Medical Weight Loss is available at Dr. Shel in Sugar Land!

At Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Sugar Land we offer a unique and comprehensive Medical Weight Loss program designed to end your long-time struggles with weight. Medical Weight Loss is about more than just shedding pounds; it’s about transforming lives through personalized, evidence-based approaches overseen by experienced medical professionals.

Medical Weight Loss is more than simply another specialized diet or “weight loss program.” It’s a specialized program tailored to each individual’s unique needs, leveraging medical expertise, nutrition counseling, behavioral therapy, and, when appropriate, medication to achieve sustainable weight loss and improve overall health.

We are especially proud to offer semaglutide therapy as part of our Medical Weight Loss programs. Semaglutide is the first weight loss medication of its kind, and in clinical trials, patients lost significant weight, as much as 16% of their total body weight or as much as 40 pounds!

Our comprehensive approach to Medical Weight Loss also offers body contouring solutions such as CoolSculpting so you can lose weight and also obtain the body you have always desired!

Medical Weight Loss in Sugar Land is literally what the doctor ordered for people who want to lose weight and live a happier, healthier life!

Our Medical Weight Loss program in Sugar Land, TX, will have you looking fit, boosting your confidence, and improving your overall health in many ways!

Benefits of Medical Weight Loss in Sugar Land

Tailored Approach

Medical weight loss programs offer personalized plans designed specifically for each individual, considering their unique health needs, metabolism, and lifestyle factors. This tailored approach ensures a higher likelihood of success compared to generalized weight loss methods.

Comprehensive Support

Unlike fad diets or quick-fix solutions, medical weight loss programs provide ongoing support from healthcare professionals such as doctors, nutritionists, and behavioral therapists. This holistic support addresses not just physical aspects but also psychological and behavioral barriers to weight loss, enhancing long-term success.

Safe and Supervised

Medical weight loss programs are conducted under the supervision of trained healthcare professionals, ensuring safety throughout the weight loss journey. Regular monitoring of health parameters helps to prevent complications and adjust strategies as needed, minimizing risks associated with rapid weight loss.

Sustainable Results

Medical weight loss programs focus on lifestyle modifications rather than temporary changes, fostering habits that promote sustained weight loss and overall well-being. Education on nutrition, exercise, and behavior modification equips individuals with the tools needed to maintain their progress long after the program ends.

Health Improvement

Beyond just shedding pounds, medical weight loss can lead to improvements in various health markers such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar control. These positive changes reduce the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, enhancing overall health and longevity.

Enhanced Motivation

The structured nature of medical weight loss programs, coupled with the guidance and encouragement from healthcare professionals, helps individuals stay motivated and accountable. Regular check-ins, progress tracking, and milestone celebrations reinforce positive behaviors, empowering individuals to stay committed to their weight loss goals.

How Does Medical Weight Loss in Sugar Land Work?

Here at Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, our Medical Weight Loss Program is rooted in science. We stay up to date on the latest, evidence-based protocols for Medical Weight Loss. Beyond that, we pride ourselves on finding the root cause of your personal struggles with weight and treating them accordingly.

We examine not only your weight or BNI but also factors like hormone levels, nutritional deficiencies, and your relationship with food and eating that could be affecting your ability to lose weight. By addressing these issues, we can create a more effective plan tailored just for you.

In addition, your Medical Weight Loss Program may include a course of testosterone replacement therapy and/or growth hormone replacement therapy.

Is Medical Weight Loss for me?

Dr. Shel’s Medical Weight Loss in Sugar Land is designed for people who have struggled with weight, face the health problems associated with obesity, or have tried and failed other weight loss methods.

You should consider Medical Weight Loss if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Persistent weight gain.
  • Emotional eating.
  • Plateau in weight loss.
  • Difficulty in sleeping.
  • Back and/or joint pains.
  • Excessive sweating.
  • Intolerance to heat.
  • Infections in skin folds.
  • Fatigue.
  • Depression.
  • Feeling of shortness of breath (dyspnea).

Being overweight is a medical condition, and at Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, we treat it like one! Our Medical Weight Loss programs are designed to help you lose weight fast and safely!

What to Expect After Medical Weight Loss in Sugar Land?

At Dr. Shel’s, our Medical Weight Loss program is ideal for individuals who have struggled to lose weight through conventional means or who face health risks due to excess weight. Whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds or aiming for significant weight loss, our program can be tailored to your specific goals and medical history. Candidates include those with obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, or other weight-related health concerns. Additionally, individuals who have tried various diets unsuccessfully or who require additional support and guidance benefit greatly from our comprehensive approach.

