Skinny Shots: Weight Loss Treatments

CaloSpa® is pleased to offer Skinny Shots, medical weight loss treatments, using injectable Semaglutide and Tirzepatide plus MIC (B-vitamin) shots at our Louisville and Lexington, KY and Floyds Knobs, IN locations some of the most promising weight loss programs available today. These programs and their products are available only through approved healthcare professionals like us. CaloSpa® consultants have been specially trained to bring this exclusive weight loss and nutrition system to our patients.

What Are Skinny Shots?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are both a modified version of a naturally occurring peptide in our bodies that helps stimulate the body’s insulin production and lowers glucagon production, resulting in lowered blood sugar and slower digestion. They have been approved by the FDA to be used as a weight-loss aid when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

MIC injections are special formulations of essential B vitamins and other amino acids that help boost wellness and weight loss efforts to supplement the effects of Semaglutide and Tirzepatide.

To help our patients lose even more weight, CaloSpa includes red light therapy with Skinny Shots. This natural fat-destroying treatment works to supplement weight loss injections by attacking fat cells, speeding metabolism, and reducing stress, creating ideal conditions for your body to shed unwanted points.


Semaglutide is one of a class of medications classified as GLP-1 receptor agonists, which works to reduce glucose levels in the bloodstream.

Semaglutide works to:

  • Enhance insulin production
  • Reduce blood sugar levels by suppressing glucagon release
  • Delay emptying of the stomach to reduce feelings of hunger
  • Promotes feeling fuller for longer

By slowing the triggers that cause the stomach to empty, Semaglutide works to regulate your appetite and leads to consuming fewer calories each day, resulting in significant weight loss.


Like Semaglutide, Tirzepatide targets weight loss and blood sugar control but uses a different mechanism of action to reduce the appetite and promote weight loss.

Tirzepatide combines two hormone actions, GLP-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), which enhance the release of insulin and glucagon to affect your metabolism and promote weight loss.

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide prescriptions were originally identified to treat diabetes by controlling blood sugar. They have since been shown to be an effective weight loss tool for people of all ages.

MIC Injections

MIC injections combine the power of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12 with essential amino acids to help support weight loss. By supercharging your cell activity, MIC shots help support your body as you digest, process energy from food, and burn calories.

On a cellular level, MIC injections help speed up metabolism and bring nutrients to the cells, resulting in improved weight loss outcomes.

How Do Semaglutide and Tirzepatide Work to Help You Lose Weight?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide help you lose weight by stimulating insulin production in the pancreas after eating, which triggers the stomach to empty more slowly. This in turn sends a signal to the brain telling your stomach it’s full. This helps decrease your appetite and control blood sugar levels to help you lose weight. By decreasing your appetite, Semaglutide and Tirzepatide help you adhere to a lower calorie diet so that you eat more healthfully and exercise more to increase your weight loss efforts.

Patient Labs

Any patient wanting to proceed with Semaglutide or Tirzepatide must have their blood drawn to ensure that Semaglutide or Tirzepatide is the appropriate treatment for your specific condition. Upon completion, Dr. Bradley Calobrace will evaluate your medical history and lab test results. He will consider factors such as your current health status, other medications you may be taking, and any underlying medical conditions that could affect the use of Semaglutide or Tirzepatide before approving treatment.

Your Consultation

A consultation with a healthcare professional is necessary before starting Semaglutide or Tirzepatide at CaloSpa®.

Your provider will discuss product education, treatment dosage, and safety considerations. She will also create a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs, response to the medication, and other relevant factors. Regular follow-up appointments allow your provider to monitor your progress, assess the effectiveness of Semaglutide or Tirzepatide, and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. She can address any concerns or questions you may have, provide ongoing support, and help optimize your treatment outcomes.

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What Are The Benefits of Skinny Shots?

  • Real weight loss results of up to 2-4 pounds per week
  • Powerful appetite suppressant
  • Improves insulin resistance, burns fat and boosts energy
  • Safe & effective once weekly injection
  • FDA approved for weight loss

Who Is a Candidate for Skinny Shots?

