About Face Medspa & Wellness Weight Loss Clinic Hours

Note:  No appointment is required for weight loss — patients seeking weight loss medications for the first time should come during Weight Loss Clinic Hours which are listed to the left.

Weight loss at About Face Medspa & Wellness begins with a conversation–not about where you’ve been–but about where you are wanting to go.  We have injectable weight loss medications such as Semaglutide (active ingredient in Ozempic®) and Tirzepatide (active ingredient in MounJaro®) as well as the oral medication, Phentermine.

Renee Shelley has worked in weight loss for almost 20 years–much of that with Sue Cressel.    Renee or a member of her weight loss staff will ask for a medical history, obtain current weight and vitals and discuss plan options.  Then, you’ll be seen by a Nurse Practitioner who will discuss your options, listen to your heart; and if you are a candidate for a prescriptive weight loss plan, prescribe an appropriate medication.   This all occurs in a friendly, supportive  environment.

See printable paperwork, prices and services below.   All patients must bring their driver’s license on their first visit.   Effective October 17, 2023, there is a 3.5% surcharge on all credit card transactions.  Please see statement on this subject here. 

Note:  All credit card transactions will have an additional 3.5% added to these prices.   See statement regarding this here. 

Weight Loss Service or Product Price
Phentermine Sixty 37.5 mg tablets $55
Phentermine Package 95

  • Sixty Phentermine 37.5 mg Tablets
  • Phentermine Lollipop
  • Small Chromium or Small Colon Cleanse
$95
Phentermine Package 149

  • Sixty Phentermine 37.5 mg tablets
  • Phentermine Lollipop
  • Five Lipovite Injections
$149
Phentermine Lollipop $25
Weight Loss Weekly Injections (Unless Using Vial)
Semaglutide 0.1 – 0.2

Semaglutide 0.3 – 0.4

Semaglutide 0.5 – 0.6

Semaglutide 0.7 – 0.8

Semaglutide 0.9 – 1.0

Semaglutide Vial 2 ml

Semaglutide Vial 4.5 ml

$35 or 4/$140

$65 or 4/$260

$95 or 4/$380

$125 or 4/$500

$155 or 4/$620

$325

$675

Tirzepatide 15 units/2.5 mg.

Tirzepatide 30 units/5 mg.

Tirzepatide 45 units/7.5 mg.

Tirzepatide 60 units/ 10 mg.

Tirzepatide 75 units 12/5 mg.

Tirzepatide 90 units/15 mg.

Tirzepatide Vial (200 units/34 mg)

$44 or 4/$176

$85 or 4/$340

$132 or 4/$528

$176 or 4/$704

$220 Single Inj.

$284 Single Inj.

$600

GAC Single Injection

GAC Vial

$15

$179

B12 Single Injection

B12 Package of 4 Injections

$15

$48

Lipovite Single Injection

Lipovite Package of 10 Injections

Lipovite Capsules

$15

$149

$65

Carb Blocker $10/Small or $20/Large
Chromium $10/Small or $20 Large
Colon Cleanse $10/Small or $20 Large
Magnesium $26 for 90 Count/$46 for 180 Count

Semaglutide, also known as Ozempic or Wegovy, is a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide) receptor antagonist that supports glucose metabolism by helping the pancreas release an optimal amount of insulin.  It can help manage blood sugar, reduce weight, improve cholesterol levels and support cardiac health.  Semaglutide (GLP-1)  was prescribed to treat Type 2 diabetes by improving  glycemic control with patients.   This therapy proved itself to be an excellent option for patients that had challenges losing weight.

Semaglutide is:

  • FDA approved for weight loss
  • A weekly injection
  • More effective than all prior weight loss medications

How does Semaglutide work?

  • Slows down the stomach’s emptying time – so you feel more full longer
  • Suppresses appetite and food cravings (average patient eats 30% less)
  • Lowers blood glucose levels – without making glucose levels too low

Possible side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn

Benefits of Semaglutide

  • Weight Loss
  • Fertility
  • Improves blood sugar & cholesterol levels
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Treats PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Decrease smoking sensation

Do not use if:  You or a family member has history of Thyroid Cancer (MTC) or Endocrine System Condition (MEN2).

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • After I leave your office, how should I store my Semaglutide?  Answer:   Semaglutide should be refrigerated (not frozen).
  • There is a dimple in the center of the vial. Does that mean the Semaglutide has been used?Answer:  Those taking a vial of Semaglutide are receiving sealed, fresh bottles that have not been used.  The “dimple” indicates the best place for the needle to be inserted.
  • My vial is not full. What is wrong?  Answer:  Nothing.  You are purchasing two milileters of the Semaglutide medication.  It takes up about 1/3 of the sealed vial.  It has not been opened nor has it been used.
  • May I return the medication should it not work as I’d hoped or if I break the vial.  Answer:  No—this is a prescriptive medication and cannot be returned or refunded.

