IV Therapy

Cosmetika Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic located in South Pasadena, CA

You’ve likely heard about IV therapy, but may not be up to speed on all that this treatment has to offer. Cesar Aguiluz, DO, of Cosmetika Aesthetics in South Pasadena, California, offers IV therapy as one of many services to help you look and feel your very best. Explore this treatment approach in more detail today during a face-to-face consultation. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you can call or stop by the office near Los Angeles to check appointment availability.

IV Therapy Q&A

What is IV therapy?

You might be familiar with intravenous (IV) therapy in medical settings. The process involves placing a needle into a vein then administering fluids through a long, thin tube. IV therapy is an excellent way to deliver hydration and medication in a fast and easily controlled manner. 

This approach also has uses in medical aesthetics. Dr. Aguiluz uses IV therapy to give you not only a hydration boost, but also a surge of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. 

No matter how healthy and varied your diet, it’s almost impossible to get the full range of nutrients you need to thrive through food sources alone. The digestion process fails to capture all of the nutrients in your food or oral supplements. 

IV therapy offers a solution that bypasses your digestive tract and delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream where they can go to work immediately. 

What kinds of IV therapy are available?

When considering IV therapy, many men and women choose to begin with a Vitamin Cocktail. This option delivers a range of B vitamins, magnesium, and Vitamin C, among other nutrients. You’ll receive levels that far exceed what you can take in from food sources in a carefully controlled solution that delivers safe supplementation. 

Another option is called NAD+, which stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. This metabolic co-enzyme works to repair, build, and remodel all of the cells in your body, but they require constant replenishment. 

Drug and alcohol abuse forces changes in the way your brain and neurotransmitters work, leading to a deficiency of these essential co-enzymes. A series of NAD+ IV infusions are a great way to support detoxification and rehabilitation from various addictions. 

Another new IV treatment is called Cinderella Treatment. This infusion contains alpha-lipoic acid, ascorbic acid, and glutathione. These powerful antioxidants work to eliminate toxins from your body and fight free radicals, a known contributor to the aging process. 

Is IV therapy painful?  

If the process of getting IV therapy seems daunting, be assured that IV therapy is safe and painless. The professionals who administer your IV are highly skilled and have extensive experience. 

You may feel a slight pinch as the needle enters, but there is no lingering discomfort. Best of all, many men and women who have this treatment report almost immediate positive effects. Many Americans suffer from a nearly constant state of mild dehydration, so the instant hydration boost of IV therapy delivers swift positive effects. 

Call the office or use the online booking tool to set up your IV therapy appointment today.