Alpha-lipoic Acid Shots (IV)

ALA IV treatments actively protect the skin, liver, and neurons from oxidative damage. They’re also able to regenerate several other important antioxidants in the body, such as vitamin E and C. As a powerful antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid is naturally synthesised within our bodies. It's found in every cell and is essential for the breakdown of carbohydrates. With the help of alpha-lipoic acid delivered intravenously (via IV) into the bloodstream, the body can turn glucose into energy.

The build-up of free radicals within the body can cause cellular damage. While at first, our body can compensate for this harmful reaction and repair itself, over the course of time, this process takes its toll and can negatively affect our tissue and organs. Commonly known as ALA, this powerful antioxidant actively attacks free radicals that are produced within the body. Free radicals are essentially waste products that are created when the cells in our body process nutrients into energy.

ALA IV Drip - Alpha Lipoic Acid - Vitamin Injections London

Nowhere is the process of ageing and consistent cellular damage more apparent than in our skin. Not only is it constantly exposed to toxins, dust, bacteria and UV light from the exterior, but the skin is also subject to the aggression of free radicals produced within the body. Because of its ability to fight free radicals, ALA has long been an anti-ageing staple. By preventing inflammation and damage at a cellular level, ALA IV treatments can help improve the quality of skin as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Therefore, alpha-lipoic acid supplementation may prevent cellular damage. It can also help to restore vitamin E and vitamin C to higher levels within the body. Through its activity, alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to protect the nervous system, liver and cardiovascular system too.

Treatment indications

ALA IV shots can ameliorate the following conditions:

  • Damaged, inelastic and aged skin;
  • Can be taken alongside Meso-Infusion treatments.


  • Improves skin quality (elasticity, tone and texture);
  • Promotes skin radiance and luminosity;
  • Reduces hyper pigmentation and sun damage
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles;
  • Can reduce other treatment side effects.

What to expect

Prior to your ALA IV, we recommend drinking plenty of water and if possible, eating a light meal. During the procedure, the nutrients will be administered via a small butterfly needle, which will be inserted into an appropriate site (usually the forearm).

A course is typically recommended in order to achieve maximum benefits from our alpha-lipoic acid injections. Please visit our prices page to find out more.

Vitamin Injections London is headed by skilled IV/IM Medical Aesthetician and Skin Specialist Bianca Estelle. Our experienced IV/IM practitioners have been trained to make the procedure as relaxing and painless as possible. We will conduct a full review of your medical history and advise you regarding your suitability for ALA IV treatments in London's Marylebone and Beckenham, Kent.

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