November Newsletter

Vitamin B12 Injection

It is that time of year again….the fatigue kicks in as you work harder and you work for longer, getting everything ready for the Christmas break. 
There doesn’t seem to be enough weekends to catch up with everyone you haven’t seen for a while, and you are feeling tired and stressed.
Vitamin B12 shots can help reduce that tiredness, improve your quality of sleep and get you feeling less stressed, stronger and healthier.

What is a Vitamin B12 Injection?
The Vitamin B12 is a popular supplement for people who want to help improve their energy levels, brain function, and mood.
Deficiency is very common in particular for vegans and vegetarians, but also in meat-eaters or those who take long-term medicines called ‘proton pump inhibitors’ such as omeprazole or lansoprazole. This is because the absorption of this vitamin may be compromised.

How the Vitamin B12 Injection is Administered?
The Vitamin B12 shot is given directly into a muscle, most comfortably the upper, outer buttock; but you may request the shot in the top of your arm if you prefer.

How Often should you get the Vitamin B12 Injection?
We generally recommend that you have one shot a week for six weeks, but your appointments are completely flexible. Many people feel the benefits within 2-3 shots and decide to space their shots out with greater intervals.

Symptons of B12 deficiency?
Fatigue/Low energy
Low mood
Weight issues
Thyroid disorder
Trouble sleeping/Staying asleep
Poor memory
Numbness or tingling of the body
Hair loss
Pernicious anemia
IBS/Inflammatory bowel disease
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic liver/kidney dysfunction
Leber’s Disease (optic nerve atrophic condition)

Are they Safe?
A vitamin B12 injection is generally very safe and has no side effects including administration in higher doses. This is largely because the vitamin is water-soluble and your body will eliminate it through urine if it has an excessive amount.
In rare cases you may suffer bruising, redness, swelling or itching at the injection site which is normally transient and limited to 48 hours. Also diarrhoea, peripheral vascular thrombosis, transitory exanthema, or urticaria.
It is never possible to to rule out the risk of allergy or anaphylaxis to a medication please let us know if you have any sensitivities to to cobalt or cobalamin, or ANY OTHER ALLERGY HISTORY prior to treatment.

Cost From £35 per Injection (Pre consultated by us) £70 for Injection and Consulatation

10 Essential Vitamins Your Body Needs

 1. Magnesium – This mineral plays an important role in muscle contractions. It is also a natural muscle relaxant and can help smooth muscles, including your intestines. It also helps another essential vitamin, calcium, to absorb. It can be found in natural sources such as spinach and other leafy greens, almonds and beans.

2. Calcium – This mineral is very essential for bone and teeth health. Some natural sources for this mineral are dairy milk and fortified plant-based milks including almond and cashew milk.

3. Vitamin C – This water-soluble vitamin plays important roles in immune system function. It is also an antioxidant, which means it helps neutralize free radicals that are believed to cause aging of cells. Orange juice, cherries, red peppers, kale, and grapefruit are some examples of foods where this popular vitamin is found.

4. Vitamin B-12 – This is one of the most important essential vitamins. It is a co-enzyme that is vital in the conversion of food to be used as energy. It is widely available in many forms: pills, liquids, and even injections. But the most effective way to get Vitamin B12 is through foods such as beef, chicken, fish, eggs and fortified breakfast cereals.

5. Omega-3 – Omega-3 is the beneficial fatty acid found in fish, fish oil, Algal oil or hemp seeds. Foods containing it are consumed for their reported role in cardiovascular health, brain function, and mood.

6. Vitamin D – This vitamin is important for bone and colon health. Your body generates it when your skin is exposed to sunlight. In today’s high-tech world, many people spend time away from the sun and thus supplement vitamin D3 to ensure healthy levels. Foods containing it include broccoli, egg yolks, cereals, and fatty fish.

7. Iron – This metal is responsible for the red color of your blood. Iron deficiency, known as anemia, has been associated with autoimmune disorders like lupus. Foods containing iron are clams, liver, beans, and spinach.

