You can say I was compelled to write this article because of a friend of mine. She had heard of skin lightening injections and pills and was determined to try them in her effort to get a lighter skin tone. I have promised her I will do a bit of research and let her know. I am a great advocate of natural ingredients for all my skin problems. So I was a bit surprised by her decision. In fact this procedure is quite popular in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Malaysia. In a forum on skin care I discovered that it is becoming easily available in Singapore too. But any way here is the result of my research.
What Skin Whitening Injections Do
These injections promise a whiter skin while removing all kinds of skin blemishes like scars and pigmentation marks. They claim to improve the texture of the skin by making them more supple and moisturized. Over all they promise to give you a better and glowing skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It seems the phials solve all your skin related problems.
What Exactly Is the Procedure for Skin Whitening Injection Treatment?
These injections have glutathione as an active ingredient. Glutathione is a known antioxidant. In fact it comes as pills too and used as skin whitening pill. In fact glutathione is used to treat toxicity, acne, cancer, HIV, allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, hepatitis, liver dysfunction. But it is more popular for its skin whitening property. Vitamin C and glutathione are combined to give an over all lighter skin tone. Usually 1.25g/5ml vitamin c is combined with 600mg glutathione powder for the injection purpose. The injection should be taken twice a week or once in 3 days. But the dose may be enhanced to 2 ampoules per session if you want enhanced or faster result.
How Long the Treatment Should Continue
Each set contains 10 ampoules. After the first set has been completed maintenance does of one or two injections per month may be continued. The treatment may be done as intravenous drip or normal injection.
Danger and Side Effects of Skin Whitening Injections
Glutathione which is the key component of this skin whitening injection causes nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain and in some cases the ultimate end may be fatal. And be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.