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Ever wondered how the likes of Cara Delevingne, John Legend, Adele and the Kardashian clan manage to climb to the very top of their fields, but somehow seem to look relentlessly fresh and rested? Let us introduce you to one of the latest Hollywood health crazes - the intravenous health infusion known as the Vitamin Drip.
A vitamin drip, or 'vitamin therapy' as it is sometimes referred, is an infusion of healthy vitamins delivered via IV (directly to the vein); the most common drip combination consisting of collagen, vitamin C, and glutathione.
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The main component of traditional vitamin drips -glutathione - is an antioxidant known for its astonishing effect on the skin, helping to brighten the complexion as well as protect, hydrate and repair.
Overseas, these kinds of infusions have been packaged as both drips and injections (you may have heard of a glutathione 'shot' or 'push'), serving as an intense influx of healthy chemicals. Had enough of taking cod liver oil day-in-day-out and eating all the kale, avocado and oily fish humanly possible? Why not consider treating your body to an intravenous multi-vit instead? Your skin will thank you for it.
Glutathione is perhaps most known for its skin brightening abilities. This is because the glutathione compound inhibits the body's ability to produce melanin - the pigment responsible for our skin's colour. Darker skin tones are due to a greater production of melanin, so to brighten and/or even out pigmented skin tone, glutathione works on a chemical-level from within.
In addition to this, glutathione is fantastically anti-ageing, both inside and out. This is because it plays an essential role in the removal of nasty toxins and replenishing the body's internal supply of healthy chemicals. As a result, glutathione can help fight off disease, protect against UV radiation, boost energy, repair damaged tissue and even soothe inflammation.
If that wasn't enough - infusing your body with a cocktail of vitamin goodness will also accelerate the healing process and fight illness. Want to expedite that post-party recovery? Particularly prone to colds or unpredictable energy slumps? Glutathione-based drips actually help boost our immune systems, meaning our bodies can function at absolute optimum.
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The answer to some of the most common questions you may have
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
Harley Street Skin Vitamin drips most commonly consist of glutathione, collagen, and/or vitamin C. These components are fantastically effective for both improving the skin and preventative anti-ageing.
Glutathione is a naturally occurring molecule found in the body. It is made up three amino acids and is, in part, what helps our body with detoxification (as well as many other of the body's vital cell functions). Cosmetically, however, it can help to stop the production of melanin therefore lightening and brightening the skin the whole body over.
The collagen portion of a a vitamin drip is what it responsible for the plumping, improved skin firmness and boosted radiance, whereas Vitamin C works as a revitalising agent, supporting new collagen production and making the skin appear more supple, bright and youthful.
Depending on the vitamin concoction: vitamin drips have been shown to bring about dramatic improvements in everything from hair growth and weight loss to adrenal fatigue and cognitive function. Glutathione-based drips, particularly, are however noted for their impacts on skin health.
Following a gluta drip, you can expect to see a visible improvement in radiance, texture, plumpness, fine lines, hydration and brightness, accompanied by a feeling of an intense internal cleanse. This is because glutathione infusions are incredible for detoxification. This, along with a drastic impact on melanin production, is what leads to a significant lightening of the skin.
Vitamin drips help to replenish the natural reserves of certain chemicals, and will remain effective for as long as the drip components remain present in the blood, this is - of course - dependent on the volume (in mg) administered, as well as various other factors. As a result of this, Vitamin drips will require maintenance treatments for long-term effects.
It generally takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour for an IV drip to be administered, and while you may feel the immediate physical effects, visible improvements to the complexion (i.e. radiance, hydration and plumping) can take up to 48 hours to become apparent.
Skin lightening, however, can take a few months to occur; with darker, more pigmented skin sometimes requiring up to 6-12 months.
Vitamin drips have no known side effects and are perfectly medically safe when given in appropriate doses.
On very rare occasions, some more sensitive patients may experience minor headache following an infusion, but this is only temporary and should dissipate within a few hours.
Not to worry - there is no recovery period associated with an IV Vitamin drip. You will be fighting fit the moment you leave the clinic.
Vitamin drips do not require taking any time from work whatsoever. In actual fact, you will probably feel even better equipped to head off to work thanks to a boost in cognitive function!
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We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.
Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.
Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.
But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.
Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.
With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.