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Intravenous Therapy

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I just had my first vitamin infusion treatment. Was so happy. Felt amazing after. Kendra was awesome. Painless, relaxing and informative. Will definitely be back for monthly treatments!

IV Treatment - Very Patient

Rating : 5/5

My visit was for an IV treatment. I was late and called the clinic and they had a great attitude. The IV treatment was gentle and comfortable and they explained their process and what the treatment will do for me. It was very relaxing atmosphere, with comfy chairs. I highly recommend Essence, Dr. Chim and the team at the clinic.

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Brightens Complexion

Detoxifies the Skin

Clears Blemishes

Lightens Pigmented Areas

Anti-Aging

Detoxifies the Liver

 

Glutathione:

Fees:

 

IV Glutathione Push Initial (30 minutes)

($130 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)                            $150.00

 

V Glutathione Push Follow-up (15 minutes)

($110 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)                            $130.00

IV Glutathione Therapy is all about lightening your skin from the inside, with Glutathione and Vitamin C injected into your bloodstream via a small butterfly needle. IV Therapy allows for these active ingredients to go directly into the bloodstream and hence, are absorbed much more effectively than taken orally.

IV Glutathione Skin Lightening Therapy works best for darker skinned ethnic groups, such as Asian (Filipino, Chinese, Korean, etc), East Indian, African, Hispanic, or simply for anyone with skin darkened from UV rays from being outdoors. IV Glutathione is also regularly used by all men and women who wants to maintain good skin complexion and general health.

 

Naturopathic Services

IV Therapy Fee

 

IV Multi-Vitamin Initial Visit

60 minutes                     $175.00

($150 visit fee, $25 supplies fee)
IV Multi-Vitamin Follow-up

45 minutes                  $150.00

($125 visit fee, $25 supplies fee)

Add-on's:

Add-on Glutathione        +$65.00

Add-on B12                    +$20.00

Add-on Adrenal              +$22.50

Add-on Lipotropic 2mL   +$45.00

 

IV Glutathione Push Initial

30 minutes                     $150.00

($130 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)

IV Glutathione Push Follow-up

15 minutes                     $130.00

($110 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)

 

IV Anti-Aging Initial Visit

75 minutes                     $265.00

($215 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)

IV Anti-Aging Follow-up

60 minutes                     $240.00

($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)

 

IV Weight Loss Initial Visit

60 minutes                     $250.00

($210 visit fee, $40 supplies fee)

IV Weight Loss Follow-up

45 minutes                     $225.00

($185 visit fee, $40 supplies fee)

 

IV Immune Boost Initial Visit

75 minutes                     $265.00

($215 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)

IV Immune Boost Follow-up

60 minutes                     $240.00

($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)

 

BEFORE YOUR IV TREATMENT

  1. Eat a meal before coming to your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood sugar levels.
  2. Drink at least 1 L (4 cups) of water before your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood pressure.
  3. If this is your FIRST IV treatment, then obtain a urine sample cup from our front desk staff and provide us with a urine sample. We can rule out current infections and other kidney conditions with a urine dipstick test.
  4. Bring a snack with you in case you need to eat something to raise your blood sugar levels. We also have protein bars for purchase.
  5. Bring any recent relevant blood work with you.
  6. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Refrain from wearing tight belts, scarves, spanx, etc.
  7. Do not exercise before or after your IV treatment. Do not take the stairs up to our clinic as this will affect blood pressure readings.
  8. Inform us of all current supplements and prescriptions or if there are any changes in dose.

 

DURING YOUR IV TREATMENT

  1. Bring a water bottle as you will be advised to drink 1-2 cups of water during your treatment. Our clinic will also provide water and tea in case you forgot your water bottle at home.
  2. Do not cross your legs during treatment as this may constrict blood circulation.
  3. Stay awake during your treatment so we know you are conscious.
  4. Bring a book, an iPad, a smart phone or some reading material with you.
  5. Inform us immediately if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, cramps, dizziness or if it becomes difficult for you to breathe. Ring the safety bell continuously until someone comes to attend to you.
  6. Do not move the arm that is hooked to the IV line. Pretend you only have one arm to use.
  7. Do not change the drip rate or move the IV bag as this may affect your treatment outcome.

