Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Vogue Clinic Treatment Series- multivitamin drip

As a doctor, I have used intravenous multivitamin drip for severely malnourished patients who are ill and of whom recovery is likely to be slow and gradual due to poor nutrition. But this is my first time having the drip myself in the quest for beauty.

Vogue Clinic
Address 36-3, Jalan 30/70A, Wisma Rapid, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL
Phone number 018-234 2128
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What's a multivitamin drip?

The active ingredients in parentrovite are
ascorbic acid/ vitamin C
pyridoxine, nicotinamide, thiamine, riboflavin/ vitamin B complex
glucose monohydrate/ sugar

This multivitamin drip had been used widely in hospital settings so I can be reassured that it's approved by the ministry of health. Generally speaking, it's very safe except a minority may develop allergic reactions towards it. As with any intravenous drip, please make sure it's from a reputed source. I have seen one too many ladies buying these online without questioning much. It could be potentially dangerous because it's given straight into the bloodstream heading to the heart.

How is it administered?

A small butterfly needle (less painful than a cannula because it's longer and bigger) was inserted into a vein by a trained nurse or doctor after the skin was sterilised by alcohol swab. Air bubbles were carefully removed from the line before the 100ml drip was connected. The whole process took about 15 to 20 minutes. No pain or discomfort when the drip was going in.

What's the potential benefit for the skin?
Vitamin C
It's well proven in the literature that vitamin C protects the skin from sun damage and reduces the effect of sunburn. It has antioxidant properties that mop out free radicals which eats up the elastic structure of the skin.

Vitamin B complex
Nicotinamide helps to retain moisture in the skin which rejuvenates the skin, making it supple and lightens uneven skin tone. Being an anti-inflammatory, it also soothes dry and irritated skin.

Read this article from WebMD all about the essential nutrients for beautiful skin.

This drip treatment is different from the much hyped up and negative news from the New Straits Time about gluthatione drip.

How frequent is it recommended?

Dr Teo from Vogue Clinic recommends having the drip once a week for about 5 sessions to achieve the maximal effect.

There you go, myth busted for multivitamin drip.

Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.

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