The beauty landscape has evolved unimaginably over the years. Hundreds of trends, treatments and products have emerged; some of which fizzled out while some went on to become the norm. Today, rather than focusing solely on external skincare like cream tubs and serum bottles, the approach of internal beauty; through the likes of IV therapy and injectables, addresses beauty from within to reflect outwardly. Intravenous (IV) bags for beauty, often referred to as "beauty drips", have gained popularity due to their perceived benefits in enhancing one's appearance and overall well-being. These IV infusions typically contain a blend of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. The choice between intravenous therapies is a new dilemma in the pursuit of optimum skin health. IV therapy focuses on alleviating chronic ailments, helping restore vitamin, antioxidant and mineral balance and can also be skincare focused. Their longevity and professional administration makes it popular for targeted enhancements, when medically prescribed and administered. IV therapy emphasizes preventive care, promotes resilience, boosts immunity and delays signs of aging. It goes to the extent of embracing a dynamic approach to beauty, focusing on specific concerns.
Dr Tehneer Qureshi says, "Our skin represents our health. Our skin tends to get affected due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Holistic approach is the key, where IV antioxidants and nutrition can take care of your oxidative stress, detoxification, healing and a good skincare prescription with the right ingredients and concentration would definitely expedite the results." Dr Mallika Choudhury, Cosmetologist and Trichologist at Elixir Wellness, recommends it whole heartedly, saying, "There is no cheat code to achieving flawless skin. Infusions work on overall skin health but there are so many factors that affect our skin externally. Make IV drips, skin care and maintaining gut health your best friends and see it do wonders for your overall wellbeing."
While many may wonder how both worlds may converge, IV therapy and skincare are not opposing choices but actually complement each other. Skincare serves as a foundation to ensure the skin is healthy and well-nourished. This, in turn, enhances the effectiveness and longevity of IV therapy treatments. By combining both approaches, individuals can achieve a well-rounded beauty regimen, addressing immediate concerns while maintaining long-term skin health. Ultimately, the choice between IV therapy and skincare is influenced by individual goals and preferences, with many findings value in adopting both for a comprehensive and radiant appearance.
For those wondering why they should opt for IV therapy to benefit their skin, here are some potential benefits and considerations for beauty IV bags:
1. Immunity And Wellness
Compared to tablets that have to be metabolised through the gut, the absorption of nutrients is maximized through IV as it goes directly through the blood stream. Hence, it is an effective way to increase your immunity through vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
2. Hydration And Radiance
IV infusions can provide rapid hydration, leading to improved skin texture and a radiant complexion. Adequate hydration is essential for healthy, glowing skin.
3. Nutrient Boost
Beauty IVs often contain a cocktail of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin B complex, and zinc. These nutrients can support skin health, collagen production, and overall vitality.
Some beauty IVs claim to have anti-aging benefits by supplying antioxidants that combat free radicals, which can contribute to premature aging. Antioxidants like glutathione are frequently included.
5. Hair And Nail Health
The nutrients in beauty IVs can also promote healthy hair and nail growth, potentially addressing concerns like hair thinning or brittle nails.
IV drips at Elixir Wellness are their best-selling treatment. The doctors do an in-depth analysis of your concerns and the drip is then customized to the best for your concerns. They also offer cryotherapy, body toning and sculpting, Hyberbaric oxygen therapy, Infra-red sauna and more. On the rise in popularity for IV services, Dr Shrea Kapoor, MD Dermatology at Elixir Wellness says, "Gen Z loves multitasking, minimal effort and maximal gain; which is everything this form of therapy gives," and adds in a few pearls of wisdom, "Add consistency, patience and lifestyle changes to Gen Z's mantra above for best results." Tanya Khubchandani Vatsa, Founder and CEO of Elixir Wellness, adds, "You can no longer treat your skin just from the surface level - it needs to be looked at holistically as it is affected by your sleep, nutrients, antioxidant levels and even the purity of the oxygen you are breathing in. Skincare and IV therapy work beautifully, when combined together."