This clinically proven weight loss program uses prescription-only medication that works thereby, empowering you to achieve healthier confidence.
This Service uses Medical weight loss treatments that work are in conjunction with diet and exercise advice aiding you to lose weight safely.
There are many reasons why we gain weight. This may in turn impact our confidence. More importantly, weight gain can lead to an increased risk of type-2- diabetes and heart disease leading to a cascade of health complications.
The effects of psychological wellbeing are intimately related to the success or failure of weight-loss interventions.
If you are struggling with shedding off those pounds, feel that you have attempted every diet plan, exercised to your heart’s content, cut down on your food intake, or enrolled in a slimming plan but still can’t reach your target goal, please do not feel disheartened. This medically supervised weight loss program is here for you.
That’s not all, we will also provide you with support and walk with you as you embark on your weight loss journey with a clinically qualified expert to
- Assess your suitability
- Advise you on the best approach
- Agree on a plan with you
- Assist with your barriers
- Arrange continues communication with you
Want to take the plunge? all you need to do is pluck the take that step and get in touch. We will then arrange a consultation with you and guide you through the process.
All our consultations are conducted through a video if not in person where medical assessments are held in the strictest of confidence with our medical prescriber to go through the treatment options subject to suitability.
We cannot guarantee that everyone receives a prescription medication as we need to prescribe responsibly for your safety.
Our medications are supplied by reputable manufactures only and dispensed by the UK registered and regulated pharmacy.
SlimRefine Once a day Treatment:
- The SlimRefine Once a Day comprised of an FDA-approved medication known as Liraglutide.
- This medication is used and is licensed to treat type-2- Diabetes with the brand name of Victoza®
- In weight Loss this Victoza® this medication is known as Saxenda®.
- Currently, Saxenda® is the only currently UK licensed injectable prescription medicine available for weight loss in the UK
- The administration is easy by you with a simple, dose-related prefilled PEN LIKE DEVICE with Liraglutide
SlimRefine Once a week treatment:
- SlimRefine Once a week is comprised of an FDA approved medication known as Semaglutide
- This medication is used and is licensed to treat type-2 diabetes with the brand name of Ozempic®
- Ozempic® is currently undergoing clinical trials to obtain its license for the treatment of weight loss
- Currently, Ozempic® may be prescribed ‘off label’ in the management of weight loss
- The administration is easy by you with a simple, dose-related prefilled PEN LIKE DEVICE with Semaglutide
All medication as well as Saxanda carries a degree of undesirable effects. These may range from mild to severe. Severe cases may lead to the treatment being discontinued.
Initial treatment may result in loss of body fluids leading to gastrointestinal disturbance which may include diarrhea and vomiting. We strongly advise good hydration whilst you are taking this medication.
In most individuals, mild side effects settle as your body becomes acclimatized to the medication.
Nevertheless, it is important to inform your doctor should side effects remain in order to determine the next step of your treatment plan which may also be the discontinuation of your medication.
- Very common side effects:
- Nausea and vomiting
These should subside as your body acclimatize to the treatment
- Common Side effects:
- Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar)-weakness, sweating, tremor, cold skin, lethargy. sleepy, difficulty in concentration, confusion, headache, anxiety, increased heart rate.
- Loss of appetite
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Fever (Pyrexia)
- Rash, itch, pain, swelling, and bruising at the site of injection.
- Gastrointestinal disturbances- Gastric reflux: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), indigestion, painful or swollen abdomen, feeling bloaty (excess wind), and constipation.
- Thyroid reaction for example goiters, nodules
- Very Rare:
Frequently asked questions:
I have seen this medication cheaper online, why should I choose you?
Patients should always have a choice of where they wish to purchase their medication as long as it is from a regulated reputable pharmacy or registered practitioner. What I provide is not a product but a service where I am with you every step of the way. My consultations are virtual and visual where we go through the information including injection rather than supplying you with a diagram. I am accessible seven days of the week and hours that extend beyond 5 pm supporting you every step of the way. I can also refer you should you need lifestyle and dietary advice to reputable dietitians who are able to facilitate your journey in a healthy way. In essence, you are the nucleus of my care. In addition to the medication, you will receive complimentary accessories to enable you to administer your medication effectively and dispose of your sharps safely.
What if I sign up for the clinically proven weight loss program and find it cheaper elsewhere, do you price match or can I get a refund?
The clinically proven weight loss program is designed with you in mind to provide you with a prescription-only medication that is only for you in accordance with prescribing and safety guidelines. However, the cost of the program is not only related to the medication but an overall service with complete support and aftercare beyond office hours, seven days a week dedicated to you.
