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Feeling hungover (or just dehydrated)? Wilmington’s first dedicated IV center opens near Mayfaire

Netflix and ...fill up on vitamins? Wilmington's first IV-dedicated business opened earlier this month and has already generated repeat customers, without any formal announcement.

Samantha Meeks, a nurse at Wilmington Dermatology Center, administers a shot of B-12 into a specialized IV bag during an Essential IV treatment. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

WILMINGTON — It’s not rocket science. And it’s not “hokey” science, its supporters maintain. The benefit of intravenous infusion has long been used in emergency rooms, but now, it’s just an online appointment away.

Earlier this month, Wilmington Dermatology Center launched a new business, Essential IV, an intravenous treatment center.

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Located in the Wilmington Dermatology Center, Essential IV is more spa-like than clinical. And that’s by design.

Getting IV treatments, fused with vitamins and electrolytes, is now easier than it’s ever been. As Wilmington’s first dedicated IV business, Essential IV crafted IV infusion around the “experience.”

(Editor’s note: The story contains images of a medical procedure.)

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Wilmington's first dedicated IV center

More information on the new business, including available hours and treatment options, can be found at Essential IV’s website.

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