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals with Semaglutide in Sugar Land, TX

You can lose weight and keep it off! The results of Medical Weight Loss can be nothing short of life-changing. We understand the challenges you probably have already faced while trying to lose weight. We want to assure you that it will be different with Medical Weight Loss. Taking a life-changing step like Medical Weight loss can feel overwhelming, which is why we’ve crafted a unique approach that sets us apart from the rest. We treat you as we would members of our own family, and we want you to see us as your true partners in health; your success is our success!

Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center has served the greater Houston area for over 13 years. Dr. Shelena C. Lalji is a board-certified functional medicine physician practicing aesthetics and wellness full-time. Dr. Shel believes in the strong connection between the art of beauty and the science of wellness and is committed to empowering her patients to be their best selves.

Contact Dr. Shel today at (281) 313-7435 to learn more.

Medical Weight Loss

Common Questions About Medical Weight Loss

Medical weight loss involves a comprehensive approach to weight management under the supervision of healthcare professionals, such as physicians, dietitians, and sometimes psychologists. It often includes personalized plans that may involve prescription medications, meal replacements, behavioral therapy, and close monitoring of health parameters. This approach differs from traditional weight loss programs by offering tailored solutions that address individual health needs and may incorporate medical interventions.

While medical weight loss can benefit many individuals struggling with excess weight, eligibility criteria may vary depending on factors such as overall health status, BMI (Body Mass Index), presence of obesity-related health conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension), and previous weight loss attempts. Healthcare providers typically assess these factors to determine if medical weight loss is appropriate and safe for an individual.

Like any medical treatment, medical weight loss interventions carry potential risks and side effects. These may vary depending on the specific approach, such as the use of prescription medications or meal replacements. Common side effects may include gastrointestinal discomfort, changes in blood pressure, or interactions with other medications. However, healthcare professionals closely monitor patients and adjust treatment plans to minimize risks and ensure safety.

The timeline for seeing results with medical weight loss can vary depending on factors such as adherence to the program, starting weight, metabolic rate, and overall health. While some individuals may experience significant weight loss within a few weeks, others may require more time. Additionally, maintaining long-term results often requires ongoing lifestyle changes, including dietary modifications, regular physical activity, and continued support from healthcare providers.

Insurance coverage for medical weight loss programs can vary widely depending on factors such as the specific services provided, the patient’s insurance plan, and the presence of obesity-related health conditions. While some insurance plans may cover certain aspects of medical weight loss, such as counseling or prescription medications, others may consider it an elective or cosmetic procedure. Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to understand their coverage options and potential out-of-pocket expenses.

