As a method of administration, intravenous (IV) infusion is far superior to any other route [eg. oral, intramuscular (IM) or topical], as the absorption of the product or drug is 100%, while via other routes, absorption is fractional due to the product being broken down by digestive or metabolic processes. IV therapy therefore ensures more effective treatment and better response than other routes.
IV infusion therapy is used to treat a myriad of health concerns, including pigmentation, nutrient deficiencies, chronic fatigue, neurodegenerative disorders, sexual dysfunction, diminished athletic performance, excessive stress levels and depleted energy.
IV therapy also has a role in detoxification, preventing illness, and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle; particularly in improving cardiovascular health, inhibiting many types of cancer, avoiding recurrent illness due to poor immunity and preventing or delaying the development of complications from diabetes and neurological disorders.
What to expect:
Prior to any IV infusion therapy, you will be consulted by our Doctor regarding your medical health and the aim of treatment. Our treatments are administered in a clinic properly equipped with emergency drugs and equipment, by a qualified Aesthetic Doctor trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). The smallest needle possible is used to administer the infusions – the same that is used for infants and babies – and the IV infusion usually takes between 20-30 minutes.
IV Glutathione – Skin brightening
The Radiance IV is the ultimate infusion in skin health, skin brightening and anti-ageing. Consisting of a combination of powerful antioxidants including a single or double dose of glutathione, high dose vitamin C and ALA (alpha-lipoic acid), the IV ensures that you receive all the ingredients to target unwanted pigmentation, slow down the signs of ageing and enhance your glow.
Vitamin C is essential for the absorption of Glutathione, while itself being an antioxidant and promoting radiance. ALA, another potent antioxidant, assists with preventing the signs of aging and is linked to enhancing heart and nerve health. The combination of these ingredients ensures a holistic approach to skin health and aesthetics.
What is Glutathione and how does it work?
In a world where our bodies are constantly faced with toxins, impurities and pollutants, attacking our cells and threatening our health, Glutathione is the protector against this constant barrage of assault on our bodies. It is known as the Master Antioxidant that protects the body from oxidative stress and the accumulation of free radicals. Free radical damage is the root cause of numerous diseases and age-related illnesses. Hence, glutathione prevents gene mutation and promotes healthier cells. It detoxifies the liver, combats chronic disease and prevents illness.
Glutathione also acts on the melanocytes to decrease the production of melanin (pigment). Therefore, it is very effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, evening skin tone, and promoting overall brightening and radiance.
Glutathione is produced naturally in our cells, but decreases substantially with ageing, environmental toxins, unhealthy diets, stress, lack of exercise and chronic illness.
Peace of mind:
Not all Glutathione supplementation is equal, and your response to treatment is strongly dependent on the quality and quantity of glutathione administered. At Aesthetics International, we ensure that our Glutathione is of the highest quality and is compounded in a registered, sterile, South African pharmaceutical laboratory that meet the Medicine Control Council and the Department of Health regulations. We also provide the highest safe dose that can be administered without putting your liver or kidneys under any excess strain.
How often should one have an IV glutathione Skin Brightening Therapy?
For skin brightening, it is recommended to have IV infusions twice a week in the first month in order to get the full benefit. After this period, infusions can be done weekly until your desired skin tone and results are achieved. Thereafter, one session every month to maintain results, is recommended.
The Jet-Fuel Energy IV
Designed for the superman/superwoman living a high-paced life – the CEO, the final year student, the overworked PA, the mom of 3 (or 1)… here is your secret to staying on top and your answer to a 25 hour day.
The Jet-Fuel Energy IV contains a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamin B complex, vitamin B12, vitamin C, Taurine, Carnitine, Magnesium, Selenium, and trace elements, to combat fatigue, stress, low energy levels, irritability, poor sleep patterns; and improve focus, increase alertness, enhance brainpower, and ensure that you function at your absolute best. Unlike many energy drinks, the Jet-Fuel Energy IV infusion contains no added caffeine, sugar or other harmful stimulants and therefore provides you with the boost without the crash. Ideal for meeting deadlines, preparing for a high-pressured week, studying for exams, and/or having late nights.
