Medically Supervised Weight Loss from the Comfort of Your Home in Connecticut or New York
We provide a comprehensive, evidence-based approach for achieving long-term weight loss.
We recognize that obesity is a chronic disease regulated by our hormones, and our program utilizes medications that help optimize those hormones, resulting in sustainable weight loss.
Golden Hour Medical Aesthetics is excited that our program participants, look better, feel better, report more energy, improve biomarkers like blood pressure and lab work.
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How It Works
Schedule your consultation
Meet with your nurse practitioner
Complete your labs (optional)
Receive your meds in the mail
What medications are used?
The most common medications we use for medical weight loss are tirzepatide (brand name Mounjaro®) and semaglutide (brand names Ozempic® and Wegovy®). These medications are once weekly injectables that you can self administer at home (detailed instruction and oversight is provided). You will meet with Amanda to determine the best option for you (you would only be on one of these medications, not both).
How do tirzepatide and semaglutide work?
Tirzepatide and semaglutide mimic a hormone found in your body called GLP-1. This peptide therapy stimulates insulin production, sends signals to your brain telling you that you are full, and slows gastric emptying. The difference between the two is that tirzepatide also mimics an additional hormone called GIP, which enhances the appetite suppression effect of GLP-1. For this reason, tirzepatide tends to yield better results than semaglutide, and is also better tolerated in terms of side effects.
How much weight can I expect to lose on tirzepatide?
It will be different for each individual, and may depend on your starting weight as well as diet and exercise. You can safely expect to lose around 2 pounds per week. For some, weight loss will be faster and some will be slower. The average weight loss during clinical trials was approximately 20% of body weight over the course of 18 months. This does not mean you will be on the medication for this long, but it is a safe, long-term option should you choose.
Will my insurance cover this medication for me?
There are many insurance companies and plans. We encourage individuals with type 2 diabetes to explore insurance reimbursement for this medication. We encourage you to do your own research.
Does Golden Hour Medical Aesthetics take insurance?
No. We currently do not take insurance. Unlike getting this medication through insurance, our program offers added benefits such as customized titration schedule, ongoing direct access to your provider, and additional resources like weight loss coaching. We are also not subject to the same medication shortages that are common with this medication.
Why is this medication cheaper at Golden Hour Medical Aesthetics than at my pharmacy?
We are utilizing a compounding pharmacy to prepare a generic form of the weight loss medication. You can think of this as when you go to the pharmacy and there is the brand name medication (for example Advil) and then the generic or pharmacy/grocery brand alternative (ibuprofen).
How long and often do I need to take this medication?
Our initial weight loss program is 10 weeks long, which is often an excellent time frame for most individuals to see great weight loss results. After the first 10 weeks, you are welcome to continue on the program on a monthly basis until you’ve reached your goal or decide to stop treatment.
Due to the long half life of these medications, both tirzepatide and semaglutide are intended to be injected once every 7 days. Due to side effects, medication should only be taken every 7 days according to the titration schedule provided.