It is important that you research well and choose a provider who meets your individual needs before committing to the service as this medication is not subject to refund.
Do you charge for your consultations?
All consultation for all-out services excluding some skincare online services are charged at £50 which are nonrefundable but redeemable against the cost of the treatment.
How long does the clinically proven weight loss saxenda pen last?
Saxenda is a 3ml pre-filled injection pen. A single pen will last 17 days at the initial use and the first full pack of five pens will last six weeks.
The dose of Saxenda is gradually increased in 0.6mg intervals until the maintenance dose is reached at 3mg daily. This is the dose at which you will continue to take Saxenda if you wish to. Most people do remain on the maintenance dose.
When you have passed the 4-week dose-titration period and have achieved the maintenance dose, a 3ml pre-filled injection pen lasts 6 days and a pack of five pens lasts 30 days.
Do I have to increase the dose every week?
Simply NO, if you experience adequate appetite suppression on a lower dose then it is ok to remain on that dose. Using a lower dose is likely to reduce the side effects. You have the option to increase the dose at a later date if you find that the appetite suppression is not sufficient.
How long should I remain on this clinically proven weight loss program?
There is no fixed period of treatment. This where the consultation and the continued support play a vital role as I am able to assess and decide together if this medication remains the best option for you with the best and safest outcome. Generally maintenance is viable and possible over a period of 12 weeks if you demonstrate weight loss of 5% when used in conjunction with a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise.
Which areas of my body do I inject?
Inject your dose under the skin (this is called a subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm. Do not inject into a vein or muscle. During our video consultation, I will go through with you how to inject and how the select your dose so you can visually experience it.
What is the best time to administer Saxenda?
Saxenda can be administered at any time of the day at a time that is suitable for you. However, it is recommended that you maintain the same time of day or near to it for consistency and a better outcome.
Will I have side effects and if so what can I do about it?
All medication will have the potential of side effects
However, nausea is the most common side effect experienced at the beginning of treatment. This will normally subside as your body becomes used to the medication. An increase in side effects may be experienced when the dose is increased but this should also settle in a few day’s time
Some helpful tips that you may try should you experience nausea.
- Eat bland, low-fat foods, for example, toast and rice
- Eat foods with high liquid content such as soups
- Get as much fresh air as possible
- Avoid lying down immediately after eating
For more information click here for the patient information leaflet regarding Saxenda.
What should I do if I experience side effects that are different from the information supplied?
Once you become my patient, regardless of your side effect, if you have any concerns and are at all worried I am here for you seven days of the week past office hours putting you at the heart of everything I do. Please Get in Touch through email, phone number 08070867570, or chat with us using the chatbox on our page or message us on Instagram @dermrefine_skin_ clinic.
How do I store my clinically proven weight loss medication?
Unopened Saxenda pens are kept refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C. After initial use, store in a refrigerator or at room temperature between 15°C and 30°C. Pens discard the pens after 30 days even if they still have Saxenda left in them. Do not. Frozen Saxenda must not be used and discarded safely by taking it to your local high street chemist who operates a patient medication return scheme.
Will I be able to travel with this medication?
You should be able to but always keep your medicines in their original, correctly labeled packaging Carry your medication with you in your hand luggage. Check with your airline provider for any restrictions or updates prior to travel.
Should I follow a specific diet?
There is no specific diet plan that you should follow on Saxenda. I will continue to support you throughout your journey and if you need to, I am able to refer you to a dietitian, However, we will go through in-depth consultation and constant reviews to determine the most suitable option for you. However, what is important is to find something that works for you. Follow a low-calorie well-balanced diet along with an increased exercise regime to see the best results. Check The NHS website for useful information.
Can I stop if I want to?
There are no specific guidelines to cease your Saxenda course however, I do recommend that you continue to maintain exercise and a calorie-controlled diet as Saxenda is designed to weight loss rather than a benefit in isolation.
- Opt smaller portion sizes
- Avoid snaking
- Drink lots of water, at least eight glasses of water a day.
- Get a diary to track what you are eating.
- Maintain regular exercise. The NHS advises you should try 30 minutes of exercise five times a week.
Regardless of the choice, you make subject to suitability, we will through the information with you at the time of consultation and supply with the patient information leaflet to ensure that you are fully informed. We will go through with you how to use the medication and injection technique.
We will reassure you and support you during the treatment arming you with the confidence that we are contactable when you need us for your ongoing care.