How often should one have The Jet-Fuel Energy IV?
The Jet-Fuel IV can be taken every 4-6 weeks, depending on your response to the treatment.
The Detox cocktail
In a world full of fast food, highly preserved snacks, polluted air and sedentary lifestyles, it isn’t surprising that toxins and carcinogens are an unavoidable part of modern life. These toxins reduce our overall health and quality of life. In order to prevent illness or to heal, it is essential to detox our bodies, allowing it to fight disease naturally.
Symptoms typical of toxins include:
- lack of energy
- excess weight
- skin conditions like acne
- food sensitivities or increased allergic reactions
- aching muscles and joints
- poor memory or concentration
- irritability and mood swings
- a general sense of not feeling healthy
Since many of the symptoms of toxicity are mild, they may be dismissed as being due to an “off” day. However, as your body becomes clogged with toxins, symptoms may persist or increase in number, making you feel drained and generally unwell.
The detox IV contains powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and Trace elements, that do not merely mask the above symptoms with short-term results, but rather aims to treat the cause of the problem and thereby prevent more serious health conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders.
How often should one have The Detox Cocktail?
The Detox Cocktail can be taken every 4-6 weeks, depending on the improvement in your symptoms.
The After-Party Rescue
This treatment focuses on improving total hydration, replenishment of nutrients and electrolytes, restoring energy, and flushing toxins from your system, especially after a particularly fun night.
Containing a potent mix of nutrients that is intended to renew your vitality, enhance your body’s natural defenses and increase energy, this IV is designed to make you feel new again. Also used as a perfect Monday morning routine to start the week, no matter what your weekend was like.
How often should one have The After-Party Rescue?
The After-Party Rescue IV can be taken once off, as needed, or every 2 weeks, dependent on indication and response.
The Immune Booster
For super immune support The Immune Booster IV is formulated with a combination of potent anti-virals and immune enhancers like Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium and other trace minerals to heighten your body’s natural defences and support the body during an illness, an immunocompromised state, or in times of added physical stress.
Furthermore, The Immune Booster infusion also aids in preventing infection. When taken at the first sign of illness, the infusion assists in shortening the duration of viral illnesses and the severity of symptoms. Additionally, it reduces the flare-up of certain chronic diseases, and decreases the number of exacerbations per year.
Some of the health concerns that respond well to The Immune Booster IV are viral infections, Colds and Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, Allergies, Asthma, HIV, Narcotic Withdrawal and Pre/post-operative support.
How often should one have The Immune Booster IV?
The Immune Booster can be taken during seasonal changes as a preventative measure against viral illness; at the first sign of symptoms of an illness; or monthly to maintain optimal immunity.
The ultimate all-rounder– for the individual who has a plethora of needs, and requires a complete solution to preventing illness, boosting energy, building muscle, optimizing skin radiance, enhancing memory, improving fitness, and maintaining overall vitality.
The All-in-One infusion contains all of the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and trace elements in our arsenal, including Glutathione, Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B12, Alpha-Lipoic Acid , Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc, Taurine, Manganese, Chromium, Proline, Carnitine, and more, to give you the most comprehensive care possible.
How often should one have The All-in-One?
The All-in-One can be taken every 4-6 weeks. However, if you are having any of the other infusions on a regular basis, then The All-in-One can be taken once every 3 months as an adjunct to therapy.
Exclusively designed and formulated for the elite high-performance athlete, this IV is an essential part of nutrient support and replenishment, restoring normal electrolyte balance, and enhancing fitness and performance recovery.
