What are vitamin B-12 shots?
Vitamin B-12 shots can speed up your metabolism, give you more energy, improve your heart and brain health, and more. At Optima Medical Spa, we offer Vitamin B-12 shots to patients who have Vitamin B-12 deficiencies. Your diet alone may not be enough to meet your needs as you get older. There may be other factors playing into your condition, like what medications you are taking, your diet, and certain medical conditions (diagnosed or undiagnosed). The great thing about having Vitamin B-12 injected (in the upper arm) is that your dose skips the digestive process. It goes right to where you need it most. We may request a blood test to see where your levels are currently at to make the right dosage recommendation. If you would like a consultation, make an appointment in our Los Angeles, CA office with our board-certified physician, Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya.
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Vitamin B-12 & its benefits
Men and women who have Vitamin B-12 deficiencies may have the following symptoms or concerns:
- Elevated homocysteine levels (a risk factor for heart damage or blood clots)
- Increased risk of dementia
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Hair loss
- Hormonal imbalances
- Inadequate digestion and slow metabolism
- Mood instability
- Memory and cognitive decline
- Muscle atrophy
- Skin health concerns
- Weight gain (trouble losing weight)
- Unexplained aches and pains in the legs and back
Administering the Shots
Vitamin B-12 shots are given in a private treatment room at Optima Medical Spa. You can expect a spot on your upper arm to be cleaned at the injection site before it is administered. This appointment should be fast, and you can go back to your normal routine afterward. Your arm may feel a little sore for a day to two. If you have concerns about your treatment, please call our office for assistance.
Your Next Appointment
Each person will have their own Vitamin B-12 injection schedule. Your injection may last anywhere from a few weeks to one month, and this can vary from person to person. Dr. Ishaaya can recommend how often you should have the shots. It is still important to eat foods that are a natural source of Vitamin B-12, such as egg yolk, liver, meat, salmon, and tuna.
Vitamin B-12 FAQs
How much Vitamin B-12 can I safely have injected?
Our Vitamin B-12 injection patients are asked to come in at least once a month. It is safe to have a monthly injection because Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble supplement. Of course, the frequency and amount of Vitamin B-12 will be up to Dr. Ishaaya. He will make sure you have a safe and effective treatment.
What are the common side effects of a Vitamin B-12 shot?
Most likely, you would have a reaction from the injection on your skin, which is a common complaint after a Vitamin B-12 injection. Since Vitamin B-12 is administered in your arm, you may find that the area is tender or sensitive to touch. It is rare to have a reaction to this supplemental treatment.
How much does a Vitamin B-12 injection cost per session?
At Optima Medical Spa, we often run specials for our injections when multiple shots are purchased at the same time. This allows our patients to bundle and save on their treatment. In your consultative appointment, ask about a discounted price when buying more than one shot.
Be Well with B-12
When you are not getting enough Vitamin B-12 from your diet, having Vitamin B-12 shots are a fast way to increase your levels. Supplement your health with Vitamin B-12 at Optima Medical Spa. We invite you to come in for a consultation in our Los Angeles, CA office.