Vitamin IV drip therapy is a safe, efficient way of replenishing the body’s nutrients and hydration. Under the careful supervision of a medical professional, intravenous vitamin treatments can perk up your energy levels and rejuvenate your complexion.
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- 1 About IV Drips
- 2 IV Therapy Options
- 3 Benefits of Vitamin Treatment
- 4 Eligible Candidates
- 5 Private Consultation in LA
- 6 Preparation and Procedure
- 7 Recovery and Results
- 8 FAQ
- 9 References
About IV Drips
You’re probably wondering: “Why do I need IV vitamin therapy when I can just take pills?” This is the question we get asked most often. The answer is that pills that are taken orally get metabolized and broken down by your liver, yielding only partial results. IV infusions, however, completely bypass the liver, resulting in the full absorption of these powerful and necessary nutrients.
IV drip therapy has been used for decades in hospitals to treat a range of conditions, from dehydration, migraines, nutrient-absorption disorders, and fatigue. Now, vitamins can be administered via IV at clinics and practices all over the country. While most people may have heard the buzz surrounding IV therapy for hangovers, Self Care LA in Los Angeles has formulated a wide range of vitamin-infused treatments aimed at boosting hydration, energy levels, skin maintenance, nutritional intake, and more.
The contents of our IV drips vary depending on each patient’s needs. Many, including the popular Myers’ cocktail, contain magnesium, vitamin C, calcium and some B vitamins. Delivering a high concentration of vitamins and minerals straight to the bloodstream aids the body more effectively than taking pills. These supplemental vitamins help control how well your body functions at the cellular level. When your cells function optimally, your organs work properly, and your overall health improves.
Self Care LA offers a complete menu of revitalizing vitamin IV drip therapy for individuals in Los Angeles who need an extra boost to feel their best.
IV Therapy Options
This is the original vitamin infusion. Named after the legendary Dr. John Myers, this IV treatment has helped remedy a variety of chronic diseases. Recipients report feeling more energetic and refreshed after a Myers’ cocktail session.
Confession time! We’ve all experienced an epic night of partying that went a bit too far. You’ve tried coffee, Advil, and water but still can’t seem to shake it. End your hangover with our special vitamin blend. In 30 minutes, you’ll feel back to normal and ready to resume your productive day. Bottoms up!
The daily grind can really…well, grind you down. Give yourself an edge, both mentally and physically, by sharpening your focus to tackle the day’s most challenging problems. Who’s the boss? You are!
Your body is a powerful machine, so it needs the right fuel to keep it operating at peak performance. Whether you’re getting ready for a major event, or you just can’t avoid getting sore from a workout, this mix will help you recover and repair. Ideal for weight training, resistance exercises, or aerobic sessions.
Keep Me Beautiful
Beauty may only be skin deep, but this IV treatment gets beneath the surface for maximum enhancement. A celebrity favorite, the Keep Me Beautiful solution offers an exquisite mix that gives you a whole-body rejuvenation from the inside out. This drip focuses on hair health, skin brightening, and strengthening your nails. Nailed it!
Your immune system can always use a helping hand. This IV boost is an ideal defense against superbugs and seasonal viruses, like the common cold and flu. Contact Self Care LA before you plan your next trip to guard against travel sickness and fatigue.
Make Me Feel Young
They may not have found the actual fountain of youth, but this infusion comes as close as you can get! Even if you lead an active lifestyle, the ramifications can contribute to the aging process. Sun exposure yields UV damage, wrinkles, toxins, and dryness. Thankfully, this treatment contains age-fighting antioxidants that can offer protection from the elements and a boost to vibrant skin.
Fire Me Up!
Do you find yourself feeling tired for no particular reason? Work, school, shopping, fitness, and family obligations can exhaust even the most energetic person. Say goodbye to caffeine and high-sugar energy drinks that cause you to crash quickly. Now say hello to IV fluids, vitamins, and much-needed electrolytes. The Fire Me Up! drip integrates seamlessly into your bloodstream, allowing for better absorption of these vital ingredients to keep your body ecosystem balanced.
