Intravenous (IV) therapy administers vitamins, nutrients, and minerals directly into your bloodstream to help optimize your health. At her eponymous practice in Pompano Beach, Florida, internal medicine physician Simone Van-Horne, MD, offers several types of IV therapy, including glutathione IV therapy for skin brightening. The treatment is outpatient and presents few risks, so there’s no downtime or recovery period. Call the practice of Simone Van-Horne, MD, to schedule IV therapy, or book your appointment online today.
IV therapy and nutritional supplementation both use nutrients to enhance your health, but they take different approaches.
Nutritional supplementation uses vitamins and minerals that are taken orally. These supplements break down in your stomach, so your cells only receive about 50% of the available nutrients.
IV therapy administers vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream. The IV is a saline (saltwater) solution that contains specific nutrients. It connects to a thin tube called a catheter attached to a needle that’s inserted into a vein in your arm.
Because the nutrients go right into your bloodstream, your cells receive about 90% of their benefits. This allows you to achieve optimal results more quickly than you would through diet and oral supplements alone.
Dr. Van-Horne uses IV therapy to treat various medical issues, including:
Dr. Van-Horne is one of the few practices in the area that uses IV therapy for skin brightening. More specifically, she offers glutathione IV therapy. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant composed of several amino acids. It plays a vital role in liver function and helps eliminate harmful toxins from your blood.
Glutathione is unique in that it inhibits melanin production –– a pigment that darkens your skin. When combined with vitamin C and other antioxidants, glutathione helps protect and strengthen the skin. As a result, it’s incredibly effective at treating common skin imperfections, including acne scars, skin discoloration, and uneven skin tone.
IV therapy is an outpatient procedure that averages 45-60 minutes.
You sit or lie down in a comfortable, reclining chair during treatment. Dr. Van-Horne cleans and sterilizes the inside of your elbow and carefully inserts the IV needle into your arm. The needle connects to an IV bag that slowly drips vitamins and minerals into your bloodstream. You can read, watch TV, or nap during treatment.
After the IV bag is completely drained, Dr. Van-Horne removes the needle from your arm, applies a bandage, and provides recovery instructions.
Call the practice of Simone Van-Horne, MD, to schedule IV therapy, or book your appointment online today.