What is IV therapy?
Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy is a safe and effective way to deliver nutrients, vitamins, and medications directly into your bloodstream. Unlike traditional oral supplements, IV vitamin therapy has a 100% absorption rate, allowing you to quickly receive hydration and take in larger amounts of vitamins and nutrients. IV therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal system, reducing symptoms such as nausea and heartburn that is commonly associated with taking vitamins by mouth.
How can IV therapy benefit me?
The providers at Dr. Thrower’s MedSpa have developed specialized regimens to fit your aesthetic and wellness needs. Our regimens include formulas for hair regrowth, skin lightening, skin complexion, weight loss, wound healing, athletic performance, libido and much more. IV therapy allows for a larger amount of vitamins to be absorbed in a shorter period of time. Optimal hydration is achieved due to the vitamins being infused in a fluid bag. IV therapy is most effective with a well-balanced lifestyle and diet.
IV Therapy FAQs
Who can receive IV therapy?
You must be at least 18 years old to receive IV therapy. IV therapy is contraindicated in patients with heart failure, renal disease, and liver disease. It is also contraindicated in patients that are pregnant or breast feeding. IV therapy cannot be administered if these conditions are applicable to you. Please consult with your primary health care provider.
What fluids and vitamins are in an IV bag?
- Normal Saline
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Ascorbic Acid
- Amino Acids
- B-Complex Vitamins
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Magnesium Chloride
- Folic Acid
How long does IV therapy take?
IV therapy is a quick and simple process. Duration of the infusion can depend on the type of infusion that is being received. Some IV therapies can be relatively quick, while others may be longer. An average time for an IV infusion is typically 30-60 minutes.
How long do the effects of IV therapy last?
Every person will experience IV therapy differently. The effects of IV therapy are dependent on which formula is being received. In most cases, the effects are felt immediately and lasts a few days to a week. However, if you are seeking out IV therapy for goals such as hair regrowth and skin lightening, effects will be patient specific. It is recommended to consult with the provider to discuss treatment goals.
How much does it cost?
Our IV therapy services start at $199. IV therapy is not covered by insurance. However, services can be charged under HSA and FSA cards. We also offer package deals and promos.
IV Therapy Pre-Treatment:
How to Prepare for Your Infusion
It is essential to have adequate hydration prior to your appointment. When your body is dehydrated, your veins contract. This may make it difficult to insert the IV catheter. An IV catheter must be inserted to receive IV therapy.
Have a snack
Having a small snack prior to your infusion will ensure your blood sugar levels are stable. A snack will help avoid any nausea or lightheadedness that may occur during and after your infusion.
Avoid certain medications
Try to avoid taking any over-the-counter vasoconstricting drugs such as antihistamines or decongestants. These include Claritin, Allegra, Sudafed, and other similar medications. Prescription medications such as blood pressure medications can cause vasoconstriction, but should be taken as prescribed by your provider. If this is the case, please ensure adequate hydration prior to your appointment.
Appointments generally last 30-60 minutes. You will want to wear something that you will be comfortable sitting in for that period of time. Try your best to wear something that will expose your arm because that is where the IV catheter will be placed.
Our IV room is equipped with blankets and pillows for ultimate comfort.
Bring something fun to do while you are infusing! This is a great time to catch up on that book you started or even finish your work project. Don’t have anything to bring? No worries. Our IV room has streaming services ready for your entertainment!
Following these pre-treatment tips along with post-care directions will help ensure a successful and effective treatment!