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Intravenous (IV) Infusion Therapy

Are you feeling rundown or recuperating from illness? Or do you just want a boost to make you feel revitalised?I.V drips

IV Infusion Therapy helps deliver essential vitamins and replenishes hydration intravenously.

Keeping your body hydrated and maintaining a healthy balance of essential vitamins and minerals means your body works at its optimum level.

Naturally a well-balanced diet and regular exercise is essential to maintain good health, but unfortunately with the pressures of everyday living and the declining nutrient quality in some foods these days this is not always possible. IV Infusion Therapy provides high doses of vitamins, minerals and nutrients directly into the bloodstream, exceeding levels achieved by simple oral supplementation.

IV infusions are a potent immune system booster. We offer a variety of treatments to aid in the recovery of illness, hangover relief, recuperating from jet lag and a general health boost. By injecting the vitamins directly into the blood stream your body can absorb the nutrients quickly and therefore help speed up the healing process and improve your cosmetic appearance.

 

Jessica from the Veronicas – Home in Brisbane for 2 days, and today I had my FIRST EVER Vitamin infusion IV therapy session at @cosmeticimageclinics ??? It took 5mins, and gave me a HUGE vitamin C & hydration boost before my next two months of flying!! Anyone living a busy lifestyle should 100% try this out!! Our physical and emotional wellbeing is so incredibly important. Sometimes we just have to slow down and make sure we are always putting our health first ??

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Why should I choose Cosmetic Image Clinics for IV Infusion Therapy treatment?


Cosmetic Image Clinics in our award winning Aquarius Health and Medispa, voted best Medispa for 2014 by the Australasian Spa Association is owned and operated by Dr Ingrid Tall who has over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic medicine industry.

Our clinic is medically supervised and if experience and credibility is what you are looking for, then make Queensland’s largest cosmetic clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics your preferred provider.

What is IV Infusion Therapy?


Normally, nutrients are distributed to your cells via the digestion process. Sometimes you can experience problems digesting the required nutrients and your gut may simply excrete the nutrients before sending them through the bloodstream to the cells.

IV Infusion Therapy helps to deliver essential vitamins and nutrients directly to the cells through the bloodstream bypassing the gut. It also helps to quickly and effectively hydrate the body.

An example of this is the infusion of Vitamin C, high doses taken orally can often cause an upset gut, but administered intravenously they are immediately available for cellular use.

Watch this video to see Dr Tall giving one of our clients IV Infusion Therapy:

 

 

Is IV Infusion Therapy safe and are there any side effects?


IV Infusion Therapy has been used safely for several decades.

Side effects are rare but in some cases you may experience:

  • Headaches
  • Arm pain at the infusion site
  • Bruising
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Irritation in the vein
  • Lowering of blood pressure
  • Lowering of blood sugar
  • Muscle cramps or weakness

It is important that patients advise our clinical aesthetic team of any allergies or pre-existing conditions when having their initial consultation.

Being well hydrated and eating prior to intravenous therapy is important and may alleviate any side effects from the treatment. Some patients bring a healthy snack to eat and juice or water to drink while receiving IV therapy.

You may feel fatigued and/or suffer from a headache 24 hours after the treatment, if you are concerned contact our clinical aesthetic team on 07 3003 4000.

One of our lovely patients came all the way from Sydney to get her IV infusion at Cosmetic Image Clinics with Dr Ingrid Tall.

One of our lovely patients came all the way from Sydney to get her IV infusion at Cosmetic Image Clinics with Dr Ingrid Tall.

How many IV Infusion Therapy treatments will I require and does it hurt?


The frequency and number of treatments required will vary depending on the condition/s being treated; your current health status; and how you respond to the treatments.

We pride ourselves on making your experience as comfortable as possible. Pain tolerance differs from person to person, but generally the treatment involves minimal discomfort and you can resume your regular activities immediately after.

Frequently Asked Questions – IV Infusion Therapy


Q: What is the cost for IV Infusion therapy?

A: The pricing for IV Infusion therapy treatments at Cosmetic Image Clinics, Brisbane CBD range from $95 – $280 per treatment depending on the type of treatment you choose.

Q: What IV Infusion therapy treatments do you offer at Cosmetic Image Clinics, Brisbane CBD and what do they cost?

A: At Cosmetic Image Clinics we offer the following IV Infusion therapy treatments:

  • Skin Lightening – Glutathione and Vitamin C – costing $220 per treatment
  • Hangover Cure – Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Glutathione – costing $95 per treatment
  • Immune Booster – Vitamin C, Vitamins B and Antioxidants (Magnesium and Zinc) – costing $220 per treatment
  • Detox – Glutathione – costing $165 per treatment
  • Myers Infusion Therapy – Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B and Vitamin C – costing $280 per treatment
  • The Hydrator – a saline water solution – costing $95
  • The Get-Up-And-Go Booster – Vitamin B12 – costing $125

*prices may be subject to change

Q: Will I need multiple IV Infusion therapy treatments?

A: The frequency and number of treatments required will vary depending on the condition/s being treated; your current health status; and how you respond to the treatments. For example, when having skin lightening IV Infusion therapy you would need to have follow maintenance treatments to enhance and maintain the results.

Q: What is IV Infusion therapy?

