Medical Weight Loss

While diet and lifestyle changes are a tried and tested method for long-term weight reduction, we understand that this alone is sometimes not enough to achieve our patients’ goals. We are happy to announce ICON Anti-Aging & Aesthetics is now offering a multitude of different approaches to weight loss including oral and injectable medications. Although these medications are FDA approved with results showing their efficacy, diet and exercise still remain crucial in not only achieving your weight loss goals, but reducing your risk and progression of chronic diseases related to obesity.

Semaglutide is an injectable medication that is FDA approved under the brand names Wegovy and Ozempic for the treatment of obesity & diabetes, respectively. Called, Glucagon-Like-Peptide-1 Agonists, these synthetic hormones act on the brain inducing a feeling of satiety (or “fullness”) to decrease portion size and snacking frequency. This combination lowers your caloric intake resulting in a proven reduction in weight over time.

These prescription medications are approved for use as an obesity treatment in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or a BMI of 27 and one or more weight-related medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease.

While this medication has been proven to be safe and effective in the treatment for obesity, not everyone with the above criteria qualifies as there are contraindications to these medications. Any patient with a personal of family history of medullary thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia type II should be excluded from being placed on this medication.

Call us today to see if you qualify for this medication!


The New England Journal of Medicine published results from the STEP 1 which was a research study investigating how well semaglutide ™ works in people suffering from overweight or obesity. The study concluded in showing an average 14.9% reduction in body weight over 68 weeks of treatment. That compares to 2.9% for placebo, 5-9% for other medications, or 5% for lifestyle changes and behavior therapy.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, Dr. Alex Zayid has used numerous oral medications that have been proven to assist in weight reduction in his practice. Medications FDA approved for weight loss include Contrave, Xenical and Adipex.

Dr. Alex Zayid, MD

Preventative Specialist

Dr. Alexander Zayid, MD is a Board Certified Primary Care Physician through the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Zayid completed his training through Michigan State University affiliate Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.

Amidst practicing primary & urgent care, Dr. Zayid is currently pursuing a double board certification in Medical Aesthetics & Anti-Aging and Metabolic Medicine with the American Board of Anti-Aging / Regenerative Medicine, pending completion in June of 2023.

Dr. Zayid has always had a special interest in preventative medicine from both a biologic and aesthetic standpoint. His goal is to treat problems before they arise by taking a proactive approach to screening and preventing disease, rather than simply reacting to a diagnosis. Dr. Zayid focused his preventative training in weight loss, aesthetics and anti-aging medicine.

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