The Synergy of Fillers and Medical Weight Loss

Embarking on a journey toward a healthier, more confident version of yourself often involves a multifaceted approach.

In the realm of aesthetics and well-being, medical weight loss and dermal fillers are an unexpected but powerful duo. Here, we’ll look at what medical weight loss is and how, when paired with dermal fillers, you can enhance your natural beauty and rejuvenate your appearance.

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What is Medical Weight Loss?

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Medical weight loss is an approach to weight management that goes beyond traditional diet and exercise. With a doctor prescribed weight loss program, you’ll follow a specialized and supervised plan designed and overseen by healthcare professionals. At Allure Aesthetics, Lucy Bourova-Brazier, our family nurse practitioner, and Christy Mallory, our weight loss advisor, oversee all our clients’ medical weight loss programs.

This is one of our most popular services because we tailor weight loss strategies to your unique health profile by considering your medical history, metabolism, and any underlying health conditions. This ensures your comprehensive treatment plan is both safe and effective for you and meets your specific needs.

Your medical weight loss treatment program may include medication or a combination of treatments including appetite suppressants, Semaglutide (Wegovy), and lipotropic (vitamin) injections.

Starting Your Weight Loss Program

When you start your medical weight loss journey, you’ll schedule an appointment to undergo a physical and identify any potential health risks or conditions that might impact weight loss. This will include a medical evaluation and lab tests, as well as a discussion of your weight loss goals and how much weight you can expect to lose per week.

Based on this information, our team will create a personalized, comprehensive weight loss plan, incorporating diet & nutrition guidance, physical activity recommendations, behavioral counseling, and, in some cases, prescription medications or other medical interventions.

Close monitoring of your progress, support, and professional medical guidance are what set medical weight loss programs apart from self-guided weight management efforts. Overall, medical weight loss helps you lose weight and enhances your overall health and well-being through a holistic and medically guided approach to obesity.

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Benefits of Medical Weight Loss

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In addition to a reduction in body weight, many patients report the following benefits:

  • More energy
  • Improvement in vitals like blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Improved mobility
  • Less joint pain
  • Higher self esteem
  • The ability to make smarter food choices

Does Insurance Cover Medical Weight Loss?

Many patients are happy to learn that their insurance may cover all or part of medical weight loss programs. If you have questions about your policy, contact your insurance company or ask to talk to a member of our team.

Is Medical Weight Loss Right For Me?

If you’ve struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, a medical weight loss program may be right for you. Other qualities that make a patient a good weight loss candidate include:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, as someone with a BMI of 30+ is considered obese.
  • You have 20+ pounds of body weight to lose. Medical weight loss programs are not for patients that need to lose that last 5 – 10 pounds.
  • You are ready to make permanent changes. The effectiveness of your plan depends on your willingness to be consistent. Adopting healthier habits and making permanent lifestyle changes is the best way to promote and maintain long-term weight loss.

How Can Dermal Fillers Complement Medical Weight Loss?

Your face changes after losing weight because of the volume loss. When you lose subcutaneous fat, your facial muscles are closer to the skin surface, resulting in smile lines, crow’s feet, and “11 lines” that form between your eyebrows. Many people who are satisfied with their weight loss may not be happy with the changes in their face.

This is where dermal fillers like Restalyne and Botox come in. With fillers, you can restore some of your facial volume and smooth out wrinkles, leaving you with a refreshed look. More benefits of fillers include:

  • Restoring facial symmetry
  • Softening the look of “sunken cheeks”
  • Smoothing out lines around the mouth and nose, including vertical lines around the lips
  • Plumping your lips
  • Helping sculpt and define the jawline
  • Giving the neck a younger appearance

Types of Fillers at Allure Aesthetics

At Allure Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of fillers to patients in Alpharetta, GA. Explore the

Types Of Fillers At Allure Aesthetics

Restalyne

Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid-based fillers designed to address various facial aesthetic concerns. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin and helps maintain hydration and volume.

Restylane fillers work by injecting hyaluronic acid into specific areas of the face, providing temporary volume and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They’re popular for their versatility and natural look.

Different formulations of Restylane are tailored to target specific areas and concerns. For example:

  • Restylane-L – Used for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines.
  • Restylane Lyft – Used to correct deeper facial wrinkles and volume loss in the back of the hands.
  • Restylane Kysse – Enhances lip volume and smooths upper lip lines.
  • Restylane Refyne and Defyne – Softens the appearance of laugh lines around the mouth and nose.
  • Restylane Silk – Uses small hyaluronic acid particles to treat fine lines around the mouth and add volume to the lips.

Other Facial Fillers

  • Revanesse Versa – A great treatment choice for almost anyone looking to smooth lines or treat age-related facial volume loss. It provides the perfect balance of smoothness and volume.
  • Belotero Balance – A hyaluronic acid injectable filler that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe lines in the face.
  • Radiesse – For the first three months, Radiesse acts as a cosmetic filler, immediately providing plumped, voluminous skin. After approximately three months, Radiesse begins to dissolve, stimulating collagen production around the injection area. This provides long-lasting results.
  • RHA Filler Collection – RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) fillers are designed to adapt to and mimic the natural movement and flexibility of the face. The results are extremely natural-looking.
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Should I Wait To Get Fillers After I’ve Lost Weight?

One of the most common questions we get about fillers and weight loss is whether it’s better to wait until you’ve reached your goal weight to get fillers.

Many patients choose to wait, but it’s not necessary. You can get fillers at any point in your weight loss journey. Getting them while you’re still actively losing weight helps maintain your facial volume, while waiting until you’ve lost the weight allows you to see the final result immediately.

If you’re unsure which is right for you, just ask! We’re happy to help you find the right solution to get the results you want.

Revamp Your Look at Allure Aesthetics in Alpharetta, GA

North Georgia residents trust Allure Aesthetics to guide them and help them feel comfortable on their health and wellness journey. If you’re considering medical weight loss or fillers, our team is here to help. Get started by scheduling your free consultation today. Give us a call at 770-988-5559 or request your appointment online.

We can’t wait to help you be the best version of yourself!

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