What is Vitamin IV Drip Therapy

Intravenous Therapy, also known as IV Therapy is a cutting-edge medical treatment that involves the direct administration of liquid substances into a patient’s veins through cannulas or needles, often referred to as drips. IV Therapy is recognised as the swiftest method for delivering essential medications, and fluids, making it an indispensable tool in addressing electrolyte imbalances and ensuring efficient medication delivery.

Common names

IV Infusion, IV Drip Therapy, IV Vitamin Therapy, Vitamin C IV Infusion, Vitamin B IV Infusion, Myers Cocktail.

Targeted areas

Full body

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


From $299


May include as an adjunct for increased energy levels, improved immune function, enhanced hydration.


Effectiveness can vary depending on factors such as the specific vitamins and nutrients administered, the patient's overall health, and the intended purpose of the infusion.

Recovery Time

Following a Vitamin IV drip, there is no recovery period required; you can return to your regular routine right away.

Treatable Area's

Hangovers, Dehydration, Sports Performance, Pre and Post Operation, Vitamin Top-Ups (eg Vegans), Immune Support, Chronic Health Conditions

How do IV infusions work?

An IV vitamin infusion is a medical procedure where a combination of vitamins and nutrients is infused directly into the circulation via an IV line to facilitate rapid absorption.

Compared to oral supplements, IV infusions offer advantages such as superior nutrient absorption, quicker onset of action, increased nutritional concentrations, customisation, compatibility for gastrointestinal problems, and the capacity to meet hydration requirements.

What can IV infusions be used for?

Our bodies rely on a precise balance of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to promote growth, healing, and organ repair. However, factors such as stress, exposure to environmental toxins, alcohol consumption, poor dietary choices, and inadequate sleep can lead to nutrient deficiencies and suboptimal health, manifesting as lacklustre skin and overall well-being.

IV (intravenous) vitamin infusions can be used for a variety of purposes and are becoming more popular for their potential to deliver nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Some common uses of IV vitamin infusions are:

Hangover Relief: IV infusions can help to alleviate the symptoms of a hangover by providing hydration and essential nutrients.

Rehydration: IV therapy is an effective way to rapidly rehydrate the body, making it useful for individuals with severe dehydration due to illness, excessive sweating, or heat exhaustion.

Pre and Post-Operation: Some patients may receive IV infusions before and after surgery to ensure they are adequately hydrated and to provide essential nutrients for a smoother recovery.

Sports Performance: Athletes sometimes use IV vitamin infusions to enhance their performance and recovery. Infusions can improve energy levels, reduce muscle soreness, and support overall athletic performance.

Vitamin Top-Ups: IV vitamin infusions can be used to quickly boost nutrient levels in individuals with specific deficiencies or to maintain optimal nutrient levels.

Immune Support: Some people opt for IV vitamin infusions, especially those containing vitamin C and other immune-boosting nutrients, during cold and flu seasons or when they are feeling particularly run down.

Chronic Health Conditions: For people with long-term illnesses like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis that impair nutrient absorption or metabolism, IV therapy may be advised.


Are Vitamin IV Infusions safe?

IV vitamin infusions at Absolute Cosmetic are considered safe procedures, carried out by our skilled medical professionals. Before receiving an IV infusion, our medical team will review your medical history and assesses vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure to ensure your suitability for the treatment. We use medical-grade ingredients rigorously tested and approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, meeting strict quality standards. Your health and safety are always our top priorities.

Although considered safe, there may be certain risks and discomforts associated with the procedure. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Allergic reactions to the administered substances
  • Infection or inflammation at the injection site
  • Pain or discomfort during the insertion of the intravenous catheter
  • Imbalance of electrolytes or other biochemical factors

What are the benefits of IV Infusions?

The potential benefits of Vitamin IV Drip Therapy may include increased energy levels, improved immune function, enhanced hydration, and a sense of general well-being. However, individual results may vary and there is no guarantee of specific outcomes.

Vitamin IV Drip Therapy aftercare

After an intravenous cannula insertion, you may experience localised tenderness, swelling, or bruising, typically resolving within 48 hours to 1-2 weeks. It’s essential to keep the insertion area clean and stay well-hydrated for 48 hours. Additionally, post-IV infusion, uncommon side effects such as light-headedness, arm discomfort, dizziness, or muscle cramps may occur, but these are typically short-lived. Ensuring you’re well-hydrated and have eaten prior to the IV infusion can help alleviate these symptoms. Always contact us if you notice any other unexpected side effects.

Types of IV infusions available

Pre/Post Operative


  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Glutathione

Myers Cocktail


  • Magnesium
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin C



  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium

Cost of IV infusions in Perth

Prices start from $299

Why Choose Absolute Cosmetic for your IV infusion

  • We have treated over 100,000 patients
  • Dr Glenn Murray is a past Cosmetic Society President
  • We work with a team of FRACS and non-FRACS doctors
  • Absolute Cosmetic is a full-time cosmetic clinic and licensed day hospital
  • Doctor-owned and operated
  • We were one of the first full-time cosmetic clinics in Perth
  • We have a 24-hour emergency aftercare contact number


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner. Outcomes will vary by individual, and genetics, diet, exercise, and other factors will affect outcomes for individuals.



How can we help?

Whether you have a treatment in mind, or you have a condition that you’d like to discuss with one of our professionals, please make an enquiry using this form. Be sure to include your ideal date and time for your appointment

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