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Vitamin injections

   

What exactly are vitamin injections?
Injections of life into your skin! Mesotherapy, as it's also known, involves injecting cocktails of vitamins, often mixed with hyaluronic acid, to give your skin a boost.

What does it do?
It gives your skin a new radiance by 'restructuring' it. If you don't have very toned skin, you smoke or you've spent too much time in the sun, these injections will really help to reverse the aging process. Over time, the fibroblasts in your skin become 'lazy' and don't work your elastic fibres and collagen together as well as they used to, which is why your skin loses its firmness.
When these molecules are injected (notably Vitamins A, C and E, which are excellent antioxidants), they stimulate the skin cells. Your dermatologist works on the texture of your skin, smoothing out your cheeks and neck. To get the best results try 2 - 3 injections per session with intervals of 3 - 4 weeks.

The pros
Your skin glows and radiates health.

The cons
The pain (despite the local anaesthetic cream)! The treatment is injected as the needle is removed, and the nearer to the surface of the skin, the more it hurts!

How long does it last?
6 months with a quick booster every 3 months if required.

The risks
Just a few bruises!

How much does it cost?
Around £100 per session.




  
 

Sarah Horrocks
2006/10/12
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