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It has been such a gift to work with Dr. Shel, Yolanda and the team at Dr. Shel's Wellness & Aesthetics. She is just as genuine, brilliant & heart centered in person as she is online! What her and her team are doing is both inspiring and life changing. I wish I was intr... Read more
Courtney Barras
Amazing CoolSculpting results! Professional staff and a comfortable environment made the experience truly exceptional.
Germaine Grigsby
Exceptional results and impeccable service at Drmal Fillers – highly recommended!
Tamara Roger
Love the Nurse Renee- she takes as much time as needed to answer questions and she is thorough. Thankful for how Dr. Shel has given time and great attention to my well being and health. Grateful for such a friendly practice:)
Sarina Grasham
I was skeptical at first, but the P-Shot at Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic centre exceeded my expectations. The staff was professional and knowledgeable. Thanks
Cynthia Richardson
I am thrilled with my fat reduction results! The procedure was comfortable, and I could see noticeable improvements in just a few weeks. Highly recommend!
Pierre John
I can't believe the difference! The Non-Invasive Facelift took years off my appearance. I feel rejuvenated and confident. Thank You!
Matthew Wade
I was skeptical at first, but Semaglutide has exceeded my expectations. It's helped me lose weight steadily and sustainably, without feeling deprived or hungry.
Jason Roy
I'm thrilled with my body contouring results! The staff was so supportive throughout the process, and I've never felt better about my figure. Thanks
Will Jack
Highly recommend this cellulite reduction service. Not only did it work wonders on my thighs, but the whole experience was comfortable and relaxing. Thanks
Brian Roger
The staff was incredibly supportive and knowledgeable. I achieved my weight loss goals faster than I expected, thanks to their personalized approach.
Hadiid Afief Bachtiar
Life-changing experience! The team at Dr. Shel made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process.
Witchayaporn Klangprapun
After just a few sessions of skin tightening, I can already see a noticeable improvement in the elasticity of my skin. It's like turning back the clock on aging!
Billy Sanchez
I had laser hair removal done at Dr. Shel and I couldn't be happier with the results! The process was quick and virtually painless, and the staff were incredibly professional and friendly.
Brenda Karr
Shockwave therapy has been a game-changer for me! After struggling with ED for years, I finally found relief with this treatment. Thanks
William Tucker
The ED treatment I received was incredibly effective. It not only addressed my symptoms but also provided me with a long-lasting solution. Highly recommend it to anyone struggling with ED.
Damien Dang
The P-Shot has been a game-changer for me. Not only did it enhance my sexual performance, but it also boosted my confidence in the bedroom.
Richard Papenfuss
The O-Shot has truly transformed my intimacy experience! I feel more sensation and pleasure than ever before. Highly recommend it!
Myron Brown
Dar.Shel helped me recover from a nasty cold much faster than usual. Not only did it boost my immune system, but it also kept me hydrated and feeling better overall.
Lloyd G. Crass
I LOVE Dr. Shel and the team. They offer many, many services, making them a one-stop shop. Everyone in the office is polite, professional and friendly. They sincerely want to help you find the best solutions for your issues. I highly recommend Dr.Shel Wellness.
Rhonda Ray
Have had a great experience here!
Morgan Harriman
Great place.
Maria was amazing Loved my hydra facial
Sana Jehanzeb
They are all really nice.
Shelby Kastner
The staff is awesome. Love Dr Shel. I’ve been her patient for hormone treatment for years and I feel great. Maria is great for Botox and laser treatments. Very experienced.
Barbara Britt
The staff is so friendly and the clinic is exceptionally clean. I will be going back and sending my friends and family too!
Nittasha A. Naidu
Cheerful greeting upon arrival. No wait time for appointment. Everything was thoroughly explained and reviewed before leaving. Extremely pleasant experience.
Charlotte Sabatier
Very helpful. Just started my wellness journey!
Anne K Woods (hianne)
Great place to get back into shape
Hari Ravindran
Dr Shel has been instrumental in helping meet my health and wellness goals! Thanks
Carl Cadis
Love everyone at Dr. Shell’s!
Denise Hulett
Excellent service!
Taj Ahmad
Dr.Shel & Maria The Aesthetic Nurse Are Incredible! I came in to get my lips & Under-eyes Injected & my lips came out beautiful. I Also look so much more awake ! I love how natural I look but can definitely tell that I upgraded my face ! Definitely recommend!
Arianna Martinez
Love everyone here! So kind and informative!
Alex Nakakura
Most helpful doctors office I’ve been too! Every single staff member is excellent. They are the only people I trust to help balance hormones, etc.! Highly recommend.
Noel Herron
I just competed my second month doing Semaglutide injections. I have been seeing a difference in my weight. They have been so encouraging and helpful. Definitely recommend. Rachel and Dazael have been great
Kathya R
Had an appointment today and Ariana and Dazel were a great help. They answered all my questions and made me feel welcome. Highly recommended.
Tawynie Renee Avalos
I loved my initial visit with Dazel! The ladies at the front are extremely friendly & inviting as well. Dazel is knowledgeable, fitness aesthetic focused and extremely passionate about his clients. Excited to continue to come weekly and see my progress. Check out Dr. Sh... Read more
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Thea Goldin Smith
Dr shell’s solutions to my declined Health offered a new beginning for me. I am 46 years old, and when I visited the doctor and did the bloodwork, I had a host of serious health markers, Dr Shel formulated, a custom plan to put me back on track. Results, I have so far... Read more
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Always quick and easy and great results!
Jessica Longoria
It is a lovely and clean office, very comfortable. The people are very nice and I highly recommend for any services you need.
Cassandra Khushf
Love Dr shel! She’s really helped me get to the root cause of my health issues and I feel so much better.
Kiran J Meghani
Helping me get to my goal of being healthy and happy!
Al Alamia