Want to facilitate successful preparation for surgery, as well as a healthy post-recovery? Whether you are treating your back, hip, or knee, this drip contains the necessary vitamins and antioxidants to brighten your prognosis. The Pre-Op Pop is also beneficial for plastic, bariatric, or general surgery, allowing for faster healing time and restful recovery. Try a drip both before and after your procedure.
De-Stress and Relax
Meditation, yoga, and deep breathing exercises are great, but sometimes they just don’t achieve the proper Zen. With some specially selected vitamins and nutrients, this IV concoction can calm your nerves, modulate your moodiness, reduce your irritability, and eliminate other signs of stress.
Benefits of Vitamin Treatment
As mentioned previously, the IV delivery system is more efficient than vitamin pills due to the fact that it bypasses the liver. But IV drips give the liver a break in more ways than one. Not only do they alleviate the stress of having to process synthetic pills, but intravenous infusions may also help prevent certain instances of cirrhosis and fibrosis.
Medical studies indicate that IV doses of vitamin C might assist in the reduction of blood pressure (hypertension). Your vitamin therapy should be customized to your specific needs and wellness goals. Contact Self Care LA to discuss which treatment option works best for you.
If you are a healthy individual in the Los Angeles area who wishes to experience a boost in hydration and vitality, then IV drip therapy may be perfect for you. Please inform your Self Care LA team if you have a history of kidney disease, as that may prevent you from receiving intravenous vitamin treatment. A qualified medical professional will determine your eligibility for IV infusions during your comprehensive consultation.
Private Consultation in LA
Every great transformation begins with a simple conversation. That’s why Self Care LA offers FREE consultations to openly discuss your health and aesthetic concerns in a private setting. Be ready to share your medical history and future goals and together, we can assess whether IV drip vitamins are optimal for your health.
You can reach us in either Santa Monica or Los Angeles by dialing one convenient number: (310) 856-9583. Schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated, knowledgeable staff members and let them know that you are interested in a vitamin IV drip session. In the meantime, feel free to read through our blog to explore all of the many services we provide at Self Care LA.
Preparation and Procedure
The IV drip procedure is so straightforward, you may be ready for your session immediately following the consultation. Please wear loose clothing to the office to maximize your comfort and allow your clinician easy access to your arms.
Before we administer the vitamin IV drip, we will cleanse your injection site(s) to mitigate the risk of infection or irritation. A licensed injector will gently place the IV catheter along the inner crease of your elbow region. The duration of your session varies according to the treatment you request, but it will generally last about 30-40 minutes.
Recovery and Results
There is generally no downtime associated with an IV vitamin treatment. Please avoid rubbing or scratching the injection area to facilitate a speedy recovery.
Your clinician will apply a small patch of gauze to the area. Please follow their instructions as to when you can remove the dressing. To get a preview of your future satisfaction, feel free to peruse our wonderful reviews. We love our patients and we give them 5 stars right back!
The cost of vitamin IV therapy depends on several factors. Each solution is specially priced to deliver the exact benefits your unique physiology requires. Self Care LA prides ourselves on transparent fees as part of our comprehensive consultation process. Please visit our financing page or call (310) 856-9583 with any questions you may have.
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- Türkdoğan, M. K., Ağaoğlu, Z., Yener, Z., Sekeroğlu, R., Akkan, H. A., & Avci, M. E. (2001). The role of antioxidant vitamins (C and E), selenium and Nigella sativa in the prevention of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in rabbits: new hopes. DTW. Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift. 108 (2) 71. PMID: 11367885
- Ried, K., Travica, N., & Sali, A. (2016). The acute effect of high-dose intravenous vitamin C and other nutrients on blood pressure: a cohort study. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 21 (3) 160–167. https://doi.org/10.1097/MBP.0000000000000178