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IV Therapy in Pasadena by Parfaire

In the world of modern medicine, patients are seeking ways to enhance their physical appearance and boost their overall well-being. At Parfaire Medical Aesthetics, IV therapy is one of our most popular med spa treatments.

What is IV Therapy?

While IV therapy has been a standard medical procedure for years, it has gained attention over the past few years for its role in promoting wellness, enhancing aesthetics and addressing a variety of health concerns.
In a medical spa setting, IV therapy—sometimes called IV vitamin therapy—uses a small needle to deliver a mixture of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other essential nutrients tailored to the patient’s specific needs and goals. These infusions can address a wide range of health and beauty concerns, from improving skin health and boosting energy to stress and anxiety support.
While some providers administer IV therapy in the home, our patients enjoy their treatments in our upscale med spa in Pasadena, CA.

Who Can Get IV Therapy?

Most people are able to receive intravenous vitamin therapy, as long as they are over 100 lbs. It may be beneficial for patients with vitamin deficiencies, dehydration, anxiety or fatigue.

Those with heart conditions or kidney disease should not undergo IV therapy as their organs may not be able to process a large influx of vitamins safely. Critically ill patients are also ineligible to receive TV therapy. If you are taking any prescription medication, you should notify your provider to avoid drug interactions.

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Benefits of IV Therapy

Incorporating IV therapies into your wellness routine offers several potential benefits. Here is a closer look at the reasons our patients love this treatment:

Customized Treatment

IV therapy is highly customizable, with the exact nutrient mix adjusted to meet your needs, medical conditions and goals. Whether you’re seeking more energy, weight loss support, skin rejuvenation or another concern, we tailor your IV infusions to you.

Fast and Effective Results

This treatment offers rapid nutrient delivery and absorption, allowing you to experience the benefits quicker than traditional supplements. This can be particularly appealing if you need to alleviate specific health concerns.

Complete Hydration

Proper hydration is a key factor in maintaining many of the body’s systems, from the skin to digestive system. IV hydration therapy provides the vitamins and minerals needed to efficiently hydrate the body and keep you feeling your best.

Enhanced Recovery

IV vitamin therapy can help the body recover from a variety of things: intense athletic training, inflammation, hangovers and more. The vitamins and minerals in IV therapy help replenish the body’s resources faster, leading to a quicker recovery.

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What Fluids and Vitamins are in an IV Bag?

Each IV treatment features a different combination of nutrients in saline solution. Here are the most common inclusions:

  • Vitamin B complex: plays a role in metabolism support, blood sugar control and energy production.
  • Vitamin B12: supports energy, weight management and digestive health. Many vegans and vegetarians are lacking in this supplement.
  • Vitamin C: supports a healthy immune system and collagen production.
  • Zinc: provides additional immune system support, helps wounds heal faster and aids your metabolism.
  • Magnesium: may help alleviate anxiety and depression while increasing bone health.

Popular IV Vitamin Therapy Options

IV therapy is catered to each patient’s needs, but here are some of our most popular options:

Hydration Therapy

Almost anyone can benefit from IV hydration therapy, but it is ideal for those seeking quick recovery from dehydration, hangovers or fatigue. IV hydration therapy helps restore electrolyte balance, replenish lost fluids and promotes overall well-being.

Beauty and Anti-Aging IV Therapy

Beauty-focused IV infusions are formulated to promote healthy, radiant skin and reduce the signs of aging. These therapies typically include a combination of vitamins, antioxidants and collagen-boosting nutrients.

Energy and Performance

IV therapy is a great solution for those seeking an energy boost. These infusions are designed to give you a mental and physical edge with B vitamins, amino acids and other energy-boosting compounds.

Immune Support

Boosting the immune system and warding off illness are top priorities for many people. IV therapy can provide high doses of vitamin C, zinc and other immune-boosting nutrients that support immune health. This fortifies the body’s natural defenses and helps you stay healthy and active.

Weight Management

IV therapy for weight management includes infusions that support metabolic functions and fat burning. These treatments can complement your weight loss journey by providing essential nutrients that aid in the process.

What to Look for in an IV Therapy Provider

Not all IV therapy providers are created equally, especially since it has exploded in popularity. Here are the two key things to make sure your provider has before receiving treatment.

Training and Certification

Ensure that your provider is properly trained and certified in IV therapy administration. Many states require specific certifications or licensure for healthcare professionals to perform IV therapy. Parfaire Medical Aesthetics is doctor-owned and operated, and our providers maintain all necessary certifications required by the state of California.

Compliance and Safety

In addition to maintaining certifications, it’s crucial that all equipment and supplies are sterile and properly stored. Shortcuts in this area may lead to infection. Don’t be afraid to ask your provider about their serialization procedures to ensure they are observing proper protocol.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does IV therapy take?

An IV therapy session typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour. Bring a good book, your headphones or your laptop and make the most of your time in the chair.

How long does IV therapy stay in your system?

This depends on several factors such as your metabolic rate and hydration levels. On average, IV fluids stay in your body for a few hours, but the vitamins and minerals administered will stick around for days or weeks.

How quickly will you feel the effects of the IV drip?

How quickly you feel the effects of vitamin therapies depends on the treatment being administered, your metabolic rate and what ailments you have. Because IV drips deliver essential fluids and vitamins directly into the bloodstream, patients receiving IV hydration therapy often feel the effects in just a few minutes. It may take hours to feel the effects of other treatments.

How much does IV therapy cost?

The cost depends on the treatment, but most patients should be prepared to pay $200 or more per session.

Is IV therapy covered by insurance?

For the most part, no, IV therapies are not covered by insurance. However, some carriers include hydration therapy as part of a wellness program and may cover all or a portion of the cost of treatment. For more information, check your policy or contact your carrier.

Are there any side effects of IV treatment?

IV therapies are largely safe, but a few side effects do exist:

  • Bruising at the insertion site
  • Infection 
  • Rash

How IV Therapy Works at Parfaire Medical Aesthetics

When you visit our med spa for IV treatments, we’ll start by discussing your medical history and concerns you’d like to address. Then, one of our nurses will determine the best treatment options for you.

From there, the nurse will set up the IV bag and intravenous line. Once the IV drip starts, you can expect it to last for 30 minutes to an hour. When your treatment is complete, the nurse will remove the line and you’ll be free to go about your day.

If you’re seeking IV therapy in Pasadena, get started by calling us at 626-844-7273 or by booking your appointment online.

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