Skin Like B and Ri?

Skin lightening is a trend which is on the increase. Spearheaded by the aggressive forces of airbrushed advertising, the desire for a cosmetically lightened complexion finds appeal across the globe. This year, the pursuit of lighter skin tones is growing exponentially, particularly in regions where celebrity culture is rife. After all, who wouldn’t want to look like their favourite model, recording artist or TV personality? In the United States, the hugely popular singer Rihanna has spawned thousands of copycat beauty regimes, whereas her forbearer Beyonce has long been rumoured to visit skin specialists for her golden hue. It is no surprise that major cosmetics companies such as L’oréal and Shishedo have capitalised on the demand, generating record annual returns in sales of commercial skin lightening products.

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Despite the hype, controversy still surrounds the practice, which remains a topic of hot debate among journalists and academics. Some, such as historian Joanne Rondilla, view it as a byproduct of colonial times; the remnants of a caste system where the mentality of ‘colorism’ has persisted past its sell by date. Others, however, abandon socio-political frameworks of argument and view it as a simple modern day pursuit of physical attractiveness; the scientist Paul Matts concluded that our perception of youth is strongly related to a clear, bright complexion.

Whilst the desirability of light skin is a matter of opinion, the dangerous use of low quality, mercury-based lightening creams is, unfortunately, a fact. These products, administered without medical supervision, are sold over-the-counter at low prices, often with devastating consequences.

As an experienced skin specialist and an expert in the field, I have observed the rise and decline of several aesthetic trends over the past decade, from permanent makeup to tanning injections. I believe that educating consumers and directing them towards safer methods of skin lightening can help them achieve the results they desire without incurring substantial side effects. At the same time, the importance of a responsible approach towards skin lightening must be emphasised, together with the need to maintain optimal skin health in the long run.

Skin Lightening in London at bea Skin Clinic

Currently, there are several relatively low risk options for both home and professional use. After years of research, case studies and liaising with peers in the USA and Asia, I have developed my own unique and highly effective clinical formula, involving micro-injections of Glutathione and vitamins. These ingredients work together to lighten the skin by converting melanin at the cellular level (from the inside out), whilst keeping the skin healthy by protecting the cellular matrix. As a result, my Meso-Infusion IV treatments can actually improve the overall condition of the skin, particularly in cases where clients have acne or are concerned about signs of ageing and sun damage.

Glutathione, which converts the skin’s brown pigment - Eumelanin - into Pheomelanin, responsible for the skin’s pinky undertones, is currently the safest professional skin lightening agent available and a key component of my Meso-Infusion cocktail. If administered by a trained, experienced skin specialist via a series of bi-weekly intravenous injections, a lighter skin colour develops gradually. This staged approach is in fact more cost effective; when a high dose of Glutathione is administered in a single session, the body will register this as an ‘overdose’ and the product will be expelled from the body.

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Eumelanin and pheomelanin

Introducing Meso-Infusion IV Glutathione

The amount used is modified according to the client’s weight and natural skin colour. Depending on goals, injections should be administered until desired results are achieved. Our starter course for glutathione skin lightening consists of twenty-four treatments performed on a twice weekly basis for twelve weeks. A specially devised home care plan is implemented alongside all treatment courses, and in order to maintain and protect newly-lightened complexions, I advise clients to come back for single treatment top ups at recommended intervals and apply a brightening SPF of 30+ daily on exposed areas.

I am frequently asked whether this method can give full body lightening evenly without leaving areas of depigmentation or ‘patchy’ skin. Certainly, this aspect of skin lightening has received a bad press due to the popularity of Hydroquinone, a phenol-based bleaching agent, back in the 1990s.  Not only will Meso-Infusion IV glutathione treatments leave your skin with an even, healthy glow, superficial and epidermal hyperpigmentation can actually be remedied through my novel approach.

For prices, please visit this page and download a price list.

With over a decade’s worth of experience in treating Ethnic skin, rest assured that you will be in the hands of experts!

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Skin Lightening In London: Lighter Skin Like Beyonce and Rihanna
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Skin Lightening In London: Lighter Skin Like Beyonce and Rihanna
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What's the secret formula behind Rihanna and Beyoncé's golden hue? Bianca Estelle, director of bea Skin Clinic, explains how to achieve their glow with glutathione IV injections - otherwise known as the Meso-Infusion treatment.
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bea Skin Clinic offer cutting edge aesthetic skin treatments & bea Skin Care products in London's Crawford Street, Beckenham, Antwerp and Abuja. Founded by experienced Skin Specialist & Clinical Director Bianca Estelle, bea Skin Clinic provide a range of expert skin rejuvenation procedures to private clients. Call +44 (0) 203 322 5958 or email info@bea-skin.com for further information.
44 comments
  1. I am interested in skin lightening. How I can iIbook an appointment to see you.

