, if your BMI is categorized as class II or class III obesity, you may be able to attain some weight loss within just a couple of weeks. Others may require at least a month before beginning to feel the effects, or they may need a higher dose. Remember, as you lose weight, you should not only be mindful of your diet for aesthetic purposes, but you should do so for the benefit of your overall health. Finding a workout routine that works with your body is vital to help establish healthier habits overall. We can speak with you, in detail, regarding diet and exercise to allow you to get the most out of your experience with weight loss medication.

Cost of Semaglutide & Tirzepatide in San Jose

At Wunderbar Medspa and Korman Plastic Surgery we are pleased to offer Semaglutide at $600 per month and Tirzepatide at $800 per month.  Patients within our program are also eligible for 15% off all nonsurgical aesthetic treatments, and 10% off surgical pricing and skincare products. To get started today, give us a call or inquire using our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible to help you begin your weight loss journey. If you want to explore other options for aesthetic rejuvenation at Wunderbar, read through our blog.


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