8. Potassium – Potassium is an electrolyte (like magnesium and calcium) that plays a role in keeping your body well-hydrated. Potassium is an important supporter of blood pressure. Many Western diets are low in potassium. Unfortunately, potassium cannot be easily supplemented due to a rule that limits the amount that is sold in over-the-counter tablets and capsules. Because of this, finding natural sources such as vegetables and fruits (like bananas, citrus, and spinach) is vital.

9. Vitamin A – This fat-soluble vitamin is often found in carrots and other similarly pigmented vegetables. It can also be found in meat, especially liver. Also known as a carotenoid, it is known to be good for your eyes and assists in fighting chronic diseases.

10. Co-Q10 (also known as Ubiquinol) – Ubiquinol is a co-enzyme that is often taken for heart health. Co-Q10 helps to increase blood oxygenation and is also potent anti-oxidant. Food sources include liver, peanuts, shellfish, beef, legumes, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower.

Therapy Of The Month

Acne Rosacea Therapy

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It’s more common in women and people with lighter skin, but symptoms can be worse in men.
The first signs of rosacea include redness (blushing) across your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that comes and goes.
A burning or stinging feeling when using water or skincare products
As rosacea gets worse, your cheeks, nose, skin and forehead will be red all the time. Tiny broken blood vessels that do not go away may appear on your skin and you may get small pink or red bumps. Sometimes these become filled with a yellowish liquid.

It’s not known what causes rosacea, but some triggers can make symptoms worse. Common triggers for rosacea include:

  • alcohol
  • spicy foods
  • cheese
  • caffeine
  • hot drinks
  • aerobic exercise like running

At Lioness Medical, we have a proven track record of success for Rosacea treatment and skincare. Please visit to book your consultation.

Treatment Of The Month

Alumier Radiant 30 Peel….. 

This multi-functional peel is an AHA resurfacing peel containing lactic acid.
It works to exfoliate dead skin cells, boost cell turnover, stimulate collagen, and improve skin texture and tone.
This is an anti-ageing treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, sun damage and large pores.
The AlumierMD® Glow Peel uses the most effective scientifically based ingredients, and is customised to your specific needs. In just one 30 minute treatment, this medical facial will visibly reduce symptoms of rosacea.

Cost from £75.00 per treatment or £180 for 3 sessions over 3 months 

Lioness Medical had an amazing fun filled training day on 9th October.
All our nurses were at the Bishop Stortford clinic for the whole day, where nurse Ruth led the training with Dental Blocks, Alumier Skincare, Cheek fillers, Cannula administering and much more.
Nurse Naomi showcased her technique that has her labelled as the ‘Botox Queen’ and Nurse Charlie yet again proved why she holds the title of the ‘Lip Queen’ with an amazing transformation.
Also joining the lovely nurses, was the old assistant ‘Foggy’ and the new assistant Michelle.
We will show before and after photos on our next newsletter but if you would like a little sneak preview then make sure you are following our Instagram page @lioness_medical or Facebook page @lionessmedicalltd

Monthly Favourites

Alumier Hydra Rich

A smooth rich cream packed with emollients and hydrators for the ultimate moisturiser experience.
Squalane, inca inchi oil and shea butter support the skin’s lipid balance while low molecular weight hyaluronic acid draws water into the skin for optimal hydration. Powerhouse peptides work to diminish the appearance of fine lines and antioxidants fight free radicals and pollution.

Cost: £55.00 for 50ml

Monthly Favourites

Alumier Acne Balancing Serum

Acne Balancing Serum is an advanced, lightweight acne serum that penetrates pores to reduce acne, allows skin to heal and prevents new blemishes from forming.
Cost £55.00 for 30ml

Lioness Medical Refer a friend Gift Voucher

Lioness Medical are offering you in the month of October a Gift Voucher to receive £20 credit against your next treatment when you refer a friend for a treatment to the value of £180 or more with the Lioness Nurses.
(No cash alternative, please print and produce this newsletter to receive with your name and your friends name)

Please note as a friendly reminder that all bookings via our Fresha booking system will only be secured by submitting card details.
The card acts as a no show or late cancellation protection and NOT a deposit or payment. All fees for the treatments booked will be taken at the end of the appointment.