A: Normally, nutrients are distributed to your cells via the digestion process. Sometimes you can experience problems digesting the required nutrients and your gut may simply excrete the nutrients before sending them through the bloodstream to the cells.

IV Infusion therapy helps deliver essential vitamins and nutrients directly to the cells through the bloodstream bypassing the gut. It also helps to quickly and effectively hydrate the body.

Q: Approximately how many skin lightening IV Infusion therapy treatments would I need to have?

A: You may need up to 10 sessions for lightening, at least once a week and then have follow up maintenance treatments. We also offer other products/treatments to help lighten skin, such as Hydroquinone facing cream, glycolic peels etc.

Q: Does IV Infusion therapy aid in treating illnesses, such as Ross River Fever or help with peripheral neuropathy in my hands and feet from arsenic poisoning?

A: There has not been any scientific evidence that the IV infusion helps with such illnesses, but in saying that a lot of people find it gave them more energy and a general feeling of well-being.

Q: Is IV Infusion therapy painful?

A: At Cosmetic Image Clinics we pride ourselves on making your experience as comfortable as possible. Pain tolerance differs from person to person, but generally the treatment involves minimal discomfort and you can resume your regular activities immediately after.

Q: Are there any risks when having IV Infusion therapy?

A: You must advise us if you :

  • have heart disease
  • have any other illness
  • are pregnant
  • are breast feeding
  • have ever experienced an allergic reaction to Hartmann’s IV Infusion

*If you have any concerns about receiving any of these injections, ask your health care professional for advice.

 

What type of IV Infusion Therapies are offered at Cosmetic Image Clinics?


At Cosmetic Image Clinics we offer custom IV infusion blends to treat a multitude of conditions and ailments.

The Get-Up-And-Go Booster – Vitamin B12

The rigors of daily life can leave you feeling lethargic and lacking energy.

This Vitamin B12 energy lift can help to boost your immune system, increase your energy levels, enhance your red blood cell production, and assists in improving your moods, sleep and appetite cycles.

Skin Lightening

If you suffer from skin pigmentation issues or want to lighten your skin, then IV Infusion Skin Whitening could be the answer. Using the two main ingredients of Glutathione and Vitamin C intravenously can help to lighten the skin over time. Glutathione helps to inhibit the body producing melanin, while Vitamin C helps to restore brighter clearer skin. This therapy starts from the inside out and creates a whole body skin lightening effect over time.

Hangover Cure

Sometimes we just over do it, have one drink too many on a night out or stay too long at a party!

To help get through the day and rehydrate why not try our IV Hangover Cure which includes Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Glutathione.

This IV therapy helps to ease hangover symptoms, such as dehydration, grogginess, headaches and nausea.

Immune Booster

Vitamin infusions can help to boost your immune system and assist you recover from surgery, infection, inflammation and fatigue.

Our Immune Booster therapy includes Vitamin C, Vitamins B and Magnesium (Antioxidant).

A healthy lifestyle is important, but sometimes healthy eating and oral vitamin supplements are not enough. There can be times where not all of the required vitamins and minerals penetrate into the blood and your system may need an extra boost. IV Infusion Therapy may assist the body speed up the healing process.

Detox

Our Detox IV Therapy includes Glutathione.

This therapy helps to reduce the toxic burden on your body, helping to assist digestion and cleanse the body. It can also be beneficial if you are suffering from nicotine, drug or alcohol withdrawal.

Myers’ Infusion Therapy

The Myers’ Infusion Therapy, also known as the ‘celebrity cocktail’ was formulated in the 1960s by Dr John Myers. This intravenous vitamin and mineral formulation claims to help treat a wide range of conditions, such as asthma, migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, allergies and other disorders.

The Myers’ cocktail includes Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B and Vitamin C.

This treatment has recently been made popular by celebrities, everyone from The Real Housewives, Madonna, Rhianna, Cindy Crawford and Simon Cowell have revealed their secret to maintaining their a-list looks is vitamin infusion injections.

The Myers’ cocktail can be beneficial in situations where oral vitamins or other therapies are not working. By bypassing your digestive system and intravenously delivering the vitamins and minerals through your bloodstream it may help improve cell function and energy levels. An example of this is when Vitamin C is delivered intravenously, this method has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than can be attained when given orally.

By giving the nutrients intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. In addition to this the levels in the bloodstream are temporarily improved so that the nutrients are “enticed” into the cells. This transitory boost frequently “jump-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.

The Myers’ cocktail is typically given 1-2 times per week, and beneficial effects are normally realised by the fourth visit. Many patients with chronic conditions choose to continue the infusion treatments every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy levels dropping.

The Hydrator

Exercise, illness and hangovers can cause loss of fluid and mineral salts from the body.

This Hydrator IV Infusion using Hartmann’s Solution (also known as compound sodium lactate [CSL]) can help replace lost body fluids and mineral salts. It is particularly suitable when the losses result in too much acid being present in the blood.

You must advise us if you:

  • have heart disease
  • have any other illness
  • are pregnant
  • are breast feeding
  • have ever experienced an allergic reaction to Hartmann’s IV Infusion

*If you have any concerns about receiving any of these injections, ask your health care professional for advice.

 

 

In the news


Click here to read more about IV Therapy in the Sydney Morning Herald, July 17 2013.