IV Therapy Specialist

Irina Gressel, MD -  - Primary Care

Irina Gressel, MD

Primary Care & Aesthetic Physician located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

IV infusion therapy might feel like a new wellness treatment. However, it’s been around since the 1960s and is proven to be an efficient way to introduce essential vitamins and nutrients into your body. Primary care physician Irina Gressel, MD, offers IV infusion therapy from her practice in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. You can choose from a range of therapy treatments that replenish your vitamin levels and leave you feeling your best self in no time. Call the practice today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV infusion therapy?

When you take vitamins, medication, or fluids by mouth, you only absorb 20%-50% of the dose because you lose some as it passes through the digestive system. 

Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy delivers the nutrients you need straight into your bloodstream through an intravenous catheter, giving you 100% of the dose.

If you're feeling run-down and need a fast pick-me-up, call Dr. Gressel. She has years of experience in providing IV infusion therapy.

What are the benefits of IV infusion?

IV infusion therapy allows you to replenish lost or low-level vitamins and nutrients. Its versatility means that, depending on the IV blend you choose, you can get relief from:

  • Headache or migraine
  • Dehydration
  • Hangover
  • Low energy
  • Sore or aching muscles
  • Low immunity levels
  • Eczema
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Skin breakouts
  • Allergies
  • Hormonal imbalance

Many people also report a change in mood and less reliance on over-the-counter pills. Dr. Gressel helps you discover an IV infusion to suit your needs. Find out more today.

What happens during IV infusion therapy?

Dr. Gressel asks you to take a seat or lie down and make yourself comfortable before placing an IV catheter into your arm. You may feel a cold sensation when the infusion starts, but most people experience little to no discomfort as the line goes in.

The IV line leads to a bag containing your IV infusion, which hangs above your head, using gravity to transport it into your bloodstream. 

A typical IV infusion takes around 30-45 minutes. You feel the benefits of some treatments immediately, while others deliver long-term health benefits. 

After your treatment, you can continue with your day as usual. There's no downtime — in fact, you feel better than you did when you arrived.

How long do the benefits of IV infusion therapy last?

The immediate effects of IV therapy typically last 2-4 days after the initial infusion. However, your body reaps the vitamin benefits for up to three weeks. Many people have 2-4 IV infusions a month to keep their vitamin levels topped up. 

One reason IV therapy is so popular is that it's flexible. You can adjust the frequency of treatments and the IV blend as your needs change.

Find out more at a consultation with Irina Gressel, MD. Call the office or inquire through this website.