Does The IV Facial Really Work?

The search for great skin never ends, but could the secret to a flawless face be at the end of a needle? The Doctors investigate the IV drip facial!

The IV facial is a combination of a traditional facial with the addition of an IV cocktail given intravenously. The contents of the IV are tailored for each specific person. Possible ingredients of the IV could include vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium and folic acid.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Norman Leaf claims, “We’re improving your face from the outside and your system, your immunity, your general health from the inside – all at the same time.”

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Delilah, who underwent the treatment, joins The Doctors to share if she found the fountain of youth with the IV.

“I feel fantastic. This is the first time I tried the IV facial… I felt like the color of my skin was less red and irritated,” she says.

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Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon reminds the panel, “We know that beauty is influenced from the inside out. What you’re eating, what you’re drinking, hydrating, exercising, all of these things will play a role, but to what degree? That, I think, is still up in the air.”

As for the cost of this facial, ER physician Dr. Travis Stork has concerns.

“I think $200 dollars is an expensive IV… there is no question [Delilah] has that youthful glow, having said that, there are a number of elements in that IV drip, where the [effects] are completely unproven. So, I’m not averse to it, but $200 bucks is a lot of money,” he says.

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While the benefits of the facial appear to have worked well for Delilah, The Doctors caution viewers about spending this much money on a procedure that is recommended every one to two weeks.

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