Luxebook October 2023

only the face, ask for body treatments for a head-to-toe glow. “Your body needs the right pampering, too! Silklove, Cloudskin, and DMF (Deep Moisturizing Facials) are exceptional options that can deliver fabulous results even after a single session. These treatments hydrate the skin, improve tone and texture, and provide a radiant, youthful appearance that complements the bridal look,” she shares. Why IV Drips are grabbing the fancy of late A much-coveted regimen with brides-to-be is the IV Drip. This intravenous therapy (IV) delivers fluids, vitamins, and minerals directly into the bloodstream. As this this is direct delivery system, it allows for higher concentrations of nutrients to be absorbed more quickly than oral supplementation, as it bypasses the digestive system. It is aimed at hydrating, brightening and energising the skin. When Meghna Bhimrajka, marketing professional decided to tie the knot, she had this therapy in mind to try. She reveals, “For me, the whole idea of having a beauty regime before the wedding was like the icing on the cake. It was a treat for me and added that bit of extra fun and pampering to my whole wedding run-up experience. It made me feel even more excited and confident about the big day.” Her pre-beauty wellness regimen was unique. “I frequent the Ageless Clinic in Mumbai and since I had my full confidence in Dr Harshana Bijlani from the clinic, I decided to try this beauty drip in preparation for my big day. I decided to undergo The Glow Boost IV Therapy, a powerful mix of antioxidants along with essential minerals and vitamins that can give your skin an instant boost, as well as a laser treatment to address facial marks and I also indulged in a Red Carpet Facial, as I had heard a lot about how it’s such a fabulous pick-me-up. I have to say I loved the IV therapy; it delivered outstanding hydration, leaving me with a glowing complexion perfectly in the days preceding all the wedding functions. It worked so impressively that I’ve continued with the treatment even post-wedding. In fact, I even arranged a session of these treatments for my friends during the wedding festivities,” she shares. Dr Kiran Sethi shares more on this trend. “Wedding preparations can be physically and mentally draining. In addition to skincare treatments, IV drips for hydration, energy, and glow can be a game-changer.These intravenous therapies deliver essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream, ensuring brides stay energized, hydrated, and radiant throughout the hectic wedding preparations.” But there’s a lot to know about this regimen, so what are the dos and don’ts with it? With the wedding season approaching, several high-end wellness salons are rolling out luxe beauty packages that are in hot demand. Myrah, a premium wellness hideaway in Mumbai, has curated the perfect bridal bundle for the prewedding skin prep, with the Advanced Bridal Package – that includes a luxury hair treatment, colour, manicure and pedicure at INR 47,500 and the Spa - Bridal Bliss with a body polish, lymphatic drainage massage, envelopment and a Royal Aura Bath at INR 18,200, among other regimens. Wellness packages Approach with caution Dr Nishita Ranka, internationally acclaimed dermatologist, Medical Director & Founder of Dr. Nishita’s Clinic for Skin, Hair & Aesthetics has more. She states,“The appeal of IV drips for brides is understandable given the desire for a glowing appearance and increased energy. However, while certain IV formulations may offer benefits, they should be approached with caution. It’s essential to understand that while some components of these drips have well-documented benefits when used in appropriate clinical settings, their widespread use for aesthetic or wellness purposes isn’t always backed by solid scientific evidence.” She further adds, “When we talk about safety and efficacy, one advantage of IV nutrient therapy is its 100% bioavailability, compared to the variable absorption rates of oral supplements which can be less efficient due to factors like gut health and metabolic rate. One potential risk is fluid overload, especially in those with certain medical conditions such as heart or kidney disease. Administering too much fluid too quickly can strain these organs. You also have to be careful of an imbalance of electrolytes. Rapidly introducing large quantities of fluids and minerals can disrupt the body’s electrolyte balance, potentially leading to conditions like hyperkalemia (elevated potassium levels) or hyponatremia (low sodium levels).” Amidst all the unwinding, beauty regimens, good vibes and community-building, Dr Madhu Chopra sums things up with a three-point advice: “The bride is the star of the wedding, and everyone wants her to look her best. While shopping and sun exposure can dehydrate the skin, staying hydrated inside and out is key to achieving a radiant glow. Adequate sleep and regular exercise can also help you prepare for all the cocktails and late-night dancing during the wedding festivities.” She shares what they are. “I think while addressing skin concerns is essential, brides looking for an all-encompassing glow can benefit from signature therapies that offer enduring results. Treatments like K-Glow, Power Facial, or Gold Plasma Therapy are designed to provide deep nourishment, enhance skin elasticity, and improve overall texture. These therapies go beyond surface-level pampering, ensuring that the radiant glow lasts not just through the wedding day but well into the honeymoon and even those post-wedding dinners.” It’s not Pictures courtesy: Sanjana Arora Bride Sanjana Arora took her squad to Turkey for a getaway 16|LUXEBOOK|OCTOBER 2023 OCTOBER 2023 |LUXEBOOK|17