- B-Vitamins – which enhance stamina and performance
- Glutathione – which both increases stamina and delays fatigue during strenuous, prolonged exercise in endurance-trained individuals
- Taurine – promotes cardiovascular health, electrolyte balance, immune modulation and improved energy
- Vitamin C – powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity and fights gene mutation
- Zinc – assists with protein synthesis and helps with wound and muscle healing
- Selenium – supports the immune system and protects red blood cells and cell membranes
- Magnesium and other minerals – minimize muscle cramping and fatigue and will effectively enhance the function of the muscular and nervous system
The infusion does not contain any nutrients that are on the list of banned substances in sport.
Benefits of The Level-Up IV:
- Boost performance and increase strength and stamina
- Allow athletes to train longer and harder
- Reduce fatigue and shorten recovery time from strenuous athletic events
- Replenish nutrients which are essential for peak metabolism and energy
- Fight free radicals for optimal physical conditioning, promoting muscle function
- Strengthen the immune system especially during times of Biological stress resulting from endurance exercise
- Prevent common illnesses and injuries, to which athletes are prone.
- Maintain a high level of performance over a sportsperson’s lifespan
- Prevent chronic degenerative diseases that are endemic to aging adults particularly due to years of training.
When to take The Level-Up:
The Level-Up IV can be taken prior to intense training or an athletic event in order to boost energy levels and replace fluid and electrolytes. However, there is great benefit in taking the infusion after a workout, as your body is most receptive to absorption of nutrients when it has been depleted. Furthermore, the infusion contains many micronutrients that are essential for the recovery process. It is vital for an athlete to attend to the recovery process as much as to active training. How well you recover today will greatly contribute to how well you perform tomorrow.
The infusion can also be taken monthly to maintain optimal health.
The Chronic Combat
The Chronic Combat IV contains an amalgam of ingredients including PPC (Phosphatidyl Choline), ALA (Alpha-Lipoic Acid), and Glutathione; to prevent, manage, and retard the symptoms and complications of chronic illnesses, particularly those of Artherosclerosis, Dyslipidaemia, Ischaemic heart disease, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Elevated cholesterol, Fatty liver, Kidney disease, and Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s.
PPC (Phosphatidyl Choline) has the remarkable ability to reduce plaque deposition within artery walls, lower blood cholesterol, protect damaged heart muscle, increase walking distance in Peripheral Vascular Disease, improve kidney function, improve memory and mental function (particularly in conditions like dementia, bipolar disorder, depression), reduce homocysteine levels, and enhance sexual potency. Studies have shown that it can increase life span by up to 36%.
How often should one have The Chronic Combat?
The Chronic Combat IV can be taken once a month for optimal benefit.
The Rise and Shine
Specializing in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, improved energy, reduced stress, and overall vitality, this IV is ideal for the individual who wants to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle.
There are many factors involved in the development of sexual dysfunction, (including advancing age, chronic illnesses, smoking, excess alcohol intake, stress, decreased metabolism, unhealthy diet, and insufficient exercise), and this infusion aims to target most of these factors and their effects.
Sexual health is often overlooked due to many people being embarrassed to speak to their physician on a subject that is widely considered private, or the misconception that decreased sexual function should be accepted with demanding schedules and advancing age; however, healthy sexual function is an important factor in improving quality of life and maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.
The Rise and Shine infusion contains a cocktail of nutrients to enhance sexual function and stamina, to improve libido, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation.
How often should one have The Rise and Shine?
The Rise and Shine IV can be taken every month, every 3 months, or every 6 months, as needed.
The Designer IV
Unable to find an IV infusion to meet your specific requirements? Our clinic understands that each individual is unique and may have different needs, therefore we allow for The Designer IV, where you have the option to build- your- own infusion based on your specific needs. This will be done under the supervision and advice of our aesthetic doctor, who will consult with you prior to your IV and advise you on the best selection of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and trace elements to meet your specific health requirements. This could be an infusion to correct a specific nutrient deficiency, target a current health concern, a holistic approach to current treatment, adjunctive therapy, preventative medicine, integrative medicine, or maintaining overall health. We respect your autonomy and look forward to helping you achieve optimal health.