Vitamin C booster shots

Vitamin C
BOOSTER SHOTS

Vitamin C Injection Benefits: The Anti-Ageing Antioxidant.

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.

What are the possible benefits?

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in our diet. It has many important roles in our body’s immune function, including:

  • Boosting general health
  • Assisting immune function
  • Preventing damage to cells
  • Builds collagen
  • Promotes wound healing
Vitamin C Injection Benefits

How often can I receive the injections?

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.

Side effects and warnings

  • Some redness and swelling at the injection site may occur and should begin to clear up within 48 hours.
  • Vitamin C is safe for most people. However, pregnant or lactating women should speak to their doctor prior to starting a Vitamin C regiment.
  • Vitamin C increases iron absorption from the food you eat. If you take very high doses of Vitamin C, your body might absorb too much iron. This could be a potential problem if you already have high levels of iron in your body.
  • If you have kidney disease, very high doses of Vitamin C might result in kidney damage so you should not take vitamin C injections.

Aesthetic facts about Vitamin C

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.

Prices

1 x injection of either Vitamin C, B12 or B-Complex: £40

1 x injection combining all 3 Vitamin C, B12 & B-Complex: £75

*Please note all of our vitamin treatments can be administered in combination. Please contact the clinic to arrange*