The Skinny on Slim Shot

The summer months are ahead of us, are you ready to shed a few pounds? 

Many people struggle to lose weight and keep it off with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, the team at BEAUTY by BUFORD is unveiling Slim Shot, the premiere weight loss injection program designed to supplement your regular fitness regimen and help you lose weight faster and more effectively than ever. If you want to learn “What is Slim Shot?” keep reading below!

How does Slim Shot work?

Slim Shot, also known generically as semaglutide (or Ozempic), is an FDA-approved weight loss supplement that works by mimicking your body’s natural hormone production to decrease your appetite and make you feel fuller for longer periods of time after eating. Paired with regular exercise and a low-calorie diet, Slim Shot can help patients drop significant amounts of weight.

The injection imitates naturally-occurring glucagon-like peptide 1 receptors (GLP-1) in your small intestine. When stimulated, GLP-1 receptors signal your body to produce more insulin, slow digestion, and hit satiation receptors that give your brain that full and satisfied feeling for a short period following a meal.

How much can you expect to lose on Slim Shot?

New studies have shown that semaglutide stands out among the rest. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, a placebo-controlled study found that:

  • ~69% of individuals lost 10% or more of their total weight
  • ~50% lost 15% of their weight
  • ~30% lost 20% of their weight

Compared to the ~7% average weight loss shown with diet and exercise alone, Slim Shot has the ability to double weight loss expectations in some cases. 

Slim Shot Benefits

This revolutionary new weight loss injection program is helping individuals feel better about their reflection in the mirror, and has some great additional benefits including: 

  • Promotes weight loss 
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Lowers the risk of developing Type II diabetes

Who is an ideal candidate for Semaglutide?

  • You struggle to lose or maintain an ideal weight with diet and exercise alone.
  • You’re committed to maintaining a balanced diet and fitness plan following treatment to maintain their results. 

You should not take Slim Shot if you have a family history of Medullary thyroid carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

What to Expect from the Slim Shot Process

We gradually introduce Slim Shot to your system so not all patients experience the temporary gastric side effects of semaglutide. However, you may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation. It is important to remember that as your body adjusts to the drug, these side effects will fade away. 

From the consultation to the final shot, here is a breakdown of your Slim Shot treatment program:


Everyone’s weight loss journey is different.  But if you’re looking to add Slim Shot to your regimen, BEAUTY by BUFORD is here to help. To get started, you’ll schedule a 30-minute consultation with our nurse Lauren (Lo) Hilton. During this appointment, we’ll discuss your medical history, target weight, and goals for treatment to determine if you’re a good candidate for Slim Shot. 

Be sure to bring lab work completed within the last six months to your Slim Shot consultation, including but not limited to: 

  • Pregnancy Test (if not on birth control) 
  • CBC 
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • TSH

Having your lab results, in addition to a list of medications or supplements you may be taking, will help speed up the process so we can get you started!

Your First Shot

After we’ve determined that you are a good fit for the Slim Shot program, we’ll book your next appointment. Because Slim Shot is administered through an injection, you’ll receive your first injection from a professional in our office to show you just how easily it is administered.  

During this first appointment, we’ll also train you on how to give yourself the weekly shot, answer your questions, and provide you with your take home Slim Shot Kit. This kit contains everything you’ll need for at-home injections, including a 1 month supply of semaglutide with 4 pre-filled syringes, and an at home step-by-step guide.

At Home Injections

After you feel comfortable administering your Slim Shot injections to yourself, you’ll use one shot once a week, and meet with our team once a month for check-in appointments. Over the course of five months, we’ll gradually increase your dose to help you get the most out of your Slim Shot treatment while limiting overall side effects. 

Combine with Other Treatments

For optimal results, we recommend combining Slim Shot with one of our other slimming procedures like EON body contouring or Renuvion skin tightening. Significant weight loss can often result in localized areas of skin laxity as the fat melts away. To address this, each of these nonsurgical procedures can add definition and tone to your body to round out the effects of your Slim Shot treatments. 

Your Last Shots

Once you decide that you’re ready to stop taking Semaglutide, we’ll taper your dose over the course of a few weeks. It’s important to remember that without proper diet and exercise, you could regain some of the weight you lost with Slim Shot, so sticking to a routine is essential. 

The Skinny on Slim ShotFast-Track Your Weight Loss with Slim Shot from BEAUTY by BUFORD

Struggling to lose weight can feel like an uphill battle, but with Dr. Buford’s tried and true weight loss injection program, the pounds will melt off your body revealing a more confident you. If you’re ready to get started, call to learn more about pricing and schedule your consultation today!

You can also book directly with Lo Hilton, through our booking link: Here!