At Bellagena, we know that healthy bodies and healthy minds are what matter most. Whole-body health radiates natural beauty, and that is always our goal—whether through massages, light and heat therapy, skincare, and the overall peace and wellness that come from professional medspa services in a clean, compassionate atmosphere.
And our medical director, Dr. Pamela Chapman, lets us take this mission even further. In addition to supervising the medical safety and efficacy of all of Bellagena’s procedures, we’re able to recommend her medical guidance and procedures to our clients as well.
Offered at the office of her Manatee Avenue practice, Dr. Chapman’s treatments provide straightforward, medical options to our menu of healing and aesthetic therapies.
Dr. Chapman’s Bradenton IV therapy is one significant medical spa procedure that can’t often be found at other Sarasota-Manatee spas.
What is IV therapy?
IV therapy is the fastest way to introduce substances into the bloodstream and distribute them throughout the body.
IV, or intravenous, refers to a soft, flexible tube that can be placed into a vein. (Veins refer to the category of blood vessels that typically carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart, where it can be pumped to the lungs for oxygenation and then back through the body).
How does an IV work?
An IV tube or IV line is typically placed into the vein using a syringe or specialized needle. Because the needle used is incorporated into medical equipment specially designed for IV placement, the needle can then be easily and safely removed from the vein while the tube remains.
The other end of the tube is connected to a bag (or other medical receptacle) containing a liquid solution. The solution slowly moves from the bag through the tube and into the vein.
What are IVs used for?
An IV can be used to deliver medicine, nutrients, fluids and hydrating solutions, natural or manufactured products, or a combination of these components into your bloodstream.
In clinical settings, IVs are frequently used for everything from antibiotics and other medications to blood transfusions to rapid delivery of fluids for dehydration or saline for low blood pressure.
What kinds of things can IV therapy do for me?
IV therapy has become a widely accepted procedure for replenishing nutrients, adding supplements, and treating common afflictions like fatigue, weakened immune systems, and even hangovers.
IV therapy can be considered be a more efficient and tolerable alternative to oral delivery systems like pills or supplement drinks. Because IVs deliver directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system, their effects can be felt quicker, and a much higher percentage of the administered solution makes it into the body’s cells.
The substances delivered by IV treatments typically last in the body for several days, depending on the nature of the IV therapy. However, due to the healthy groundwork laid by these treatments, the effects of IV therapy can be much longer lasting.
What kinds of IV therapies does Dr. Chapman offer in her Bradenton practice?
Dr. Chapman offers a menu of five proprietary IV solutions. Choose the one that best suits your lifestyle, your goals, or your particular, immediate needs on any given visit.
Bradenton Immunity Boost IV Therapy: Vitamin C, B complex and zinc provide natural immune-boosting effects as well as speedy heeling—making it an ideal combination with a number of more dramatic spa treatments.
Athlete Performance and Recovery IV Therapy: Vitamin C, B complex, and propriety blends of minerals and amino acids to enhance athletic performance and replenish nutrients for faster recovery.
Friday Night Reset: B complex, mineral blend, and an anti-nausea solution provide rehydration, detoxification, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Mental Stamina IV Therapy: L-taurine, B6 and alpha-lipoic acid reduce brain fog, boost overall brain function and stimulate the hippocampus for improved memory, recall and learning.
Glow-Getter IV Therapy: Vitamin C, B5, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and biotin maximize skin hydration while supplying essential nutrients for keratin rejuvenation, reducing wrinkles, plumping skin, and strengthening hair and nails.
How can I get IV therapy in Bradenton?
It’s easy! Just schedule an IV therapy appointment through The Beauty and Wellness Institute. (While these types of IV therapies, when performed with medical-grade equipment by qualified individuals in a sterile environment, are safe for a broad spectrum of people, Dr. Chapman can help reduce the risk of drawbacks like drug interactions for your prescriptions, supplements, etc.)