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    1. Hi Betty,
      You can use our appointments form to book a consultation with Bianca Estelle: http://www.biancaestelleaesthetics.com/appointments2015

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  2. I was just looking at your price lists and those treatments that I fancy don't come cheap, I'd like to know if you offer some sort of finance method of payment.

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    1. Hi Wanda, we don't offer financing for procedures. However, if you get in touch with us at info@bea-skin.com we can add you to our special offers mailing list. Our consultations (£50 for 1 hour) are also redeemable against treatments and courses. I hope this helps!

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  3. Hi..where are you based...i am looking for somewhere in Birmingham west midlands..i am interested in gluithatone injections for all body whitening..do you know any clinincs in west midlands ?

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    1. Hi Shabnam,
      In the UK, we are based in Central London only. If you are interested in Meso-Infusion injections, we can assist you with travel arrangements if need be. Please email info@bea-skin.com and we'll be happy to help.

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  4. Hello

    Please i leave in France. Are the glutathione injections available in belgium (antwerp). I dit it at liberty clinic in torronto with dr jj for 3 months but it didn't worked so i wonder a bit
    thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Leslie,
      We hold clinics in Antwerp at the Singelberg Clinic. We use our own brand L-Glutathione (Reduced) which is a potent lightening agent (link). Please email info@bea-skin.com and we'll supply you with further dates and information. Thank you for your enquiry!

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  5. Hello I'm interested in going two shades lighter . Evenly that is.. I do have skin pigmentation and is uneven .. I was currently working with a clinic and communicating with one that offers the shots. Looking for a clinic that can offer the same results . Do you guys offer the shots , if so can you offer double dosage if needed. I currently live in the U.S and will be there February 9th.. Please let me know the cost as well ..

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    1. Hi Larrisha, we do indeed offer IV glutathione injections (Meso-Infusion). The dosage is calculated according to your weight, so instead of having 2x the recommended amount in one session, I would suggest that you consider a bi-weekly course of injections instead. For hyperpigmented areas, you may be interested in combining these with our Surface White treatments (intradermal mesotherapy injections). Whilst the glutathione IV treatments lighten skin across the body, they can't target specific areas of darkness. If you need any further advice or assistance, please email April, our Customer Service Manager, at info@bea-skin.com. She can also assist with any travel arrangements. All pricing information can be accessed here. Thank you for your enquiry, and best wishes for the New Year!

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  6. Hi there i'm interested in the skin lightening iv injections. What is the minimum afge you will allow the treatment for?? is it possible for a 16 year old for example

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    1. Hi Ana, our minimum age requirement for aesthetic skin lightening is 18 years old. We do treat acne-related hyperpigmentation issues from 13+ with parental consent. Thanks for your enquiry!

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  7. hi.....are the results guaranteed with glutathione iv.....how long will it take to see the results

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    1. As with all aesthetic treatments, how fast you see results will depend on how well your skin responds to treatment. Our clinician Bianca Estelle will be able to advise you further regarding your specific situation.

      We recommend a course of 24 treatments at least.

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  8. Hi
    I am interested in whitening complete body to get even it out from skin pigmentation. What is the most efficient and permanent treatment for that?

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    1. Hi Rose

      Our top two treatments for full body lightening are the Meso-Infusion IV with glutathione and Glow Bright injections with kojic acid. For localised areas of pigmentation, an alternative or additional treatment with Surface White mesotherapy may be required.

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  9. Hello! Do you travel to the US to perform Meso-infusion treatments?

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    1. Hi Stacey,

      At this present moment, our clinics are located in the UK, Belgium and Nigeria only. However, we do see many clients from other locations. If you're interested in visiting us, please email info@bea-skin.com or contact us and our customer service assistant will gladly assist. Thanks for your enquiry!

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  10. Hi im interested on having a melanin removal procedure my kestion is do u do it?
    If yes what is the cost and procedure
    if no could you pls tell me how can you ligthenin abt 4shades and how fast and how much will it be.
    i leave in london
    And would like to get it started anytime soon.
    thanks

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    1. Hi Candice,

      The cost for 12 sessions of Meso-Infusion is £3600. Results will vary depending on your starting point; without seeing you, it is difficult to answer your other questions. We do offer both Skype and In-Person Consultations, which can be booked online. Thanks for your questions!

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  11. I live in the US but I plan on traveling to London for abroad studies. I should be there for quite a while, and I'm wondering approximately how many treatments on average before results are noticeable, and then how many treatments are needed for long lasting results. I read that it isn't quite permantent, but how long will the lighter skin tone last? Thanks!

