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IV Therapy

The worlds of beauty, health, and wellness are colliding, and the latest approach to staying young also includes improving your health for a holistic approach to aging. One treatment that does a little bit of everything is IV therapy. 

From curing a nasty hangover to fighting off jet lag and the onset of the common cold, there seems to be nothing that this drip therapy can't improve—skin included.

IV therapy may be billed as a trendy way to cure whatever ails you from the inside out, but truth be told, it’s more than that. IV therapy has been around since the 1960s when John Myers (hence the name Myers Cocktail, a famous formula used in IV therapy) established the treatment to treat migraines, asthma attacks, and even fibromyalgia. From there, the treatment has evolved, and today, these customized TV drips employ a bevy of vitamins and nutrients to improve conditions and symptoms that may make you feel ‘off’ or not like yourself without putting anything dangerous or foreign into the body. It’s no wonder why celebrities line up for them. These magic potions of sorts can help in more ways than one.

What is IV Hydration?

IV hydration uses an IV bag and a drip line to deliver an intravenous solution of vitamins and minerals. The therapy can quickly replenish lost fluids from dehydration and sickness or give the body a much-needed dose of vitamins to energize it. Typically, IV drips are used to administer medication, but they’re taking a turn into the wellness world, and patients love the benefits. 

What started as a quick fix for hangovers has parlayed into a wellness movement. IV hydration drips are used for many reasons—anti-aging and beauty. But, no matter the reason, be it stress, dehydration, or even if you’re not quite feeling like yourself, an IV therapy drip works wonders for quickly rehydrating the body to feel better.

IV therapy works year-round, but some people find it highly beneficial once cold and flu season kicks into high drive. That’s because the body can become worn down and lack the vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy and stave off infections, viruses, and bacteria. But a drip can instantly kick your energy levels into high gear and blast away a stuffy nose or a throbbing headache. Plus, when the right mix of immune boosters is packed into the IV bag, there may be some glowing skin benefits that you’ll notice, too.

How does IV hydration work?

IV hydration therapy drips work by flooding the body with a customized blend of vitamins and nutrients that the body needs to function optimally. Some people opt for them because they have difficulty getting and absorbing nutrients; others like them simply for how they make them feel.

Most IV drips contain a blend of vitamins, nutrients, and the antioxidant glutathione, which work together to remove toxins from the body while rehydrating it. Some more commonly used ones include vitamins B and C and glutathione, an antioxidant known to be beneficial to the skin. Drips can improve skin and wellness-related conditions by acting as a detox to better the body from the inside out. 

During the treatment, an IV is placed into the arm (just like an IV for medication or surgery), and the contents slowly drip into the bloodstream. As you relax, you may feel a little bit of coldness at first when the contents of the drip begin circulating through your system, signaling that it is making its way into the blood and doing its job.

What are the benefits of IV hydration?

There are several benefits of IV hydration and many reasons why people choose to do them regularly. One of the most notable benefits is the drip’s ability to detox the body, reducing inflammation. Infusing the body with a steady dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients can quickly rev up energy and hydration levels. Your body absorption will increase to 100% compared to 25%, which is the absorption rate when vitamins are taken orally with a healthy digestive system. Direct delivery of hydration, vitamins, and energy agents to the bloodstream, allows the body to absorb 100% of our IV Therapies.

Other benefits of IV therapy include:

You can feel the benefits of an IV almost immediately, although sometimes it can take 12 hours or more to feel the effects.

Who is IV hydration for?

IV hydration therapy can benefit a wide range of patients. It’s a viable solution for anyone looking to improve their wellness and functionality or a chronic issue. People who opt for IV therapy like to because it improves:

Does IV hydration hurt?

No. The process is pretty painless. Once the IV line is inserted into your arm, the contents will slowly drip out, and you shouldn’t feel anything.

How much does IV hydration cost?

The cost of an IV drip varies from person to person. The contents of the drip are a factor in the overall price. We recommend a consultation for a detailed estimate to determine your treatment’s cost.

Common FAQs

Everyone is different, and longevity effects depend on your diet, lifestyle, and metabolism. However, most people report increased energy for a few days and brighter, more glowy skin for upward of one to two weeks.

Everyone is different, and longevity effects depend on your diet, lifestyle, and metabolism. However, most people report increased energy for a few days and brighter, more glowy skin for upward of one to two weeks.

 On average, an IV drip takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Yes, it’s common to create a unique blend of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants to best benefit your body and its needs. During your consultation, we will discuss your skin and wellness concerns and create a cocktail made just for you.

Some of the commonly used vitamins and nutrients include:

  • Vitamins B, B12, and C
  • Glutathione
  • Zinc
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Electrolytes

Get started with AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta

If you’re ready to boost your wellness goals, there’s no better time than now to book a consultation with Advanced MD Aesthetics of Atlanta. A one-on-one consultation with our experienced, professional aestheticians and team of skin experts will determine the best IV therapy for you. We can also customize a package specific to your needs so you can obtain the best results possible.

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