Glutathione is a potent and powerful antioxidant that has multiple anti-aging benefits including glowing skin, lighter skin, removal of blemishes, improved acne symptoms, improved skin quality, collagen production and more. It is found that increase glutathione interacts with melanin production, the main pigment resulting in pigmentation of the skin and darker skin tone. Melanocytes convert an amino acid called tyrosine into melanin using an enzyme called tyrosinase. Glutathione inhibits tyrosinase glycosylation and thus blocks the production of melanin and skin pigmentation.
Our bodies naturally produce glutathione but oral consumption of glutathione pills or tablets have not been found to dramatically increase glutathione levels in our bodies. IV Glutathione therapy for skin lightening usually involves weekly intravenous administration of glutathione ranging from eight to ten sessions for desired results. Every person is different and has a different skin tone and skin pigmentation and thus results and treatment required varies.
Numerous articles and publications have shown the health benefits of vitamin c for the body and skin specifically. Vitamin C also inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase and thus also decreases the production of melanin. IV therapy for skin lightening can combine vitamin c with glutathione for a more potent skin whitening effect. Besides vitamin c and skin whitening effects, vitamin c helps repair damaged skin, helps collagen production, fights redness and inflammation, increases the elasticity of the skin, resulting in younger and more youthful skin and appearance. As mentioned glutathione has many health benefits including supporting the central nervous system, eliminating toxins from the body, detoxifying the body, improving liver function, improving respiratory conditions and more.
The dosage of IV Vitamin C for skin whitening typically used ranges from 2,500 grams to 5,000 grams but higher dosages can also be used depending on medical health and conditions.
Our office also provides injections of vitamin c for an immune boost as well as skin whitening. It should be noted that it is difficult to administer higher dosages of vitamin c through injection alone.
Our office also provides intramuscular injections of Glutathione for skin whitening as well as its anti-oxidant effects.
The dosage of glutathione therapy for lightening treatment can range from 400 grams to 1200grams.
Patients typically see a shade decrease in skin color and results can be evident as soon as four weeks.
Our offices use specialty compounding pharmacies to custom create skin lightening creams that contain a mixture of ingredients such as hydroquinone, vitamin c, and Azelaic acid.
* Please note that the FDA has not approved Glutathione for skin whitening purposes and this is an off label use.