Pre-IV Injection: How to Prepare for Your First Appointment
Intravenous (IV) therapy is one of the most popular and effective ways to administer vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into the body. Through IV therapy, nutrients are absorbed rapidly and at higher bioavailability to the body by bypassing the digestive system and entering directly through the bloodstream.
Whether you’re looking to boost your energy, preparing for or recovering from a workout, boosting your immune system or in need of a hangover cure, an IV injection is a great way to get nutrients into your body FAST. Our team is looking forward to meeting you.
To ensure maximum benefit and ease of your infusion, we recommend the following:
- Set up your Client Profile in Aesthetic Record upon first booking your infusion. Complete your First Visit Questionnaire. (this is required before our nurses see you)
- IV infusion may take up to 90 minutes, depending on the infusion and other factors. Please plan your schedule accordingly and allow for adequate time for your infusion.
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! We recommend drinking 2 large glasses of water (20 oz.) before and after your treatment. (it can be more difficult to find a vein if you are dehydrated).
- Eat a snack. Ensure something is in your stomach before your appointment to help avoid nausea and lightheadedness during and after your infusion.
- Wear a loose fitting shirt to help access a vein easier.
- Avoid vasoconstricting medications. If possible, avoid taking any over-the-counter antihistamines or decongestants the morning of your infusion. Drugs like Sudafed PE and Benadryl contains vasoconstriction components that cause your blood vessels to constrict making it difficult to get an IV insertion in. If this cannot be avoided, be sure to stay extra hydrated prior to your infusion.
- Relax! IV can be anxiety producing however our team of highly-qualified nurses will take care of you every step of the way. Before you know it, the infusion will be over and you will be feeling great!