What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is basically an anesthesia drug which when given in low doses can be very helpful in treating certain mental conditions. It has been used as a pre-sedative for surgery for many years. It generally creates an overall feeling of well-being. When Ketamine is administered in small doses it does not render you unconscious but helps to make you feel relaxed.

It, unfortunately, has achieved notoriety as a street drug and when used indiscriminately, can have serious side effects. However, when used correctly by trained medical staff for treatment resistant depression it can be an incredibly therapeutic substance. Its ability to disassociate a patient’s mind from his or her body enables it to be an ideal treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), clinical depression, anxiety, or chronic fatigue. Ketamine treatments have also been found to be a positive addition to sex therapy.

IV Ketamine Therapy: The Study Behind Ketamine

Ketamine is technically a psychedelic drug but when used properly, in low dosage, it has a long-lasting effect, providing a very comfortable experience. Studies show it enhances neural growth and can be very beneficial in the treatment of suicidal tendencies. Experience has shown a 95% positive reaction to low-dose Ketamine treatment. The advantage is that this wellness therapy works quickly and is long-lasting. Dosage of one per week over a 4-5 week period has proven most helpful to patients.


“I am so thankful I tried ketamine therapy when I did. I thought I had tried every solution available: several different medications and tons of therapy and my depression was still taking over what I could and could not do. Thank you, LifeGaines, for helping me get my life back.”

-Ketamine Therapy Patient, Boca Raton

What Does Ketamine Infusion Do?

Use of some anti-depressant medications, like valium, only generates the anti-anxiety effect when it is in your system. When it leaves your system, you can get rebound anxiety. Ketamine treatment works differently. It triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections to regrow.

It’s the reaction to Ketamine, not the presence of ketamine in the body that generates its effects. This is what distinguishes Ketamine from other anti-anxiety drugs and makes it so beneficial to patients suffering from treatable mental disorders.

How Can IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy Help Me?

Ketamine infusion has had excellent results in the treatment of:

  • Clinical Depression
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Enhances Creative Abilities
  • Anxiety


“I have suffered from debilitating anxiety for as long as I can remember. The fact that the medical world is developing new technology to help treat people who suffer from mental disorders like mine is amazing. I am so thankful I have found a solution that allows me to play with my kids and be there for my family. Ketamine therapy has completely changed the way I live my life.”

-Ketamine Therapy Patient, Boca Raton

Experience Dr. Gaines’ Ketamine Therapy Boca Raton

Dr. Gaines’ approach to Ketamine infusion therapy is a cautious but positive clinical process. This is not a “one-shot” cure-all but a tool in the careful treatment of anxiety and other related disorders. Ketamine infusion is continuously undergoing study at many levels and more is being learned every day. You can be sure that your Ketamine treatment will be planned and followed with the utmost care and confidentiality with Dr. Gaines and the staff at LifeGaines.

Ketamine treatments at LifeGaines Med Spa Boca Raton can have a major, positive effect on your life if you are suffering from anxiety or other mental-related issues. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and discussion of how we can help you.

Reviewed by Dr. Richard Gaines

Dr. Richard Gaines is the Chief Medical Officer of LifeGaines Med Spa in Boca Raton. He attended the Boston University School of Medicine, completed an internship at the Tufts University of Medicine, and his residency at the Harvard School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Richard Gaines is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving sexual health paradigm. He continues to innovate with new anti-aging treatments to enhance and extend the lives of his patients. His effective forms of regenerative medicine, hormone therapy, and wellness treatments are designed to help people of all ages improve their energy, drive, sexual health, and overall wellness goals.