Medical Weight Loss

Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to lose weight? Do you feel like your slow metabolism or insatiable appetite is standing in the way of your success? If so, you may be a good candidate for medical weight loss treatments at Naples Aesthetic and Wellness in Naples, FL. For instance, you may benefit from UltraSlim or the HCG diet. Keep reading to learn more about these two tools that may help you lose weight and improve your contours safely and effectively. 

What Is Medical Weight Loss? 

About UltraSlim

UltraSlim is an FDA-approved body contouring treatment that results in incredibly rapid fat loss. After just one treatment session, you can expect to lose roughly 3.5″ of fat. These results are more dramatic than the results you can get from liposuction, and you don’t have to go through intense preparation, medically-induced unconsciousness, downtime, or pain. 

About the HCG Diet

The HCG diet is similar to other diets you may have tried in the past in that it involves creating a caloric deficit to facilitate burning stored fat for fuel. However, it differs from other diets in that it is a lot easier to stick to. Before you start the diet, you will be administered HCG injections. HCG is sometimes referred to as the pregnancy hormone because it is the hormone that is detected in urine-based pregnancy tests. This hormone, sometimes referred to as human chorionic gonadotropin serves a number of roles, and one of those is revving the metabolism significantly. In other words, your body will burn more calories once this hormone is supplemented. Furthermore, you will find that you feel fuller faster and stay fuller longer while on this diet. 

How It Works 

How UltraSlim Works

UltraSlim works by using red light to convince your mitochondria to release fatty tissue from the fat cells that store the triglycerides and fatty acids. What’s exciting about this treatment is that it is not just effective. It also works incredibly quickly. In just two to three days of your quick light-based treatment session, your lymphatic system will flush out the released fatty tissues through defecation and urination. 

How the HCG Diet Works

The HCG diet works differently than UltraSlim. This weight loss technique involves creating a caloric deficit to facilitate the desired results. Generally, women are advised to eat 500 calories per day on this diet, and men are usually advised to eat 1,000 calories per day while on this diet. Individual metabolisms vary based on many factors, including activity level. However, men usually burn around 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day; women usually burn around 1,600 to 2,400 calories per day. In other words, you can generally expect to lose around three pounds of fat per week while on this diet. Note, you can expect to lose a lot more weight than this. Your carb intake will be reduced drastically, so you will also lose a lot of water weight, especially in the early stages of this diet.

The Effects of the HCG Diet

In just three to six weeks on the HCG diet, you can expect to lose approximately nine to 18 pounds of fat plus water weight. However, when you lose more than one or two pounds per week, there is a chance that your skin will not be able to keep up with your rapid weight loss. You may find that you need a skin tightening treatment, like Sculptra or Secret RF to boost localized collagen production in the areas of concern. This will result in the skin tightening and smoothing itself, so nobody can see any negative effects of rapid weight loss.

Who Is This Type of Program Appropriate for? 

Who UltraSlim Is Right for

UltraSlim is a non-invasive fat removal treatment that is appropriate for individuals who have a significant amount of fat to lose and want to achieve results very quickly. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, it is appropriate for almost every adult who has concerns about their current contours. Note, while this treatment is universally effective, you should understand that individual results vary. The more subcutaneous fat you have to lose, the more dramatic the results of each session will be. Also, you should know that if you have a slow metabolism, it will take you longer to see your desired results. If you have realistic expectations about the results and understand that you will not see your results immediately, you will probably qualify.

Who Is a  Poor Candidate for UltraSlim? 

Even though UltraSlim is effective, it is not safe for everyone. For example, if you have cancer that is not currently in remission, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment. Furthermore, this body contouring treatment will not be considered appropriate for you if you are pregnant, suffer from photosensitivity, or take medication that increases the skin’s sensitivity to light. Moreover, if you have poor liver function this is likely to disqualify you from this treatment.

Who the HCG Diet Is Right for

The HCG diet may be appropriate for you if you want to lose a significant amount of weight very quickly. Note, if you want to lose weight but you’re not prepared to change your diet to achieve your desired results. If you operate at a caloric deficit but don’t stick to the 500- or 1,000-calorie per day diet that you are prescribed, your weight loss will be slower than it should be. If you operate at a caloric surplus, you will gain weight. It is vital that you understand this diet is not appropriate for everyone. Therefore, you will need to attend an initial evaluation to verify that it will be safe and effective for you. If you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

If you can’t lose weight on your own, you may need help from a medical weight loss program. Depending on your unique situation and goals, you may benefit significantly from UltraSlim of the HCG diet. If you opt for the former, you will achieve improved contours by flushing fat cells out through urination and defecation. If you opt for the latter, a caloric deficit will be responsible for burning excess fat. Contact us today at Naples Aesthetic and Wellness in Naples, FL to schedule your consultation. 
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