Weight Loss

Aesthetic Medical and Wellness Spa located in Staten Island, NY

Weight Loss

About Weight Loss

Achieving effective weight loss often involves a comprehensive approach that goes beyond diet and exercise. Chikodiri Gibson, DNP, MBA, FNP-C, and her experienced team provide a holistic approach to weight management that includes lifestyle support and medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide. Make a visit to Chi Aesthetics Medspa and Wellness Center in the West Brighton neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City, the first step in your weight loss journey. Call today or use the online tool to schedule a consultation.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss so important to overall wellness?

Achieving a healthy weight is key to overall well-being and longevity. Maintaining an optimal weight reduces the risk of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and hypertension. 


A healthy weight also positively impacts mental and emotional well-being. You have better self-confidence when you feel comfortable in your body. 


Weight loss also enhances mobility, energy levels, and sleep quality, contributing to a more active and fulfilling lifestyle.

How do diet and exercise factor into weight loss?

A well-balanced and nutritious diet is fundamental to any successful weight loss journey. The Chi Aesthetics Medspa and Wellness Center team helps you focus on whole foods, incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. The team tailors a plan suited to your individual needs.


Exercise is also an important part of weight management. Regular physical activity burns calories and contributes to overall health and well-being. 


A combination of aerobic exercises, strength training, and flexibility activities ensures a comprehensive approach to fitness. The team can guide you on what types of movement are best for you.

What role do medications play in weight management?

The practice offers prescription medications, specifically semaglutide (Ozempic®) and tirzepatide (Mounjaro®), that have shown promising results in weight loss. They belong to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, initially developed for managing diabetes. We also offer additional medications as well.


They help with weight loss by reducing appetite and promoting a feeling of fullness. They also lower your blood sugar levels, which can benefit diabetes and prediabetes concerns. You should only take these medications under the supervision of a qualified medical practitioner.

Who is a candidate for weight-loss medications?

The practice typically prescribes medications for people with a body mass index (BMI) above a certain threshold or those with obesity-related health conditions. If you’ve had trouble getting results with diet and exercise alone, medications may be an option. 


Schedule an appointment at Chi Aesthetics Medspa and Wellness Center to learn how you can benefit from their weight-loss support and to find out if any medications are right for you. Call today or use the online tool to book your visit.