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All Things IV Therapy

All Things IV Therapy

Wren and Wild is now offering IV Therapy in collaboration with Activate Hydration. IV Therapy is new to the Nest Beauty Lounge but not new on the scene of health and beauty. Touted as a biohacking dream by celebrities like Crissy Teagan and Cindy Crawford to Gwynth’s Guru Dermatologist who believes it’s the boost we all need for the skin treatments we are receiving. We thought, who better to ask about all things IV Therapy than our in-house RN, Tiffany, the owner and founder of Activate

What is IV drip hydration?

Intravenous (IV) hydration therapy is the process of administering fluids directly into a vein through a small plastic tube called a cannula. 

What are the benefits?

It is beneficial because it enables fluids, medication, electrolytes, and nutrients to access the body faster through the circulatory system or blood stream and bypassing the GI tract.

The absorption rate of vitamins, fluids, and electrolytes are up to 90% when taken intravenously vs only 25-30% when taken orally. IV drip therapy is the ultimate bio hack! 

How does the Inner Beauty Drip benefit our skin?

The Inner Beauty drip contains 

  • B complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Biotin. 

B complex vitamins help to reduce redness, scaling, and various other common skin conditions.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can brighten complexion, help even out skin tone, promote new collagen production, and protect against sun damage by neutralizing free radicals.

Last but not least is Biotin. Biotin AKA vitamin H, is essential for the production of Keratin, a protein that makes up the structure of our skin, hair, and nails. Biotin helps improve the skin's moisture barrier and as such, can reduce the appearance of fine lines.

All of these combined work in unison to achieve glowing, beautiful skin especially when incorporated on a regular basis as part of a healthy skincare routine. 

I’ve recently read that vitamin drips can boost our facial procedures, can you elaborate? 

First off... the chaise/chairs! They are so comfortable! IV vitamin drips are a great add on to any facial because all of our drips are administered in 1 liter (1000mL) of IV fluids so not only is the skin being hydrated and restored on the outside, but also on the inside. Studies have shown that a person on average at baseline is always down about 1L. That means most of us are chronically dehydrated and over time this negatively affects our joints, muscles, metabolism, and most noticeably, our skin and hydrated skin is healthy, supple, glowing skin. 

Each of the drips you offer sound amazing. How do I pick which one is right for me? Can you explain the difference in each and who would be a candidate? 

It really depends on what clients are wanting to address at the time.

The Inner Beauty is great for someone who would like to give their hair, skin, and nails a boost.

The Collagen Builder Is for anyone who may be experiencing some skin laxity, or increase in fine lines and wrinkles, or even someone who is struggling with athletic performance, this drip is perfect. Lysine, proline, and glycine all work to stimulate collagen production and help with cellular turnover.

The Good Energy Glow is for those feeling a little rundown and sluggish, or just overall dehydrated. Amino acids and B complex vitamins are known for providing a little pick me up.

The Metabolism Boost Is for people who have issues with slow metabolism, due to hormonal imbalances, sedentary lifestyle, and other causes, this blend of B vitamins and Taurine is designed to jumpstart the body's metabolism and ability to burn fat by providing it with nutrients that are often hard to get enough of through dietary sources.

I think one thing that is important to remember is that like with anything, consistency is key. Getting a facial or a drip once, or every 3-6 months while helpful, will not likely provide the desired effects. Getting a facial once a month and drip therapy one to two times a month is the sweet spot for noticeable and sustained results. 

If someone is unsure what drip they'd like or what might be best for them, they can always email us at info@activatebend and one of our RN's or Paramedics will gladly recommend an appropriate drip.

We have been looking forward to this collaboration for a long time and are so happy to be offering this service with W&W! 

You can add an IV service as a stand alone appointment or combine with a facial of your choice. Book with Tiffany today!