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Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for your skin cell production and renewal. Vitamin B12 can help improve cell turnover, boost collagen production, and ease dryness and acne. In addition to improving the health of your skin, additional benefits of vitamin B12 include increased energy and productivity, improved sleep, and even weight loss. Vitamin B12 is commonly consumed with meat products and individuals can become deficient in the essential vitamin leading to lethargy. Vitamin B12 can be taken by diet, through a pill, through injections, or an IV drip. Vitamin B12 injectable treatments and shots are a new health and wellness treatment designed to directly supply your body with the necessary amounts of B12. 


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What is Vitamin B12? 

Vitamin B12 is essential for red blood cell formation, nerve function, cell metabolism, and the production of DNA. This vitamin energizes you, allowing you to feel well-rested and healthy. Vitamin B12 is traditionally found in food sources including meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. Man-made vitamin B12 is produced in a medical lab allowing individuals to supplement the product. Most people store years’ worth of B12 in their liver, however, certain medical conditions such as pernicious anemia affect the body’s absorption of B12, leading to a deficiency in the product. Diets low in meat products including a vegan or vegetarian diet can also cause a deficiency in B12. 

Who is a Candidate for Vitamin B12? 

Candidates for B12 injections include individuals experiencing a deficiency in the vitamin. Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include tiredness, decreased cognitive function, dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, shortness of breath, pale skin, muscle weakness, behavioral problems, and more. If you have trouble maintaining a diet rich in B12 or if you have issues absorbing vitamins, these treatments can help you. To find out more about whether vitamin B12 is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Coastal Medical Aesthetics in San Diego today.  

The Vitamin B12 Treatment 

Your vitamin B12 appointment will begin with a doctor checking your vitamin levels and cleansing the treatment area. After your treatment area is cleansed, your injection or infusion will take place. During an infusion, an IV injectable drip will supply your body with vitamin B12, directly into the bloodstream. This bypasses the digestive system allowing for full absorption of the vitamin. If you receive an intramuscular injection, the B12 will be absorbed by the body over a longer period of time.   

Vitamin B12 Recovery and Results 

Vitamin B12 treatments require no necessary downtime. After your 30-45-minute appointment, you will be free to enjoy the rest of your day as planned. If anything, after your appointment you may feel immediately energized and ready to take on more activities. After treatment, you will soon notice an overall improvement in your deficiency symptoms. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in vitamin B12 treatment, contact us to learn if this is the health and wellness treatment for your needs. We look forward to helping you achieve your health goals at Coastal Medical Aesthetics in San Diego, CA.