Ketamine Infusion Therapy Los Angeles
Los Angeles Ketamine Therapy Center
Our trained professionals can evaluate your case and design a tailor-made treatment plan with a customized dose for your condition. Ketamine infusion therapy can be everything you need to improve your mood.
Come visit us at Younique in Los Angeles to solve your issues using ketamine infusion therapy.
Quick & Effective Relief (Anxiety, Mood Disorder & More)
Mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, are frequent conditions that affect thousands of people.
Fortunately, ketamine infusion therapy has proven to be one of the most successful treatment options available. Our trained professionals in Los Angeles and Santa Monica have used it to provide quick and effective relief to patients.
What is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Ketamine infusion therapy is a treatment for different mental issues where ketamine is directly delivered into the body through an IV injection. Since the drug is administered directly into the bloodstream, it often provides quick results.
This therapy is used to treat chronic pain and numerous mental health problems. Moreover, it is designed to lift or improve the symptoms of mental health conditions within a brief period.
Ketamine is a drug that has been widely used as an anesthetic. However, due to its effect on the brain and its interaction with glutamate, ketamine began to be used to treat mental health issues.
Ketamine is approved by the FDA and it is used off-label on a clinical setup. Furthermore, a professional healthcare provider must determine the necessary dose to produce an effective reaction. This is done based on the patient’s age, weight, and other health conditions.
Lastly, it is essential to know that ketamine infusion therapy doesn’t cause addiction since it is administered slowly and in low doses. Read the full pros and cons of Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
How Does Ketamine Therapy Work?
Ketamine blocks the function of the NMDA receptors in the brain and improves glutamate’s activity.
Glutamate is an important neurotransmitter located in the brain. Its principal function is to help neurons communicate with each other. Furthermore, glutamate helps brain cells form new connections with each other.
As glutamate function and activity improves, so does its ability to regulate the person’s mood. As a result, the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental problems disappear after ketamine interacts with glutamate.
Expectations of The Procedure in Santa Monica
Due to the nature of the procedure, the doctor must perform a thorough evaluation of the case.
The doctor reviews your medical history and evaluates your condition and symptoms. During this examination, the dose needed for your treatment is determined. This dose is unique to you and your needs.
Furthermore, the doctor discusses how the treatment is performed with you, its risks, and side effects. This step is also vital to discuss your expectations about the treatment and some considerations.
Once everything is ready, the treatment can be performed. This is usually done in a different appointment.
During the treatment, you are placed in a comfortable room. This helps you relax to achieve the best result possible.
The doctor then proceeds to give you the IV injection. Through it, the medication is slowly administered. This can take around 40 – 60 minutes. You might feel mellow and slightly sedated during this time. However, the mind remains entirely active and awake.
You should remain in the clinic for at least 30 minutes once the treatment is finished. The doctor checks your vital signs during this period to ensure there are no issues and you are ready to leave. Additionally, the mellow effect that the ketamine provides can last a few minutes after the treatment finishes.
It is essential to know that patients must not drive or operate heavy machinery until a day after the treatment. Therefore, the patient must go with a family member or a friend to receive the treatment.
What Conditions Can Ketamine Infusion Therapy Treat?
Ketamine infusion therapy can treat some of the most common mental health conditions. Moreover, it has proven to provide relief when conventional methods and treatment options have failed to improve the patient’s condition.
Some of these problems include:
- Acute suicidality
- Bipolar disorder
Furthermore, its anesthetic effect, in combination with glutamate influence, also helps alleviate chronic pain and other conditions, such as::
- Phantom limb pain
- Spinal injury pain
How long until I can experience the benefits?
One of the main benefits of ketamine infusion therapy is how fast the positive effect is delivered.
Although the mellow or “high” sensation is experienced almost immediately, the real benefits can be experienced after a few hours or days.
Usually, patients experience mood improvement and symptom relief after 1 or 2 hours from their first treatment sessions. Nonetheless, some patients might need to wait a few days until their mental condition improves. Also, the results can last from a few days to a month or more.
Nonetheless, everybody is different, and their bodies don’t react the same way to the treatment. As a result, some people might experience the results more quickly than others. Also, the period the effect remains active can drastically vary between patients.
Is the treatment painful?
Ketamine infusion therapy is not painful. However, you might experience a minor pinch and mild discomfort while the needle is inserted. Nonetheless, this discomfort only lasts for a couple of seconds.
Afterward, you won’t feel anything unpleasant or painful during the treatment.
Also, the treatment is performed in a private and comfortable environment. This makes the experience more enjoyable and allows you to relax and forget about any pain or negative thoughts.
Can I undergo the treatment if I’m taking other medication?
Yes. However, although ketamine is safe, it can interact with benzodiazepines. This interaction impacts the effects of the treatment and can lead to undesired results. Fortunately, our doctors in Santa Monica and Los Angeles can perform a thorough evaluation to determine if this treatment option is suitable for you. Therefore, ensuring both your safety and the improvement of your condition.
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