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    1. Dear Teika,

      We recommend a full course of 24 bi-weekly treatments to all first time Meso-Infusion clients. After you have completed the initial course, you may elect for additional top up treatments or a shorter course of 12 IVs. Our practitioners advocate the use of maintenance products from the bea Skin Care range (specifically our Lumi Glow Patches & Glutathione Suppositories) as well as the daily use of our brightening SPF 30 in order to get the most out of your treatments with us.

      I hope this helps!

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  12. Can I still have a glass of wine over the weekend whilst on the IV treatment?

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    1. Hi Bianca,
      Yes, that's fine. We recommend that you drink 2 litres of water in the 48 hours after treatment, however.

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  13. How many courses would it take to show some results?

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    1. We recommend a course of 24 bi-weekly treatments (2 per week) to all first time Meso-Infusion clients. The rate at which results are seen will depend on your starting point. Commonly, very dark skin types with dark undertones tend to require a greater number of treatments in comparison to lighter complexions.

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  14. Is it safe to drink wine after iv gluta treatment.thanks

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    1. Hi Ien,

      Yes, it's absolutely safe. Hope that answers your question!

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  15. Hi
    I'm wondering if this lightning treatment has any side effects, is safe for a person who wants to conceive as well.

    Lodon.

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    1. Hi Rehma,
      Although glutathione is a safe treatment, we would recommend embarking on a course of treatments after conception and pregnancy. Hope this helps!

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  16. hi i live in liverpool please can you suggest where in liverpool i can have glututhione injection

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    1. Hi there, I would recommend searching for a licensed aesthetic practitioner or registered nurse in your area using a site such as Whatclinic. You could also look for IV infusion clinics in Liverpool. Be sure to ask about their level of experience in performing glutathione injections for skin lightening as this is a very individualised and specialised area of aesthetic medicine. All the best!

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  17. Hi,

    I am in my thirties, of east African origin and have hyperpigmentation around hair plugs all over my thighs legs and upper arms due to keratosis pilaris and possibly exasperated by waxing.

    Because of this I always cover up and is increasingly having a negative psychological impact.
    Is there a treatment at Bianca Estelle clinic that would even out the hyperpigmentation?

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    1. Hi Yod,

      Thanks for your question. We do indeed offer treatments for both keratosis pilaris & pigmentation; please see this page for more information about the former. Surface White mesotherapy treatments are particularly good for pigmentation on the body, as darkened areas of skin can be treated non-abrasively and without risk of irritation.

      I hope this information is helpful to you!

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  18. I live in France and dont speak well english how can i do to have à appointement. Do you have french translator ?

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    1. Hi Lila

      We don't have a French translator, but if you elect for a Skype consultation with our practitioners, we would recommend finding an online translation professional to assist you. Please visit this link for reference.

      If you come into our clinic for a consultation, you would need to be able to arrange for a translator to attend alongside you. Usually, consultations take longer when translation is required.

      I hope this helps!

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  19. Hi,
    I want to lighten my whole body.. i want an appointment
    I live in sutton london
    Is there any clinic nearby here or any arrangements in locally
    How much the cost???
    I want the treatment as soon as possible..
    Thankx

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    1. Hi Qudsia,

      Our nearest clinic to your location is in Marylebone - if you get in touch with our customer service team, they can assist you with any travel arrangements (incl. public transport routes and nearest tube stations).

      Our price list can be found on this page.

      I hope this information is helpful to you!

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  20. Hi, how much is the full treatment in Nigerian currency. Thanks

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    1. Hi Sola,

      Thanks for your query. I have just sent you our Naira Price List, where you will find costs for this treatment in Naira. For up to date prices, please download our price list and visit the following link to convert from GBP: http://www.xe.com.

      I hope this answer is helpful to you,

      bea Skin Clinic

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  21. Hello,
    Sorry for my bad English I'm francophone.
    I am very interested in skin enlightenment (Meso-Infusion injections / glutathion/ kojic acid) But as I live in France and it is difficult for me to move, I would like to know if I can use the suppositories of glutathione to answer To my need for skin whitening. And as I would like a maximum and perfect result therefore the combination of (meso infusion injection and surface white) If I buy you the injections is what you could advise me a partner doctor in france who will be able .
    thank you

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    1. Thanks for your enquiry, Karen! It's certainly possible to use our bea Skin Care Glutathione Vitamin Suppositories if you're unable to make it to the clinic. Please look out for an email from us and we will provide further details.

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  22. hey, I'm interested in the Gluta iv shots to lighten the body, I know it depends on a lot of factors, but can you give me a realistic estimation of how long it takes for someone for example with lupita nyong'o skin tone to get to Rihanna skin tone , like what's the minimum-maximum time to get those results. I need to know a time frame to schedule my stay in London around it

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    1. Dear Christina,

      Thank you for your question!

      Without seeing you in consultation, it would be impossible to give you an accurate prediction of results, although we always start with a course of treatments (two treatments per week for 12 weeks). Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions!

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