Medical Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight can feel like a losing battle!  You diet, exercise, and do everything right – but the scale just doesn’t move. You feel like it is your faul, and you must be doing something wrong!

But, it is NOT YOUR FAULT!

You may have the disease of obesity. People with obesity can do everything the right way, and still not lose weight. This is because your metabolism is essentially “broken.” Your brain is not communicating with your body in the way it is supposed to in order for your body to process the food you eat as energy instead of storing it as fat. 

This is where medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide come in.  These medications can be the missing piece to help your metabolism function the way it is meant to. 

About Medical Weight Loss Injections Such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

Medical Weight Loss Injections, classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA), replicates the function of the GLP-1 hormone released in response to eating. One essential role of GLP-1 is to stimulate insulin production, thereby lowering blood sugar levels. As a result, healthcare providers have utilized Medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections for over 20 years as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

Furthermore, GLP-1 also interacts with specific brain regions responsible for appetite suppression and inducing a feeling of fullness. By incorporating semaglutide into a regimen of healthy eating and regular exercise, substantial weight loss can be achieved. Moreover, this approach can also contribute to a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease for individuals who are obese or overweight.

Medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections for your weight loss

Medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections have revolutionized the approach to weight loss by offering a safe and effective solution. As a member of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) class, Medical Weight Loss Injections mimic the GLP-1 hormone released in the gut after meals. By suppressing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness, Medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections helps control food intake and curb cravings, making it easier to maintain a calorie deficit for weight loss. When combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, injections can significantly enhance weight loss results, making it an invaluable tool for individuals aiming to achieve sustainable weight loss.

Improved Metabolic Health

Aside from its weight loss benefits, medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections offer additional advantages for metabolic health. Studies have shown that medical wight loss injections can improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This comprehensive approach to weight loss addresses underlying metabolic factors, leading to improved overall well-being. With the guidance of healthcare professionals, who create personalized treatment plans based on individual needs and goals, medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide injections provide a safe and effective pathway to successful and long-lasting weight loss.

When do you need medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide?

  • Excessive weight or obesity
  • Struggles with appetite control
  • Difficulty in maintaining a calorie deficit
  • Cravings for high-calorie foods
  • Lack of portion control
  • Desire for a safe and effective weight loss solution
  • Risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin resistance or poor insulin sensitivity
  • Elevated blood sugar levels
  • Need for comprehensive metabolic health improvements

Choose Eterna Beauty & Wellness for Medical Weight Loss

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Listens Carefully to Your Concerns

Tara Hilmes NP and her team know that it is NOT YOUR FAULT that you can't lose weight. They understand the disease of obesity and know that losing weight can be about more than "calories in and calories out"

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Expertise and Experience

Tara Hilmes NP brings over 17 years of experience in medicine, ensuring a high level of expertise in medical weight loss services.

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One on One Consultation

Throughout your weight loss journey, you will have access to your provider for one-on-one consultation and coaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are primarily used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. However, it has also shown promising results and been FDA approved for weight loss management, making it a popular choice for individuals struggling with obesity or being overweight.

Medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are generally considered safe when used as directed by a healthcare professional. They have a 20 year safety record for use with weight loss. However, it is important to discuss your medical history and any potential risks or side effects with your healthcare provider before starting Semaglutide treatment.

Results with medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide can vary from person to person. Some individuals may start noticing improvements in blood sugar control or weight loss within a few weeks, while others may take longer. It is important to follow the prescribed treatment plan and have realistic expectations.

Like any medication, medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide may have side effects. Common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or decreased appetite. It is important to discuss any concerns or side effects with your healthcare provider.

Medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are not approved for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. It is specifically indicated for the management of Type 2 diabetes. If you have Type 1 diabetes, it is important to discuss alternative treatment options with your healthcare provider.

Yes, medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide can be used for weight loss in individuals without diabetes. It has shown significant effectiveness in promoting weight loss when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program. Losing weight can help PREVENT getting obesity related disease such as Type 2 diabetes.

The duration of medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide treatment can vary depending on individual circumstances. Most people who are successful with these medications will need a “maintenance” dose on an ongoing basis. Eterna does not accept or process insurance. Because we prescribe a “compounded” version of these medications, the cost is significantly less than it is for the “brand Name.”

Insurance coverage for medications such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide may vary depending on your insurance provider and policy. It is recommended to contact your insurance company to inquire about coverage and any associated requirements or copayments.

Eterna charges $325 per month for Semaglutide treatment, and $475 a month for Tirzepatide treatment.  This cost includes medication mailed to you monthly and ongoing consultation with a nurse practitioner.  You will be charged an initial consultation fee of $149. Labs may also be required prior to starting treatment, you can use your insurance at your lab to get this done or you can get your labs drawn at Eterna for $120.

Get in touch with Eterna!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out through the contact information provided below. Tara Hilmes and her team is ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have.


217 Suppiger Lane, Highland

Illinois 62249

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(618) 415-0779