Many patients are qualified for Skinny Shots at CaloSpa. We will perform a full assessment of your physical health and overall health to determine the right approach to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Patients who are good candidate for our Skinny Shot treatments are:

  • In overall good general health but are overweight or obese.
  • Want to improve their physical appearance.
  • Want to reach their ideal body weight before undergoing a plastic surgery procedure.

Patients who are pre-diabetic, have been diagnosed with diabetes, have a history of thyroid cancer, or have pancreatic issues are not considered good candidates for Skinny Shots.

For patients who have been told their BMI is too high to safely undergo a plastic surgery procedure, Skinny Shots may be a good option to consider to help reduce your overall weight and enable you to schedule the surgical procedure to help you look and feel your best.

What Are Skinny Shot Treatments Like?

Your provider will meet with you to discuss your weight loss goals, perform a physical assessment to determine the right treatment for your needs, and will develop a custom Skinny Shot treatment plan to suit your needs.

Your Skinny Shot treatment regimen will include a combination of the following items:

  • Weekly Skinny Shot injections of Semaglutide (you can inject these yourself at home)
  • Monthly visits at your local CaloSpa location to track your weight loss progress and adjust your dosage as needed
  • Nutrition and diet counseling

You will receive ongoing support from our experienced team to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

How Do You Take Skinny Shots?

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide are injectable medications that can be self-administered by the patient. Self-administering Semaglutide or Tirzepatide allows our patients to take their medication at home without the need for frequent visits to a healthcare facility.

Once treatment is approved, the patient’s prescription is shipped to their home with all the dosing instructions and products needed to proceed with treatment. The package will be equipped with a 3-month supply of Semaglutide or Tirzepatide, fine needles for subcutaneous injections, and cleansing pads. It’s important to follow the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure the medication is administered safely and effectively.

Self-administering Semaglutide or Tirzepatide offers patients the flexibility to take their medication according to their prescribed schedule, without the need for healthcare professional assistance for every dose. However, it is still crucial to maintain regular communication with the healthcare provider to monitor progress, address any concerns, and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

It is also important to ensure you are careful about what you eat; we recommend avoiding fatty foods and foods high in sugar, which can be harder for your body to digest and can increase the risk of side effects.

On average, our patients have lost 5 – 12 pounds per month, resulting in a loss of 30+ pounds in 90 days!

What If I Miss a Dose?

If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is more than 2 days away, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If you miss a dose and the next scheduled dose is less than 2 days away, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take double or extra doses. If you miss your dose for 2 weeks or more, take the next dose at your regular time.

What Are the Side Effects?

The most commonly reported side effect is weight loss. However, some have reported nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or constipation. The rarest risks of serious effects increase in patients with hypoglycemia, kidney problems, and risk of allergic reactions. This medication is ideal for those who are in good health with no kidney or liver issues who wish to lose weight.

Where Do I Store My Medication?

Refrigeration (preferred): Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Keep this medication in the original container until you are ready to take it. Get rid of any unused medication after the expiration date.

Can You Combine Skinny Shots With Surgery?

We do have patients stop Semaglutide or Tirzepatide 2 weeks prior to surgery and they must have a clear liquid diet for 24 hours prior to surgery. This is due to the gastric emptying and anesthesia.

Prism Light Therapy using red light treatments help lift and tighten the skin, helping to improve the appearance of your skin after weight loss.  Red light therapy can also help shrink fat cells, speed up metabolism, reduce stress, and improve sleep, all of which combine to support the fat reduction power of Skinny Shots.

By enhancing the energy in your cells, red light therapy works with your body to improve the effects of Skinny Shots to speed up metabolism and naturally destroy fat cells to help you lose even more weight.

Combining Weight Loss Treatments with Other Procedures

For patients who want to do even more to lose weight and transform their bodies, we recommend combining Semaglutide and Tirzepatide treatments with a series of AccuFit™, EmSculpt®, or CoolSculpting® Elite treatments to enhance your fat loss and build lean muscle to help reshape your body as you lose weight.

To learn if Semaglutide or Tirzepatide weight loss treatments are right for you, visit CaloSpa® in Louisville, KY. Request a spa consultation online or call our Louisville location at (502) 814-3000, our Lexington location at (859) 269-2256, or our Floyds Knobs, IN location at (812) 920-4880.

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