Pur Medical Weight Loss Program

For many, losing weight is one of the most important changes an individual can make to profoundly affect their entire life. Being overweight can take a toll on your self-confidence and drastically increase your risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Professionally supervised evidence-based medical weight loss programs are proven to be more effective at helping patients achieve and maintain their goal weight. The medical providers at Pur Skin Clinic offer a comprehensive medical weight loss program to help you achieve your weight loss and wellness goals with a simple, effective, and sustainable approach. To learn more about medical weight loss at Pur Skin Clinic, schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

Medical Weight Loss at Pur:

The Pur medical weight loss program incorporates nutritional therapy, supplements, stress management, detoxification, lifestyle changes, and (when necessary) prescription weight loss medications. An integrative medicine approach is utilized to identify the complex environmental and genetic factors that predispose individuals to weight gain, to eliminating triggers and restoring optimal function and health.

Professional advice, coaching, and support help our patients stay on track and offer encouragement throughout the weight loss journey. Your personalized weight loss plan will be individually tailored to meet your needs- addressing lifestyle habits, medications, genetics, and preexisting health conditions to maximize weight loss success and improve long term health outcomes.

At Pur, we believe in eating real food for real results. There will be no pressure to purchase pre-packaged, processed foods or meal replacements. Instead, we focus on eating healthy, nutrient-rich meals made from simple ingredients for a sustainable weight loss.

Why is it so hard to slim down?

Weight loss is complicated! Excessive weight is often caused by a combination of genetic factors, upbringing, food environmental and stress. Sluggish metabolism and health problems also play a role.

Also, once you have excess weight, your body changes at a cellular level.  Your excess adipose (fat) tissue starts an inflammatory cascade in the body that is related to systemic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes.

As you start dieting, your body works against you. When you decreased your intake of calories, your body worries you’re in danger of starving and it increases your levels of Ghrelin (the hunger hormone), and decreases leptin hormone production (which signals fullness).  Unstable blood sugar, that occurs when meals are skipped, and stress increase cortisol production- which leads to increased weight gain.   To reverse this unhealthy process, the root cause / hormone imbalance must be evaluated and treated.

How is medical weight loss different?

Research from Columbia University reports that 73% of dieters experience at least one weight cycling “Yo Yo” episode. The Mayo Clinic reports more “Yo-Yo” cycles increases diabetes risk and amounts of belly fat. This is because when we lose weight, we lose both fat and muscle- but when we regain weight the percentage of fat added is higher than fat previously lost. Medically supervised weight loss works- helping patients slim down safely and teaching the skills to maintain their healthy weight to avoid these “Yo Yo” cycles.

An experienced medical weight loss professional will evaluate your current health condition, body type, genetic predisposition, weight loss goals, and other important factors when designing a custom weight loss program for you.  This goes far beyond dieting and exercise regimen, as all health-related aspects are prioritized to ensure safe, successful, long term weight reduction.

What is medication management?

Medication management includes review and adjustment of current weight positive and weight negative medications.  It may include substitution or elimination of weight positive medications and may involve the use of weight control medications.

Prescription weight loss medications may be considered for adult patients with a BMI of 30 or greater, or if your BMI is 27-29 and you have a weight-related comorbid condition such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia.  Medications are used  to reduce severe hunger, cravings, and binge eating.

Medications that may be prescribed if medically necessary:  Phentermine, Qsymia®, Contrave®, Saxenda®, and Belviq®. When taken as part of a comprehensive medical program these medications help patients stick to their program, eliminate sugar addiction, and successfully lose weight.

Natural, non-prescription, weight loss supplements are an alternative option.

Why would I consider a weight loss medication?

When taken as part of a comprehensive medical program these medications help patients stick to their program, eliminate sugar addiction, and successfully lose weight.

Natural, non-prescription, weight loss supplements are an alternative option.

Is there help for stubborn fat pockets? Or  Flabby muscles resistant to exercise?

If you have reached your goal weight, but have a trouble area unaffected by diet and exercise CoolSculpting® or CoolTone® may be the answer.

The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also knowns as banana roll) and upper arm. Cryolipolysis technology literally freezes and kills fat cells safely, and then your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 1-3 months or more.  Typically resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.

The CoolTone® applicator generates a magnetic field that creates a current when it passes through a conductive material. Muscles are good conductors of magnetic fields, unlike skin and fat, which are poor conductors. The induced current is stronger in the muscle layer and the body responds to these contractions by strengthening its muscle fibers and improving muscle conditioning. The result is stronger, firmer, and more toned abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

Can you treat loose or crepey skin after weight loss?

Thermage® has been successfully used to tighten skin in the on the face, neck, abdominal region, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. It can also be used to improve the texture of rough skin and repair areas with mild body acne scars. Body Thermage® treatments are effective for people of all skin types and skin tones who want to have tighter, more youthful skin.  Thermage® body therapies are ideal for people who have excess lax skin after losing significant amounts of weight or for women after pregnancy.

What is included in the medical weight loss program?

Initial consultation: 45 minute visit to discuss the Pur Medical Weight Loss Program and ensure patient is a candidate for medical weight loss. This visit will briefly review health history, and past weight loss efforts. No biometric data will be collected.

Labs review: Your weight loss provider will order labs via Lab Corp. Previously collected lab results may be used if collected in the past 3 months. These labs will be reviewed before your initial follow up visit as results will be utilized to formulate individual weight loss plan.

Follow up visit #1: Start your weight loss program.

Your weight loss program will officially begin with this 60 minute visit which will include a detailed intake of health history, lab work review and overviewed of your personalized treatment plan.

What happens in my subsequent follow-up visits:

Each month you will meet with your weight loss provider for medical oversight and to support you during your weight loss program. Review of biometric data, medication management, and individual nutrition counseling will be reviewed. If needed, you may schedule a biweekly follow up with the team to receive additional coaching and ensure accountability.

Maintenance visits once weight loss goal is met:

Ensure accountability and keep in touch with your medical weight loss team. Medical weight loss maintenance is an option for everyone, but regular visits are required for patients continuing to take prescription weight loss medications or supplements.

Who is a candidate for medical weight loss?

Anyone who desires fat loss, or to optimize personal health.

Are there contraindications to medical weight loss?

Medical contraindications – severe heart, liver or kidney conditions. Type 1 or insulin-dependent type 2 DM. Patients with active cancer or uncontrolled thyroid disease. Current pregnancy or breastfeeding.

What if I just have a pocket of fat, but am otherwise happy with my weight?

Schedule a consultation to discuss our body sculpting treatment options.

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