Most of us know that having a skin care regimen consisting of the correct topical care and nutrition along with hydration is so important when it comes to anti aging. There is a new trend, that I believe, will be the key to getting fresh glowing skin from the inside out, almost instantly. IV Nutrient Infusion Therapy is a trendy new way to improve skin health. Does it work? AEDIT.com, an awesome website for everything trending in the beauty scene, did some digging. Let’s see what they found.
IV Nutrient Therapy. How it works.
When thinking of an IV, our mind goes straight to giving blood, or needing medicine in the hospital. Intravenous drips and fusions deliver an IV solution directly into our veins thus getting directly into our blood stream. Using a syringe or a cannula our body is then instantly replenished with hydration, if dehydrated, and delivers medication. On the wellness front, these treatments have been marketed to treat hangovers or boost energy, such as Vitamin B shots. Now they’ve made their way into the beauty biz.
“We use IV therapy for a few reasons,” says Julie Russak M.D, a New York City-based dermatologist and founder of Russak Dermatology. “It’s used to detox the body if we have found toxic elements, to decrease inflammation, or to infuse antioxidants. An added benefit is that IVs have the ability to provide instant hydration.” All of these uses can have an amazing effect on the skin.
The procedure is relatively painless and last about 45 minutes. Patients are hooked up to an IV through a vein in the hand or arm, and all you have to do is sit back and relax, and let the nutrients get to work.
Once complete, the provider will remove the cannula, put a bandage over the area, and possibly check your blood pressure and then you’re on your way. Simple and straightforward, can even be done on your lunch break.
The hydration benefits kick in almost immediately, and the nutrient benefits can be felt within 12 to 24 hours. Now which nutrients are best for IV nutrient infusion therapy? For a long time, beauty products have been one size fits all. IV therapy offers a personalized experience, due to the fact that nutrients can be combined to treat a number of skin and health concerns.
“We specifically use vitamin C, vitamin B, and glutathione to benefit the skin,” says Dr. Russak. And there is more where that came from. IV therapy pioneer David Colbert, MD, founder of New York Dermatology Group, and ColbertMD Skincare, shares that drips with “magnesium chloride, zinc, vitamin B-complex, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, and electrolytes” are also common.
IV Therapy VS Topical
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as proper nutrition, hydration, exercise and skin care, why should I include IV therapy? “The benefit of IV nutrient therapy is the direct delivery of nutrients into the body,” says Dr. Russak. “It bypasses the digestive system, which could be decreasing absorption of nutrients due to an inflamed or leaky gut.” So while eating the proper nutrients is so important to overall health, IV delivery is the fastest approach to adding nutrients into our body, sending Vitamins exactly where our body needs them.
The same logic can be extended to skin care. When comparing topical to IV administration, the difference is how the body absorbs them. With topicals, there is an active ingredient or “delivery system”, to transport it into the skin. The blend of ingredients can certainly change our complexion, but topicals cant address the root cause of many skin concerns, which is the gut. IV therapy can do this.
Infusions contain antioxidants, such as gluthathione, which have the ability to remove toxins from the body, which is why it’s such a popular cure for a hangover. Without proper detox, toxins build up in our system causing skin concerns such as dermatitis, acne, premature aging, and eczema.
Along with additional vitamins and minerals, found in the IV nutrient infusions, the health of our skin is improved from the inside out with routine treatment. “The ideal IV therapy patient is anyone seeking a solution to chronic problems or simply wanting their body to function at its prime,” says Dr. Russak. “The skin is a mirror of what’s going on in the gut. I see patients with breakouts or chronically irritated skin and, after they opt into our wellness program, we get to the bottom of the cause and create a step-by-step plan to re balance the system. This plan often includes IV nutrient therapy.”
How To Add IV Therapy Into Your Skin Care Routine
The effects of IV therapy are immediate, which Dr Colbert says can be used both as a preventative and remedial method for boosting vitamin and hydration levels whether your concerns are skin care, hangovers or anything in between. At his New York Dermatiology Group, he uses inbound and outbound drips which are formulated to relieve the stress on the body during travel, while the Immunity Infusion is used to help keep people from getting sick.
Patients can use the one-off drip to counterbalance jet lag, get a pre event boost, or ward off illness. When using it for your complexion, regular compliance will yield best results. “We use IV therapy as part of our Comprehensive Wellness Analysis program — not as a one-time quick fix. Our program is designed with long term benefits in mind,” says Dr. Russak. “Patients notice results the very next day, and we recommend they come in once every three weeks.”
The length of time the effects of a fusion last depends on the person’s life style and metabolism, but glowing skin can last as long as 2 weeks. Treatments cost at least $100, and it’s important that you are being cared for by a trained professional. “IVs must be administered only under a doctor’s monitoring and, ideally, with pre-blood work completed first to ensure the right ingredients are included for the patient’s individual needs,” Dr. Russak shares. “Some patients can have allergic reactions due to certain IV medications, so its vital to have a professional supervise.”
IV Nutrient Infusion Therapy cannot replace a healthy life-style and skin care routine, but it can be an excellent added benefit to your health and beauty routine. IV therapy can help us address skin care issues from the inside out. If you need a boost of energy, hydration, or detox, IV solutions are customized to work on your specific concerns. For about $100, why not just give it a try and see if it works for you. I have linked a website here, where you can find IV therapy near you.I would like thank AEDIT.com for helping with this info. As always thanks for reading and please don’t hesitate to leave comments or questions down below.