Glutathione for skin lightening effects
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.
IV Glutathione and IV Vitamin C for skin lightening
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 lightening 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.
Glutathione for skin lightening before and after
Patients typically see a shade decrease in skin color and results can be evident as soon as four weeks.
* Please note that the FDA has not approved Glutathione for skin whitening purposes, and this is an off-label use.