Peptide Therapy

Overall health and wellness is something many people want to achieve but don’t always know where to start. At Balanced Aesthetics + Wellness, we’ve got your answers, which may include peptide therapy. This next-level treatment offers remarkable improvements to a variety of health concerns.

We’ve all heard of hormone replacement therapy and balance, which helps restore our body’s natural functions through regulating hormone levels. Peptides work much the same. This exciting science identifies amino acid sequences, called peptides, communicate to different areas of the body to maintain proper balance and function. Peptides are "cell messengers" that work by binding receptors on the cells’ surfaces for highly specific actions, improving our overall health and wellness, and can even enhance certain body functions.

Because peptides are natural to our bodies, they’re very well-tolerated and incredibly safe.

NOTE: Even in the face of the recent FDA restrictions on certain peptides, there are alternatives. Please call us to schedule a consultation to discuss your options. We are experts in the space, and can help you navigate a updated peptide treatment plan.


What Peptide Therapies are Available?

GLP-1 Peptides (Semaglutide/Tirzepatide)

Category: Weight Loss, Energy, Anti-inflammatory

GLP-1's are peptides that works to decrease blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production and also lowers the amount of sugar the liver makes.

It also slows the rate food passes through your body which makes you feel full longer, and this is one of the ways it can help with weight loss.

Tirzepatide and Semaglutide have been shown to help lose weight in overweight patients and should be used together with healthy diet and exercise. 

It generally takes about 4 weeks or longer before you see the full
benefit of this medicine. However most patients report feeling difference within days.

Inflammation and high blood sugar levels are closely related. High blood sugar levels can cause your blood vessels to produce damaging reactive molecules called free radicals, which can lead to inflammation in the blood vessels.

High blood sugar can cause insulin resistance that often accompanies it, can be proinflammatory.

PRO TIP: We recommend pairing GLP-1's with Sermorelin - that can help with energy, fat loss, muscle recovery, building lean muscle, improving joint pain and sleep, and generally acts as anti-aging peptide and can reduce inflammation even further.

IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1)

CATEGORY: Fat Loss, Muscle Building, Optimal Health

The liver produces IGF-1 to work in concert with insulin to determine what type of fuel the body uses at a given time. IGF-1 helps transfer glucose through cell membranes for growth and repair of muscle, nerve, and heart cells. Over time, if the liver becomes too fatty, production of IGF-1 suffers, putting more dependence on insulin, which can eventually lead to diabetes. Boosting the IGF-1 peptide keeps insulin balanced as well as providing a host of other benefits.

Benefits include:

Reduced body fat with enhanced fat burning

Increased muscle mass and strength

Improved energy and physical stamina

Better sleep and lower incidence of insomnia

Enhanced cognitive function

Improved calcium retention and better bone density

Improved skin elasticity

Strengthened connective tissue and repair after injury


CATEGORY: Weight Management, Anti-Aging, Increased Energy, Optimal Health, Healing

Sermorelin is a peptide analog of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone used as a diagnostic agent to assess growth hormone secretion to diagnose growth hormone deficiency. It is a 29-amino acid polypeptide representing the 1–29 fragment from endogenous human GHRH, thought to be the shortest fully functional fragment of GHRH.

Benefits include:

Increase in lean body mass

Increased energy

Increased strength

Accelerated wound healing

Improved cardiovascular and immune function

Improves sleep quality

Improved bone density

Improved skin quality and higher collagen density


CATEGORY: Sexual Wellness

PT-141 is used to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence in men and HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in women. It affects sexual arousal, aiding enhanced libido levels and penile erections. It acts on the nervous system via the activation of neurons in the hypothalamus to increase sexual desire.

Benefits include:

Treat HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in premenopausal women.

Beneficial for low libido (male & female)

Increase energy

Beneficial for ED (erectile dysfunction)

Enhance sexual satisfaction


CATEGORY: Optimal Health (Cognitive Function), Anti-Aging, Increased Energy

Selank is a heptapeptide which is a derivative of tetra-peptide Tuftsin. The human body produces Tuftsin naturally, which comes with a broad range of benefits. It is one of the latest substances used for its many anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) effects. Selank is a precursor to the tetrapeptide known as Tuftsin. This tetrapeptide can efficiently improve and transform your immune system.

Benefits include:

Superior learning aptitude and memory processes

Better sensory awareness

Improved curiosity

Enhanced mental concentration

Regulation of the activities of noradrenergic and serotonergic brain systems.

