Vitamin cocktail for youthful skin
by Jeannie Marcelino —
It seems that French women never age. Some say it is the wine they drink, the cheeses they consume and possibly the French chocolates and pastries they indulge in.
All may be true, but scientifically, a more logical explanation can be given for their ageless beauty. Thanks to the beauty and wellness experts, the French women’s secret to beautiful and youthful-looking skin has been found out: It is vitamins.
Facial mesotherapy, also known as VitaGlow, is a facial treatment that injects vitamins about 4 to 6 millimeters into the skin (the mesodermis) to achieve a bright, plump, dewy look. Facial mesotherapy has been available in France since the 1950s. Through the years, the facial treatment has undergone improvements by combining different kinds of vitamins to create the perfect “cocktail” for each client.
Nowadays, a skilled physician can create a vitamin concoction that will serve the client’s beauty needs and goals. Depending on the results the client is hoping for, the vitamin injection can include the anti-aging vitamins B, C and E, and/or copper, zinc and magnesium. Anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid also may be added to help reduce inflammation and even out the skin tone.
And while the word “injections” may make some feel queasy, the procedure is virtually painless. The physician holds the needle at an angle and makes several gentle pokes on the face to inject small doses of the vitamin concoction. It is like taking a small pin and tapping your face all over with it, which can actually be soothing. The procedure is immediately followed by a cooling mask treatment, usually one that contains turmeric, to calm the skin and seal in all the vitamins and nutrients.
“For those who want to rejuvenate their skin but would like to do it in a more natural, holistic approach, facial mesotherapy is their answer,” says Dannielli Marcelino, senior esthetician at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa. “Some people will see immediate results like minimized pores and brighter skin tone.”
Unfortunately, popping vitamins orally does not yield the same results. The vitamin concoctions used in VitaGlow are concentrated, and they must be delivered directly to the target area to produce immediate results. Although one treatment is sometimes enough, Marcelino recommends the treatment about four times the first year and fewer times after that.”
Jeannie Marcelino is with Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa — a medSpa that offers anti-aging, wellness and other services. Located in Phoenix, it incorporates Oriental medicine, Ayurveda therapies and homeopathy. suddenlyslimmer.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-952-8446.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 1, February/March 2015.