IV Nutritional Therapy
IV therapy is a fast growing area of medicine as it has been recognized for many years of the effectiveness of getting nutrients via IV. The rational is, if nutrients are used to handle disease, should it matter which route it enters the body? In some ways it does depending on the chronic illness involved. Dr John Myers, a physician who utilized IV nutritional therapy for chronic illnesses for many years, had success in treating chronic diseases such as asthma, fibromyalgia, heart disease, chronic infections, HIV, etc. It is now widely recognised as the “hangover cocktail” and is used all through Las Vegas for many party goers needing to get over that hangover quickly.
At GentleCare Laser Aesthetics, we offer an array of IV nutrient therapies for may uses including rehydration following intense workouts, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, viral illness, vitamin B12 deficiency, and so on. During your consultation with Dr Tariq Ali Khan, he will help to determine if pre-lab workup is needed prior to starting your IV therapy which can be ran through your insurance or our contracted low rates through our partner labs.
How many treatments are needed?
This depends alot on what condition is being treated. Sometimes it takes 1-2 IV treatments and sometimes it will take 10 or more for chronic illnesses.
Are there any side effects?
There can be complications of adverse reactions to the vitamins in the same way you can get an allergic reaction to a medication. Dr Khan will most likely check certain enzyme levels in the blood to determine if there are any potential complications
Does it hurt?
This depends on how much you love needles. For the most part it does not hurt. Some clients may experience temporary burning from some of the vitamins but this is extinguished by changing the rate of the infusion.
When will I feel any effects?
For some of the treatments you will notice a difference right away but for others, it may take a few months of your body utilizing the vitamins to feel a difference.
How much does it cost?
This depends on what we formulate for you. For a simple Myers cocktail, this will start at $125 for 500ml bag and $150 for a 1 liter bag.