Decreased anxiety and stress levels.

Better antiviral functioning without any adverse side effects.

Improved cerebral energy

Better and steady mood as well as feelings of gratification and happiness.

Topical GHK-Cu (Copper)

Category: Anti-aging, Healing, Optimal Health

GHK-Cu (Copper) occurs naturally in human plasma, and it declines with age. This decline coincides with the noticeable decrease in an organism’s regenerative capacity. GHK-Cu functions as a complex with copper, stimulates collagen production, accelerates wound healing and contraction, improves the take of transplanted skin, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties.


Improves skin’s elasticity, firmness, and overall appearance

Reduces hyperpigmentation and skin spots

Improves collagen production

Reduces inflammation

Improves wound healing and reduces infections

Increases hair growth and follicle size

Thymosin Alpha-1

Category: Optimal Health, Healing

Thymosin is a small protein the thymus gland produces to stimulate disease-fighting T-cell development. The thymus is an integral part of your immune system, where individual T-cells are made to respond to the millions of bacteria, fungi, or viruses that potentially invade the body. Thymosin Alpha-1 is an excellent immune modulator. Commonly prescribed for treating chronic viral diseases, Thymosin Alpha-1 increases innate immunity factors and helps fight harmful autoimmune processes. It controls inflammation associated with chronic diseases, which can cause excess fatigue.


Modulates immune function and inflammation

Improves chronic fatigue

Suppresses tumor growth

Improves autoimmune function

Contains antifungal and antibacterial properties

Protects against oxidative damage

Increases vaccine effectiveness

Helps eliminate unhealthy cells and stops infection or cancer growth



PE-22-28 is a 7-amino acid peptide derived from a naturally occurring peptide known as spadin. Spadin is a peptide that blocks the TREK-1 channel. TREK-1 is present in areas of the brain that control mood, learning, and memory and is, therefore, a target for antidepressants. PE-22-28 is a research peptide undergoing evaluation for potential benefits as an antidepressant.



Promotes growth of new neurons

Aids in stroke recovery

Defends against neurodegenerative diseases

5-Amino IMQ

Category: Weight Loss, Fat Loss, Metabolic Health

5-Amino-1MQ works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme called NNMT. NNMT is mostly active in adipose fat tissue and has a substantial impact on energy and metabolism.

By inhibiting NNMT, the cofactor nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which is essential for cellular metabolism, increases.  Because of its function in lowering the risk of diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis and other types of cardiovascular disease, renal disease, liver disease, neurodegeneration, and cancer, SIRT1 is frequently referred to as “the longevity gene.”

According to studies, diet induced obese mice administered 5-amino-1MQ had a 7% lower body mass or body fat than the control group without changing their food intake. [R]

According to research, lowering NNMT may aid in shrinking fat cells and reducing the size of fat deposits and fat accumulation.

Multiple studies have shown that the benefits of 5 Amino 1MQ extend beyond inducing significant weight loss. This peptide can also improve a variety of metabolic conditions, improve muscle mass, improve muscle stem cell production and most importantly aid in longevity. According to preliminary studies, NMN helps tissues make NAD+, which is important for maintaining glucose homeostasis, energy metabolism, aerobic capacity, and cellular health. [R]

Research has demonstrated that NMN improves energy metabolism, insulin sensitivity, plasma lipid profile, increased ocular function, and other pathophysiologies associated with ageing. It also reduces age-related body weight gain. 

Benefits include:

  • Produces dramatic weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Improves blood sugar levels
  • Fights inflammation
  • Enhances aged muscle regeneration
  • Can also improve a variety of metabolic conditions, improve muscle mass, improve muscle stem cell production, and aid in longevity

Category: Energy, Optimal Health, Anti-aging

NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a type of coenzyme found in humans, animals, yeast and basically all living things. As we get older, our NAD levels naturally decline, which is linked with various health problems. Research suggests that in our 20s levels in our brain tissue start to deline. By our 40s, levels in our skin are on a decline.


  • Helps restore mitochondrial function.
  • Protects cells from stress, slowing stress related aging
  • Maintaining healthy sleep cycles
  • Helping your cells repair damaged DNA
  • Improves muscle function
  • Protecting cells of the nervous system and heart
  • Slows aging
  • Improving glucose levels and overall liver health
  • Helps with energy and reduces symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Protects against vision decline and signs of skin aging
  • Regulation of circadian rhythms and appetite

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