Frequently asked questions.
Of course! To the environmentally conscious residents of Los Angeles, an essential aspect of IVVLA is a reduced carbon footprint. Some of our green initiatives are as follows:
• Since IVVLA is not an office-based practice, consumption of utilities like electricity, gas, water and traditional office supplies is minimized or even reduced to zero in some cases.
• We have significantly reduced the use of paper through implementation of electronic medical records (EMR).
• We use preservative free and mercury free vaccines and injectables, and use only non-toxic chemicals.
• We take part in a recycling programs, limited printing and double-sided printing whenever possible.
Yes, our formulas are administered by a medical professional who has the appropriate training and proven experience in IV therapy. All our medical personnel are licensed as Registered Nurses or higher with years of experience working in hospitals and clinics. Most of the treatments offered follow the same protocols use in Emergency Room and Urgent Cares across the country.
In addition, people have been getting IVs for almost 200 years. Vitamin-powered IV therapy has been practiced safely for decades, although the service is pretty trendy at the moment. Furthermore, anyone on our medical team can answer specific questions you have about the service before or during your treatment.
A licensed medical professional will insert a small tube into your vein. The tube is attached to a bag containing the saline (basically salt water), as well as any other additives included in your package. Your formula will be pushed directly to your bloodstream for total bio-availability. This means you reap the full benefits of every vitamin and/or medication present in your IV bag almost immediately. IVs also replace lost fluids and electrolytes quickly and efficiently. Intravenous delivery is a fast way to re-hydrate and enjoy the effects of the nutrients included in our formulas.
Receiving an IV can be slightly different for each individual. However, it usually takes between 25 and 45 minutes for someone to finish their treatment. All in all, you should plan on taking about hour out of your day for IV hydration therapy. Fortunately, it’s a pretty stress-free procedure. You’ll remain seated and relatively still, where you can carry on a conversation, watch TV, scroll through your phone, etc.
We’re aware that paying a several hundred dollars for relief can initially seem steep. But our equipment and ingredients are high-quality and medical grade. Add in our highly trained staff of medical professionals, and you’re getting an experience that can easily cost triple the price (and up!) in any emergency room. Our regulars regard it as a steal, and after you experience the benefits, we’re confident that you will, too.
We understand that some people get nervous around needles, and some people have a lower tolerance for pain. Please remember that everyone on our medical team is prepared to address any concerns you have. It’s also helpful to remember that they are experienced professionals who will make insertion as fast and painless as possible. Most people report feeling nothing more than a pinch.
You’re free to discuss the safety and efficacy of IV hydration therapy treatments with your doctor. Bare in mind that this treatment is completely elective and going through with it is entirely up to you. There is a physician or nurse practitioner on-call that will approve the treatment, as well as make recommendations based on his assessment. Just as with any doctor, it’s vital that you provide accurate and complete information.
We do not accept private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. And yet, our services are still less expensive than many co-pays!
Absolutely. A lot of our clients use IV therapy treatments as part of their regular wellness routine, or to prepare for a big event. Some of our packages are also ideal for boosting your immune system during cold and flu season. Athletes and other people who train heavily use our formulas to improve performance and recovery. Others just like looking and feeling hydrated and well-rested prior to an important event. Please be advised that hydration therapy may reduce your chances of getting a hangover, but we don't guarantee anything.
One big advantage of recieving IV therapy is that it’s easily tailored to your needs. Some people only intermittently experience things like hangovers, jetlag, or migraines. Others get IV therapy more regularly since they get better results from taking vitamins intravenously. In the end, it really depends on your biological individuality and lifestyle. Our clinical staff has no problem with helping you figure out when and how often to receive treatments.
We understand how slow time can pass when you don't feel well. Thats why we do our best to get you as fast possible. Depending on the time of day, we typically can get to you within 60 min of your order. We always recommend scheduling in advance, but when the unexpected happens, we will be there to save the day!