Intravenous therapy is used to supply the body with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. A "vitamin cocktail" is administered directly into the bloodstream in order to correct nutrient deficiencies that may be negatively affecting the body's internal workings and the appearance of the skin. Intravenous delivery is more effective than any form of oral supplementation and give almost instant results.
All drips are administered by a medical doctor or registered nurse. Albeit a small risk, one may be allergic to one of the drip's ingredients. It is thus imperative that qualified and trained medical staff are on hand to handle such a situation.
Indications for intravenous therapy include:
- Improvement of Immunity
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Sport Conditioning
Depending on your individual needs, vitamins that can be added to your drip are:
- Gluthathione – known as the super anti-oxidant. It has a brightening effect on the skin and is a strong detoxifier to the body.
- Vitamin C – also an anti-oxidant and protects cells from harmful free radicals which cause a broad range of infections. It stimulates collagen production in the skin and so is an important anti-ageing vitamin. Vitamin C also has a brightening impact on the skin.
- Vitamin B Complex – contains a cocktail of the B vitamins which increase energy levels, boost immunity & strength to the body when under stress. They support a healthy nervous system as well as support the neurotransmitters that ensure our brain to body function is optimal. This means better moods and sleep and less stress. This complex will also assist in red blood cell production which means more oxygen to the body
- Vitamin B12 – known as the "anti-fatigue" vitamin helps our cells cope with all forms of stress. It is needed for new tissue growth in the skin and therefore assists with skin problems such as dermatitis and eczema.
- Selenium – this antioxidant helps prevent cell damage due to free radicals, making it an important role player in anti-ageing. It works together with Vitamin E in the body and is key to promoting the healing of wounds and reducing the formation of scar tissue.
- Zinc – an important nutritional requirement for normal human functioning. It plays a vital role in many aspects of the immune system and facilitates wound healing; helps maintain normal growth rates, normal skin hydration, and the senses of taste and smell.
- Magnesium – is a natural occurring mineral that is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves. It is a co-factor in more than 300 different biochemical reactions in the body, most importantly those involving protein, DNA and energy metabolism.
- On arrival, you will be asked to complete a confidential patient intake form.
- Your practitioner will then discuss your concerns and requirements with you in order to get a clear understanding of your expectations.
- After a thorough examination, the most suitable treatment options and their alternatives will be proposed to you. Treatment procedures will be clearly outlined and discussed, together with the benefits and possible risks of each.
- To ensure a good result, it is of utmost importance to carefully select our patients for this treatment.
- Your practitioner may also provide you with a quotation.
- Any questions you have about the process or treatment will be answered honestly.
- Together, you and the practitioner will then decide on the treatment that is most appropriate and safe for you.
You are under no obligation to book the treatment with us after your consultation, however, should you do wish to book a treatment this can be done for you after your consultation or at a later date via phone or e-mail.
At Skinlogic we can assure you that we value your health and wellbeing. You will only be seen and treated by qualified and experienced professionals.