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Why Your Weight Loss Injections Aren’t Delivering Results

Overweight woman holding a diabetes medicine injection to apply in her belly

Losing weight can be a confusing journey filled with conflicting information, leading to frustration. If you’re wondering why popular weight loss injections aren’t delivering the results you want, you’re not alone.

In this article, we aim to simplify the weight loss treatments available in Singapore and explore key factors that impact your weight loss journey.

Underlying Health Conditions

Before we talk about weight loss injections, it’s important to understand that each person responds uniquely to various body slimming treatments.

One of the main obstacles to weight loss is the presence of underlying health conditions. Conditions such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) impact your body’s ability to lose weight.

Recognising the existence of these health conditions is the first step towards achieving successful weight management. If you suspect any of these conditions apply to you, it’s recommended to have a conversation about your options with your healthcare provider.

Diet and Lifestyle

Weight loss treatments, including injections, should not be seen as quick fixes capable of counteracting the impacts of an unhealthy diet or predominantly sedentary habits. To optimise the effectiveness of these weight loss treatments, you should have a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine.

Keeping a food journal can also be helpful in meeting your weight loss goals. This is a journal where you note down what you eat every day, so that you can track your eating patterns and, in time, make adjustments to avoid overeating. Having a personal trainer or joining an exercise class that is fun may also give added motivation to increase your physical activity. Sustainable practices will ultimately benefit you in the long run to maintain your improvement in weight.

Emotional Factors

Weight loss is a multi-faceted journey, extending beyond physical aspects. It’s linked to our emotions. Emotional factors, including stress and anxiety, affect your path to weight loss.

Studies have shown that overeating is a chronic coping mechanism for life’s stressors. This tendency is more pronounced in individuals already grappling with obesity concerns. It’s not unusual for those aiming to shed pounds to face challenges when stress levels are high.

Acknowledging the impact of stress and anxiety on your weight loss journey and adopting healthy strategies to manage these emotions lead to more effective results.

Inaccurate Dosage

If the dosage of your weight loss injection is too low, the medication may not have the desired effect on the body’s metabolism or appetite suppression. This can result in the treatment being ineffective in promoting weight loss.

It’s also important to monitor the dosage of the weight loss injection over time. Some weight loss medications can lead to tolerance over time and adjustments may have to be made to keep the treatment effective.


Skipping injections, not following the recommended treatment schedule, or neglecting post-treatment affect your weight loss progress. Weight loss injections work best when you adhere to the prescribed plan diligently. Non-compliance is one of the main reasons why you may not see the expected results.

Importance of Choosing a Qualified Doctor

The expertise of a qualified doctor is important for your weight loss journey. Choose a doctor experienced in medical aesthetics to ensure precise dosing and proper health assessment. Currently, the weight loss medications available in Singapore are Saxenda, WeGovy and Ozempic. They are safe and FDA approved.

At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we prescribe weight loss injection pens to help obese individuals lose weight. Our treatment plans come with diet and lifestyle adjustments to make sure you lose weight in a healthy and sustainable manner.

Reach out for a consultation.

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