Maria was so professional and fun! She made my experience wonderful, I was getting laser hair removal for my first time so you can only imagine I was nervous, she was calming and quick with it! I definitely recommend Maria you won’t be disappointed:)
Kayla Blackwell
Maria at Dr. Shel Wellness and Aesthetic is absolutely amazing! She made my experience a pleasant one by ensuring my comfort and answering all my questions thoroughly and clearly. She is a great technician with lots of experience!
Rita Dubon
Maria at Dr. Shel Wellness and Aesthetic was amazing. She was well versed in laser hair removal and made me feel very comfortable. She answered all of my questions and explained the process thoroughly throughout the session. She was an incredible technician and I highly... Read more
Dayanara Dubon
Maria Mc Cord is THE BEST in the business at making you feel well taken care of in any spa experience!!! She is the STAR in the Five Star Treatment!! I’d follow her anywhere. Thank you for always making me feel special every time I come to the spa.
Christy Flores
The ambiance here is spectacular. Staff are extremely friendly and explained the process step by step. Maria made me feel very comfortable & took her time. I highly recommend
M Ramos
This place has really turned around. Talking with Abbie Turner has really made making appointments a joy. Her polite and joyful personality really shows that she loves what she does. I highly recommend talking with her for all your esthetic needs.
Deonna Walker
Scanning their new QR code every visit is worth all the rewards you get!!!! What a Great new addition!!!
Devawn Turner
I'm in love with this place. I'm getting my health back thank god for Dr Shel and her approach to functional medicine. I did an Ultra Femme 360 and I'm finally feeling confident and I'm getting back into enjoying my life. No words to say how much I appreciate them all.
Wow!! Dr. Ponce is an incredible injector. She took her time to explain everything before we started and gave me some excellent advice for my home treatment. I highly recommend her to anyone
Claudia Suarez
She and her staff provide excellent service and quality care. As with most things, you get what you pay for.
Dr D Ivan Young
I have been going to Dr. Shel since 2006. I just met with her new nurse practitioner to go over lab results and she really explained to me what I was doing right and what could use some work in my wellness journey! My holiday plan was well laid out and I feel confide... Read more
Lara Bell
The young ladybug at The front desk s always polite and helpful, Savanna its very polite and great. Thank you ladies.
Fran Reed
Wonderful services! Savannah takes extra special care to make sure you have a relaxing facial and laser treatment. Thank you!!!
Alicia Jimerson
Dr Shel is always ahead of the curve. Technology moves fast and she's right there with all the new and revolutionary procedures as well as the tried and true. I can see why people travel so far to be her patient. I'm super fortunate to live close by. Her staff is top no... Read more
jayne p
I had a wonderful experience at Dr. Shel Wellness and Medical Spa. The staff was very friendly. Maggie was well qualified and very professional. Thank you !
Iman Kamal
Receiving a series of vitamin C infusions. So grateful that Dr. Shel uses the highest quality that is NON-GMO! She really cares about her patient's health and emotional well being. And her staff is wonderful!
Pamela Bregenzer
Love their environment.
Jawad Malik
I have been going to Dr. Shells office for several years. The staff is very friendly and and I am always very happy with my results.
Gloria Whistle
Every treatment I have received has been perfectly designed to support my health and well being on all levels. I truly am able to have what I need and everyone here is a blessing!
Going to Dr. Shels now for about 2 years. Never been more happy or healthy in my life. The new facial and detox program is the greatest. Go every month and loving it. Thank you Dr. Shel for all your help in getting and staying happy and healthy.
E. Schafer
I was really impressed at the great service, the very knowledgeable staff and the treatment that I received. I noticed a change in my appearance in just one day with the procedure I had. This was just my second visit but they now have a customer for life!! So excited... Read more
Alice Peterman
Since last year, I have a hydra facial every month and I can see a big difference in my skin. Never had so even tone and flawless skin. Vicky is just wonderful and very professional. Great service!
Jimena Molina
I am 59 years old. I was feeling depressed because I had just broken up with my girlfriend and I was 60 pounds overweight. I had Rosacea pretty bad and just wanted to give up on everything and everybody. But I got up the strength to start looking for a way out of my dep... Read more
Buddy Bukas
I finally found a doctor who really listens to me! Prior to my appointment with Dr.Shel's practice I researched my symptoms. I was pleasantly surprised she was very knowledgeable,thorough and spent more time with me than any doctor I have ever been to. It has now been 7... Read more
Lori Anderson
From the moment I walked in the door to the moment I left; I knew I was in GREAT hands. I have been a patient of Dr. Shel's for 9 months now and have never felt more confident with my skin and health than I do now. She has helped empower me to feel and look my best bo... Read more
Caitlyn Dacus
My visit at Dr Shel wellness and medical spa has been. Memorable one. I am feeling much better on the inside as well as I'm looking good on the outside. I did not know that I was having an imbalance within my self until I discussed my concerns and issues with dr shel . ... Read more
Vickie Michaels
I first went to Dr. Shel after experiencing issues with low energy, anxiety, moodiness, unexplained joint/muscle aches, and just not feeling like I know I should. The atmosphere was not like a typical doctors office, but rather very relaxing and comfortable. The entire... Read more
Craig Tippit
Dr. Shel is running an amazing practice. From the time I walked in until I left, I felt like the staff was so caring and attentive. The girl at the front desk actually watched my son while I was in my appointment. Lori, my consultant, spent so much time with me and even... Read more
Jennifer Bassett
My experience with Dr. Shel, Wellness and Spa has been an absolute Joy and a Pomona healthy journey. Dr. Shel is my Gynecologists and Skin health care Specialist. One product Dr. Shel introduces to me the IGrow machine. I experienced a great loss of my hair. I went to... Read more
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