 

AFTER YOUR IV TREATMENT

  1. How you feel after an IV treatment will depend on the type of IV treatment your received. In general, if you received a basic Myer’s Multi-vitamin and mineral cocktail which includes vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and trace minerals, you should feel very relaxed after the treatment, sleep fairly well and wake up the next day with higher levels of energy.
  2. If you had Glutathione IV, then it is common to smell a sulfur smell in your urine.
  3. Drink at least another 2-4 glasses of water and eat another meal after your IV treatment.
  4. If the IV needle insertion site becomes hot, red, itchy, or you develop a rash or have a fever, call our clinic immediately at (403) 383-3228. If it is after clinic hours, please call our 24-hour clinic phone at (403) 891-1932.

 

 

IV Glutathione for Skin Lightening

IV Glutathione is the liver's most powerful anti-oxidant and hence, has great anti-aging and skin lightening properties.

 

 

How does Glutathione work to lighten the skin?

 

Glutathione (GSH) is the body’s most powerful anti-oxidant and detoxifier, made from three amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. Glutathione has other functions in the body as well including elimination of free radicals and toxic substances, skin rejuvenation, tissue repair, regeneration of liver cells from alcohol damage and fatty food intake and improving immunity.

 

Glutathione is effective in lightening the skin because it reduces the production of melanin in melanocyte cells (melanin is the molecule responsible for pigmentation). 

 

Vitamin C is also injected to help the body clear reactive oxygen species (ROS). Vitamin C neutralizes and eliminates these harmful free radicals, hence, reduces the effects of aging. It also helps increase production of collagen to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.  

How many treatments will I need?

 

The number of treatments needed is dependant on how dark your skin is to begin with, how many shades you plan on lightening, how fast you want to achieve results and ultimately, how your body responds to the treatment. Our Naturopathic Doctors will give you a treatment protocol suggestion after your first visit. 

 

Typically, we recommend a series of 10 treatments. You can come either once a week for ten weeks or twice a week for five weeks. 

 

Will this be a suitable treatment for me?  Who cannot receive this treatment?

 

IV Glutathione is very suitable for anyone looking to lighten their skin, improve their complexion, treat darkened skin due to UV sun exposure, or clear skin blemishes and melasma.

 

This treatment is contra-indicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with renal failure, cardiovascular disease, G6PD, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver or kidney diseases. If you are on any medication or have any other chronic conditions, please consult our Naturopathic Doctors for a FREE 15-minute consultation before you start any treatments.

Add-on's at Half Price:

Add Lipotropic Injection 2mL for +$45 (half price)

Add B12 Injection 5000mcg for +$20 (half price)

Add Adrenal Injection  for +$22.50 (half price)

 

What will an IV treatment be like?

You will be greeted with our friendly staff and be provided with some paperwork to fill out if it is your first time. You will need to obtain a urine sample cup from the front desk and provide a small urine sample for our Doctors to analyze. You will then be able to grab some water or David's Tea and head back to our private IV Lounge. Our Naturopathic Doctors will take your vitals and go over the treatment with you. A very small 3/4" needle will be inserted into a vein and our doctors will start the IV push. You can then sit back, relax, read a book or listen to some music. The IV push will take approximately 15 minutes to push. Our doctors will take post-treatment vitals to make sure you are good to go home. 

 

 

Are there any side effects?

You may experience a cool sensation as the IV is pushed into the vein. Our trained Naturopathic Doctors will be monitoring you throughout your treatment and take pre and post-vitals. Bruising at the administration site, although less common, can happen. Glutathione, after being metabolized by the body, can sometimes leave a sulphur smell in your urine. 

 

Is IV Therapy covered by my Extended Health Insurance?

Yes, the visit portion of the treatment can be direct billed to your insurance if you have Naturopathic coverage. The supplies portion, however, will be out-of-pocket.

 

I'm ready to book, what do I do now?

If you are a new patient or a current patient that has not had IV Therapy at our clinic, you will need to book the "IV Glutathione Initial Visit". You can simply call us at or book online.

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