In the health and beauty world Vitamin C is best known for its anti-ageing benefits, it is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for immune function and general health and well being.
Vitamin C's antioxidants qualities can protect and repair our skin from environmental damage. Vitamin C plays a vital role in stimulating collagen production which improves our skin’s overall texture and quality, preventing fine lines. Additionally, Vitamin C also inhibits an enzyme responsible for some forms of hyperpigmentation.
Boosting collagen, increasing skins radiance and preventing hyperpigmentation aren’t its only superpowers. Vitamin C targets a host of concerns related to sun damage and pollution. Helping to repair free radical damage, brightening the skin and helping to keep our hair healthy.
Vitamin C is a nutrient that humans must get from food or dietary supplements since it cannot be made in the body. Oral vitamin supplements have to go through the long process of digestion before they’re absorbed into the bloodstream. Vitamin C injections, on the other hand, deliver the dosage directly into your body allowing your body to absorb the full amount of Vitamin C injected, unlike supplements, which, after digestion, only deliver a portion of the dose they originally contained.
A severe deficiency (lack) of vitamin C in the diet can cause symptoms of extreme weakness, lethargy, easy bruising, bleeding easily - especially the gums, poor wound healing, lack lustre hair and premature ageing.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in our diet. It has many important roles in our body’s immune function, including:
Vitamin C supplementation is most effective when taken at regular intervals. If you’re looking to feel better and look better we advise a healthy lifestyle including good food choices, adequate rest and minimising stress. Injections of Vitamin C may give you the boost if you are finding yourself over indulging or in physically demanding or stressful periods.
We recommend once weekly for 4 weeks. A regular injection schedule can be individualized and treatment only takes a few minutes.
As we age our appearance becomes effected by oxidative damage this can be caused from UV and pollutant exposure coupled with intrinsic ageing; causing changes in the skin structure. In addition to its antioxidant functions, Vitamin C regulates the synthesis of the structural protein collagen which is necessary for its extracellular stability and support of the epidermis.
Vitamin C also increases the proliferation rate of fibroblasts, a capacity that is decreased with age. Dermal fibroblasts are cells within the dermis layer of skin which are responsible for generating connective tissue and allowing the skin to recover from injury.
Aesthetic studies usually assess skin health by changes in depth or number of wrinkles and by the individual’s perception of skin health. Studies have found that higher intakes of Vitamin C were associated with better skin appearance, with notable decreases in skin wrinkling.
1 x injection of either Vitamin C, B12 or B-Complex: £40
1 x injection combining all 3 Vitamin C, B12 & B-Complex: £75