Tirzepatide (the active ingredient in the brand  Mounjaro) – Effective 1 x weekly weight management therapy administered via a subcutaneous injection.  About Face Medspa offers a compounded version of Tirzepatide which is more cost effective than the brand Mounjaro.

Tirzepatide must be kept refrigerated.  For those who travel and take medication with them, we will supply an ice pack for an additional $1.50 or patients may bring their own ice pack. 

Tirzepatide  (GLP-1 agonist)  was approved by the FDA in May 2022  to treat Type 2 diabetes by improving  glycemic control with patients and  in November 2023 approved as a weight loss medication.   Proved to be an excellent option for patients that had challenges losing weight

Some common side effects:  Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, constipation, upper abdominal discomfort and abdominal pain.  Nausea is the most common side effect.  Drinking alcohol while taking Tirzepatide may cause severe low blood sugar.   Do not take if pregnant, planning on getting pregnant or breastfeeding.

Serious but less common side effects include hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat; change in vision; dehydration; gallbladder problems (severe stomach pain, vomiting and fever); kidney injury (decrease in urine, swelling of ankles, hands, feet); pancreatitis (severe stomach pain spreading to back worse after eating or when touched accompanied by fever and vomiting); and thyroid cancer (new mass or lump in neck, pain or trouble swallowing, trouble breathing, hoarseness).   If you experience any of these symptoms, stop medication and seek medical help immediately.

Benefits of Weekly Tirzepatide Injections

  • Weight loss
  • Improves blood sugar & cholesterol levels
  • May provide cardiovascular benefits
  • May treats PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)

Do not use if:  You or a family member has history of Thyroid Cancer (MTC) or Endocrine System Condition (MEN2)

While taking Tirzepatide or any weight loss medication, drink ample amounts of water daily.

Answers to your questions:

  • After I leave your office, how should I store my Tirzepatide?  Answer:  Tirzepatide should be refrigerated.
  • There is a dimple in the center of the vial. Does that mean the Tirzepatide has been used?  Answer:  Those taking a vial of Tirzepatide are receiving sealed, fresh bottles that have not been used.  The “dimple” indicates the best place for the needle to be inserted.
  • My vial is not full. What is wrong?  Answer:  Nothing.  You are purchasing 200 units/4.5 mg. of medication.  It only takes up a portion of the sealed vial.  It has not been opened nor has it been used.
  • May I return the medication should it not work as I’d hoped or if I break the vial or I change my mind.  Answer:  No.  This is a prescriptive medication and cannot be returned or refunded.
  • Which is more effective…Semaglutide or Tirzepatide?  Answer: Tirzepatide is typically more effective than prior weight loss medications, including Semaglutide.  However, if you are taking Semaglutide and doing well on that medication, we encourage you to stay on Semaglutide.
Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira) is a prescription medicine used to lessen appetite. It can help weight loss by making you less hungry. or it can help you feel full longer.

Like other weight-loss medicines, phentermine is meant to be only part of a weight-loss plan. For example, it can be be used with healthy eating, physical activity and behavior change. Phentermine is for people with obesity or overweight who haven’t been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone to improve their health.

Common side effects of phentermine include:

  • Faster heart rate
  • Sleeplessness
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation

Phentermine is one of the most prescribed weight-loss medicines.  Phentermine, combined with a healthy diet, meets with great success.  Please see the attached Nutrition Document for suggestions.

However,  you should tell the tell the Nurse Practitioner if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma. It also isn’t for people who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

If you are taking Suboxone, Phentermine will not be prescribed at About Face Medspa & Wellness.

Your initial visit seeking weight loss medication (Semaglutide or Tirzepatide injections or Phentermine tablets) to About Face Medspa & Wellness requires that you be seen by a Nurse Practitioner.   Our Nurse Practitioner is available during clinic hours which are as follows:

  • Monday, 11 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 4 pm – 7 pm (last patient seen at 6:30 pm)
  • Wednesday, 10:30 am – 2 pm
  • Friday, 1 pm – 5 pm (last patient seen at 4:30 pm)
  • Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm

If you are simply needing a Lipovite or B12 injection or your second Semaglutide or Tirzepatide injection, there is no need to see the Nurse Practitioner.  Walk-ins are welcome for these types of services.   Our weight loss staff arrives at 10:00 am daily and will typically be available until 5:00 pm on Monday; 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday; and 5 pm on Wednesday and Friday.   As of January 6, we also offer weight loss hours on Saturdays from 11 am until 2 pm.     Call ahead to 423.574.3223 if you are driving a distance and want to ensure you can get your injection.

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Before and After of Semaglutide weight loss plan

Kelli began her weight loss journey on Semaglutide in December and met her goal in February losing a total of 26 pounds.

Update!  Kelli continued to lose weight.  This photo was taken in early June 2023.  Congratulations Kelli!