Dr. Scott Brandt of ThriveMD supervises a weight loss treatment that utilizes either Semaglutide or Tirzepatide which safely mimic naturally occurring hormones in the body to curb cravings, reduce appetite, and leads to a drastic reduction in weight.

“Semaglutide decreases appetite by mimicking naturally occurring hormones that make your brain feel full, empowering patients to stick to a diet or nutritional plan without fail.”

Semaglutide Treatments

Losing weight can be difficult, particularly for those who have a difficult time sticking to a healthy diet. Semaglutide mimics the naturally occurring hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that is secreted in the gut and targets multiple receptors throughout the body related to appetite, particularly in the brain. This reduces appetite as it makes you feel fuller sooner, leading to an increase in weight loss. Patients can shed up to 15-20% of body weight on average.

“This treatment is a safe and effective diet aid that allows patients to eat drastically less food without uncontrollable cravings, irritability, and exhaustion.”

Science Meets Assurance

Approved by the FDA in June 2021 for the treatment of obesity, Semaglutide has been used to treat diabetes since 2017. This treatment is a safe and effective diet aid that allows patients to eat drastically less food without uncontrollable cravings, irritability and exhaustion. After receiving these treatments, patients can carry on with normal life – there is no particular diet or exercise regimen that one is required to follow to maintain weight loss.

Semaglutide decreases appetite by mimicking naturally occurring hormones that make your brain feel full, empowering patients to stick to a diet or nutritional plan without fail. Many patients report losing up to 20% of their body weight within months of beginning this treatment. Semaglutide lowers weight, waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, and inflammation, making it an all-around safe and beneficial addition to your health wellness routine. 

A Program With A Real Promise

The most effective way to administer Semaglutide as a treatment for weight loss is by once weekly subcutaneous (under the skin) injections which are simple to perform and virtually painless. This is a painless, non-invasive alternative to weight loss surgery that allows patients to resume their normal lives during and after treatment. 

These injections can be administered in our clinic, or can be self-administered at home with the guidance of a medical professional. Injections start at a low dose, and dosage is increased throughout the duration until weight goals have been achieved. 

Semaglutide injections must be prescribed by a doctor. The side effects of this treatment are minimal, with the most common side effect reported being slight nausea in some patients after receiving the injection.

Tirzepatide Treatments

Tirzepatide is an FDA-approved medication used for the treatment of medical conditions like type 2 diabetes, low blood sugar, and obesity. It works as a dual GLP-1 agonist and GIP agonist to maximize similar benefits that are seen with GLP-1 medications such as semaglutide.


Tirzepatide is a safe, effective treatment for obesity that has been linked to rapid weight loss in overweight patients. If you have struggled to see results in your weight loss journey, Tirzepatide treatments can be an effective tool to help you shed weight. Tirzepatide is a single molecule that activates the body’s receptors for GIP and GLP-1, which are natural incretin hormones. GIP and GLP-1 receptors are found in areas of the human brain important for appetite regulation. Tirzepatide treatments can decrease food intake and modulate fat utilization. 

When used alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, patients can achieve up to 15% weight loss with Tirzepatide treatments.

Semaglutide vs. Tirzepatide Treatments

Tirzepatide and semaglutide are both effective treatments for weight loss. 

Semaglutide works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone and makes you feel less hungry by creating more insulin and sending fullness signals to the brain. Semaglutide is administered through injection.

Tirzepatide mimics the GLP-1 and GIP hormones to trigger insulin creation and sensations of fullness. Tirzepatide can only be administered through injection. 

Both medications have similar mild side effects, with the most common effect being slight nausea in some patients after receiving treatments. It has been reported that tirzepatide has lower incidents of nausea than semaglutide.

To learn more about medical weight loss services and to determine which medication is right for you, contact a member of our team or schedule an appointment today.

Next Step: Weight Loss Treatments at ThriveMD

At ThriveMD, weight loss treatment begins with a thorough medical assessment including health history and lab work that helps us identify the potential for your success. Patients at ThriveMD will receive the individualized support they need to achieve their weight loss goals. To find out if Semaglutide or Tirzepatide treatments for weight loss are right for you or to get started with weight loss injections in our clinic or at home, contact ThriveMD today.

If you believe you or someone you care about could be a candidate for a medical diet, please contact us today.

Meet Our Doctor, Dr. Scott Brandt

Scott Brandt, MD

Dr. Scott Brandt completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and attended medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He then completed his anesthesiology residency training and internship at the University of Illinois and Michael Reese Hospitals in Chicago. Dr. Brandt has trained extensively across the country and become one of the nation’s top stem cell therapy doctors. He provides the highest quality patient care available. He continues to incorporate advancements in the field as rapidly as scientific evidence supports their addition. This combined with Dr. Brandt’s unparalleled expertise in minimally invasive injection techniques, utilizing live image guidance, allows him to ensure the best biologic solutions are placed exactly in the areas of tissue damage.

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