New business offers infusions and fillers right on Perham's Main Street
Lacey and Erin Palubicki recently opened Thrive Mobile IV and Aesthetics, a Perham business that offers both infusion and aesthetic services.
PERHAM — Oftentimes, when rural folks are in search of aesthetic services such as fillers, Botox or non-urgent IV infusions, they have to drive out to a larger city like Minneapolis or Fargo. Now, with the recently opened Thrive Mobile IV and Aesthetics available on Perham's Main Street, rural customers can get these services done right in their community.
"When I first got into nursing, I just loved that aspect of helping people, and now the aesthetic side that we are getting into is just fun, too, because we're helping boost women's confidence and help them feel good in their skin," said Erin Palubicki, BSN-RN (Bachelor of Science in nursing-registered nurse), one of the two women behind this new business.
She and Lacey Palubicki, RN, although not related, decided to pursue operating this business together in fall 2022. Everything took off quickly, and, while both are still working full-time as nurses for Perham Living home care, they recently opened a location for their aesthetic and IV business inside Perham's Revive Salon & Spa .
Both Lacey and Erin started pursuing nursing at a young age. In fact, Lacey got started in high school as a certified nursing assistant at Perham Living. From there, she wanted to continue growing her career and decided to go to college to become a registered nurse.
Erin, who has a history in medical-surgical and ICU, alongside home care, also saw earning an RN degree as an opportunity for career growth and ladder-climbing. From her perspective, nursing is one of the few paths women can take while earning experience and education at the same time.
The two both ended up at Perham Living, which is where their business paths began to intertwine.
"I actually saw an advertisement for Hydreight (the infusion provider) not that long again — I think August of this last year," Erin said, reflecting on how she and Lacey began to pursue Thrive Mobile IV and Aesthetics. "I didn't really know what it was, but I looked into it and found out it was a franchise for nurses to actually own an infusion business. So I asked a few co-workers about it, and Lacey was the only one that was really interested in it.
"And then I went to Las Vegas this last fall with my mom and sister and had a little too much to drink. I really, really needed help the next morning. I couldn't keep anything down. I couldn't move. So I was like, 'Alright, let's call this Hydreight here in Vegas and see if it's legit."
So, Erin went to get an IV infusion from Hydreight for nausea and pain. She thought that it both helped her hangover and helped her enjoy the rest of her vacation in Vegas. When she returned to Perham, she brought the story to Lacey with her.
"Erin was just kind of chatting with me one morning at work and was talking about this Hydreight company," Lacey remembered. "And so I kind of looked into it further, and we just got the ball rolling. It went pretty quick. And that's the nice thing about nursing; there's just so many things you can do with an RN degree, and aesthetic nursing has been one thing that's always really interested me."
Before they knew it, the two had their own business with IV infusions provided by Hydreight Wellness and aesthetic services. Though they offer a variety of infusions for different purposes — such as fatigue, hangovers, flu symptoms and more — they also offer vitamin injections and other beauty services such as Botox and filler. Soon, they'll also be offering services such as microneedling and chemical peels.
Both Lacey and Erin have received education and certifications for these aesthetic services at the AESTHETIQ Institute in the Twin Cities. As they continue going to the institute to further their learning, they'll add more and more services to their business.
While Lacey and Erin operate in their new space at Revive, they also do call-out appointments as needed. Erin explained, "So if you need an infusion because you have a really bad migraine or hangover and you can't go anywhere, we can come to you on the weekend."
Hydreight IV services at Thrive can be booked through the Hydreight Wellness app. Interested customers fill out a medical screening questionnaire to certify that their health is appropriate for an infusion. Prior to receiving the IV, Lacey and Erin also screen patients' vitals such as their pulse, oxygen and blood pressure to make sure everything is within normal parameters.
Thrive and Hydreight both follow all medical and HIPAA regulations. Joseph Palumbo, a medical doctor with Hydreight, certified in all 50 states, is also there to offer medical direction for Lacey and Erin whenever they need it.
"If anyone has any questions about our services, or if they are a candidate for neurotoxins or fillers, just get in contact with us, and we can chat about it," Lacey said. "We'll answer any questions they may have, and we'd be happy to help and just do an assessment first and see if we can help them out that way."
Erin continued, "Free consults for anybody even questioning it. We would love to sit down and talk to anybody even a little bit interested."
For more information about Thrive Mobile IV and Aesthetics, go to their website at thriveivnow.com , their Facebook page (Thrive Mobile IV & Aesthetics Powered by Hydreight) or their Instagram account (thrivemobileiv.aesthetics) . They can also be reached at ThriveMobile.IV@outlook.com or 218-355-0325. To book an IV infusion with Thrive, download the Hydreight Wellness App onto your mobile device.
"The infusion stuff is one of the biggest things that I miss about being in the hospital and the acute care setting," Erin reflected. "I missed doing IVs, and now I get to do them again. It's just really cool."