Physician-Operated MedSpa & Wellness Center located in Edmonds, WA

Ketamine Infusion Specialist

If you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ketamine infusions may be able to ease your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. At Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa in Edmonds, Washington, Shahriar Khezri, MD, and the caring team proudly offer ketamine infusions to men and women. To schedule your appointment, call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book online today. Orchid medical spa provides medical grade services in aesthetic and skin care and covers Edmonds, Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Everett, Snohomish County, King County, etc.

Ketamine Infusion Q & A

What is a Ketamine Infusion?

Ketamine is a type of dissociative anesthetic originally developed for use in veterinary medicine and surgery. Thanks to increased research and clinical studies, it’s now used for human therapeutic purposes as well, including treatment of chronic pain and certain mental health problems.

Treatment with ketamine usually causes feelings of detachment, similar to laughing gas. However, in small doses, these side-effects are less noticeable.

If you’ve tried various methods of care to relieve pain or mental health issues, undergoing ketamine infusions may help you better manage uncomfortable symptoms.

What is ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy is an outpatient procedure that involves your Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa provider administering safe, effective medical doses of ketamine using intravenous means

 By dripping ketamine into your bloodstream directly, the medication bypasses your digestive system entirely. This provides quicker, longer-lasting results than taking a pill or supplement orally. 

Ketamine infusion therapy also allows your provider to increase or decrease the levels of ketamine you receive in real-time. This ensures you’re receiving just the right dosage to manage your individual needs.

Do I qualify for ketamine infusion therapy?

Only a medical professional like those at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa can determine if you qualify for ketamine infusion therapy.

During your initial consultation, your provider conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you about your symptoms. Although ketamine infusions are safe and well-tolerated, you may not qualify if:

  • You’re pregnant
  • You have a history of psychosis
  • You have uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • You have a history of intracranial pressure

You should also let your doctor know if you’ve been diagnosed with a serious cardiovascular problem.

After gathering the necessary information, your provider can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.

How long does it take for ketamine infusion therapy to work?

The results of ketamine infusion therapy vary from person to person and depend on the issue being treated. Some people experience significant relief from pain and emotional turmoil right away. Others require a series of ketamine infusions spaced several weeks apart. 

To achieve the best possible results, be patient and follow your Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa provider’s instructions.

Dr. Khezri will be in contact with your psychiatrist or primary care provider to have a smooth treatment, and that Ketamine Infusion is not a single treatment.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of ketamine infusions, schedule an appointment at Orchid Wellness and Medical Spa by calling the office and speaking with a friendly team member or booking online today.

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