Updated: Aug 8, 2022
June Riverra (January 2019) : With my wedding coming up, I wanted to look my best. Plus, with my goal to wear the least amount of makeup as possible looming in the distance, getting beautiful skin from a 45-minute IV session was a tempting solution. To be honest, my skin wasn’t bad to begin with. I had been really good about moisturizing and cleansing, so I wasn’t expecting a drastic change after the first session. But I did want a few things addressed. Externally, I wanted my crazy tan lines to soften. I am a beach person through and through but my sessions surfing under the sun had imparted stubborn tan lines and freckles. But what I was really curious about were the internal effects and how my body would feel right after each treatment.
I was ushered into the Drip area and chose to try the classic whitening C6, Complexion Skincare Whitening Injections Drips. I was asked a series of questions by my attendant: Have you eaten? Have you had caffeine? Are you tired? Are you ill? “These are precautionary questions that we ask to prevent uneasy feelings while having the procedure,” Therapist says. “It is important for customer to be well-rested and have had ample hours of sleep so that the body is relaxed and tension-free. We also advise that customers eat before the procedure to prevent possible dizziness caused by the high potency of the vitamin solution.”
After the questions, I was ready to start my drip. The pain was tolerable, and her deft hands helped, too. Then I was hooked up to a bag of fluid that contained the supposed elixir of whitening. After 30 minutes, I started to feel light headed and felt like I had too much caffeine. By the time the treatment was over, I was feeling a little dizzy. I looked at the time and was surprised to see that my last meal was over four hours ago! (No wonder they asked me so many questions!) The feeling quickly dispersed when I sat down and had a full meal. (For my second and succeeding sessions, I came prepared. I ate a heavy lunch before my treatment and had no ill feelings whatsoever! Lesson learned: No beauty drips on an empty stomach!)
After the dizziness had subsided I inspected my face in the mirror, eager to see the results. What I saw surprised me. Not only did the darkness under my eyes seem much less noticeable, the skin seemed brighter and less blotches, giving a better radiant appearance. Some of the scars on my pimple-dappled chin had lightened as well.
In the evening, my dad even complimented me on my glow. After another mirror check, I noticed that the texture of my skin had changed, too. It looked full and plump, like I had just downed a gallon of water and slathered on the best moisturizer in my arsenal. The positive effects outweigh the negative. They said to come back and have the drip done every two weeks, but after the first session I kept my healthy glow (and filled-in wrinkles!) for around a month. It felt good not having to fuss with my skin too much. Instead of my usual seven-step nightly skin care routine, I cut it down to four because I felt like the drip did everything my other serums and creams did, except much, much better.
But who exactly can try this treatment? Absolutely anyone! “IV Drips aim for total wellness by detoxifying the body, making it more immune to free radicals. It's an effective way for the body to receive vitamins and deliver medication and supplements because it is injected intravenously, provided that the IV process is conducted by professionals,” she says. “Safety is assured with the proper process coupled with our well-balanced vitamin solution.”
Would I do it again for better skin? Definitely. "Miraquelous Bio-Spa" located in Atria Damansara; +6012-7866770