What if you could revitalize your body from the inside out with a 30 minute minimally invasive treatment? We are bombarded with the latest and greatest fad diets and meal plans to look and feel our best but often the basics are overlooked. Vitamins and minerals are essential for our bodies to function at their optimal level. The fastest way to get vitamins and minerals in the body is with IV Therapy. It is a treatment that will infuse your body with those essential vitamins and minerals to allow you to reach your peak.
What is IV Therapy?
Intravenous Therapy is a treatment where a combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are directly infused into your system through an IV. This treatment has been around for over fifty years. Oral ingestion only allows for 10-25% of absorption of these vitamins versus almost 100% absorption when administered through an IV. It is important for the body to have and maintain the proper level of these vitamins especially after high stress events like surgery and illness. IV Therapy in Northern Virginia is one of the fastest growing procedures due to the search for a quick preventative method against Jet Lag.
IV Therapy has many key benefits for our health and wellness including:
We suggest IV Therapy in Northern Virginia because in today’s fast paced society, fatigue can be a major inhibitor to success. Fatigue can be due to a number of causes such as poor diet or infection. Commonly, a deficiency of B vitamins can contribute to fatigue. Intravenous Therapy for fatigue includes vitamin C and B complex vitamins.
Recovery after Surgery
It is imperative for your body to have the proper level of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to enable recovery and healing after surgery. IV Therapy is an excellent way to ensure your body has those essential nutrients. Combinations to speed up overall recovery and increase immunity can include Lactated Ringers, high doses of Vitamin C, and a combination of Vitamin B.
Enhanced Athletic Performance
IV Therapy can improve the way the body performs by enhancing overall hydration and ensuring the proper vitamins and minerals are available for optimum metabolism function. It can also reduce post work-out recovery time by flushing out lactic acid and decreasing muscle soreness. Common preparations include high dose Vitamin C and B complex.
Slowing the Aging Process
As we age, our collagen stores decrease rapidly. Collagen is necessary for healthy appearing skin and the reduction of skin aging. Glutathione is an anti-oxidant that helps to eliminate toxins in the body, protects the collagen fibers and elasticity of the skin. It can also decrease melanin that is responsible for sun/age spots. Intravenous Therapy to fight the inevitable signs of aging can include a combination of Glutathione, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and normal saline.
Revitalizing After Long Travel, Jet Lag and Hang Over
The body typically suffers significant dehydration and a weakened immune system after long travel and alcohol consumption. IV Therapy can replenish that lost hydration and replace those vitamins and minerals that have diminished leaving you feeling refreshed and energized.
One of our nationally certified PA’s will perform a health assessment and help you to determine the best treatment tailored specifically for you. Your vital signs will be obtained by checking your blood pressure, pulse and temperature. We will start an IV using a tiny needle and numbing spray so the process is virtually painless. Your vitamin combination will be prepared and set at the right drip rate. You may receive this treatment with one of our other skin wellness treatments or sit back and relax. After the vitamins have infused, we remove the IV and apply a band-aid. Your body will put these vital nutrients to work and improve your wellness from the inside out.
IV Therapy is offered throughout four different blends:
Refresh: With a simple blend of Vitamin B Complex and IV fluid, the Refresh package provides a quick boost to revitalize yourself after long travel, jet lag, or late nights. Refresh is a great introductory package for clients new to IV Therapy.
Renew: Currently the Best Selling Package, Renew is for those who have become dehydrated, weak, or looking for a simple and cost effective anti-aging remedy. This package provides an effectively well-balanced blend of Vitamin B Complex and Gluthathione with a base of basic IV fluids. After receiving these essential fluids, you will be able to see results in a mere hour.
Recover: This is a combination that is great for aiding in the recovery of athletes by flushing out lactic acid which will decrease muscle soreness and enhance hydration. It is also very beneficial for patients undergoing hand or plastic surgery procedures. This blend of Magnesium, high doses of Vitamin C, and Vitamin B Complex reduces the side effects of anesthesia and speeds up overall recovery. All substances in this blend are approved through the National Football League, Major League Baseball standards, Olympic Athlete Association, NCAA Guidelines, and the Major League Soccer standards.
Rejuvenate: This is a combination that will help fight the signs of aging while leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Normal saline is combined with Vitamin C, Magnesium, a selection of Vitamin B complex and Glutathione will be your mini fountain of youth and give you an overall sense of well- being.
Intravenous Therapy offers a variety of health benefits for both those with chronic health concerns and those that just want to amp up their skin care and overall wellness routine. It is not recommended for those who have a Thiamine allergy, renal disease or are pregnant or breast feeding.
– Fight aging skin
– Increase wound healing and recovery after procedures such as hand and plastic surgery
– Increasing energy while reducing fatigue and stress
– Speed up recovery from long travel, late nights and jet lag
Your IV Therapy may include one or more vitamins. We will choose the right combination for your infusion to improve health and wellness as efficiently as possible.
Vitamins available include:
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a potent antioxidant which helps to block damage from free radicals. It can help enhance the health promoting benefits of exercise and decrease inflammation. Vitamin C helps protect cardiovascular health and can decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It helps build and maintain tissues while strengthening our immune system.
Vitamin B complex
Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, is an antioxidant that aides in converting energy from the foods we eat into usable energy. Every cell in the body needs B2 to function properly. Without B2, the other B vitamins are not able to do their jobs. B2 also helps to maintain healthy blood cells.
Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, is responsible for brain function and helps with improved memory and concentration and decreased stress levels. It supports the cardiovascular system, lungs and kidneys. Combined with Omega-3 fatty acids it also promotes eye health.
Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic acid, helps to boost immunity and reduce the certain conditions such as stress, hair loss, asthma and osteoarthritis. It can be beneficial in the of diabetes by helping to stabilize blood sugar. Vitamin B5 plays a role in the production of sex and stress related hormones by the adrenal glands.
Vitamin B6, otherwise known as Pyridoxamine, helps produce neurotransmitters which are chemicals that allow communication between brain and nerve cells. It can help alleviate symptoms of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, PMS, depression and arthritis. Vitamin B6 is essential for maintaining a healthy nervous system and metabolism.
Vitamin B12 is essential for keeping your nerves and red blood cells healthy. It is needed to convert carbohydrates that we ingest into energy production. It helps to regulate our nervous system, therefore reducing stress and depression. It is important for the constant renewal of the skin and healthy hair and nails. It can also help protect against certain cancers such as breast, lung, colon and prostate. Patients who are deficient in B12 can suffer from chronic fatigue, muscle aches and weakness and joint pain. B12 is found in animal proteins so it is very important for vegans and vegetarians to supplement their diet with this vital nutrient.
Glutathione offers exceptional antioxidant benefits and is referred to as the body’s “Master Antioxidant”. It can be found in each cell in the body and looks for free radicals, toxins and excess heavy metals that can cause destruction. It can regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin C and E.
Glutathione aides in the function of the liver, kidneys and intestines which are the bodies main detoxification systems. It helps to eliminate toxins that were ingested and neutralize those before absorption. It is essential for skin health and reduction of skin aging. It protects the collagen fibers and elasticity of the skin. It also has been shown to decrease melanin production that can be responsible for causing hyperpigmentation-age/sun spots.
Intravenous Therapy is contraindicated for patients with a Thiamine allergy, renal disease, pregnant or breast feeding women. Our staff will thoroughly review your medical history to ensure the right treatment is chosen for you.
At NOVA Plastic Surgery we believe every patient is unique. If you are interested in IV Therapy in Northern Virginia, contact us at (703) 574-2588.